During his early days in The Yardbirds and with the Jeff Beck Group (which featured a then little-known singer named Rod Stewart), Jeff Beck favored Les Pauls and Telecasters.
By the mid-'70s - particularly on the jazz-rock monster Wired that showcased his crying bends and masterful use of feedback - Beck increasingly employed the Stratocaster.
He favoured two models:an early '50s sunburst given to him by the late Steve Marriott, and a 1960 yellow mustard version. As for plectrums, Beck ditched them and went clawhammer.
Several Jeff Beck Signature Strats have been produced, but the current version features an alder body with a thin C-shaped maple neck in Olympic White and Surf Green finishes, as well as a Custom Thinskin Nitro edition.