Fender Strat Plus, Ultra, and
Other
Guitars and Parts For Sale

This Page is Always Kept Current - Last Update 10-15-2017

NOTE: I will be out of the country between October 9th - October 25th

MORE GUITARS COMING SOON!

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If you have an interest in one of my guitars, shoot me an email. Please only do this if your serious about making a purchase. I am often out of the USA with my work so there could be a delay in getting back with you. I also buy guitars. My Email is:

Below are a few guitars that I have for sale. You will see I also sell custom built guitars that are "One-Off" with Custom Shop quality at a lot less $$. Some samples are seen in my SOLD SECTION  and on my page dealing with my Custom Built Guitars.  You will sometimes see an (ON HOLD) on a guitar. These means a person of interest has send a down payment and will be purchasing the guitar shortly. I can email you a complete description of condition on any guitar—every detail, what comes with it, and what type of case it has—just email me. OR you can click on the active links to my FaceBook account to see a lot of BIG pictures accompanied with a detailed description. You do not need a Facebook account to look at the pictures. CHECK BACK FROM TIME TO TIME AS I HAVE A LOT MORE THAT WILL BE LISTED SOON - maybe even some old Gibsons!

NOTE, I do this as a hobby so I am not going to be a "salesman" trying to clinch a deal with you! ;-) I really don't care if I sell anything, so no pressure - no nonsense. Almost all of my used guitars are taken apart, cleaned, inspected, re-assembled, and then carefully adjusted to play properly. Why take a chance at getting something not represented honestly off eBay or Reverb? And people are asking ridiculous prices for junky guitars with big chips and dings! That will not happen with me. If you are interested in any of these, just shoot me an email and we can discuss a possible sale. I am also open to offers. Also shipping is not included in the sale price.

How I rate the condition of my guitars (A MUST READ!): First off, don't you just love it when you see an older guitar advertised as: "In MINT Condition!" Then they go on to list all the fret board peeling, dings and dents the guitar has! Then they say something like, "Of course, none of this affects the playability of the guitar!"  To me "mint" means untouched and uncirculated—like not gigged or played hardly at all. But after stating that, The Blue Book of guitars is a bit less picky and says this about collectible guitars: "98% - Mint, 9.8 - Only very slightly used and/or played very little - may have minor "case" wear or very light dings on exterior finish only, without finish cracking, very close to new condition, also refers to a currently manufactured instrument that has previously sold at retail, even though it might be unplayed."

I perfer to say, New Old Stock would be mint but according to the Blue Book of Guitars, most of my guitars would be MINT! LOL!!! I have rarely seen a "use" guitar that was truly in mint/unplayed condition! The point is, I am too OCD to say that about a guitar, unless it is true. If I say a guitar is "near mint" that will mean it is as nice as most new guitars you would see hanging in a music store. Also, in my fanatical way of doing things I might add a + or a - to a condition. Like "Excellent -" better than "very good" condition but not quite "Excellent"!

MINT CONDITION: Like New Old Stock - basically unplayed condition.
NEAR MINT:
Is rated around a 9.8 or higher out of a 10, meaning it is like brand new but has a some very, very light play wear, usually some very light impression(s), or a small nick, etc.
EXCELLENT: Is rated around a 9.5 or higher out of a 10. It might have a one or two micro-blemishes, WHAT MOST PEOPLE CALL MINT.
VERY GOOD: Is rated around a 8.5 or higher out of a 10. It might have a few very light bumps or dings but will have a high gloss, every part cleaned, and everything functioning as it should.
GOOD: Is rated around 8.0 or higher out of a 10. Rarely will you see me sell a guitar in this condition. My OCD ways just can't do it... ;-).

 

Take time to look at Some of the Guitars that have SOLD! 

Also read a few of my a BUYER REVIEWS!

 

I have two "selling" sections for your consideration.

One is GUITARS FOR SALE (See directly below) or Guitar Parts & Ultra Pickguards

 

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Guitars For Sale

This Page is Always Kept Current - Last Update 10-15-2017

NOTE: I will be out of the country between October 9th - October 25th

MORE COMING SOON!!! I do have some nice ones coming up! Keep Watching!!!!

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1991 FENDER GUNMETAL BLUE FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures. This is a super clean 1991 Strat Plus in Gunmetal Blue—I love Gunmetal Blue! People often mistakenly call this Gunmetal Green, or Sage, as it looks greenish. But in fact Fender did called it Gunmetal Blue! (Color code #68). Sometimes the clear coat can yellow making it looks even more greenish The body is near spotless and the neck is very nice. Even the lettering on the Gold Lace Sensors is near prefect. Had the full Wilkinson Nut. This is getting to be a hard to find color. Other than that it is like brand new! The frets are excellent. Comes with the original Fender hard shell rectangular case with original Fender Strap, strap locks, some case candy and tremolo arm! . PRICE: $1350 + shipping

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1988 FENDER CANDY APPLE RED STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures and for more details! These 1987 to early 1988 Strat Plus guitars are becoming more and more collectible. The nice ones are being picked up pretty quickly. This one has a build date of May 3rd on the body and May 12th on the neck, both in 1988!The body is dead mint! I love the way the Candy Red shines out on the edges! This one has very dark rosewood on the fretboard, which looks sweet against the red. The back of the neck is clean, frets are great, and no pick scratches to speak of on the pickguard. The guitar has not seen much playing at all. It has all the Strat Plus appointing‚ which I do not need to reiterate on… if you know - you know! LOL! Comes with with a BRAND NEW Gator hardshell case with keys. . PRICE: $1325 + shipping

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2016 FLAMED FENDER TELECASTER CUSTOM: Condition: BRAND NEW! Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including the wiring and build process!) This is another of my custom builds—Custom Shop quality— at a much lower price. See if you can find any Telecasters as cool and functional as this at any music store. It is a wonderful, harmonic, resonate Telecaster! Highly flamed Warmoth AAA split maple top in a Tobacco Burst finish on a mahogany body with a transparent brown back. The mahogany has some really nice grain in it as well. Do take time to look at all the pictures on my FaceBook page. This comes with Custom Shop type 5-way super-switching, with all new components.

The humbucker in the neck is a Seymour Duncan HS-2N “Jazz.” This is one of my favorite pickups, which is a very versatile humbucker that will work for almost any style of music. Great harmonics, and matches well with the bridge pickup, which is a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder. Lots of punch and bite form this overwound pickup with fat pole pieces. Used tradition vintage Tele tone wiring with upgraded parts. Tone knob is a 500k No-load with a .033 Cap. The bridge plate has adjustable Wilkinson barrels that angle for precision intonation mounted on a cool engraved Gotoh plate. This has a brand new 2016 Fender American Standard Telecaster C-Shaped rosewood neck with chrome Schaller/Fender locking tuners, complete with hang-tag!

These pickups compliment each other really well. The bridge has a honk/funk tone that I love, and the neck can go from sweet and full to rough and tough when pushed with gain—all with no jaggy edges. The switching is a cool Custom Shop trick using a Fender Super Switch. Here is how it works: Position #1: is the bridge PU alone, creating a more traditional Tele sound but with more power, with a bit more mid-range and bottom end. Position #2: is the bridge PU with the neck PU split into a single coil (tapped), creating a more tradition Tele neck/bridge sound. Position #3: is the bridge PU together with the neck PU operating as a full humbucker. This creates a unique sound, which is a richer and fuller. A Gibson/Telecaster hybrid! Position #4: is just the neck humbucker by itself, split (tapped) to create more of a sweet Telecaster neck tone. Position #5: is the full neck Humbucker—delivering a Les Paul type tone. Also comes with BRAND NEW PLUSH TWEED THERMAL CASE! SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $1650 + shipping

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1993 FENDER VI CRIMSON BURST STRATOCASTOR PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood! This is one of my favorite colors. A version I Crimson Burst. In 1993 Fender made the transition from this type of Crimson Burst to one that has metrical flake around the edges. The VI is a non-metallic blood red color, similar to the Lip Stick red they used in 1993 onward, BUT with a transparent burst that shows the grain, however so subtly, through the finish. This version is pretty rare being made for a short time. The guitar is near mint. The neck was made by Chavez who later went on to work in Fender's Custom Shop. I could only find a couple micro-scratches on the lower edge-side of the body. Other than that minty. The neck has some very faint edge dings on the back, hard to see and really can not be felt. The frets are excellent. Comes with a like brand new Fender Flight Case. PRICE: $1400 + shipping

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1998 FENDER NATURAL ASH STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood! The Strat Plus series ended in 1998. This one has a 1997 serial number but the neck and body dates are stamped April of 1998 - putting it in the era among some of the very last Strat Plus’ to leave Fender. This one has a beautiful natural Ash body with a nice dark Rosewood fret-board. This guitar, being a Strat Plus DX, features Blue, Silver and Red Lace Sensor pickups. The neck is near perfect and the back has some interesting "bird's eye" in a few places in the grain. See and read more on my Facebook page! In fact the whole guitar is near mint with the exclusion of two very small, pinhead sized, dimple dings above the input jack. Most likely from the tip of a guitar cable missing the mark! The fret show no sign of wear and the high gloss body has some gorgeous grain! Comes with some paperwork and a near mint Strat Plus DX hard shell case. PRICE: $1300 + shipping

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1991 PEWTER FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT - . Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures and under the hood! Here is a really nice Strat Plus in Pewter—a color Eric Clapton liked! Actually a fairly hard color to find as well. This Strat Plus has the confusing N9XXXXXX serial number. Some people think N9 has to be 1999— and it should! But Fender used N9 for 1990 and more often 1991 as this guitar indicates by the neck stamp date. Not much to say. All the Strat Plus appointments such as Wilkinson Roller nut, Schaller locking tuners, and Gold Lace Sensor pickups. The guitar has seen a light amount of play. Frets are excellent with the dark rosewood. The body is a nice high gloss free of chips, scratches or other dents, except the small one mentioned on my Facebook page. I am picky as you know. Clean around the tip of the headstock and no neck socket cracks. The lettering on the pickups is faded and lightly rubbed. Very nice guitar in excellent condition for being 26 years old! Comes with an SKB hardshell case, and Tremolo bar. PRICE: $1300 + shipping (SOLD!!)

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1998 FENDER OLYMPIC WHITE ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood! This super clean VII Eric Clapton Signature Strat in the hard to find color of Olympic White. Some people get confused when I say it is a VII Clapton as they do not realize there was a short lived VI that has a mini-switch to activate the 21dB boost circuit and also had 21 frets instead of 22. The VII, which became the real first mass production model, lasted till 2001 which had a 25dB boost activated by the plug, 22 Frets, and Gold Lace Sensor pickups. The VIII (2002-onward) is the current model with the Fender's Noiseless pickups. Many collectors seek out these VII Claptons with the Lace Sensor pickups. Finding these older Claptons in this condition is getting harder—especially in this color. This guitar has super low action with no fret buzzing. It also has an Oak wedged between the bridge block and body just as Clapton specified, with the springs tight making the bridge decked flat on the body. The guitar has seen very little playing with the frets looking like new and no real scratches even on the pickguard. Body is excellent. The back of the neck is perfect and it also sports some “birds eye” in the maple. Comes with the original Tweed Fender case with the case candy, including hang tag. PRICE: $1750 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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2000 FENDER 7UP GREEN ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT-. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures! This is a basically unplayed VII Eric Clapton Signature Strat in the hard to find 7UP Green. Some people get confused when I say it is a VII Clapton as they do not realize there was a short lived VI that has a mini-switch to activate the 21dB boost circuit and had 21 frets instead of 22. The VII, which became the real first mass production model, lasted till 2001 which had a 25dB boost activated by the plug and 22 Frets. The VIII is the current model with the Fender's Noiseless pickups. Many collectors seek out these VII Claptons with the Lace Sensor pickups. I carefully pulled the neck and the build date was May 2000. The neck was made by J. Uribe who also did Custom Shop work. Not a scratch on the body. Neck is near perfect. This guitar plays like “wow!” Low action with no fret buzzing. Has a piece Oak wood wedged in the bridge block just as Clapton specified, with the bridge decked flat on the body. No chips, cracks, or scratches anywhere. Was in storage for most of 17 years. Comes with a White Tweed Fender case with tremolo bar and keys. PRICE: $1850 (SOLD!!)

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1995 FENDER PEWTER ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT-. This is a basically unplayed VII Eric Clapton Signature Strat in Pewter Grey. Some people get confused when I say it is a VII Clapton as they do not realize there was a short lived VI that has a mini-switch to activate the 21dB boost circuit and had 21 frets instead of 22. The VII, which became the real first mass production model, lasted till 2001 which had a 25dB boost activated by the plug and 22 Frets. The VIII is the current model with the Fender's Noiseless pickups. Many collectors seek out these VII Claptons with the Lace Sensor pickups. This guitar plays like really nice, as all the Claptons I have do! Low action with no fret buzzing. Has a piece Oak wood wedged in the bridge block just as Clapton specified, with the bridge decked flat on the body. No chips, cracks, or scratches anywhere.. Comes with the originalTweed Fender case with tremolo bar, keys and all the case candy. PRICE: $1725 (SOLD!!)

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1993 FENDER BLUE BURST STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Blue Burst came in several styles. For-instance, on this 1993 it is a nice pure blue burst with transparent blue over Ash caps on an Alder body. Color code #36 which is simply “Blue Burst”! Some Blue Bursts has a blue metallic around the edges with a transparent center, while others had a very blue/silver around the edges. This guitar is Near Mint+. Came from a one owner who never really took it out of his nonsmoking home. Being a Plus Deluxe it has the Blue, Silver, Red Lace Sensor pickups, and the lettering on the pickups being in great shape as well. The frets are great shap and the fretboard only shows light signs of playing. The back of the neck is free from dings as well. Comes with a like new Strat Plus Deluxe case with case candy, hang tags, and Allen wrenches. PRICE: $1425 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1988 FENDER DUSTY ROSE STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood! This is a much coveted color for Strat Plus—Dusty Rose. It is one of the Holy Grail of the pastel colors and very hard to find, at least in really nice condition like this one. It is offset by a nice dark rosewood fretboard. The frets are excellent. This was made July 28th, 1988. It has all the Plus appointment, Wilkinson Roller Nut. Very clean guitar. The body is near spotless. I found 2 or 3 faint impressions the size of a pin head that are really hard to even find. Not really into the finish but, hey, I am OCD. Two small spots and a small light rubbed are from a guitar hanger under the headstock. No neck socket cracks, dents or scratches. I tried to get these things to show in the picts but hard to see. Comes with trem bar and the original hard shell Fender case. PRICE: $2100 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!!)

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1993 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: NEAR MINT+++. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures!) This is a lovely Antiques Burst Fender Ultra that is Near Mint +++. Body is spotless. Totally stock. This one has a highly flamed split-piece maple top and back. It has the Ultra appointments such as chrome Schaller locking tuners and the mini-Floyd bridge and a dark EBONY fretboard with real Abalone inlays. Fender did not offer ebony on very many of their production guitars. Now dark black Ebony is very rare, as what you find on these guitars. These also have that cool Ultra switching using a 5-way super switch that mixed the neck + bridge on position #3 and the 3-way mini-switch that can give you a lot of variations on the bridge Dually. Read about this switching in details on my Ultra page! Also comes with plush Fender black Tolex Deluxe Case. PRICE: $1925 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!!)

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1993 FENDER CARIBBEAN MIST STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures! This is a gorgeous color—Caribbean Mist sporting a nice, dark, Rosewood fretboard. Has all the Strat Plus appointment—Wilkinson Roller nut (this is an early 1993), Gold Lace pickups with the lettering in near perfect condition and a two point floating bridge. Has a lot of the original paperwork and strap lock with Allen wrenches and tremolo bar. Did I mention it looks cool? Especially on a hot summer day…. ah! the Caribbean!. Comes with the original Deluxe Fender flight case which is like new! PRICE: $1400 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!!)

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1997 CRIMSON BURST FENDER TELECASTER PLUS VII: Condition: MINT. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures! Here is a dead mint, hard to find, VII Telecaster Plus in Crimson Burst. The grain on the Ash body shows through the finish, top and back. Really nice! These were some of the finest Telecasters Fender ever built and were comparable to Fender's Custom Shop in build quality. The cool aged creamy colored pearl pickguard matches perfect with the creamy color binding. The Version 2 Tele Plus’ were wired like a Strat but had a mini-switch that, when selecting the neck pickup, one can add the bridge as well. Go to position #4 and use the mini-switch to turn on all 3 pickups. This guitar has seen almost no playing. No cracks, chips, or scratches. All you see is reflections in this nearly unplayed guitar. The neck is beautiful and the frets are like new. Lovely guitar! Comes with a MINT Fender Deluxe PLUS Case. PRICE: $1850 (SOLD!!!!!)

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1991 FENDER ULTRA CUSTOM "BLACK BEAUTY" STRAT PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures! Here is another custom build! This has a Fender Ultra neck which has dark black ebony on the fretboard which fits the motif of the guitar. All the trim is in black, such as the Sperzel tuners and the graphite type bridges saddles, offset with touchs of chrome. It all adds a nice touch to this Black Beauty! I love wiring these pickguards. Each one is like a work of art. This has Purple, Silver, Red Dually pickup configuration. The Purple is not quite as fat as the Blue but not as bright as a Gold. Very nice chose for the neck position. The bridge is a Red/Blue Dually using a Ultra type 3-way mini-switch and a 5-way Super switch. Comes with a like brand new Fender Strat Plus DX Case that is like brand new. PRICE: $1800 (SOLD!!!!!)

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1990 CRIMSON FROST FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures!Here is a super clean 1990-1991 Fender Ultra in the very hard to find Crimson Frost. The flame on this guitar is gorgeous! It is in near mint condition, having been lightly played. Has all the Ultra features such as Ebony fretboard with real abalone inlays. All chrome parts. Deluxe bridge with pop-in chrome tremolo bar. The N9 serial number throws a lot of people as they think it means 1999, but in reality, it is usually 1990 or 1991. Not much to say about this beauty. Comes with the original DELUXE, plush, tweed Fender Case that is like new. PRICE: $1950 (SOLD!!!!)

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Take time to look at Some of the Guitars that have SOLD! AND Guitar Parts & Ultra Pickguards For Sale

 

BUYER REVIEWS!

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I just want to let people know Jeff is not telling the truth about his guitars! I have received 8 Strats, 1 Teles and 1 custom build… they were not how he described them! They were 10 times better!!!! Beautiful action, mint condition, and with a bit of luck and God willing, I will get 8 more from this gentleman! – Des from Kiama, Australia.

 

 

 

Turns out I’m in love with a 26-year old --- strat ultra custom! This guitar has so many nuanced tones available that I am still exploring, but I can tell you that it plays and sounds just unbelievably great. The density of the ash body makes for a resonance that I can feel as well as hear. The pickups and electronics bring a new dimension but retain modes that harken back to single-coil Fender sounds when I want that. All in all, one fine electric guitar. — Jay from Pittsburg, PA

 

 

Hi, I picked up the guitar yesterday at German customs and have been playing almost the whole rest of the day! Really, really nice instrument, beats the other Ultra I own. Thanks a lot!—Michael from Germany.

 

 


Hey Jeff! I wanted to let you know that I received the instrument and it is in incredible condition. I wanted to thank you so much for this guitar, I fell in love with it instantly and I am so grateful for all the care you put into packaging—never seen that much care even from amazon or eBay. I hope to do business with you again soon. - Stephan in Quebec, Canada.



This transaction with Jeff couldn't have gone any smoother. Firstly, he agreed to sell a quite rare and pristine Strat Plus to me that he probably would rather have kept. But the guitar had sentimental value to me and Jeff appreciated that. I offered a healthy price for it, but he countered with a LOWER amount, insisting that the guitar, while very nice, was worth less than my offer - now that's some integrity! He packed it well and shipped it quickly, going out of his way to ensure that the package spent minimum time on the UPS truck amid fluctuating temperatures. When the guitar arrived, it was in even better condition than I expected and it was setup perfectly. Don't ever buy a used guitar, especially a Strat Plus, from anyone else. Jeff is not only the preeminent authority on those guitars; he's also a very fair dude. - Anthony in San Diego, California.


Jeff... I got the guitar... what a beautiful guitar... It plays really nice and sounds awesome... I cant seem to stop playing it... Or looking at it!!!! There is so much cool going on with it... The body, the neck, the pickups, you did a great job of picking the components and an awesome job putting it together... Great job on the wiring too (I took a sneak peek)... Its dark sounding but bright too... And articulate... Hard to explain... But clean with a little chorus and a tidge of delay it is beautiful sounding... And it sounds great with gain too... Its just a cool guitar... ;-) — Pete, a return buyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Wow!! That's all I can say Jeff. Arrived late last night, had a quick look at the guitar and this morning, tuned it, played it, and I'm chuffed as mint balls. You described it as it is, the best Fiesta red I've seen. Thanks again, keep in touch. Kind regards. — Tony, United Kingdom.

 



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I have had a Les Paul since 1982 and have always wanted to have a Strat. I finally reached a point where I could spoil myself a little and after some research I discovered Xhefri’s web site and kept an eye on it for several months. I finally saw 2 of the sexiest Strat Custom Ultras I have ever seen and ended up buying both. These guitars are not only eye candy but are high quality instruments like my Gibson, that played very well and virtually do not go out of tune. They each have their own personalities and I am happy I purchased both. Jeff is a great guy to deal with and my beauties arrived in premium cases and were extremely well packaged for shipping. If you are looking for a top shelf Strat at a very fair price I would highly recommend waiting for the right one to show up on Xhefriguitars.com.—David, South Dakota

 

 

I got my deluxe custom Strat Plus with the humbucker and an extra switch for a lot of combination of tones, and its a dream! So many sounds, variation that are ez to switch. Far more versatile than the Les Paul. Dealing wit Jeff was great. So ez. Custom packing and case. It all worked out great with my travels in/out of the country. The guitar made it to Florida then to Dubai; then on to Saudi. Perfect! It will next take a journey to Thailand! What to get next !! — Ed who works in various places world-wide.

 

 

Smiley face The rating system Jeff has is the real deal. I’ve seen guitars on display at stores that are new that have more wear than the '96 guitar I purchased from Jeff. The guitar was also extremely well packed for shipment and everything went perfect with the shipping. If you are like me, once you buy a guitar from Jeff you will be reluctant to buy a guitar on-line from anyone else. —Jim, Cary Illinois

 

 

Smiley face I bought ”Jennifer” (is what I named her) from Jeff (xhefri). She looks gorgeous and plays beautifully. ”Jennifer” is a solid piece of work and a great axe that suits me both as a touring and a recording musician. I visit Jeff´s website once a month to check what he´s working on, and also to see if there´s something for me. — Ketil Stokkan, Norway (www.ketilstokkan.no).

 

 

I just wanted to let you know that I received the Strat, no signs of abuse from the post office…It’s beautiful, I love it! Feels good, sounds great, perfect. Thank you very much Jeff, it was a pleasure dealing with you and everything was as you said it would be; I don’t want to be too negative but that’s very unusual these days!! Oh, and thanks for t-shirt! … I look forward to doing this again! — Brian, Canada.

 

 

I have purchased a lot of guitars from Jeff over time and wouldn't consider dealing with anyone else. The descriptions are accurate and the guitars top notch. I am a fanatic with my guitars and always thought I was a bit OCD but Jeff matches me for his love of his guitars as well. I often wonder how he can sell the ones he does as they are so nice. Deal with confidence as the guitars are actually better than Jeff describes. — Bob, Australia.

 

 

Smiley face If you live in 2014, there's only two possibilities to buy a guitar from 1996 in new condition, perfectly setup and even modified for speed and sound: Go get yourself a time machine, dress the part and find a good shop / luthier after you made the trip 18 years to the past. Or just stay in your own time, go to xhefriguitars.com, pick the guitar you want and let Jeff do the time machine thing. Because he must have one - a guitar almost 20 years old can not look that good any other way. Super clean, hang tags included, plays like a dream! — Roland, Germany

 

 

Smiley face I purchased a 97 Black and Red Strat Plus with the upgraded pick guard and wiring to a Plus Ultra. I have owned other Plus guitars in the past and this is the nicest of all that I have owned. Jeff's attention to detail and honesty is a rare find today. His personal attention and quick shipping was the icing on the cake. I can highly recommend his craftsmanship, knowledge and ease of doing business with. Thank you Jeff for such a great buying and playing experience. — Bill, New York City

 


Smiley face Jeff was very easy to deal with and made sure we talked on the phone before the sale was final which assured me that he was a stand up guy. The Guitar is awesome and in absolutely perfect condition, just as described. I would not hesitate to buy another guitar from Jeff in the Future. I play this guitar several times a week at Times Square Church in NYC. The service is broadcast live in over 150 countries and has a congregation of around 2,000 each service. The guitar has not let me down once. — Nick Kellie Guitarist and Composer, New York City

 

 

Smiley face Jeff was great to work with. Very knowledgeable, friendly and honest. Guitar was exactly as he and the pictures described. I'll be buying another from him! — Pete from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

 

 

Smiley face The guitar arrived just fine - nice packing. Also looks exactly as described, and I played it this morning and it sounds great. You are right about the color -- that blue you see in the photographs really looks different under light -- green happens to be my favorite color so it is a nice surprise. Thanks - maybe we can do some more business later. — Dale in North Carolina.

 

 

Smiley face The '89 Strat Plus Dlx v1 (Silver/Silver/Blue) arrived in great shape, just as Jeff had described it. Jeff went to great length to describe two tiny dings on the guitar, which I never would have noticed in the first place. The guitar was set up nicely (he adjusted it for me from 9's to 10's) and plays true. That's not to mention anything of the sound - it's unreal. The silvers provide a classic strat tone with a touch more mids (to my liking) and the blue bridge position gives that Gilmour type sustain - a great combination. I took it into Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto, CA - a well respected local shop - to deck the trem, and the guitar tech simply couldn't get over how well the guitar played. I have a new favorite guitar! If you are looking for a Strat plus, look no further - Jeff is your guy. — Jeffrey, Palo Alto, California.

 

Smiley face This guitar came on like a shock. It's not how Jeff described it on his website. It's even better!!! This is simply the most versatile guitar I ever had in my hands, it's like Jekyll and Hyde, a Gibson trapped in the body of a Strat. And it looks even better in real life than it looked on the pictures, no nicks, no wear - it must have been in a deep freeze for the last 17 years. Yes - this Blues Machine is seventeen, but nothing like in-between! With Jeff's modifications this is the Ultimate Strat, the guitar Fender never dared to built. 11 on a ten scale. I love it! — Roland, Germany


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Guitar Parts & Ultra Pickguards For Sale

These Ultra pickguards are cut to the exact specifications of Fender’s Ultra and Custom Shop pickguards. Fender use to offer these in White/Black/White and Vintage Pearl. I am offering, White/Black/White, Aged White Pearl, Parchment (off-white), and Black/Red/Black. See the above picture to get an idea of how the different color relate to each other. PLEASE NOTE, unlike other S/S/H pick guards, the Ultra pickguard is cut different and WILL NOT WORK on a Fender Strat with a standard S/S/H route. The reason is: 1) the middle pickup on an Ultra is centered perfectly between the bridge and the neck pickups, whereas a Standard S/S/H pick guard has the middle pickup closer toward the bridge pickup. All American Standard, Strat Plus, and Ultra guitars of the 1980s-1990s had swimming pool routes, 2) The bridge route is designed for the Lace Sensor Dually pickup using a 3-hole mount, & 3) there is a mini-switch hole drilled beside the two tone control knobs. Again these are cut to fender factory specifications.

White/Black/White Ultra pick guard with Tremolo cover: $48.00 + shipping

Parchment (aged looking off-White/Black/White) Ultra guard with Tremolo cover: $48.00 + shipping

Red/Black Red Ultra guard with Tremolo cover: $48.00 + shipping

Aged White Pearl Ultra guard with Tremolo cover: $63.00 + shipping

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