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

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Below are a few guitars that I have for sale. You will see I also sell custom built guitars, often based on the Strat Plus motif. They are One-Off guitars 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.

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 I 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

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1990 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of big pictures!) You do not need to have a Facebook account to look at these pictures. This is a lovely Strat Plus Deluxe guitar in Antique Burst. Body is mint. Neck is near perfect. This appears to be an Alder body with really nice Ash caps front and back. Fender did that with a lot of their DX guitars to keep the weight down. The serial number indicates (N9) 1990, but the neck date stamp on the butt end is March 26, 1992. No cracks, scratches, or dings. Just a few very light impressions on the back of the neck. Being a Deluxe Plus it has the Blue, Silver, Red Lace Sensor pickups. Much more fuller sounding than the bright, 50s tones of the Gold Lace Sensors. What a nice playing guitar. Note how nicely the Rosewood matches so nicely with the Antique finish! Comes with a nice original Fender Flight case, with like new origonal; Fender strap and DX pop-in tremolo bar. PRICE: $1350 (ON HOLD)

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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 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. 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 dead-mint. 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: $1475

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1991 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of big pictures!) This is a very early first issue Fender Ultra that is very clean. Body is near perfect. Only the lettering on the neck and middle pickups is rubbed slightly. Totally stock. These early issue Ultras are becoming more collectible and harder to find. This one has a split-piece maple top and back that has some really nice flame. It has the Schaller locking tuners. Comes with all the Ultra appointments, such as all chrome parts and a dark ebony fretboard with real Abalone inlays. 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 Vintage Tweed G&G Deluxe Case. PRICE: $1850

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2016 FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA CUSTOM: Condition: BRAND NEW! Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page (click here to see a lot of big pictures of the guitar and under the hood). This is another one of my custom Stratocaster builds! What a tone machine! It has a New Old Stock 2016 Jeff Beck neck mounted on a highly flamed AAA+ Maple top on chambered mahogany Warmoth body. This guitar is a sweet player with a load of tone varations. I put a brand new DiMarzio DP-193 Air Norton Humbucker in the neck with a coil splitting switch. Flip the switch and 1/2 the windings are turned off. Go from a vintage Les Paul tone to a more Strat neck single coil tone. I loves these humbuckers! The tone is deep and warm, but not muddy. It’s hot, but not distorted. It’s even got cool harmonics, which are really unusual for a neck humbucker. Add some overdrive and it is warm and sweet! I used a 500k no-load pot with a .010 capacitor for the neck pickup. I have been experimenting with this .010 caps as they do not get near as dark as a .022 or .033 cap. It is nice as one can use the tone control is a more, if I can say it this way, "controlled." The bridge is a Chrome Dome Dually pickup. The other 3-way mini-switch has either the front or back pickups in the Dually to be on or off, or both in series which gives a fat hot humbucker tone. Go from Tele bridge bite to Stratty and even Gibson flavors - all using that little 3-way mini-switch. You can also mix the neck and bridge pickups with the middle Chrome Dome for some really nice quacky Strat voices. This has a 5-way Super Switch which gives you the neck + bridge in the middle (#3) position! I have a lot more info and pictures on my FaceBook page. Custom Shop quality at way less then Custom Shop prices! Comes with a NEW flight case, hang tag for the neck and Trem bar! PRICE: $2200

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1993 ARCTIC WHITE FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: MINT- . Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures including under the hood! 1993 was a year of change for the Strat Plus. Mid 1993 Fender moved over to the LSR Roller Nut from the Wilkinson Nut. This guitar was built in July of 93 and must have been close to the last ones with a Wilkinson Nut. Also in 1993 - late 1992, Lace added an extra green wire to ground their pickups. It was also a year for a lot of changes in the available color lineup. This guitar is near mint and comes with all the Strat Plus appointments, such as Gold Lace pickups (Note the lettering is not at all rubbed!) and Schaller locking tuners. The body is spotless with no cracks, pick scratches, or dings. The colors tend to make it look a tad more yellowish red than in real life. The neck too as really nice, the frets are like new, the back of the neck silky smooth, with no dents to speak of. The owner had a friend who owned a Plek machine, so he had it done to this guitar. Wow, plays really nice! Comes with a nice Fender Red Label form fitting hard-shell case. PRICE: $1400

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1997 CRIMSON BURST FENDER TELECASTER PLUS VII: Condition: MINT. Email me for details & 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 nearly untouched. Lovely guitar! Comes with a MINT Fender Deluxe PLUS Case. PRICE: $1850 (ON HOLD)

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1990 CRIMSON FROST FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures! to see a lot of big 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 (ON HOLD)

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2016 FLAMED FENDER TELECASTER CUSTOM: Condition: BRAND NEW! Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of 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! SALE PRICE: $1900

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1996 CANDY APPLE RED STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: MINT-. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures including under the hood! This is a mint- Candy Apple Red Stratocaster Plus. There are no cracks, scratches, etc on this guitar. I rated it MINT- due to one micro-ding on the lower edge. You would have a hard time finding it, and I am OCD! The guitar has all the original case candy, hang tag, etc. Gorgeous finish. The back of the neck has some very interesting grain in it. This is 50th Anniversary model with the small sticker on the back of the head stock. Guitar is like new and plays wonderful. The dark Rosewood fretboard set off the Candy Red body very nicely. Come with a like new Strat Plus Deluxe case. PRICE: $1475 (SOLD)

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1993 FENDER VII CRIMSON BURST STRATOCASTOR PLUS DELUXE: Condition: NEAR MINT- . Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures including under the hood! to see a lot of big pictures!) Here is a nice example of a version II Plus DX. 1993 was the year of transition with this color. The VI’s had no metallic in the burst around the edges, but instead used a deep blood red color. The VII’s changed over to using a red metallic burst on the edges. The red in the center of the body is transparent so the wood grain shows through very subtly. The body appears to be Alder. The dark Rosewood fretboard stands out nice again the deep red color. Being a DX it has all the appointments, such as the Blue, Silver and Red Lace Sensor pickups and a pearled pickguard, which became more popular in the 1992-3 with Fender Strats. Frets are like new and the fretboard is really clean. The guitar is in excellent+ condition, contact me for the details. Comes with a near mint plush White-Tweed Fender G&L rectangular case. PRICE: $1300

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2017 XHEFRI #1 CUSTOM GRAFFITI YELLOW POWER TELECASTER: Condition: BRAND NEW. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures including under the hood! This Power Telecaster is XHEFRI’s #1 personal logo guitar. I have more on the way. Custom Shop build for less $! This has the Tummy and arm contours. 3 Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickups. Two Strat (white) and Tele bridge. The neck is a custom made Clapton V shape Telecaster neck! It will has a compound radius of 10-16” with 22 medium jumbo frets with a soft V shape just like the Clapton Strats. The 5-way switch works like on any Strat but the mini-switch has 3-positions. Down: It splits the coils on ALL the pickups giving the guitar a more vintage Tele/Strat tone. Middle: The pickups are running as mini-humbuckers. More punch. Fatter tones and more crunch in the bridge. Up: All the pickups are ALL on, BUT the 5-way switch now acts like a blender. In the neck position, all the pickups are on BUT the neck is putting out the most power. Flip the switch to the bridge and then the bridge pickup is putting out most of the volume, but still all 3 pickups are running. Some cool stratty tones. Come with a like new tweed thermal Telecaster case. PRICE: $1600 (SOLD)

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1995 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER ULTRA CUSTOM: Condition: NEAR MINT. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of pictures including under the hood! to see a lot of big pictures!) This is one of my latest builds. I have made a number of these in this color and wiring design, and they have been very popular. I started out with a near mint 1995 Strat Plus Deluxe in Antique Burst. It was gutted and the wiring was replaced with one of my Black/Red/Black Ultra pickgaurds loaded with a nice array of Lace Sensor pickups. The neck is a Purple Lace Sensor, which I have grown very fond of in the neck position. It is not as bright as a Gold Lace which mimics a 1950s tone and yet not as fat as a Blue Lace which is more like a Gibsonish P90 tone. A very articulate pickup with great highs and a robust low that is not at all muddy. The rest of the pickups follow the Ultra theme using a Silver in the middle and a Red Dually in the bridge. This is loaded with my custom wired Sonic-TBX tone control and the neck pickup is tone shaped using a Axial .033uF 160V 1% Polyester Film Capacitor, instead of a stock .022 cap, on a 250k No-load pot. Turn it to 10 and you bypass the tone control completely. Also comes with DELUXE STRAT PLUS Case that is like new. PRICE: $1550

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1993 FENDER MIDNIGHT WINE STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: MINT- . Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page (click here to see a lot of big pictures of the guitar and under the hood). Here is a cool color that often gets mistaken for Candy Apple Red called Midnight Wine! A deep maroon red with a hint of light purple. Candy Apple Red is brighter and lighter. The serial number says it is a 1993, but the date on the butt of the neck is April of 1994. This Strat Plus has all the typical Plus features: Shaller Locking tuners, LSR Roller nut, and Gold Lace Sensor pickups. The lettering on the pickups is near perfect. The guitar has not seen much playing, being Mint-. I found only two very small scratches on the back, butt-end edge of the guitar. (How else could one describe where these are??? LOL!!!) The frets are in great shape, with no peeling on the light maple fretboard. The back of the neck is very clean and silky smooth. Not much to say, just a really nice guitar! Comes with a era-correct rectangular case. I have seen quite a number of these Plus Strats come with these cases. I do not know if they were offered by Fender, or were a dealer option. But it does not say Fender on the case. PRICE: $1500 (SOLD)

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1987 BROWN SUNBURST STRATOCASTER PLUS WITH BOB BODY: Condition: MINT . Go to my FACEBOOK Page (click here to see a lot of big pictures of the guitar and under the hood). This is a MINT 1987 Strat Plus in Brown Sunburst. The neck date is 11/20/87. This is one of those very early Strat Plus’ with the square bottomed Lace Sensors with hand scribed numbers on each pickup. I remember Jeff Lace telling me when he was a teenager, he used to scribe those numbers on the pickups for his dad, Don Lace Sr., the inventor of the Lace pickups. The neck was made by legendary Herbie Gastelum, the 2nd oldest Fender employee going way back with Leo Fender. He made necks for many famous players. The body was made by Cuevas, who later worked in Fender’s Custom Shop. I thought the body was one piece Alder, but after careful examination, I saw it was matched together with a lot of care. Plays super sweet! And as mentioned, this is a Bob body with the smooth curves and fatter tummy cut. Very sexy bodies, IMHO! Read about these Bob Bodies HERE! The lettering on the pickups is near perfect. The body is mint. It has the split Wilkinson roller nut and the early black dot Sperzil locking tuners. Had the big fat resistor on the TXB tone control and the screw in bridge studs. Also note the steel bridge block, which is unpainted. Also comes with the original Fender rectangular case that is in excellent condition, some papwerwork, and trem bar. Rare find! PRICE: $2000 (SOLD)

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

 

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

 

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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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