Jeff's Fender Ultra Strat....The first Fender Stratocaster appeared in 1954, and dozens of variations of that model have appeared since. The Strat Ultra is no longer being manufactured, but when it was being produced in the early 1990's (Jeff bought his on November 1, 1991), it was designed the be the ultimate expression of this classic rock guitar. Accordingly, it was fitted with a number of unusual premium features not found on lesser Stratocaster models. Among these are Fender Lace Sensor pickups: a Blue model in the neck position, a Gold model as the middle pick-up, and dual Red Lace Sensors in the bridge position. Each of these pickups has a different tonal character. A dual Sensor switch allows either or both Red pickups to be selected, while a special Master TBX tone controls alter the frequency response of the pickups, filtering high frequencies in one direction, and adding presence and brightness in the other. The guitar's neck features a ebony fingerboard with a Wilkinson roller nut to reduce string breakage when using the Deluxe American Standard tremolo. Locking Schaller tuners positively lock the string to the tuning post. The many guitarists who are known for their association with the Stratocaster include Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straights, Jeff of Engine14, Buddy Holly, Hank Marvin of the Shadows, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company, and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys.