Gibson 1954 Jeff Beck Custom Shop Guitar, just came off tour with a notable rock band, this guitar has been played and show the life of being on the road, ALL THE ISSUES ARE COSMETIC, guitar plays and sounds excellent, shipping is a flat $50 within the lower 48 states.
Early Beck, Instant Legend
made a big name for himself right from the start, stepping into very
big shoes in The Yardbirds as Eric Clapton’s replacement, then splitting
off to form The Jeff Beck Group with Ron Wood and Rod Stewart in 1967,
all before the age of 25. Come the ’70s, though, Beck was forging his
reputation as a solo artist — and one of the hottest guitarists of his
generation — and he was doing it on a Gibson Les Paul. And like so many
legendary guitars, the Les Paul in question made its way into its
artist’s hands not through an endorsement deal, or a gift from the
manufacturer, but through the lucky happenstance of some down-time being
killed with a little browsing at a local music shop.
’Blood from Gold, and Blow By Blow
recording in Memphis, Tenn., Beck paid a visit to a popular music store
called Strings and Things to check out the stock. The guitar that
caught his attention was a ’54 Gibson Les Paul that a customer had
dropped in for some very specific modifications. One request was that
its original Goldtop finish be stripped off in favor of a deep
chocolate-brown finish, a color that turned out to exhibit some oxblood
tints in certain light. Other modifications included the installation of
full-size humbucking pickups in place of the P-90s, altering the full
and rounded early ’50s neck shape to a slightly thinner profile and
changing the original tuners for modern replacements. Legend has it that
the customer didn’t like the results … but Jeff Beck did. He purchased
the modified Les Paul from the store, and ended up playing it
extensively on tour and in the studio. He even gave it pride of place on
the cover shot of his milestone 1975 album, Blow By Blow. A tone legend was born.
guitar spoke to Jeff Beck throughout the ’70s, and it defined his
throaty, emotive tone and encouraged his extreme use of sustain and
harmonic feedback, all along the way helping to define the cornerstone
sound of the Gibson Les Paul in the hands of a superlative artist.