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

This page is ALWAYS kept up to date! Last update JUNE 25th, 2019

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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: 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 up to date! Last update JUNE 25th, 2019

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1994 FENDER TRANSPARENT BLUE BURST 40TH ANN STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! I have always like these 94 Anniversary Stratocasters. These not only have all the Strat plus features, like Schaller locking tuners, LSR roller nut and Gold Lace Sensor pickups—but also have the American flag die-cast emblem with 40 on the headstock and the special neck plate that states, "1994 FENDER Stratocaster 40 years and Still Rock'in". Cool Transparent Blue Burst on Ash caps on an alder body. The ash grain is really nice on the top and back, and it is subtle on how it shows through the finish. I have had a few people wondering what the reflections are on my guitar pictures! That is Venetian Blinds on the window behind my carpeted work bench! The body has no hairline cracks or scratches. There is one pinhead sized shallow impression on the lower edge where you leg would be if playing the guitar while sitting. Very hard to see let alone find. The lettering on the pickups is perfect and there are no scratches on the pickguard. Even the plastic is still on the back tremolo cover. The neck is smooth on the back like a baby's bottom and the frets are in excellent shape. There are a few marks on the back of the neck like it was bumped but it can not be felt and there are no dents. See Facebook pictures. Hard to see. The build date on the heal of the neck is November 16th 1994. It looks like this neck was stamped by Herbie Gastelum (one of the longest standing Fender employees). Comes with the original Fender red Label case with tremolo bar, like new strap, Xhefri guitar picks! Owners manuals and warranty card (how be it long expired!) PRICE: $1475 + shipping

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2014 GIBSON LIMITED EDITION 120TH ANNIVERSARY LES PAUL STANDARD PLUS: Condition: MINT/Brand New! Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures! This Gibson 120th Anniversary Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Plus in a cool Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The guitar is brand new. I bought two guitars from a lawyer who bought them and never learned to play. One was a Custom Shop Strat and the other is this gorgeous limited edition Les Paul. He told me he had the guitars out of their cases a hand full of times. Even the case is like new. This Les Paul was released in limited numbers and very hard to find. These were marketed just under Gibson's Custom Shop models. To start with, it comes with a AAAA Quilted Maple top on Mahogany. The back-plate is signed by the employee who perfectly book-matched the quilt maple top. The neck is asymmetrical '60s Slim Taper profile with a compound-radius rosewood fretboard which sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Something interesting; it has cryogenic-treated fretwire for longer life and corrosion resistance, undercut frets over neck binding, and a full PLEK setup. It has some tricks up its sleeve as well—kind of a little Jimmy Page trickery plus some. The sophisticated electronics includes a BurstBucker Pro 1 in the neck position and a hotter BurstBucker Pro 2 in the bridge, with a reverse-polarity bridge pickup for authentic single-coil combinations. It has independent volume controls with push-pull coil splitting, along with push-pull phase reverse and pure-bypass switching. Simply put, all 4 knobs are push/pull pots. The volume controls tap the humbuckers turning them into single coils. The tone control for the neck is a out-of-phase push/pull pot that gives some Strat-like tones, especially when running in single coil mode. To take advantage of this, the 3-way selector has to be neck + bridge (middle position). The bridge tone control is a push/pull pot which Gibson has named "pure bypass." What this means is, when you pull up on that tone control, the bridge pickup runs straight to your amp, bypassing the tone and volume control. So lets say you have things toned down and you want to fly into a solo—pull up on the pot and you have the full power/volume of the bridge Burst bucker 2. These retailed for $5999.00 when they came out. The guy who bought this told me he paid, on a special sale, $3800 for it. The Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case with pink lining, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual. PRICE: $3000 + shipping

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2019 XHEFRI CUSTOM JEFF BECK PROFILE NECK BLACK KORINA STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT - Brand New! Click on this: FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Here is another custom built XHEFRI guitar. Read my reviews! Custom Shop Quality without the Custom Shop price. Truth is, Custom Shop does not even build guitars like this these days... If you like FAT necks, this guitar is for you! It is made from flamed Birdseye Maple in an early Jeff Beck fat baseball bat D profile - having an black ebony fretboard with real abalone inlays. It sports Kluson vintage gold plated tuners, jumbo frets, and a cool vintage tint. The guitar plays fantastic and the tone is killer. This body wood is Black Korina, but its true name is African Limba. The body is chambered to cut down on weight. If you know about guitar woods you will know these bodies not only look very cool but are very expensive. I blinged this one out in all gold parts. This has a tasty assortment of Lace Sensor pickups: Neck - Purple, which has a P-90-type Gibsonish tone; Middle - Burgandy, which is fatter than a normal single coil pickup. Think Gary Moore, Santana, or Page!; and Bridge - Red, which has a fat, punchy humbucking tone. This guitar sounds great and is good for a lot of genres of music. I installed a Push/Pull pot for the first tone control to activate the neck pickup at will. This push/pull pot, together with the 5-way switch, gives 7 very distinctly different sounds. You can have neck + bridge, or all 3 pickups on at once. The neck pickup is wired with a .10 cap which is more subtle as far as NOT making the pickup dark too quickly. The middle and bridge pickups are connected to a TBX tone control. Comes with a gold plated tremolo bar and new Deluxe Fender Flight case. I was going to ask $2600 for this but there is a small blemish/defect on the headstock—so the price has been reduced. PRICE: $2600 Now $2300 + shipping

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1996 FENDER OLYMPIC WHITE ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Here is another really nice 1996 Version II Eric Clapton Strat in Olympic White. In case you might be wondering what the Version I was, it was a short lived version with 21 frets, 20db boost and an off/on mini-switch to turn off the active pre-amp. Finding a VII Clapton Strat in this shape and color is pretty hard. Since it sports a SE9 serial number, some people might mistakenly call this a 1989, but a peek in the neck sockets tells us the body was built in March/April of 1996. And the neck build date is March 26th of 1996—thus the 50th Anniversary sticker on the back of the head stock. Note that the neck was shaped by the legendary Herb (Herbie) Gastelum who is one of the longest standing Fender employees, and has shaped necks for many of the big names in the music industry. Amazing he worked on a number of Signature guitars while also working in Custom Shop. This guitar still has the unopened case candy (Clapton Kit) original strap, tremolo bar, hang tag, and even the original battery that came with the guitar brand new in 1996! The body is spotless—like brand new. The lettering on the pickups is like new as well. The guitar has seen very little playing over the years. The frets are excellent. I would rate this guitar MINT but there is a light amount of patina from oxidation on the edges of the frets—typical with Maple boards from the 1990s. I have reduced the price to compensate. Speaking of necks, oh so nice soft V shape with low action. If you have never played a Clapton Strat, you do not know what you are missing. The Clapton Strats come with a 25db boost. Turn the lower tone control and the higher the number the fatter the tone, much like humbuckers. The first tone control is a TBX which shapes the tone. 3 Gold Lace pickups. The case is excellent with the exclusion of on end where the brown padding is torn from being in storage. PRICE: $1750 + shipping

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1991 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE SOLID ASH: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and more detailed info! A little background first—the second batch of Strat Plus Deluxe's to come out from Fender where mostly Alder with Ash caps or solid Ash, as in the case with this guitar. The first round of Strat Plus DXs came in mostly the pastel and a few other colors (Razz Berry, Bahama Green, Dusty Rose, Graffiti Yellow, Fiesta Red, Gunmetal Blue, and Brown Burst) with Sliver/Silver/Blue Lace Sensors. The second wave of Strat Plus DX's to come out in 1990 through 1991 where this type in burst or frost color using the Blue/Silver/Red Lace Sensor combo. Please note that the lettering on the pickups is almost completely intact, showing the guitar has not seen a lot of playing. I could not make out any dates on the neck or inside the neck pocket. As just mentioned, this one is solid Ash and is, like most of these were, on the heavy side. The grain does not show in the pictures as well as in real life—very nice Ash grain! You pick it up and you know you have a real industrial type working guitar in your hands! LOL!! The body on this Strat Plus DX is mint. I can't find a scratch or ding anywhere. The maple neck plays smooth and fast, as it should, with the frets being in excellent condition and the back silky smooth. Note the Bird's-eye around the headstock front and back—very cool feature in the Maple. There is one small ding on the back of the neck down by the 13th fret. Small and can't really be felt. This has all the Strat Plus appointments: brushed Schaller locking tuners, brushed Wilkinson roller nut and an American two point floating bridge. Come with a like new Fender Red Label case complete with a new Fender Strap and polishing cloth and some paperwork. PRICE: $1450 + shipping (ON HOLD)

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1991 BLUE PEARL BURST FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and more detailed info! I have always been fond of this color—Blue Pearl Burst. It was also sometimes called Blue Pearl Dust. This has the odd serial number that starts with a N0, which should be 1990 but in fact it is a 1991 made guitar with a neck date of April 12th, 1991 and a hard to read the body date that looks like Oct of 1990. The neck was shaped by the legend Herbie Gastelum who is probably one of Fender’s most historical neck shapers. He joined Fender in 1961 and is considered one of the Fender “veterans” next to Abigail Ybarra who entered the musical instrument industry in the summer of 1956. Abigail is famous for the pickup she has wound over the years. Gastelum shaped a lot of necks over the years on the production line and then settled in as a neck shaper for Fender’s Custom Shop. He mostly likely shaped necks for people like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and many others. This Plus has a mint body and the guitar is general is minty. Comes with all the Strat Plus appointments: Wilkinson roller nut, Schaller locking tuners, American 2-point bridge (with a hipshot Tremsetter) and 3 Gold Lace Sensor pickups. The body is made from alder. There are no scratches, cracks, or dings. Even the pickguard is scratch free and the lettering on the pickups is nearly perfect—which is rare to find on the older flat-topped Laces Sensors. The frets are excellent. The fretboard has some spots on it in a few places from fingernails, most likely. The back of the neck is silky smooth. This has some of the case candy, trem bar in a era correct Fender Red Label case that is like new. PRICE: $1425 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1997 FENDER BLUE BURST SPLIT FLAME STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Ultra-fantastic! Another one of those late 1997 Ultras that has some nice mojo - in a cool Blue Burst finish! Gorgeous split quilt maple top and back on an alder body. This Ultra comes with the Blue, Gold, and Red Dually Laces Sensors. Through out the years, sometimes Fender used Silver Laces in the middle and other time Gold. Cool thing about Ultras is the 5-way switching. Position #3 is the neck + bridge pickups. Add to the mix the 3-way mini-switch you can have the front, both in series, or back of the Red Lace Sensors. All that gives you funky tones, humbucker tones or Tele tones! These guitars are super versatile. The neck has two dates stamped on it, one is September 15, 1997 and on the butt end August 6th, 1997. The frets are like new as is the dark black ebony fretboard. They used real abalone inlays on these as well. There is one small superficial ding on the back of the neck way down by the 12th fret. Really can't even be felt. And there is a small opaquing on the top end of the skunk stripe. The body is mint on this guitar, no scratches anywhere.This came with a cool Tweed Fender Stand-A-Case. Looks like a standard tweed case but the top pops off and a chrome bar inside latches on the pegs on the outside of the case giving you a guitar stand. PRICE: $2200 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1991-92 FENDER MIDNIGHT WINE STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Midnight Wine is like a dark Candy Apple Red that has an almost maroon hue to it. My very first Strat Plus was this color! The serial number says it is a 1991 (N1) but the build date on the butt end of the neck say Nov 1992, which explains why the lettering on the Lace Sensor pickups are in a recessed ovals, which is indicative of late 1992 and used onward through 1998. BTW, the letting is near perfect. I can't make out the date in the neck socket of the body. Speaking about the body, this one is near perfect. I found one small pinpoint spot on the back and two extremely small micronicks on the butt end edge. Very hard to see. I sold one just about like this a few months ago for $1450, so this one is marked down due to the small smooth ding on the neck and the micro stuff mentioned. I am somewhat nitpicking here. (See Facebook picts). This is loaded with the Hipshot-Tremsetter which is set up perfect and keep the guitar in tune great. The neck has almost no wear on the frets and the rosewood is in excellent shape. The back of the neck is satin finished. This guitar plays great and comes with hang tags, paperwork, original strap, owners booklets, and a super nice Fender Red Label case. PRICE: $1350 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1991 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST MATCHBOOK FLAMED STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: NEAR MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! This is a very early first issue Fender Ultra that is near mint. Body is near perfect with only one light dimple about the size of a pinhead on the top and a light impression on the edge of the upper tummy cut on the back. The guitar has been carefully played and well taken care of. No scratches, chips, or cracks. The lettering on the neck and middle pickups is rubbed slightly which is a common on the older style Lace Sensors. These early issue Ultras are becoming more collectable and harder to find, especially in this condition. This one has a build date of August 1991. This one has a split-piece AAA flamed maple top and back. Comes with all the Ultra appointments, such as all chrome parts: Schaller tuners, Deluxe bridge with pop-in tremolo arm, and Wilkinson roller nut. These older Ultras have dark black bony fretboards with real Abalone inlays. Black Ebony is super hard to come by these days and the Ultras were the only production guitar, other then the Robbin Ford, that came with ebony fretboards. The back of the neck is crack and ding free, and has some nice streaked grain. Frets are in great shape! 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 front, back or both in series with the Dually bridge pickup. By the way, this guitar plays super sweet. Low action with no buzzing and the truss rod adjusts perfect! Comes with the original plush Fender Vintage Tweed G&G Deluxe Case that is in clean condition. PRICE: $1900 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1994 RED PAISLEY JAMES BURTON SIGNATURE TELECASTER: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures and a lot more detailed info! Here is another hard find guitar—a Version 1 James Burton Signature Telecaster in Red Paisley. The red is reminiscent of the Firestorm finishes used on some Strats and Teles in 1990-91 as the red has a candy red metal-flake look. The paisley top is very cool and it is surrounded by black on the sides and back. The back is like a mirror! No belt rash or scratches. Try to find one of these for sale in good condition, or just try to find one at all! LOL. These older JB Signature Telecasters were discontinued in late 1994 being replaced with a newer, and not as attractive design. One will often find these in gold paisley with gold parts. The Red Paisley come with Black Chrome fixtures and is the harder of the two colors to find. The CE sticker is still on the back neck plate! They are also equipped with 3 Lace Sensor pickups, much like a Strat Plus Deluxe but has the special Strat-o-Tele switching. This means position #3 is neck + bridge pickups like a Telecaster, while positions #2 and #4 are those cool Strat tones. The Red Lace in the bridge does mimic a Telecaster bridge tone really well. Did you notice the lettering on the pickups is almost completely intact? The neck has a sweet slim Tele feel. Frets are in excellent shape as this guitar has seen little playing. A couple of the black marker dots has a little clear coat hazing. Also note James Burton signature on the headstock. 1 11/16" nut width with a 25 1/2" scale length. Comes with the owners manuals, a polishing cloth and an era correct Fender Red Label case that is in excellent condition. PRICE: $1850 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1991 FENDER CRIMSON FROST VII STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood! I have shared before about the "frosts" verses the "bursts". Fender introduced the 3 different frost colors in 1990 with the introduction of the version two Deluxe Plus guitars. There was the short lived Version one that came mostly in vintage pastel colors or brown and antique bursts. They had silver/silver/blue Lace Sensor pickups. The frosts came in Crimson, Blue, and Ebony colors and were short lived, lasting around 3 years. All of the frosts came on either solid ash or ash caps laminated on alder or poplar. This one is ash laminated on alder. Being a VII it has the blue, silver and red Lace Sensors. This color is stunning, having a dark maroon metallic around the edges that blends into a cool crimson red transparent finish showing the ash grain. This one is MINT with the exclusion of one blemish the size of a spec of dust. The frets are shiny new, and the neck and body or ding, scratch and crack free. The back of the neck is silky smooth and this guitar has "that feel" — mojo thing going on. It has a build date as per the butt end of the neck and the body's neck socket of April 1991. The lettering on the pickups is in good condition, which you do not see all that often on the earlier Plus guitars as they rub off with a lot of playing. Comes with all the Fender Strat Plus appointments—Schaller locking tuners, Wilkinson roller nut, DX 2-point bridge with a pop-in chrome tremolo bar and a Hipshot Tremsetter that is set up properly. This guitar does not go out of tune. This comes with an DX Fender black tolex case that looks like those from the 1970s which is in great condition and some of the original case candy— owners booklet and some other papers. PRICE: $1550 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1990 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST MATCHBOOK FLAMED STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Ah! The N9 serial number! So many people mistake N9XXXXX for 1999, as did the person I bought this Ultra from some time back. N9 on a Strat Plus or Ultra is always 1990-1991 as the dates on the butt end of the neck and the body's neck pockets of this guitar indicate. This Ultra was owned by a collector so it was rarely played. It has a really sweet neck. The action is low, truss rod turns fine, frets are excellent, and it has bird's eye and grain streaks that makes it really unique looking. The body is mint with the exception of a very small indentation on the upper bottom edge. No scratches, cracks or dents except the very small one mentioned. (You know how I am OCD!) Of course it has all the Ultra appointments: Blue, Gold and Red Dually Lace Sensors, Custom 5-way Super-switching which gives you neck + bridge on position #3, 3-way mini-switch that puts the Dually in front back or series, Chrome Schaller locking tuners, a chrome DX bridge with pop-in tremolo bar, chrome Wilkinson roller nut, Hip-shot Tremsetter (that is set up prefect), and black ebony fretboard with real abalone dot inlays (the Ultras were one of the only production guitars to come with ebony fretboards, and now black ebony is nearly impossible to find). Comes with almost all the case candy, tremolo bar, polishing cloth, strap locks and the original Fender case that is in good condition. PRICE: $2000 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1994 BLUE BURST FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: MINT!. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! What a gorgeous guitar! Every time I show this to some one they ooh and awe. Fender introduced the Blue Frosts on the Plus DX models in 1990. That finish ran up into late 1991 - early 1992, then the moved over to the Blue Burst finish, like on this guitar. It has a metallic burst edge that goes to a transparent blue center showing some spectacular ash grain. The Frost finish has an almost black edge, where as these have a complementary metallic edge. This color is similar to the Blue Pearl Burst, but with transparent center areas. Stunning and the pictures really do not capture it. I shot one picture outside and a couple under different lighting to try to show the grain better. It has a build date of November 16th, 1994. This DX comes with the rare Mini-Floyd Rose bridge (At Fender they were called the George Blanda bridge named after the designer!) The chrome pop-in tremolo bar has a hex head key on the tip which fits the hex screws on the bridge for string changes. This guitar is MINT. The only thing I could mention is a very faint discoloration on a couple bridge saddles. Look hard. No scratches, dings or cracks. Not even pick scratches! The frets are like new and is the Rosewood fretboard. Back of the neck is silky smooth. Has the Blue, Silver, Red Lace Sensors, TBX tone control, LSR roller nut, Schaller locking tuners, and some mojo to boot. Has the Fender Red Label case that is like new, with the hex keys and instructions for maintaining the bridge, owners booklets that are like new, polishing cloth and some of the other case candy! PRICE: $1550 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1996 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST HIGHLY FLAMED STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! What can I say? I love Ultras. Here is a super clean specimen from 1996! The flame is AAA and is gorgeous! The body was built by Chavez, of Fender's Custom shop with a build date of June 9th, 1996. Check out the flame on top and then on the back, wow, some interesting streaks in the maple. Very cool! The neck build date is June 10th of 1996—thus the 50th Anniversary sticker on the back of the head stock. I think someone was playing games at Fender that day as the stamp on the heel of the neck dates MAY 5th 2002!!!! Someone slipped up there or something... and I could tell this guitar has never been cracked open till now! Note that the neck was shaped by the legendary Herb (Herbie) Gastelum who is one of the longest standing Fender employees, and has shaped necks for many of the big names in the music industry. Nice vintage tint on the neck and the frets show no signs of wear. The body is mint. I can't really find anything to report. The neck is also minty. I try not to use the word mint unless it really is. Of course it has all the Ultra appointments: like the Mini-Floyd Rose tremolo, which is in excellent condition, Blue, Silver and Red Dually Lace Sensors in which the lettering is in great condition, Custom 5-way Super-switching which gives you neck + bridge on position #3, & a 3-way mini-switch that puts the Dually in front back or series, Chrome Schaller locking tuners, a chrome DX bridge with pop-in tremolo bar, LSR roller nut, and black ebony fretboard with real abalone dot inlays (the Ultras were one of the only production guitars to come with ebony fretboards, and now black ebony is nearly impossible to find). Comes with almost some of the original booklets, tremolo bar, polishing cloth, tuner turner, and the original Fender what some people call "snake skin" case that is in good condition. PRICE: $2100 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1996 MYSTIC BLACK TUXEDO FENDER VII TELECASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT- . Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Here is a rare duck...even rarer than rare. I have owned a few of these Tuxedo Telecasters with their cool ivory binding and black finish—thus the nick name "Tuxedo". Also has the tummy cut on the Back. These were Fender's highest end production Telecaster in the day. Limited numbers were built. But this one is in the rare Mystic Black color. The clear coat had blue/green pearl flake in it that is hard to see unless in direct light. I shined a flashlight on it in one picture so you can see what I am talking about. The Version IIs came with a Gold Lace Sensor in the bridge, a Chrome Dome Strat Sensor in the middle and a Tele Lace Sensor in the neck. The mini-switch turns on the bridge pickup when you have the 50way Strat switch in the neck position. Or on position #4 which is the neck + middle you flip the switch and you have all 3 pickups on at the same time. You can get Telecaster tone, Stratocaster tones, and more. The finish on the body is flawless—which is amazing for black. The body build date looks like November 5th, 1996 and the neck build date is November 12, 1996. 1996 seemed to be a good year for the legendary Herb (Herbie) Gastelum to be shaping necks at Fender! He is one of the longest standing Fender employees and has shaped necks for many of the big names in the music industry. The neck and middle pickups have some light rubbing as the guitar was played some. The bridge plate has a small but of pick scratches on the bottom corner. Look hard... LOL... The guitars body is scratch and ding free! The maple neck is silky and smooth on back. See Facebook picts and writeup for more details and where I clearly oint out any small blemishes. As you look at the pictures, you can see this guitar is super clean. This comes with a like new Fender Deluxe Plus case, with some of the case candy and Allen wrench. PRICE: $1750 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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2000 SURF GREEN FENDER JEFF BECK SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: MINT! Brand New. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info!  This is a Version1 Jeff Beck Strat with the bass-ball-bat shaped neck and the signature 4 Gold Lace Sensor pickups with a push button on/off switch that kills one of the pickups in the bridge Dually Lace Sensor. Finding these today is very hard and people ask crazy money for the few well played ones floating around. I am not eager to sell this, as finding one of these in this condition is really hard—so I have it prices accordingly. I have two of these in Surf Green and both are in mint condition. Ironically this guitar use to be owned by a collector who is OCD as me and he never played it either—and he too had two of these. The guy had about 80 guitars total... This has been stored in a climate controlled room and is basically New Old Stock. All the case candy is there and the candy bag has never been opened. The guitar is essentially brand new—yet 19 years old! There are a ton of the new Jeff Beck Strats out there for sale that are basically glorified American Standard Strats. (No offense to you owners!) These Version 1 - 2000 and early models are based on Jeff's preferences from way back in the early 1990s. Lots of history about the Jeff Beck Strats on my Strat Plus page of my website! The guitar plays sweet, with low action. Even the original strings from the factory are still on it. The only thing I could see that might be considered a type of blemish is a slight color difference where the Jeff Beck sales sticker was located on the plastic protective film on the pickguard. You can barely make out where that sticker use to be. The Tweed Fender case is super nice and some of the protective plastic is still on the latches! PRICE: $2800 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1996 SONIC BLUE FENDER 50TH ANNIVERSARY STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Super Sonic Man!! Check this out - MINT! and all the case candy and hangtag! This is one of my favorite colors and pretty hard to come by. Sonic Blue is kind of a Powder Blue or a Delphine Blue. My wife use to have a VW Beetle in a color kind of like this when we were teenagers! Fender offered Sonic Blue in early 1996 and discontinued it on April of 1997. Sonic Blue looks sweet against the dark rosewood fretboard. I am pretty sure Fender made a lot more of these with Rosewood than Maple. In general, not many of these around and when one does find one they are usually pretty beat. This has a N5 serial number indicating a 1995 build, but it is really a 1996 with a neck and body build date of February 1996. And it has the 50th Anniversary sticker on the back‚ again 1996. All the Strat Plus appointments: brushed Schaller locking tuners, Hipshot-Tremsetter that is set up properly, LSR roller nut, TBX tone control and 2 point American bridge. This guitar does not have one spot on it, as the body is free of scratches, dings and dents, as it the neck. The frets are like new. The lettering on the pickups is prefect. I bought this from a guy who is as OCD as me, and he rarely played it and kept it super clean. Check out the case candy in the picts—pretty much everything that would come with a new Plus—the original Fender Strat that is unused and Strap locks. Check out the pictures—and an almost like new Deluxe Fender tweed case that still has the blue protective plastic on the latches. On the top of the case there are two small scuffs. That's it! PRICE: $1650 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1995-96 FENDER BLUE BURST FLAMED STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures and more detailed info! Fender put out some Custom Shop quality Ultra guitars, like this one with highly matchbook flamed maple top and back in Blue Burst. This has the N5 serial number, indicating 1995, but it has the 50th Anniversary sticker on the back of the headstock which indicates 1996. The dates on the butt end of the neck and the body verify early 1996. This guitar was given as a gift to a well known Hollywood movie producer. When I sell it, I will disclose to the buyer who this person was and what movies he produced. I am doing this to protect the privacy of this acquisition. This guitar is gorgeous and in near mint condition. See my FaceBook page for more details and pictures! The body is near spotless with no pick or button marks, cracks or dings. It has all the Ultra appointments: Blue, Silver and Red Dually Lace Sensors, Custom 5-way Super-switching which gives you neck + bridge on position #3, 3-way mini-switch that puts the Dually in front, back or series, Chrome Schaller locking tuners, a rare mini-Floyd Rose bridge with pop-in tremolo bar, LSR roller nut, and black ebony fretboard with real abalone dot inlays (the Ultras were one of the only production guitars to come with ebony fretboards, and now black ebony is nearly impossible to find) . Comes with some the case candy, tremolo bar, polishing cloth, strap locks and the original Fender case that is like brand new! Fragments of the protective plastic is still on the latches. PRICE: $2200 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1987 FIESTA RED FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS "BOB BODY": Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! This is one of my top favorite colors—the very rare Fiesta Red! A camera just can't capture the beauty of this color. It is a pinkish orange—like a dark Dusty Rose color. I remember I sold a few more common colored Plus' to a friend and I asked him if he had ever seen in person some of the pastel colored Plus'. He said no! He bought a Surf Green then a Fiesta Red—he was hooked. The pastels are by far the coolest colors offered in a Plus IMHO. And then to find these in an 87 with a sexy BOB body, well, that is just plain hard to do. This one has no dates in the neck socket or on the butt of the neck. But since it has an E4 serial number, a BOB body. For more info Click Here —> History Behind the BOB Bodies. The screw into the wood bridge posts, the silver nickel plated bridge block, the old Lace Sensors with square bottoms and old serial number stickers—it is a 1987, most likely between October to December of 87. This guitar is near mint. I found a few small micro dings on the back of the neck, a small nick in the Rosewood on the 2nd fret, and a small bump on the tip of the headstock. You know me I am a detail person (OCD). The body is mint, no cracks dents, dings, or scratches. The pickguard is clean and even the lettering on the pickups is in good condition. Has the original case which is also in good condition. PRICE: $2100 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!!)

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1997-98 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST QUILT TOP ULTRA STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info! Gorgeous. That is all that can be said about the top and back of this Ultra. Toward the end of Fender's Ultra production they released these quilt tops. The only other quilted Strats I have seen like this were from Custom Shop and Special Limited Editions. Ultra production ceased mid-1998. This one is a May 1998. After Fender discontinued the Ultra series, they never made a production guitar that matched the quality and materials of the Ultra, especially with quilt tops! The Ultra's were like Custom Shop quality in a production line—which was replaced by the Deluxe American Standard Strat which, in my opinion, was not as nice as these nor as versatile. The black ebony wood, used on these fretboards, has become more difficult to obtain than back in the early 1990s. The body on this beautiful Ultra is spotless. The guitar is basically like new—frets show no wear, lettering on the pickups is nice, and no dents or nicks on the back of the neck. All the Ultra appointments: Chrome parts, DX bridge with pop-in tremolo bar, abalone inlays, ebony fretboard, and the Blue, Gold, and Red Dually Lace Sensors. Had Ultra switching with position # 3 on the 5-way being neck + bridge Dually. The 3-way mini-switch is for the Red bridge Dually—back pickups, both in series, or front pickup. It can sound like a humbucker, a Telecaster or a bit twangy Strat sound. This comes with the original snake skin type Deluxe Fender case with some paperwork and the tremolo bar.! PRICE: $2100 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1991-92 ANTIQUE BURST FENDER FLAMED STRATOCASTER ULTRA: Condition: MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and a lot more detailed info!  Here is another mint Ultra. Fender used the N1xxxxx serial number on a lot of their Ultras, even way up into 1992, as with this one. The neck stamp is November 10, 1992 and the body is also stamped Nov, 1992 and since it is toward the end of 1992 it has the newer Lace Sensor pickups with the lettering recess down in ovals on the top. Note that the lettering is near perfect. The neck was shaped by Jesus Uribe. This guitar is MINT. I can't find anything wrong with it. The back of the neck is smooth and free from dings. What you see is a few small "bird's eye" in the maple. Same on the back of the body, there is a small knot in the figuring of the wood. Black ebony is so hard to come by these days and these also have real abalone inlays. This Ultra has a ONE-PIECE maple top and back. Very odd to see this as well as being rare. Almost are had matchbook spilt tops. Nice Flame throughout. No crack, scratches, or dings. This one has all the nice Ultra features such as all chrome parts: DX Tremolo, Wilkinson Roller nut, Schaller Locking Tuners. Low action and plays super nice. Comes with a 1970's replica Fender case that is like new. PRICE: $2000 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1991 FENDER BROWN BURST ULTRA STRATOCASTER: Condition: MINT. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood! Also more detailed info!  While I am sure Fender called this Brown Burst, I really do not find this particular color listed in any of the Fender sales catalogs or price lists. This particular stain was only available in Plus DXs from late 89 to very early 91 and in the Ultra's from 1990 into 1991. It is a very unique color which appears before any finish was put on the guitar they took black stain and highlighted the grain then wiped it off before applying the color coats. I have only see one other Ultra in this color (and I owned it) and around 3 in the Strat plus DX. Being an Ultra is has the rare Black Ebony Fret-board with real Abalone inlays and chrome parts, such as Schaller locking tuners and Wilkinson roller nut. Being an early 1990, it has a Gold Lace Sensor in the middle position and of course, custom Ultra wiring. All the letters on the pickups is perfect. This one is a bit dusty, as I took it out of storage and did absolutely nothing to it yet. The fretboatd needs a cleaning which I will do soon. The guitar is basically unplayed—mint—with all the case candy, hang tags, original unopened polishing cloth, etc. and has a grey alligator-skin type Fender DX case. Did I mention this guitar is mint? :-) PRICE: $2150 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1991 FENDER EBONY FROST ULTRA: Condition: MINT-. Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Love these Ultras—especially the early ones. This has a serial number for a 1991 but the neck stamp says 1992 I think. Was not unusual to have the serial number and build dates be off 1 -2 years on these and the Signature models. Really can't make it out. Some of the finest guitars made by Fender during this era. The feel and fit is amazing on almost everyone I have ever owned. They came with real black ebony fretboards with abalone inlays on the neck. A very smooth, low action with medium jumbo frets on a nice C shaped neck. This one sports the Ebony Frost finish with split maple caps front and back. Typical early Ultra wiring with Blue, Gold, and Red Lace Dually. Middle position on the 5-way switch is neck plus bridge (Dually). Mini-switch is bridge Dually 1) back, 2) both in series, 3 front. Chrome Schaller locking tuners, Chrome Wilkinson nut, Chrome 2-point Deluxe American bridge.... did I mention Chrome? Guitar bling.... I rated this guitar with a "mint-" only because i could see a few very light pick scratches on the pickguard. OK I am OCD... I cant find a mark on the body or neck. Neck was made by Jesus Ubire. Comes with the original snake skin DX Fender case in very good condition, but does have a few light scuffs from being in storage. Also comes with case keys, Allen wrench, and a pop-in tremolo bar. PRICE: $1950 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1988 (Early) SURF GREEN STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  I love this color. I always think of a 57 Chevy hardtop or a Nomad! This is one of those Strat Plus’ made Feb 4th of 1988, so she is an early one! This is in near mint+ condition—just about as clean as you will ever find in this color and age. Has three Gold Lace sensor pickups with the older squared off bottom corners. Some people swear by these old Lace Sensors. Neck is near perfect—really a beauty. I love the very light color skunk stripe down the back. You don’t see that very often as most are a dark mahogany color. The tremolo is an nickel plated steel block as found of the really early Strat Plus guitars. Split nut and Sperzil locking tuners as found on 87s and early 88s. The lettering on the pickups is in decent shape, which indicate very little play wear. No cracks in the neck sockets. This is one of my nice ones! Only reason I am selling is due too, over many years, collecting 9 of this color. I just sold one other one for $2100. This one is nicer than that! (You should see the other ones! LOL) Even the original Fender case is really clean. PRICE: $2250 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1988 BAHAMA GREEN FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: Excellent . Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Here is another Holy Grail of Strat Plus’—BAHAMA GREEN—one of the rarer colors to come by. In fact, for years I thought these were just an urban myth and even started a thread on the Fender Forum entitled: “Urban Legends or Facts about Bahama Green,” way back in 2007. These are as rare as Dusty Rose, Razz Berry, and Fiesta Red. These colors were made available only on the very first Strat Plus' and ended in 1989. This one has a neck date of Dec 3rd 1988 and the body has a stamp dates of Jan 6th of 1989. I am calling it an 1988 as the serial number favors that! This would be nearly mint if it were not for the two smooth dents on the top. I pictures those. Very cool color! Some picts have a blueish color to them. Super hard to photograph this color, but very GREEN! Comes with original rectangular Fender hard-shell case! PRICE: $2100 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!!)

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1989 FENDER VERISON 1 GRAFFITI YELLOW STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Email me for details & go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures, more details, and a peek under the hood! I am cutting loose another Grafitti Yellow Plus. Please make sure to visit my Facebook link as there are more details there. Here is a bit of a rare bird. A 89 Strat Plus Deluxe. These were made for a short time in early 1989. The Version I Deluxe came with Silver/ Silver/ Blue Lace Sensors and when the the Version II came out Fender replaced the pickups with the Blue/ Silver/Red series. This one has the neck built by the well known neck shaper Herbie Gastelum. Neck date is stamped July 14, 1989 and a two body dates of June 28 and July 21, of the same year. I was surprised to see a neck done by Herbie in 1989 because I thought he was over in Custom Shop about this time. He started working at Fender in 1961 and is considered one of the Fender “veterans” next to Abigail Ybarra who entered the musical instrument industry in the summer of 1956. Abigail is famous for the pickup she has wound over the years. Herbie Gastelum began buffing guitar bodies, then spent a little time in the spray booth, and then settled in as a neck shaper for Fender’s Custom Shop. He mostly likely was the guy who shaped necks for people like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and other famous players. Anyhow this guitar is a one owner, before I picked it up. There are no cracks at all in the neck sockets. This is about as nice as they come! The top face has some light yellowing in the clear coat and the back of the neck was lightly sanded by the owner to give it that slick feeling. I shot a few coats of high quality lacquer on it to make sure it was sealed properly. The frets are excellent. Comes with the original Fender hard shell rectangular case with all the case candy (hang tags etc.)! PRICE: $2000 + 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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Hi, picked up guitar at ups Friday and it was everything and more than what I expected. I am almost afraid to play it because it is so perfect and pretty. And the sound is amazing. Now I'm considering replacing a few of my guitars pickups with lace sensors. I have never played a guitar that had this much tonal range and definition. I have some nice Gibsons, PRS, and Ibanez and none are as nice as this strat when it comes to clarity and definition. I have even played other strats and they were not as good. Thanks for the guitar! Jim, Fremont, Ohio.


This email is crazy late but I wanted to thank you. I absolutely love this guitar and wanted one for a really long time. To own one that is in mint condition is just amazing. This one may go the distance and get passed down to my kids. It will be played regularly and stay mint condition. I’ll keep an eye on your website in case something else catches my eye. Thanks again, Tyler, Columbus, Georgia.


 

I decided to purchase my first guitar from Xhefri's Guitars. My Strat arrived in packaging well suited for its journey. When I first opened the case I had to take a moment before I could actually touch it. Beautiful in pictures on the site, but in person - wow! While my Strat was in transit Xhefri gave me updates and background info on the guitar's history and also shared personal stories about his hobby and our mutual interest. That was an unexpected bonus that really personalized my purchase experience. I hope to someday be lucky enough to snag a quilt top Ultra. Xhefri gave a little help too by included a funny little bonus with my guitar that I plan to wear often. I'm not sure if I decided to by a guitar because of the hours spent on xhefriguitars.com, but I know when I hold this wonder piece of wood and feel and hear the sound I’m happy and inspired to practice. Many, many, thanks Jeff. Tery, New Braunfels, Texas.


Well, it has been nearly 2 months of owning this beauty and can honestly concur with you that these Strat Plus's are some of the finest guitars to come out of Fender outside of the Custom Shop. The '88 Torino Red you took care of and sold me may be an exceptional specimen, but wow....just, wow. I don't usually set up my guitars with such low action as you had prior to shipping (more of a medium guy), but have always felt that if you can achieve such a low string height and have no fret buzz anywhere on the neck, it is a sign that the guitar was built with extreme care. This guitar is exactly that. Thank you for your kind and informative process while buying this guitar without touch, sight unseen across the country except for pics. Your description was spot on, your honesty and patience during my PayPal setup was unequaled, and your follow up was unexpected. I wish you well in keeping this hobby going and continue fighting the growing number of unscrupulous sellers on the web (looking at you Reverb). I have sold a few myself and we all should use you as a model of how transactions should be handled. Thank you and best wishes to you and yours. — Dave, Boca Raton, FL


Hi Jeff! Let me give you a feedback about that wonderful peace of wood I bought from you back in 2015! After using this Tele Plus for several years, I can tell everyone she is simply amazing, very nice sounding, perfectly built and moreover so beautiful. THANK YOU for your work and your knowledge about the big Plus family Fender guitars within your website! Have a check what we can do with that baby: Songs (new power trio lineup) on MX3 or on Soundcloud and some live in France (see songs with 4 musicians if you wanna hear the beast)." Keep on doing so well and best regards - Seymour, Lausanne, Switzerland


Got back to Greece on Wed and only got my hands on the (Ultra) guitar last night. What can I say - fantastic, just as you described, well worth the wait!! Only played it through a DSP last night as it was late, but today the valves in my Boogie will be smokin !!! The Mrs loves it too - a real breakthrough! Much appreciated. Many thanks,—Graham from Uk working in Greece

 

 

Good evening your time Jeff. The Torino Red Clapton Signature arrived and I am impressed. A truer indicator would be I called in on my brother (a player for 50 yrs and his brother in law a lead guitarist for the same years) and they were impressed giving it a run thru. I've got a few years left to love this guitar and appreciate the opportunity to acquire it from you... You have delivered a guitar of exception quality halfway around the world Jeff and it will be treated as such over the coming years. Ill drop a line now and then Jeff now I have discovered your website. I appreciate your passion for what you do and for sharing your talent AND YOUR GUITARS. Regards—Norm from Bassendean, Western Australia

 

I've had my new Xhefri custom built Surf Green Strat for a few weeks now. Plenty of time to say with confidence that it is truly an awesome guitar! Equal to a Fender Custom Shop, but half the price! I took a chance and am completely satisfied. - Mark, Tucson, AZ

 


Last year, I was very fortunate to be introduced to Xhefri and his website after his name kept coming up on Youtube channels/comments, numerous Guitar Forum sites, and ultimately through a mutual friend who like Jeffrey, is a collector and seller of Fender Strat Pluses and introduced me to him. I am now the proud owner "many" Fender Strat Pluses, Ultras, Deluxe Pluses, and Signature Series Pluses that I purchased from Jeffrey. His transparency, knowledge, passion, sense of humor, attention to detail, and expertise when combined with his extremely professional approach to the description, documentation (written and photographic), valuing, packing/shipping, and follow-up put him in a class of his own in the world of selling vintage guitars. I have met no one who packs their guitars as safely as Jeff (including the folks at Sweetwater).. His integrity is beyond reproach and I trust him implicitly--and it is for these reasons why I will continue to be a raving fan of Jeffrey and his alternate ego--Xhefri. —Richard, Arkansas

 

 


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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

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

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

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