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  • Dual-coil ceramic Noiseless pickups
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Designed to meet the demands of Beck's virtuosity.

The Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar from Fender's Artist Series reflects the significant changes Jeff made in his Strat to accommodate his constantly evolving style. The new neck is a softer C-shape, not as large or deep as Jeff's previous choice. Also, the guitar features the new Fender special-design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless pickups, a contoured heel for easier access to the higher registers, and straight-ahead Strat 5-way switching. Made in the U.S.

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Features
  • Made in U.S.
  • Softer C-neck profile
  • Dual-coil ceramic Noiseless pickups
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard (9-1/2" radius/241mm)
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Width at nut 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Machine heads: Deluxe Fender/Schaller locking tuners
  • Bridge: American Standard 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White (W/B/W)
  • Pickups: 3-Dual Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups
  • Pickup Switching: 5-position blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge pickup (full dually)
  • Position 2. Bridge (full dually) and middle pickup
  • Position 3. Middle pickup
  • Position 4. Middle and neck pickup
  • Position 5. Neck pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (neck), Tone 2. (middle, bridge)
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • American Standard 2-point tremolo
  • Contoured heel for easier access to upper frets
  • LSR roller nut

Order today and own a wonderfully made and nicely hot-rodded Strat.

 
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FenderArtist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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75%

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I've been Beckafied

I bought the light green Beck strat two weeks ago and I can't set it down. I am having a great time watching Beck videos on my computor and practicing playing with no pick....Read complete review

I bought the light green Beck strat two weeks ago and I can't set it down. I am having a great time watching Beck videos on my computor and practicing playing with no pick. after the guitar I went right out and purchased a pair of black and tan Fender Deluxe tube amps and a Line 6 Pod xt Pro to have a left and right channel sound. This guitar sounds as close to beck's sound as I think money can buy for the price. It's a very smooth and full sounding strat even with the bass on the amp rolled all the way off like he plays. If you use the bridge and middle pick-up selection and drop the tone down on the bridge pick-up a few numbers it really has that human voice sound you hear so often in Jeff's music. Your sound starts in your fingers and the way you handle the guitar. This guitar can make any sound you can think of if you spend the time to work at building it, it is very responsive to the players touch and style. More so than other strats I have. It is very expensive but will increase in value as time goes by. For me it was a good purchase. I think you'll agree if you buy one.

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bad tremolo

I purchased the Jeff Beck Signature stratocaster back in 2005 after I saw Jeff Beck up close at a concert with BB King. I was amazed at how well the guitar stayed in tune...Read complete review

I purchased the Jeff Beck Signature stratocaster back in 2005 after I saw Jeff Beck up close at a concert with BB King. I was amazed at how well the guitar stayed in tune with the enormous whammy bar abuse he put it through. He only swapped out the guitar once during his show. This guitar felt wonderful, solid, well balanced, great neck, quality throughout. I will never forgive myself because I tend to be a bit timid in a music store when I'm trying instruments out. I've been performing on stage for the last 30+ years and I still meek out in a music store. So I didn't give the tremolo a thorough workover. I own another strat with a floyd rose... I'm a big fan of the floyd rose, but only because it takes ENORMOUS abuse and stays faithfully in tune. Other than that, it's a high maintenance boat anchor. The Jeff Beck tremolo was a complete disappointment. For anyone whose style incorporates the relentless whammy bar abuse of a Hendrix, Beck, Vai, etc... you will be extremely disappointed at the failures of this tremolo to stay in tune.The sound of this guitar is wonderful. The pickups are noiseless at high gain - I play it through a Mesa Boogie. However, the pickups don't have anymore power than any stock strat. I was also hoping the bridge pickup would be warm and robust like Jeff's sound or at least like the Seymour Duncan JB pickups... but it's just like any other thin sounding Fender bridge pickup. So no JB presence here. The volume pots are smooth and the rosewood neck adds a nice fatness to the clean rhythms. But I wish the pickups were more robust with more output.I like the action very low... I actually like the strings underneath the frets - that's how low I like it. Perhaps because the tremolo is set up to float - which I like - but my guitar tech can't seem to get the action as low as I like it. The action is still nice... I'm sure super to most guitarists... but for me, I would like to be able to set it lower. The tremolo takes a little getting used to as it is very sensitive to the touch - which I really like - and the whammy bar sits up high and angles up... which I thought was awkward at first, but ended up loving it. It easily clears the volume knob when dive bombing and feels very natural for pull-ups or subtle nuance voicings.This guitar is TOTALLY USELESS for what I bought it for - which was to have an excellent sounding guitar with a quality tremolo that would stay in tune. I could have bought any other strat or decent guitar for a fraction of the price and had a whammyless backup guitar which is what this has become. The tremolo is a constant fused part of my playing style and I've found just using the tremolo in one song puts the guitar so out of tune I want to just chuck it across the stage. So I use my reliable old beat up floyd rose strat... and it's the Jeff Beck strat that has become the boat anchor... what a waste.Fender - like the Jeff Beck strat tremolo - is even more useless. I've tried to contact them, so has my guitar tech and the store I purchased it from... total non-response.I am giving this guitar a low overall rating because of the tremolo. I assume one would buy a Jeff Beck strat mainly because of the tremolo as there are so many other expensive signature strats out there that you can buy where the tremolo is not the key signature of that artist. Now maybe I just purchased a lemon that Fender won't own up to... who knows. I've taken it to a couple other respected guitar techs just for a 2nd and 3rd opinion... and they both said this is as good as it gets... at least for this guitar.

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5.0

Now This is a Guitar!

By Sean-dwoj_

from Madison, WI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    After originally buying a '56 American Vintage Strat I sold it and got one of these instead.

    The Good:
    Sounds great and plays even better.
    No tuning issues.
    The beveled neck pocket is very comfortable.
    No electrical pickup buzz at all.
    Great neck feel. Not like the earlier JB's with the Louisville Slugger necks.

    The Not So Good:
    I tried out three different JB's and though they were all close, two of them had really dry, light brown fingerboards that felt rough. The one I bought has a dark oily fingerboard. So dark it could almost pass for ebony.

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    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Crow

    from High desert

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a hoot to play. The LSR roller nut is great. The guitar stays in tune like it should. My only regret is I couldn't buy two, one in each color. Very nice guitar. Arrived setup just right. The noisless pickups take some getting used to but they are solid. Very adjustable with the tone and volume knobs.Than you MF for a great deal on a used guitar in mint condition.The best place to buy online bar none.

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      (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Another Great Strat from Fender

      By quattro 4X4

      from Fayetteville, GA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Build quality
      • Fit Finish

      Cons

      • Not Set Up Well

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I am a strat man and have many guitars in my collection. Play them all too! Did not buy this because of Jeff becks style of playing but because of the features that I have come to like in a fender guitar. The roller nut, noisless pickups, cut heal for accessability and the neck shape are all solid components I want in a strat. I have an EC strat, EJ strat, MF special mahagony strat as well as many older strats. Lets face it they all have different characteristics, (it's wood) and age has something to do with the sound. You could buy two JB strats and they won't sound exactly the same. That said I want my guitars to sound different. The woods, age and neck all play a part in the sound. Thats what the volume and tones controls are for on both the amp and guitar. Every ones ears are different and guitar players in general are alwasy looking for the holy grail! OK here goes, as far as strats go I look for playability and feel. Pick ups are very subjective and depend on string type and amp played thru. I would have given this guitar 5 stars except for the set up. I am very picky and fenders have a standard set-up that meets in the middle for personal taste. I have stings I prefer and action I prefer as well as neck bow. I adjust all my own guitars and have done so for over 40 years. Spring tension on the trem block, hight of the trem block including locked down on some of my guitars is all adjusted to my taste. Once I set this beauty up to my standards it was butter. Not to everybodies liking though. Again I have some strats with a maple fretboard and some with rosewood. Both very different from each other as far as feel and sound. I can't say this guitar would cover all bases but will do a great job with the right effects. I don't have lots of effects pedals. I like the amp sound, overdrive and a little delay when necessary. Thats it! All my guitars sound great unplugged, you just know when you hold the guitar and feel it resonate thru your body. Stock, vintage or noisless pick-ups all have a different sound and that's not a bad thing just a starting point for you to make adjustments on your own. Pick up height is also important and overlooked by most personal people that set up their guitars. It takes years and of course lots of playing to get it right for your sound. Comparing this guitar against another with the exact same amp settings will not give you the same sound you are looking for. I like tweaking if they all sounded the same it would be boring. Thats why I have so many guitars and of course amps also. My wife just shrugs her shoulders but understands. Better a guitar then another woman.
      So bottom line if you are interested in a Jeff Beck guitar that has the features I mentioned and are looking to add this to your arsenal I believe you can't go wrong. I give it a 10 after my fine touches. The pick ups are fine as they are,the tremelo bars works as intended, not an all out metal shredder guitar but for any thing else works gtreat for me. I play all types of music, Sundays I play Christian contemporary, and classic rock in the evenings, also touch on country and R&B. It's good to be well rounded and I love all types of music, get out and play!

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      (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Beck should have kept his Tele......

      By rick rivets

      from NYC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Using For Firewood

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Very disappointed as these new pickups sound horrible. The guitar looks great but I had to put in 4 springs as the trem was to loose and made staying in tune a problem. These pickups have no tone close to the Strat tone of my 56 reissue. They might be good if you're using lots of pedals and distortion but if you're looking for the classic strat tone look elsewhere. Very disappointed I couldn't return it even though I was willing to put more money into a Strat that has the classic tone. I'm really turned off Beck now and should have bought the Clapton or Knoffler models. I wish Fender would stop making so many different models and stick to the sound that people want for a Strat. Will try a sell or trade as I never played it except when I got it and was trying the different pickups. Like Beck lately Fender made a bomb with this model.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Strat I have ever played

      By TOM LAWLESS

      from Delawhere?

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I must first state that I play piano/keyboards and I am more of a collector/hack with the guitar. With that said, I have 35 guitars that include LP's, LP Customs, ES's, Strats, Tele's and several old Peavey's from the 80's (They are a steal for an American made product these days). Anyway, I am completely impressed with the Jeff Beck Strat that fender has produced.
      The overall fit and finish on this beauty is outstanding, you might think it had come from the Custom Shop. The C neck is thicker than the standard Strat and is comfortable to play for extended periods of time. The dual coil pickups are truely noiseless and they can pack a solid punch that can get more tone than just the regular single coils. Couple that with the sustain that can be achieved with this guitar and you have a very versatile instrument. Also, the roller nut functions perfectly, I had never tried one before and was amazed at how well it will keep the guitar in tune much better than the standard tremolo system.
      It is like they took the best qualities of Fender (comfort, easy of playability, etc.) and from Gibson (tone, sustain, humbuckers) and combined them into one guitar. Yes it is a few dollars more but it is worth the price. I have bought numerous items from MF over the years and have never been disappointed. Their level of service and flexibility is outstanding.

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      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      yuma guitar player

      By Yuma Teacher

      from Yuma, AZ

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Isn't funny how they picture Jeff Beck playing a guitar that is not even close to the model they are portraying as the JB model.... Buy this if you are like me and love JB... don't buy it if you want a guitar like JB really plays.....

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I've been Beckafied

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I bought the light green Beck strat two weeks ago and I can't set it down. I am having a great time watching Beck videos on my computor and practicing playing with no pick. after the guitar I went right out and purchased a pair of black and tan Fender Deluxe tube amps and a Line 6 Pod xt Pro to have a left and right channel sound. This guitar sounds as close to beck's sound as I think money can buy for the price. It's a very smooth and full sounding strat even with the bass on the amp rolled all the way off like he plays. If you use the bridge and middle pick-up selection and drop the tone down on the bridge pick-up a few numbers it really has that human voice sound you hear so often in Jeff's music. Your sound starts in your fingers and the way you handle the guitar. This guitar can make any sound you can think of if you spend the time to work at building it, it is very responsive to the players touch and style. More so than other strats I have. It is very expensive but will increase in value as time goes by. For me it was a good purchase. I think you'll agree if you buy one.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      JB Strat

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Owned since 2004 and this axe gets better with age. My #1 choice for play-ability and tone. Neck size just right and stays in tune. The locking tuners make string changes easy. Wails through my Line 6 Vetta II. Only wish they made it with a maple fingerboard. Oh well, it's still a first rate strat!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Most versatile award goes to...

      By jallen

      from North Platte, NE

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Now THIS is the strat I?ve been waiting for. I?ve looked at many with various features, but this has the ones I need- namely the locking tuners, LSR nut, two-point modern trem and high (but not too high) output pickups. The icing on the cake in the JB Strat neck. It is wonderfully thicker than the American standard or Deluxe models, without going to the extremes of the previous Beck model (e.g.- baseball bat). The pickups are really nice and give a variety of both vintage and modern tones. A word of warning- there are better strats out there if you only dabble in the vintage side. But if you?re looking for versatility this can?t be beat. I ran mine through a variety of pedals, running the gamut of distortions (Boss SD-1, Boss SD-2 on Lead channel, and Line 6 Uber-metal) and it handled them all. And the clean tones were there as well. If you want a strat to do only one thing you may find another that suits you better. But it gets my vote for the strat that can do it all. Of course, with a Fender Artist model, the neck is what you?re paying the extra $ for- And guess what? In this case it?s worth it.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you know how to set it up..it is perfect

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The trem kicks it once you learn how to set it up properly to be well balanced. Pull the whammy all the way up and adjust so it is a perfect F#. I learned this from reading an article that quoted Jeff explaining his set up. Before I did this I was disappointed in the guitar. after I set it up it sounded perfect and held a perfect tune after much use.(Just because yo use it doesn't mean use no finesse to achieve heart stopping sounds) The pickups are totally different from a stock strat. The bridge is sizzling but can be warmed up with the tone knob unlike a stock strat .Learn how to use the altered tone knobs and you will master the tones. I own a G&L with a JB Junior, and the strat is much more post 1999 Jeff.

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