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Jeff Beck With Telecaster

I just bought this really amazing Edwards (by ESP) Jeff Beck Telecaster in Tokyo. It is a limited model, brand new, like a relic style. Edwards ESP model E-TE-118/RE JB. What I found interesting is that this guitar came stock with no headstock logo. When I asked, the shop manager said that it was “because it is more expensive than an Edwards ESP model, but a little cheaper than a Navigator ESP model. Personally, I think they left it off so you could easily put a Fender decal on there
Now, I tried searching the internet, and couldn’t find a single closeup photo of that telecaster Jeff Beck used. What I want to do is find out what Fender decal would go on this one, I guess, finding out what year of telecaster this one was would help. Can you guys help me with identifying what Fender “Telecaster” logo would be correct for this guitar?

Also, of special mention… the humbucker in the bridge position is not the double-cream color that the original Jeff Beck Tele had, BUT this bridge pickup was specially ordered from Seymour Duncan for this guitar. They only made 777 pickups like this one. Mine is a prototype JB pickup that came stock on this guitar.

So, Jeff Beck fans, can you help me out? What replacement Fender “Telecaster” headstock decal would be the right one? Or what year of telecaster did Seymour Duncan modify for Jeff? Thanks in advance for your help.

Fender Jeff Beck Tribute Telecaster Esquire

Fender Jeff Beck Tribute Series Limited Custom Shop Relic Esquire.

Technical details:
# Masterbuild C.W. Fleming,
# Korpus – Esche / Contoured,
# 57er Maple neck – “V” Shape,
# 51er Nocaster Bridge Pick Up / Abigail Ybarra “Handwound”,
# Sattelbreite – 41,80 mm,
# inclusive Certificates, Customshop CD, J-Beck Pass, 2x J.Beck CD´s and Belt.
# Flightcase,
# Gigbag, Zertificate, CD´s, DVD,s Backstagepasses etc.

Jeff Beck Custom Shop Telecaster

This is hallowed ground for us. Iconic artists have come to the Fender® Custom Shop in search of their perfect instruments. As a result, we can offer the same instruments to you, built in the same shop and by the same people.

Browse our Fender Custom Shop Guitars for sale by Make’n Music. Please check out our inventory below of Fender Custom Shop guitars, nocasters, telecasters, stratocasters and more. Make’n Music is an authorized Fender dealer.

Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been producing high end guitars that are to playing what the Ferrari is to driving. The skilled luthiers in Fender’s Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that span the gamut of excellence. Whether it’s building a new custom guitar from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best are some of the best on the market today. Owning a guitar from the Fender Custom Shop is owning the world’s finest.

Fender Custom Shop guitars have been crafted and are played by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few. Order one today from Make’n Music!

Jeff Beck Signature Telecaster

 

Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster® Overview

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. The Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster features a thinner C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers. Further, it’s “Wired” with dual ceramic Noiseless™ pickups and has a two-point synchronized tremolo with stainless steel saddles, LSR roller nut, aged knobs and pickup covers, and Beck’s signature on the headstock.

Fender Jeff Beck Telecaster

It is also interesting to see that like his fellow brit Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck has had his own Stratocaster signature model since the 80s and this signature model has changed over the years. I remember drooling over first Jeff Beck models equipped with lace sensor pickups, including a curious humbucker in the bridge position. Nowadays, the Jeff Beck Stratocaster model features Fender noiseless pickups and a modern LSR roller nut tremolo system.

Amps
Jeff Beck is quite partial to good old Marshall amps. I had the chance to see him live in Paris in 2001 and he was using JCM 2000 DSL 100 stack amps. It is a configuration he used for most of the last decade. The gear heads have noticed that for his “Live at Ronnie Scotts” in 2008 and subsequent live appearances, he seems to have been using a Marshall JTM-45 head and a Vintage Modern one. Jeff Beck’s overdriven tone has definitely a Marshall quality to it. Check out this video of Jeff Beck’s guitar tech for more information about his amp settings. According to him, most of the tone heard on the “Live at Ronnie Scotts” comes from the JTM-45, with the bass totally rolled off and a lot of the EQing is done right from the guitar, using the tone control. On this topic, normal stratocasters do not have a tone control for the bridge pickup but the Jeff Beck model has a general tone control and a TBX control.

Jjeff Beck Telecaster Humbuckers

All pickups were single-coil until 1955. Single-coil pickups sound great, but they can be noisy, transmitting electrical hum and buzz along with the sound of the strings. Then Seth Lover, an engineer at Gibson, realized that combining two single-coil structures into one pickup, wiring them out of phase and with their magnetic poles oriented in opposite directions, cancelled-or “bucked”-electrical hum. And so the “humbucker” was born.

 

When these revolutionary pickups first appeared on Gibson guitars, they bore a sticker reading “Patent Applied For,” and thus became known as “P.A.F.” pickups. There have been countless variations on the design over the last half-century, yet many players still seek out the original P.A.F. sound. Meanwhile, “humbucker” has become the generic term for any pickup that pairs two coils to reduce unwanted noise. Almost all double-coil pickups are humbuckers, though they are sometimes wired to provide the option of humbucking and non-humbucking operation.

Jeff Beck Telecaster

It’s arguably the ugliest Legendary Guitar of all — yet nonetheless one of rock’s most widely influential, the instrument that produced the landmark sounds of such widely influential Yardbirds tracks as “I’m a Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Over Under Sideways Down” and the future-shock classic “Shapes of Things.”

With a body partially ground down to ape the contours of an entirely different model, its broken neck replaced by a well-worn second-hand substitute, and a face so scuffed, gouged and scarred it looks more like the boards of a minor league hockey rink, Jeff Beck’s 1954 Fender Esquire might well be rock’s original Franken-ax.

It’s arguably the ugliest Legendary Guitar of all — yet nonetheless one of rock’s most widely influential, the instrument that produced the landmark sounds of such widely influential Yardbirds tracks as “I’m a Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Over Under Sideways Down” and the future-shock classic “Shapes of Things.”

With a body partially ground down to ape the contours of an entirely different model, its broken neck replaced by a well-worn second-hand substitute, and a face so scuffed, gouged and scarred it looks more like the boards of a minor league hockey rink, Jeff Beck’s 1954 Fender Esquire might well be rock’s original Franken-ax.