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Beck’s Strat Is..Not Like His Sig Model

Beck’s Strat Is..Not Like His Sig Model

The Fender Jeff Beck signature Strat – MSRP of $2,199 – is a unique animal in Strat-dom. Meaning basically it’s a customized standard Strat. But the one Fender sells isn’t much like the one Jeff plays. The Fender Beck Strat has a Strat-standard alder body, maple neck (9.5″ radius) and rosewood board. But per Beck’s […]

May 10, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
EVH Frankie Wood Mystery Deepens…

EVH Frankie Wood Mystery Deepens…

…A Little What exactly was the body wood of Edward Van Halen’s Frankie guitar? That’s one of life’s unanswered questions. It’s literally possible no one knows anymore, and the forensics of guitar wood aren’t exactly a scientific discipline. But we just got one more little piece of this ongoing puzzle.

November 19, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More
How to Season a Les Paul

How to Season a Les Paul

Meant to post this when the May issue of Guitar Player came out – just found it again. Here’s the Scorpions’ Matthias Jabs – whom I always liked, playing-wise more than tone-wise) – on how he seasoned one of his Les Pauls. And for the record, I did search for a photo pf him playing […]

April 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Is There a Best Tone Weight?

Is There a Best Tone Weight?

Is heavier better or is lighter better? Ask 100 guitar-slingers what guitar bodies are best for tone, and you’ll probably have around 50 say heavy and 50 say light. Put ‘em in a room together and things might get a little heated. I’ve heard people swear that more wood = more tone and sustain. I’ve […]

February 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Basswood? Anyone?

Basswood? Anyone?

Can anyone get woodytone out of a solid basswood guitar body? Or is this just the worst guitar wood ever? Here’s my ear experience with it. 1. Not even the great EVH can get a true woodytone out of basswood, though he has come close on stage with the EVH Art Series Charvels.

October 3, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More