Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar  

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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 ... Read More

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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, 8x10 color photo, Custom Shop certificate, and Master Builder signature and serial number decal on the back of the headstock.

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
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Fender Custom ShopCustom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar
 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent guitar

By richard head

from Ohio, Indiana

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

I have tried playing this guitar and let me tell you, I am no shredder but it sure did make me feel like one. It has great action and the strings are really high class. The one problem I had was picking it up, this thing is heavy!!! So you will probably need to replace the pick ups, especially if you are going to take it anywhere.

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(2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Good 5th or 6th guitar for an amateur

By Jimbob

from Kazakhastan

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

I use a lyon and a squire primarily a Gibson Les Paul is my 5th guitar and this is my 6th. The action is awful and it looks like a bad thing. Its good if you've been playing 2 months and need an 8th guitar, thats pretty cheap and affordable.

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(2 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good second guitar

By guitarhero

from Austin, TX

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

Father bought me this for my birthday a year ago. No more than three months later I found my tastes changing from rock to shred, and I bought a Jackson, which is now my primary guitar. It is fun to play stuff like "back in black" on this guitar, but the action is too high for me to alternate pick on. Get something with a floyd rose instead, they make you sound really good. A sturdy guitar too, it has withstood me dropping it three or four times.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Awesome

By Dan G.

from Key West

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

This is the best guitar I have ever played, but it is also the worst value I have ever seen. You can get a similar sound from a cheaper guitar and changing the pickups. I would recomend an American Telecaster for doing so.

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(21 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty nice

By John Frusciante

from L.A

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a couble weeks ago just as a tribute to jeff beck. the price tag is a little high for the quality but I like it. I dont think i will play it at a show but maybe just to tribute.

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Incredible Guitar but not worth the Price

By guitarfreek120

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar:

This guitar is incredible. The sound is hypnotizing when playing the right song and it is a real tribute to Jeff Beck. The only problem I had with this guitar is that while it has great quality and features, it's not worth the pricetag. The Fender? Custom Shop Limited Edition Jeff Beck Tribute Esquire Electric Guitar is for the true guitarist but I'm not sure if it's worth the 10,000 dollar price.

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