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

This page is ALWAYS kept up to date! Last update April 17st, 2019

NOTE: I will be out of the country between April 5th till April 21st so I will not be selling guitars during this time!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Also read a few of my: 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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NOTE: I will be out of the country between April 5th till April 21st so I will not be selling guitars during this time! I will have some rare and interesting ones coming then!

1994 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST 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! I bought this guitar with the intent of customizing it with Chrome Domes and a Chrome humbucker in the neck. When I opened the case - WOW - I could not do it. The guitar was basically brand new and pretty much untouched since 1994. It is mint with the exception of one micro pin-headsize dimple on the back of the neck. Remember I am OCD... The plastic is still on the back tremolo cover. This is as nice as most brand new guitars hanging in a guitar store, but this one is 25 years old! Here is the story behind this guitar. A guy was working for Nike 1994 and was living in Hong Kong. Being bored he decided he was going to learn to play guitar. He walked into a music store, saw this Strat Plus and fell in love. He took it home and then, well, never learned to play! He eventually moved to the US and had this guitar all these years and he told me he took it out of the case a few times just to look at it! When I took it out it still had the original strings on it from when it was sold! I cleaned the guitar, new strings, new set-up and it plays wonderful. The neck date is August 4th, 1994 and the neck was shaped by Jesus Uribe, who worked later in Fender's Custom Shop. All the Deluxe features, like a pop-in chrome tremolo bar, Blue, Silver and Red Laces Sensor pickups (note the lettering in in perfect shape), beautiful rosewood board, frets are shiny and like new, and ash caps on an alder body. Has most of the case candy, Schaller strap locks, cable and a like new deluxe Strat Plus case. PRICE: $1450 + 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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1991 FENDER CRIMSON FROST STRATOCASTER PLUS DELUXE VII: 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!  In the early 1990s, 1900-1991, to be exact, Fender turned out some super nice Strat Plus Deluxe'. When they first released the Deluxe Plus, what is called the Version I, they came two Silver Lace Sensors and a Blue Sensor in the bridge. Almost all came in the cool pastel colors like Bahama Green, Dusty Rose, Graffiti Yellow, Vintage White, etc. Then when they released the VII DXs, in early 1990, with the Blue, Silver, Red Lace Sensors, most were made with solid Ash, or Ash laminate bodies, in the new paint scheme called a "frost." The frosts had transparent centers like a burst, but with dark edges that complimented the color. Their were 3 "frost" models introduced. The Ebony Frost, Blue Frost, and Crimson Frost. Many of these were built by later to be "master builders" in Fender's Custom Shop. Like this one, the neck was shaped by Herbie Gastelum, who was probably one of Fender’s most historical neck shapers and mostly likely shaped necks for people like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and many others later in Custom Shop. This particular Strat Plus DX is almost mint (I do not use that word lightly). I could only find one micro edge dent on the back of the neck....that's it. The Blue Book of Guitars would call it "mint". Note that the lettering on the pickups is near prefect. Hard to find one of these in this condition. The frets are shiny and new looking, and the light rosewood looks like new... It has all the cool Deluxe features: Schaller locking tuners, Wilkinson roller nut, DX 2-point bridge with a chrome pop-in tremolo bar, Blue, Silver, Red Lace Sensors, hip-shot tremsetter, and the cool "frost" finish in the Crimson color. Original case and most of the original case candy, original Fender strap with Schaller strap locks. PRICE: $1550 + 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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1994 FENDER ARCTIC WHITE 40TH 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! What a lovely Vintage White 40th Anniversary Stratocaster Plus in a creamy Arctic White with a really dark rosewood fretboard. I contacted Fender to verify the color from the serial number. Sometimes there is confusion between Arctic and Vintage Whites do to aging of the clear coats and paint mix. This has the cool American flag anniversary logo on the headstock and the custom neck plate. These are pretty hard to find and this one is mint. It has a lot of the case candy too boot. Again, all the Strat Plus appointments such as: LSR roller nut, Schaller locking tuners, 3 Gold Lace Sensor pickups that give that 1950s Strat vibe, and a TBX tone control. Super sweet and I can not find a mark on this guitar. This has the N3 serial number indicating it is a 1993, but for some reason the N3 numbers are usually way off. In this case this is a 1994 40th Anniversary Strat as indicated by the custom neck plate that says "1994 40 years...and Still Rock'in". The body build date as found in the neck socket is stamped January 30th, 1995 (right at the end of the year) and the neck build date of November 8th 1994. Not uncommon to see this date gaps like this. There is some interesting grain on the back of the neck, that flows with the skunk stripe down the back. Interesting looks marks that look kind of like dings but are are actually in the wood grain. The neck is smooth and silky. Has a really nice Deluxe Strat Plus case with the big chrome buckle latches that work perfect. PRICE: $1550 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1996 FENDER ANTIQUE BURST STRATOCASTER PLUS ULTRA CUSTOM: 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 a beautiful 1996 Strat Plus that was modified with a brand new black/red/black Ultra pickguard. The motif is along the lines of the Version 1 Strat Plus Deluxe which had Silver/Silver/ Blue Lace Sensors. Thus one is like an Ultra version of that, with a Silver/Silver/ Blue Dually using the Ultra custom switching. 70s Strat tones, Tele tones and more! All the pickup and wiring is brand new. The 3-way mini switch activates the front, rear, and both in series on the Dually. The 5-way super switch has neck + bridge on the middle position, much like any two pickups guitar. This also sports two large "Orange Drop .22" caps on the pots. The first pot is a standard 250k and the lower one is a 500k no-load tone control. Turn that to 10 and it bypasses the tone control altogether. It has a neck build date stamp of Dec 11th, 1996. The guitar is near mint. The body appears to be solid alder with nice grain showing through. The finish is gorgeous! The frets on the maple fret-board show no wear. This has all the Strat plus features such as: Schaller locking tuners, LSR Roller nut, and floating 2-point American bridge with a tremsetter. No cracks or scratches. Low action with no buzzing... Comes with a after-market hard shell case made by Terrapin which is in great condition. PRICE: $1600 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1989 (SE8 serial number) FENDER PEWTER ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER: MINT- . Click on this FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Here is an very early VII Clapton Strat in Pewter which sports an SE8 serial number. The neck date is April 10, 1989 and the body's date stamp is April 18, 1989 and March 18th, 1989. This one is old enough that it even has the square bottomed Gold Lace Sensor pickups, and was made before Fender even released their Strat Plus Deluxe guitars. This guitar is mint- and the only reason it has a minus is due to the one small, what I call "coffee table" bump on the back of the neck. The frets are excellent as is the rest of the neck. The body is spotless, which no scratches, chips, cracks, or dings. Comes with all the Clapton features such as the 25db boost, soft V shaped neck, and a vintage bridge which is decked and blocked just like Eric specified. This guitar is one clean machine! Even the lettering on the pickups is near perfect and there are no pick scratches on the pickguard. Comes with the original Fender tweed case. PRICE: $1725 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1995 FENDER CUSTOM SHOP ORANGE KRUSH STRATOCASTER #16 of 25: 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! In the 1990s Fender's Custom Shop turned out some of their most fabulous guitars. I look at the Custom Shop offerings today and, not meaning to be too overtly critical, they are mostly relic vintage reissues, many going for $4000+. Back in the John Page era Custom Shop days, they made some "real" custom shop work. Those were the days of JW Black, Mike Stevens, George Blanda, and of coarse, John Page overseeing much of the work in those early days. This particular guitar is basically New Old Stock—MINT—bought by a lawyer who never learned to play. The guitar has been out of the case a handful of times since 1995. Not even a pick scratch on the pickguard and the protective plastic is still on the back Tremolo cover. I carefully played a couple times in my climate controlled guitar room and the fit and feel is fantastic! The Orange Krush was part of a special short run of 25 guitars. Not like the runs of a 100+ today. This one is #16, certified June of 1995. It comes real gold-plating on all the parts and the finish is more blood red than orange and has been called "Gretsch orange." The finish is transparent showing the beautifully crafted solid 2-piece solid ash body which was carefully matched down the center. The guitar has: vintage type bridge complete with cover, vintage-style Kluson tuners, a solid maple neck loaded with Birdseye Maple that has a vintage 1960s profile. The neck was made by Herbie Gastelum, who was 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. He mostly likely shaped necks for people like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and many others. The headstock is also finished in the same transparent Gretsch orange. You can see the Birdseye through the finish. Very cool. I am not sure about the pickups other than they have vintage staggered poles with the bridge being hotter. They have to be some Custom Shop type, but not marked like Texas Specials, and yes, they sound fantastic. This guitar has all the case candy, vintage strap and cable, extra springs, a gold plated tremolo arm, gold plated vintage bridge cover, Certificate of Authenticity signed by John Page, and a case that looks brand new with even some of the protective plastic on the latches. PRICE: $3750 + 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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1987 FENDER TORINO RED “BOB” STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT-. Click on this FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Bright red… Torino Red was a choice of Eric Clapton when his signature series came out. Think Ford Torino! This one has an early BOB body that I talk about on my website. For more info Click Here —> History Behind the BOB Bodies.. The BOB body is more rounded and sexy, using the more vintage style contours. If you like Fender history, read about the BOB bodies Strat Plus guitars in that link I just gave. The date on the heel of the neck is Dec. 3rd, 1987. I can't make the date out in the neck pocket of the body, other than, 26th, 1987, so I am thinking it has to be November 26th as that date in December was a Sunday on Christmas weekend! This is a quite rare find. This one is near mint "minus" as it has a few smooth bumps and a couple micro nicks—no cracks in the neck sockets, no scratches or belt rash. More info on my FaceBook page. Very nice, but lightly played. The lettering on the pickups is in good condition, only lightly rubbed, which is rare to find in this vinatge. The neck is near prefect, with no dings or chips and the frets are like new. (OK! I am OCD!) This has all the earmarks of the early Plus guitars, such as nickel plated bridge block, screw into the wood bridge posts, and squared bottoms Gold Lace pickups with the early "Mark of the Beast" 666 serial number stickers on the back. Also has the big resistor on the TBX, Sperzel locking tuners, and a split Wilkinson roller nut. Did I mention that this is a really rare Strat Plus? Comes with an early 1980's heavy duty Fender rectangular case with 4 latches that is in excellent condition. PRICE: $1800 + shipping (SOLD!!!!!)

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1990 FENDER ROOT BEER STRATOCASTER PLUS: Condition: NEAR MINT+. Click on this FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Root Beer was a color that Fender used for around two and a half years (color code #88), and in very limited production quanity. Vary hard to find color, especially in this condition, as this guitar is near mint+. Root Beer is a dark brown metallic and is about as rare as Bahama Green or Dust Rose. The serial number (E9) indicated it is a 1989 but the build date on the body is June of 1990, neck date of May 16th, 1990 and the tape on the pickguard states July 17th, 1990—so I will call it a 1990! The value on this color will continue to go up due to its rarity. The guitar is near spotless with no scratches or cracks. I found one very small minor bump on the lower back edge ( Where your leg is while playing sitting down...did not show up in the pictures). The rosewood fretboard looks appropriate with the brown metallic color. The Frets are like new. Completely stock with all the Strat Plus appointments: Schaller locking tuners, Wilkinson roller nut, TBX tone control, 2-point American bridge, Hipshot Tremesetter for great tuning stabilization, and 3 Gold Lace Sensor pickups. The guitar plays great. Comes with a form-fitting Fender "Red Label" case with tremolo bar, polishing cloth, a some of the paperwork. PRICE: $1550 + shipping (SOLD!!!!)

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1994-95 ANTIQUE BURST FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA MINT!: 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 a rare find. A 1994 (by serial number) 1995 (by body and neck date stamps) Fender Ultra. Like new old stock—nearly unplayed. This stunning guitar comes complete will ALL the paperwork (i.e. hang tags, booklets, vintage type Fender leather strap, cable and more). The body and neck are mint and the protective plastic is still on the tremolo plate! You know me, I would not say this unless true. Has really nice AAA Flamed Maple top and back! The neck on this Ultra was shaped by the Fender legend Herbie Gastelum (one of the longest standing Fender employees) and Custom Shop worker. The body and the neck are scratch and ding free. The frets are like new. The real abalone inlays in the jet-black Ebony on the neck is really nice and sparkles more than normal. This has all the Ultra features: Chrome Schaller locking tuners, a Mini-Floyd bridge (Which are very hard to find), black ebony fretboard (the Ultras were one of the only production guitars to come with ebony, and now black ebony is nearly impossible to find) and custom Ultra wiring. Comes with the original Deluxe Fender Black Tolex case that is like new! PRICE: $2250 + 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 FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA CUSTOM BUILD: 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 bought this Ultra sometime back from a music store in Oklahoma City, OK. This 1991 tiger flamed Ultra belonged to Toby Keith's guitar player named Michael Crossno who played on a number of Toby's older cuts. The guitar had been modified. So rather than trying to restore it I decided to do some custom modifications. Here is what was done: dual Duallys in a Blue/Purple configuration with a Burgundy Lace Sensor in the middle. This has two 3-way mini-switches—each controlling one of the Duallys. It has the Ultra 5-way switching that puts both Duallys in circuit in the middle switch position (#3). Looks cool and a LOT of tonal variations... The guitar was built by Chavez who did a lot of the Ultras and also Signature models. He ended up in Custom Shop for obvious reasons! Black Ebony fretboard with all Chrome Ultra parts! Comes with a Brand New Fender flight case! 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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2018 XHEFRI CUSTOM FLAMED STRATOCASTER : Condition: BRAND NEW!! Click on my FACEBOOK Page link to see a lot of BIG HD pictures including under the hood and the build process!  This is another XHEFRI Custom Strat. Scroll down and read som of my review from people who have bought these custom boutique guitars. On this one, I started off with a highly flamed quilted maple top on really nicely striped mahogany body. The body also has a contoured neck joint to make it easier to play the higher registry. This has a Seymour Duncan 59 PAF humbucker in the neck, standard Chrome Dome in the middle, and a Hot Chrome Dome Dually in the bridge. The 59 is such a sweet pickup—which replicates the old 1959 old Seth Lover Les Paul tone, but unlike the original 59s this one has 4-conductor lead which allows for cutting off one side of the coils using the first mini-switch. When split, this gives the guitar more of a "single coil" tone in the neck like a traditional Strat, and works well when mixing with the other pickups. When both coils are on, it is more like a Les Paul! I used a 500k no-load pot, with a "Brownie" .018 cap for the humbucker in the neck. This will allow use of the tone control with out making the pickup ugly-dark, too soon.This also has a brand-new Fender deluxe bridge with pop-in trem bar and chrome saddles.

Being wired like an Fender Ultra, position #3 on the 5-way switch is the neck + bridge, which is more like many 2 pickup guitars. The lower mini-switch (3-way) is for the Chrome Dome Dually in the bridge giving you front, back, or both running in a series.The bridge Dually is connected to a 250k no-load pot with a Orange .010 cap. This cap is even less darkening than the .018 brownie. Much more practical actually. The nice thing about the no-load pots is, you turn them to 10 you bypass the tone control altogether. The neck is a custom built AAA flamed Eric Clapton soft V profile with a compound radius fretboard using a dark black Ebony fretboard with real abalone inlays also sporting a LSR roller nut. Kinda like an Ultra neck but way better! It is absolutely outstanding and comfortable to play!!!! Comes with a brand new Fender Deluxe case and chrome pop-in tremolo bar. PRICE: $2600 + 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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1987-88 SURF GREEN FENDER STRATOCASTER PLUS E4 SERIAL NUMBER: Condition: MINT-. Go to my FACEBOOK Page to see a lot of BIG pictures including under the hood!  Another near mint 87-88 Strat Plus in SURF GREEN. This color always makes me think of a 57 Chevy hardtop or a Nomad! In fact this color was used by Chevy in 1957 and was Dupont color code #2461!! This is one of those early Strat Plus’, made in January 19th of 1988. This is about as nice of one you will find, being in near mint condition. Has the older screw into the wood bridge posts and the pots date 1987. The three Gold Lace sensor pickups with the squared off bottom corners with the old 666 patent stickers. Some people swear by these old Lace Sensors. Even the lettering on these old pickups are in great shape—not being rubbed off. Also has the old BIG resistor on the TBX. Neck is near perfect, really a beauty. It was shaped by J. (Jesus) Uribe, who shaped a lot of the signature and later Custom Shop guitars. The tremolo is an nickel plated steel block as found of the first Strat Plus guitars. Wilkinson Split nut as found on 1987s and early 88s. I noted some yellowing of the finish on the lower edge of the guitar. Not all that easy to spot, but there. No cracks or dents. Sweet, really... Does not get much nicer than this! Only reason I am selling this is due to have collected quite a number of these over the years. Time to pass a nice one on to someone! Comes with the original rectangular Fender case with American Series Booklet, Allen wrenches, Trem bar, era correct set of Fender .09 strings, and polishing cloth.. PRICE: $2100 + 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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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

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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