Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his guitar far and wide this summer. He’s out on the road with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson, while fitting in solo dates along the way, as well as promotion for a new documentary about his career and life, Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story.

The shows are earning Beck the effusive praise typical of the kind the legend has always gotten from journalists covering his performances who’d forgotten just how remarkable his gifts on the guitar are. The film is a reminder to the rest of us just how vast Beck’s mark on music has been over the past fifty years, and how remarkable, quirky and unpredictable his career has always been.

“I’m always looking for new things. Those left turns, as you say. That’s my entire career, right there.”

Source: Rock Cellar Magazine