VIDEO: Jeff Beck talks through his guitar collection
29th Mar 2011 | 10:24
Hear him playing vintage Fender, Gretsch models and more!
It's always nice to unearth a YouTube gem. Apropos of nothing in particular, here's a wonderful clip that's been doing the rounds on the guitar blogs lately that sees Jeff Beck talk candidly about some of the pieces in his guitar collection. He also can't resist giving a few of them a quick workout.
Points of interest include Jeff lamenting the departure of his Yardbirds Esquire - it's reassuring to know that even the greats have their 'one that got away' - and the way that his old Gretsch Duo Jet brings out his inner Cliff Gallup. In contrast, the Gibson ES-175 (mistakenly referred to as an L-5) finds him instantly in Scotty Moore mode.
The audio is a little out of sync, but this is essential viewing for any guitar fan. If you need another Jeff Beck fix, check out our recent interview in which he discusses his new Rock 'N' Roll Party DVD, and his favourite guitar solos of all time.