1954 Jeff Beck Fender Esquire Telecaster Relic Reissue
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FENDER CUSTOM SHOP LIMITED EDITION JEFF BECK TRIBUTE ESQUIRE SOLID ASH BODY, BOLT ON MAPLE NECK, MAPLE FRETBOARD, 21 FRETS, 25 1/2″ SCALE, 1.74″ NUT, CUSTOM NOCASTER VINTAGE TELE PICKUPS, CHROME HARDWARE, HEAVILY LACQUER FINISH, 6LBS 6OZ, CUSTOM CASE, GIG BAG, ALL CASE CANDY, S/N JC381 MASTER BUILT BY JOHN CRUZ. This is an incredible sounding guitar. The guitar comes with the Anvil Flight Case, Vintage Fender Guitar Strap, Leather attache carrying case, Bag of Fender goodies, and of course the Certificate of Authenticity. I am also including a SIGNED Jeff Beck pick guard.
The Fender Telecaster – The Telecaster has been around since 1951 and has been a favorite of many musicians. The Telecaster features two pickups, great sustain and is popular with many country artists. Major changes to the Telecaster included the addition of a Rosewood fingerboard and 8 screw pick guard in 1959. In 1965 Fender added the large “F” Fender Logo to the neck plate. These are highly popular guitars and a favorite of mine to photograph.
Fender is a manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers which was founded by Leo Fender. Among the best known products made by Fender were the Telecaster, the Broadcaster and the Esquire. Because of the great popularity of these models, musicians are listed here only if their use of this instrument was especially significant—that is, they are players with long careers who have a history of faithful Telecaster use, or the particular guitar they used was unique or of historical importance, or their use of the Telecaster contributed significantly to the popularization of the instrument.
Esquire players are here listed alongside players of the more famous Telecaster, since Fender regards it as part of the “family of Telecaster guitars”. While the one-pickup Esquire has been marketed as a separate model from the two-pickup Telecaster (which was originally named the Broadcaster) since its reintroduction in 1951, the Esquire and Telecaster are so intimately linked in their development and history, and so similar in design and tonal characteristics, that they are considered variations of the same model.
Jeff Beck. He Can’t Help It… He Just Keeps Getting Better. Tweet ….“They loaned me the red Telecaster that Eric had played,” he explains. ….. Seymour Duncan, and that Fender is now making a limited edition replica of it.This is the earliest replica I have ever seen of the famous “Tele-Gib” that Seymour made for Jeff Beck back in the 70s. It has a super-nice bookmatched 2-piece …
MJT Mark Jenny 1 piece Alder Nitro Replica Body of a Fender Jeff Beck Custom Shop Esquire Tele…. Google: MJT Custom Aged Guitar Finishes….featherlight 3lbs…1 piece alder If you buy this exact body from them direct……it’s $450 + shipping: The last time they put one of these on ebay it went for $535 + shipping ASKING $350/shipped/gift pay pal Perfect for those who would love to own one of the $10,000 Fender Custom Shop Jeff Beck’s…..but don’t have 10 g laying around…..Auction is for the body only……. (The one photo is just showing you what it looks like when complete with a neck & hardware.
“I wanted Jeff to have an instrument that had the tone of a Les Paul. I couldn’t afford a Les Paul so I made the Tele-Gib instead and gave it to him.”…SWD
“The main reason I made and gave Jeff the Tele-Gib was because I loved the tone he had on the “Truth” album.”…SWD
“Jeff started playing and recording with the “Tele-Gib” in 1974 and recorded tracks on the “Blow By Blow” album. One song you can hear him using the volume controls in on “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers.”…SWD
I made Jeff Beck’s “Tele-Gib” guitar in 1974 during my stay in London while working at the Fender Soundhouse. I was doing guitar repair and modifications and working with many top European guitarists. During the evenings I was recording at Polydor Records and experimenting with guitar sounds.
The “Tele-Gib” started out as a butchered ’59 Fender Telecaster that originally had a slab rosewood fingerboard. The body was chiseled out badly and had been through some unearthly modifications by the look of it. It had no pickguard, bridge or other parts that could be used. The Telecaster was found in 1972 at a music store in Cincinnati, Ohio. I took it with me when I left for London to meet Roy Buchanan and his manager, Jay Reich in early 1973. Roy started his European tour in Germany before heading for London. My manager at the time, Norman Vandenberg, also managed Christopher Rainbow (Alan Parsons-Camel and solo albums) saw an ad in a London paper that the Fender Soundhouse was looking for a guitar tech to do repairs. I was doing sessions at night and had free time during the day and decided to apply for the job. I got the job, working with amp whiz Ron Roka who had a repair shop on the main floor of the Fender Soundhouse. The Soundhouse was originally on Tottenham-Court Road in London. Working there was great and I had a chance to meet so many great guitarists that rehearsed on the 3rd floor sound studio. Nearby was CBS Studios where Jeff was recording the 2nd (unreleased) album with Beck, Bogert and Appice. Jeff was playing his Stratocaster through a Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier set on 10! I remember sitting in the control room and watching Jeff, Tim and Carmine playing live. I believe Andy Johns was engineering and jumping around the studio dancing to the music. I was sitting with Jeff’s manager Ernest Chapman as we watched the session being recorded.
When Jeff Beck started his short tenure in The Yardbirds in 1965, he didn’t actually have a guitar to call his own and had to loan the band’s red Tele for early gigs.
Beck played various Telecasters from that point onwards but was put off by the rosewood fingerboards featured on Fender’s new models: “I wanted a maple neck. And the only one I ever saw belonged to John Walker from the Walker Brothers… He wanted £75 – only about £10 cheaper than a brand new one. But he wouldn’t shift.”
Beck bought the guitar anyway – actually a 1954 Esquire rather than a Tele – and set about modifying his new purchase by adding a black scratchplate and replacing the rusted steel saddles with brass ones from another guitar. The Esquire’s peculiar, Strat-like contours sanded into the front and back were actually there before Jeff acquired it.
Fender offered a limited edition, 150-guitar run of the legendary Esquire in 2006, with every one of its numerous modifications and battle scars recreated. The guitar itself currently resides in pickup designer Seymour Duncan’s private collection.