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Jeff Beck Esquire Tribute

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.

Tribute Series Jeff Beck Esquire

Fender Jeff Beck Tribute Series Limited Custom Shop Relic Esquire.

Ein Limited Jeff Beck Custom Shop Tribute Series Instrument der Oberklasse. Wohl die beste Esquire die je gebaut wurde.
Die Tribute-Telecaster von Jeff Beck basiert auf einer seltenen Esquire aus dem Jahre 1954, die man auch schon bei den Aufnahmen zu “Heart Full of Soul” hören konnte. Selbst der zweiteilige, sehr leichte Eschekorpus hält sich vom Design an Jeff´s Original Gitarre, besitzt auch den Hals im 10/56-Profil und ist an den Seiten leicht abgerundet. Desweiteren wirkt diese atemberaubende Gitarre optisch als hätte Mr. Beck bis vor kurzem noch selbst damit gespielt, was man auf den ersten Blick am Griffbrett, am Finish und an den Mechaniken sehen kann. Um diesen Augenschmaus noch zu perfektionieren, wurde die Rückseite der Kopfplatte noch mit einer Unterschrift des Custom Shop Master Builders C.W. Fleming versehen. Besonders erwähnenswert ist, neben dem genialen Aussehen, der Handgewickelte Tonabnehmer, und Regler die von Abigail Ybarra akribisch dem original nachempfunden wurden, damit jeder die von Jeff bekannten Volume Swell und Wah-Wah Sounds kreieren kann. Die Gitarre kommt in einem spezielles Flight-Case, außerdem werden ein aine Repro eine alten früh-50er Fender Gigbags und ein Vintage-Gurt sowie ein Custom Shop Echtheitszertifikat mitgeliefert.

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 Esquire Review

Jeff Beck was one of the defining guitar players on the English 1960s and 1970s scene and is one of the forefathers of the future instrumental rock and metal and shred. Jeff is famous for playing with his fingers, instead of the pickguard, which gives him a very special and instantly recognizable tone. Over the decades, Jeff has played a multitude of guitars, but has always returned to his favorites, Fender. Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire is a small series model dedicated to both Jeff Beck and legendary Esquire guitar. It comes with heavily worn White Blond paint on the ash body. Classic Telecaster bridge is installed on the top and it is fronted with a single-coil pickup in the bridge position. Maple neck is bolted to the body and topped with a 21-fret maple fingerboard.

Jeff Beck Esquire Original

In 1985, speaking of the ’83 Action Research into Muscle Distrophy (A.R.M.S.) Tour that united Yardbirds alumni Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton, the latter stated, “At that time and for many months after that, I began to think of Jeff as probably being the finest guitar player I’d ever seen. And I’ve been around. I still think that way, if I really sit down and mull it over.”

Of Beck’s gunslinger image, he added, “There’s something cool and mean about Becky that beats everyone else.”

But Beck was anything but cool and mean when he celebrated the music of Les Paul and such early rock and roll heroes as Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps at Paul’s former home base, the Iridium nightclub in New York City – preserved on the DVD Rock ‘N’ Roll Party, Honoring Les Paul and its CD counterpart of the same name. Decked out in a tailored outfit identical to the powder blue, pleated pants and three-tone blue shirt-vest Vincent wore in his favorite movie, The Girl Can’t Help It, Beck couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. He more than did justice to eight of Les Paul’s best-known songs (on a Gibson Les Paul, of course) and rock and roll classics from Vincent’s “Cruisin’” to the Shangri-Las’ “Walking In The Sand,” the Shadows’ “Apache,” Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” and, of course, the Rock ‘N Roll Trio’s “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” which Beck made famous in 1965 with the Yardbirds. The evening also included lively cameos from Brian Setzer (on Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock”) and Gary “U.S.” Bonds (on his 1960 hit, “New Orleans”).

A perennial in any guitarist’s short list of all-time greats, the 66-year-old is currently enjoying perhaps the biggest crossover success and recognition of his 45-year career. And, like all things Beck, he’s achieving it on his own terms, doing things that shouldn’t equate to mass appeal: an album of mostly instrumentals backed by full orchestra, followed by a stroll (more accurately a drag race) down memory lane, wrapped around a tribute to a guitar legend a generation older than him.

Jeff Beck Esquire Neck

An unbelievably detailed recreation of a legendary Fender instrument.

Over the course of his 40-year career, Jeff Beck has attained heights of guitar greatness seldom if ever equaled, and he has long been regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive voices of the electric guitar, period. The Fender Custom Shop is very proud indeed then to introduce a very special 150-instrument run of the Tribute Series Jeff Beck Esquire Relic guitar, exquisitely and meticulously modeled after Beck s famous Blonde 54 Esquire.

This exact reproduction duplicates the original guitar’s light weight, unusual body contours, dings and wear patterns, soft V-shaped 57 one-piece maple neck, chipped black pickguard and brass bridge saddles (with which Beck had replaced the original steel saddles soon after buying the guitar for $60 from its original owner, Walker Brothers guitarist John Maus).

Legendary Fender pickup artist Abigail Ybarra carefully recreated the single 51 Nocaster single-coil bridge pickup, and the guitar s amazing authenticity extends even to the control wiring, 1056 serial number, and even a cosmetically aged vintage-style guitar strap. Beck himself, in fact, was almost fooled when our reproduction arrived at his door, thinking on first opening the case that he’d gotten his original guitar back!

The guitar comes in a vintage tweed case, and includes a DVD interview with Beck, 8×10 color photo, Custom Shop certificate, and Master Builder signature and serial number decal on the back of the headstock.

Fender® Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar Features:

* Solid ash body * Bolt-on maple neck * Maple fretboard * 21 frets * 25-1/2″ scale * 1.74″ nut * Custom NoCaster Vintage Tele pickups * 5-position pickup switching * Volume/Tone/Tone controls * Chrome hardware * Gotoh tuners * Heavily aged lacquer finish

Jeff Beck Esquire Guitar

Used on influential Yardbirds tracks as “I’m a Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “Over Under Sideways Down” and “Shapes of Things” before Beck switched over to a Les Paul early in 1966. Beck bought the guitar from John Walker of The Walker Brothers who had shaved the body to have the contour of a Stratocaster.

According to Seymour Duncan, who was given the guitar by Beck:

“When Jeff first got it, it had a white vinyl pickguard as can be seen in earlier Yardbirds videos and photos. Jeff replaced it with a black Esquire pickguard with a 5 hole pattern and two distinctive chips on the top edge and lower neck slot. Jeff liked the contrast and it looked like the Teles made just a year earlier.”

“The ’54 steel bridge saddles were completely rusted and were replaced with ‘52 Telecaster brass saddles from another Telecaster belonging to Jeff. The rhythm pickup cavity is routed for a neck pickup but was not drilled to hold one. The body is well worn with nicks and gouges and the nitrocellulose lacquer blond finish has turned various shades of yellow and orange.”

“Jeff could manipulate the volume and tone controls giving it a wah-wah effect as in ‘Train Kept A Rollin’’ or ‘Still I’m Sad.’ The lever switch would give full treble in the bridge position, variable tone control in the center and full bass in the front position. The bridge pickup has slightly staggered poles. The body was made in 1954 and the neck was replaced with one made in 1955.

Nash Jeff Beck Esquire For Sale

Bill Nash designed his guitars to create an instrument that isn’t extremely expensive, yet still captures that great look, feel, and playability of well played and loved vintage Fender guitars.

Not only does his models look and feel like a vintage guitars, they also feature a number of popular modern appointments, such as Lollar handwound pickups and Gotoh Vintage tuning keys.

If anyone knows about building vintage guitars, it’s Bill Nash!  He has worked with a HUGE number of them for many years and has a great deal of knowledge about how a vintage guitar looks and feels.  The aged control knobs, pickguards, dinged and scratched finish, and aged hardware make the S-63 look old, but the modern techniques used to make the guitar ensure that it plays like a brand new instrument.  Each Nash guitar is built by hand, so each one is completely unique.