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    What do you folks think of these? Someone is offering to trade me their Jeff Beck Signature Strat for my Gibson SG Classic and it seems like a deal too good to be true. I have to imagine there's either something wrong with it or that it's not a made in USA model or something.

    It's a year 2000 JB Strat. What do you folks think of these?

  • #2
    I absolutely love them!

    Is it purple, with a humbucker in the bridge?

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    • #3
      I have one of the newer ones with the Hot Noiseless pups. Excellent guitar! Although I'm no big fan of most noiseless pickups, these definitely rock!
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      • #4
        I'm not an expert on either guitar, but it sounds like a pretty good trade to me. Always wanted to check out a JB Strat. Is it Surf Green?

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        • #5
          Great guitars. Assuming you like strats and you like big necks, that's a deal. Earlier ones have absolutely huge necks, which is great! :thu:
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          • #6
            Great guitars. Assuming you like strats and you like big necks, that's a deal. Earlier ones have absolutely huge necks, which is great! :thu:



            They certainly do

            Love those chunky necks.

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            • #7
              What do you folks think of these? Someone is offering to trade me their Jeff Beck Signature Strat for my Gibson SG Classic and it seems like a deal too good to be true. I have to imagine there's either something wrong with it or that it's not a made in USA model or something.

              It's a year 2000 JB Strat. What do you folks think of these?


              As this is a 2000, it should be the MkI, which is a Strat Plus to all intents and purposes.

              It should have Lace pickups, possibly a Dually at the bridge, in 1995 they changed the Wilko locking nut to an LSR and it'll have the fat neck and no contoured heel and TBX tone circuit.

              Depending on condition and case and candy etc it sounds a decent deal

              I think they did em in purple, black, green and white
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              • #8
                I'm not wild about roller nuts in general - they do wear eventually and are a bitch to replace. Give me bone or a graphtech all day long. Rest of the Strat is decent though, but you'll need to be au fait with a big neck.
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                  Mind you, any Strat is a quantum leap over an SG, so I'd bite his arm off for the trade...
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                  • #10
                    I'm not wild about roller nuts in general - they do wear eventually and are a bitch to replace.


                    Yup, fully agree, although I can see why JB would favour one.

                    The LSR are good at popping bits off
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                    • #11
                      I own a 2006 Custom Shop JB, and it's my main working solidbody. Love it loads.

                      The Mk 1 had the SERIOUSLY big neck favoured by Mr B himself -- his personal instruments still feature that neck, albeit with the body and electronics of the Mk II -- and the current editions are slimmer than that, with the regular MIA production version skinnier than the CS.

                      The Mk 1s were excellent guitars and fairly collectable now -- they're certainly worth more than a standard SG Classic -- and well worth having, just as long as you can deal with that MASSIVE neck.
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                      • #12

                        The Mk 1s were excellent guitars and fairly collectable now -- they're certainly worth more than a standard SG Classic -- and well worth having, just as long as you can deal with that MASSIVE neck.


                        Just to iterate the actual neck.

                        Dimensionally it is almost the same as any early 50s Fender, but the profile is a full U as opposed to the soft V or boat shape on say a Blackguard Tele.

                        I believe Mr Beck may have been looking for the early 50s LP experience
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                        • #13

                          I believe Mr Beck may have been looking for the early 50s LP experience


                          Kee-rect!

                          Ironically, Clapton's sig Strat was designed to give him the feel of a Strat but with the sound of a Les Paul (hence the active 25db midboost), whereas Beck wanted his to give him the sound of a Strat allied to the neck feel of his favourite Les Paul -- ie the 'oxblood' which had started life as a '54 goldtop.
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                          • #14
                            I absolutely love them!

                            Is it purple, with a humbucker in the bridge?




                            The Jeff Beck Strat has been my personal favorite Fender Strat. I've had 9 of them over time, including a Master Built one.

                            The Midnight Purple one, as pictured above, is my favorite version.
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                            • #15
                              Not a fan at all of the ones with noiseless pickups, but they are great otherwise.

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