Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is a British guitarist and singer.
He is one of the most influential rock guitarists of the sixties and seventies, and among the most important for the evolution of modern guitar, contributing to the definition of this instrument in a wide spectrum of genres, including blues rock, heavy metal, fusion and hard rock.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him fifth in the list of the 100 best guitarists, while in 2009 he was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jeff Beck used to paint Fender guitars, although during his career he used in public guitars of other brands including the famous Gibson Les Paul and the Charvel / Jackson, with a model developed with the same Grover Jackson. Famous is his Fender Esquire of 1954, of which Fender has made a limited edition replica of only 100 copies. Currently Beck plays a Stratocaster made by Fender on its specifications whose peculiar characteristics are: the "roller nut", a special nut with balls that facilitate the sliding of the strings, and the self-locking mechanical Schaller, whose combination allows you to keep accurate the tuning also following a drastic use of the vibrato lever (technique in which Jeff is still considered a master); the two-screw bridge, which allows a better excursion of the lever; a handle (maple / rosewood) made with an exclusive profile and, above all, Fender Hot Noiseless pick-ups made on its specifications, equipped with a warmer sound paste compared to the Noiseless that Fender used on his deluxe models before 2010 (in During his career, Beck has developed several electric guitar pickups, some of which still enjoy great popularity among rock guitarists, such as the "JB" produced for Seymour Duncan).
Fender produces and sells replicas of this guitar both in the standard edition and in the "Custom Shop" edition. Speaking of his guitars, Jeff Beck declared (1993) that he owns 44, of which only a small part would be good instruments, adding that he most often chooses the Stratocaster, which he considers a very versatile instrument. Jeff uses mainly Marshall or Fender amplifiers, and he plays mostly with his fingers, that is without the plectrum.
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