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Jeff Beck Fender Stratocaster Sale

From his blistering British Invasion beginnings through his amazingly varied solo career and right up to today, Jeff Beck has made the Stratocaster® guitar an integral part of his signature sound. Fender’s Jeff Beck Stratocaster features an alder body, soft C-shaped maple neck with contoured heel for easier access to high registers, and Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ pickups with five-way switching.

  • Model Name: Jeff Beck Stratocaster®
  • Series: Artist
  • Color / Part #: Surf Green, 011-9600-857
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Finish: Urethane Body Finish
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8″ American Series Nut
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    • Position 3. Middle Pickup
    • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
    • Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: American 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
  • String Nut: LSR Roller Nut
  • Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
  • Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Standard Series Tremolo Arm
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8″ Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050″ Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L’s, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Thinner “C” Shape Maple Neck, Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets, LSR Roller Nut, Aged Knobs and Pickup Covers
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Tweed Case
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
  • Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic Knobs

Jeff Beck Fender Stratocaster Review

Ah, the much maligned Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster. The Strat with the baseball bat for a neck… I remember when I first encountered the Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster. It was 1992, and the local music dealer had one in stock. It was a gaudy purple colour, which went well with the era of pointy, fluorescent guitars. It also sported what appeared to be a humbucker in the bridge position, de rigueur for poufy-haired shredders of the day. However, this is where the similarities between the Jeff Beck Strat and the other, lesser axes ended.

To my surprise, this guitar had a massive neck. The fey colour led me to expect a shredder’s special. The other reviewers that compared the neck to a baseball bat are not far off. Instead of the flat, thin, “fast action” necks I was used to, there seemed to be no taper to this one whatsoever – it was as if they just planed a tree trunk and stuck some frets on it!

Several minutes after picking it up, the neck was strangely comfortable. It was night and day compared to the toothpick-like necks my guitars at the time sported. The guitar itself was also quite heavy.

A further curiosity was the tremolo system. Instead of a Floyd Rose, Kahler or some other locking-nut contraption, the Jeff Beck had some strange looking roller nut, locking tuners and a newer, knife-edge pivot bridge.

To say that this guitar intrigued me would be an understatement. Definitely not your father’s Stratocaster.

However, as it was 1992 and I was a starving musician, I was in no situation to buy the mighty Jeff Beck Strat new. The asking price was well over $1500 and I was dirt poor. I optimistically put it on layaway, but someone with a real job soon came along and snapped it up. Years would pass, and I would come across one every now and then, but it was never the right moment. Then Fender went and changed the specs… Due to public complaints, the massive neck of yesteryear is gone, replaced with something more acceptable to the masses. Same with the Lace Sensors, Wilkinson nut and questionable colours. Oh well… Maybe someday…

Fast forward to my birthday, 2005. My wonderful wife got me a mint condition 1992 Jeff Beck Strat off of eBay, the same colour as the one that first caught my eye! Although this guitar was used, it was in as-new condition. The original strings and hang tags were still attached, as well as the protective film on the pickguard!

Now that this beast of a guitar is mine, I can give a more informed opinion on it.

This guitar is kitted out with Fender Lace Sensor Gold pickups, 2 single coils and a “dually” in the bridge. They are white, with covered pole pieces, á la EMG. The single coils are not bad. They are quiet and provide a rather low output. I have read in numerous forums that one must bring the pickups quite close to the strings for the best performance, however I am constantly hitting them with my pick – not an ideal situation. I envision I will eventually change them out for something more traditional.

While the single coils are acceptable, the double-coil in the bridge is naff. The coolest thing about it is that there is a coil tap button that switches between single and humbucker modes. As a humbucker, it is rather weak sounding. Not like a low-output PAF but like a emasculated DiMarzio Super Distortion. Being a double-coil, it does not really do the single-coil Strat thing convincingly. It also must be brought quite close to the strings for the best tones.

To be honest, the Fender Texas Specials that I acquired back in the early ninties toast these. I am not really a fan per say of humbuckers in Strat type guitars (shred-era burnout on them), so I will eventually replace the pickguard with a traditional 3 single-coil model.

On my guitar the 5-way switch is a bit stiff. This could be due to lack of use or because the guitar is “new”. There is also a mid-boost or something on the bridge tone pot. Not too thrilled about that (it is on my other Strat as well), but I can live with it.

Another strange thing I noticed is that the tremolo bar itself is bent at a funny angle, much different than other Strats I have had. The initial bend in the bar as it leaves the tremolo block occurs much higher than expected. I have been told that this is in fact what Jeff Beck does to his bars. As I am not Jeff Beck, nor do I wish to cop his sound, I simply swapped it with the bar of another Strat. Problem solved.

The thick neck is as cool as I remember it. I experience less hand fatigue due to the added support of the fat neck. It is not as hard as it seems to play this neck profile.

This added mass definitely has an impact on the tone. Compared to my maple neck Am. Std. Strat from the same period, this guitar has more presence and sustain. Fender’s choice of rosewood is impeccable on my model – not too dark where it resembles ebony, not too light either.

The Wilkinson roller nut included on this model accepts only up to .010 gauge sets of strings. Anything bigger and the strings will not physically fit into the unit! The jury is out on this nut. My other Strat has an aftermarket LSR nut, which accepts all sorts of different gauges, and generally gives trouble-free performance. I am still getting used to the Wilkinson nut. Granted, I am not doing any freaky things with the t-bar, so it generally stays in tune quite well, thanks to the nut and the massive locking tuners.

I am not sure who manufactures the tuners. They have a cool anodised finish and turn smoothly. The locking mechanism is easy to use as well.

One of the nicer touches on this Fender (and I think most of the newer models as well) is that Straplock-compatible strap studs are included on this guitar. This is a thoughtful feature that I wish Gibson would adopt. This meant no extra drilling in order to use this with my existing Straplock set-up.

Last but not least, this guitar came with a vintage-looking tweed case. Methinks this an odd choice for a decidedly modern guitar. It is a nice case, but rather large. I would have gone for the smaller, molded plastic model, but perhaps good ol’ Jeff specified this case as well?

Aside from the dodgy pickups, I am very, very happy with my Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster. I recommend the big boat of a neck to anyone who is looking for a fresh approach to the guitar. The fit, finish and tone of the guitar are flawless, and after waiting 13 years to get one I believe that it was worth the wait!

*** Update: I recently swapped out the Lace Sensor pickups for a set of 3 Texas Specials. This entailed a new pickguard as well.

The guitar sounds like a true Stratocaster now. Not only is it a joy to play, but it sounds lovely as well.

I am also used to the quirks of the Wilkinson nut. It is roughly on a par with the LSR nut.

Jeff Beck Stratocaster Fender

From his blistering British Invasion beginnings through his amazingly varied solo career and right up to today, Jeff Beck has made the Stratocaster® guitar an integral part of his signature sound. Fender’s Jeff Beck Stratocaster features an alder body, soft C-shaped maple neck with contoured heel for easier access to high registers, and Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ pickups with five-way switching.

Brand: Fender
Model: Jeff Beck Stratocaster
Signature: Jeff Beck
Finish Color: Surf Green
Finish Type: Urethane
Weight: 7.93 lbs
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: Thinner “C”
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: 3 Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups
Hardware : Chrome
Bridge: American 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with 6 Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuners: Fender/Schaller Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
Pickguard: 3-ply White
Unique Features: LSR Roller Nut
Case: Hardshell Case

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster eBay

The Fender Jeff Beck neck has a reputation that precedes it.  This neck was bought off eBay from the guy who always breaks down new strats and sells the bits Congrats to Eric Miller, the winner and highest ebay bidder for Jeff Beck’s signedFender Stratocaster Guitar. Proceeds went to the Middle Tennessee Flood The STRAT PLUS prototype was therefore put together with Jeff beck in mind,  Lace Sensors that people try to pawn off as a Plus on eBay and other places.

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar

From the very start in 1946, Fender has always worked hand in hand with the artists who put its  find their way onto Fender Artist model guitars and basses, bringing such features to a much wider audience.  Eric Clapton Stratocaster®  Jeff Beck Stratocaster® …. Guitars · Electric Guitars · Bass Guitars · Acoustic Guitars.

  • Model Name: Jeff Beck Stratocaster®
  • Series: Artist Series
  • Colors: Olympic White (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, “C” Shape (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
  •  Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5″ Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: 3 Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless™ Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume
    • Tone 1. (Neck)
    • Tone 2. (Middle, Bridge)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    • Position 3. Middle Pickup
    • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
    • Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: American 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with 6 Stainless Steel Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Fender®/Schaller® Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.6875″ (43 mm)
  • Unique Features: Thinner “C” Shape Maple Neck, Contoured Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets, LSR Roller Nut Aged Knobs and Pickup Covers
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042)
  • Introduced: Jul-01

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Review

Few guitarists have gone on to redefine their legend as often and as completely as Jeff Beck. Through his work with the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and his solo albums, he embodied the guitar hero and expanded the palette of British blues, psychedelia, hard rock and jazz fusion, and kept on going. With his trademark Stratocaster, Jeff Beck continues to create music that defies classification. And now you can have the guitar he uses to astonish even the greatest of his contemporaries. The alder body with its contoured heel, 2 point synchronized tremolo, bent stainless steel saddles, LSR Roller Nut and Schaller locking tuners with let you bend and reshape perfectly-voiced tones beyond recognition while staying in tune. The rosewood fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, 9.5” radius and 25.5” scale length make the playability accessible, and the olympic white finish, 3-ply white pickguard aged knobs and pickup covers make it look as spectacular as it sounds. The vintage tweed case will keep it safe for decades to come.

Fender Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster Features:

    • 8.0 Lbs.
    • Alder Body
    • Contoured Heel
    • 3 – Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups
    • Thin “C” Shaped Maple Neck
    • Rosewood Fretboard
    • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
    • Schaller Deluxe Locking Tuners
    • LSR Roller Nut
    • 2-point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Stainless Steel Saddles
    • 9.5″ Fretboard Radius
    • 25.5″ Scale Length
    • 5-Way Switching
    • 3-Ply White/Black/White Pickguard
    • Aged White Knobs and Pickup Covers
    • Fender Vintage Tweed Case

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Bridge Pickup

Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar Olympic White · Fender….. I was also hoping the bridge pickup would be warm and robust like Jeff’s 

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster Bridge Pickup.

Genuine Fender USA Jeff Beck Stratocaster Bridge Pickup. Noiseless type bridge pickup with aged white cover. Brand New. Genuine Fender 0058209000. UPC 717669142735.

Fender Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster


Product Information
The Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar, designed by Fender Musical instruments, has a contoured body that gives flexibility as well as mobility to the players. Upper back and gradual curve with a rosewood body of this Fender electric guitar gives players enough arm space to rest as well as manoeuvre. The single-ply, 8-screw hole white pick guard a unique concept that allows all of the Jeff Beck guitar’s electronic components'”except the recessed jack plate'”to be mounted on one easy-to-remove surface. Three dual ceramic coils of this Fender electric guitar give noiseless pickups. Moreover, C shape neck is neither large nor deep- a stylized evolution that makes playing Jeff Beck guitar more fun. Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar is innovative, visionary and synchronized piece of creation!

Product Identifiers
Brand Fender
Model Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster
UPC 717669140748, 717669279134

Key Features
Guitar Type Electric

Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster

Product Dimensions: 44.8 x 6 x 17 inches ; 25 pounds
Shipping Weight: 33.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
From his blistering British Invasion beginnings through his amazingly varied solo career and right up to today, Jeff Beck has made the Stratocaster guitar an integral part of his signature sound. Fender’s Jeff Beck Stratocaster features an alder body, soft C-shaped maple neck with contoured heel for easier access to high registers, and Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless pickups with five-way switching.

Fender Stratocaster Jeff Beck Signature Model

The Jeff Beck Stratocaster is an electric solid body guitar made by Fender Musical Instruments for British rock guitarist Jeff Beck. This Artist Signature guitar was introduced in 1991 and upgraded ten years later. The Custom Shop [1] version has been introduced in 2004, available in Olympic White and Surf Green finishes.
The Jeff Beck [2] model features an alder body finished in polyurethane or “Thinskin” nitrocellulose lacquer, a thinner C-shape maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, LSR Roller Nut, Schaller locking machine heads (Sperzel TrimLok staggered on the Custom Artist version), an American two-point synchronized vibrato and a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers. For electronics, this guitar sports a trio of dual-coil Ceramic Hot Noiseless pickups and five-way pickup switching. Other refinements include aged plastic parts, three-ply parchment pickguard and chrome hardware.
Guitars produced before 2001 were based on the Plus Series models of 1987, featuring a deep ’50s U-shape maple neck, three-ply white pickguard, Gold Lace Sensor pickups in a humbucking/single-coil/single-coil configuration (two Lace Sensor single-coils in the neck and middle positions and a humbucking Lace Sensor Dually in the bridge), a TBX tone circuit affecting the middle and bridge pickups and a mini coil-split push-push button for the bridge-position humbucking pickup. These early 1990s Jeff Beck Stratocasters were finished in Seafoam Green, Vintage White, Mystic Black and Midnight Purple.