CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 

The B. Hefner Strat & Tele necks have saved my hands. I have tendinitis and digging into soft brass nickel frets is like driving you car with worn out barrings and the heavy wide fender neck are way to cumbersome. -Like driving a Mac Truck in a Formula 1 race. Playing the flawless stainless steel frets is effortless and very musical. I own many high end Gibson's, Fender's and Gretch guitars plus a Tom Anderson and I can say the craftsmanship and quality of the wood and finishes at B Hefner is second to none! My 60's reissue Strat and Tele necks, made them come to life. I've been playing for over 40 years, toured around the world, recorded in the biggest studios and I've finally found my dream guitars. I can't wait to pick up the Strat & Tele bodies I've ordered. Thanks Bernie!

Brian Stewart
Universal Recording Artist
BMI Songwriter
B Hefner User

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Bernie, as always you have done an outstanding job of another neck. I can't wait till my friend gets home from work to let him know that it arrived! I know he will be impressed and I'm sure you have made another friend. You did me proud with this neck... I think when he sees this neck and I set him up he'll be ready to order another from you.
Ken

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This is a truly top quality product - very very pleased. Mine was a two piece body - I mentioned in my order that I was going to sunburst it and could the grain be nice and B. Hefner delivered. The dimensions are exact. Compared to a genuine '63 strat body, the contours and routes are exactly right. I put mine together into a 3-colour burst 1961 replica, it looks fabulous and sounds the 2nd best Strat I've ever heard (the best is the genuine '63 I mentioned!)

If I could give you 10/5 Bernie, I would. Fantastic!
Simon Priestley

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I bought three of these Tele bodies last year and they are absolutely stunning. The precise detail put into them is unparalleled in this industry.

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I bought an ash jazz body with '70s pickup spacing, and the quality is great. The seam is almost impossible to see and the body is pretty light. Bernie is a great guy to deal with and the price is so low it's almost unbelievable. I see bodies going for over $100 more on fleabay, and they can't be this nice. Go ahead and get your project going with one of these very nice bodies at a very nice price. Bernie will take care of you.
Mike Alan

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Clapton is my hero! The art work just makes me think of the best centerfold i ever seen.....dammmm Me want very very bad. I will have B.Hefner Co. tattoed on the back of my neck to spread your company name for LIFE!
Philip Biggins

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Hi Bernie, Thank you for the excellent workmanship on the Strat body I ordered. It arrived this morning and I am very happy with the way it looks. I was going to paint it Olympic White, but it looks too good for paint.
Sincerly,
Kevin Anderson

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Hi Bernie, Thank you very much for Tele parts, Very Happy, Beautiful Rosewood Pattern I Just Love it.
Peter Rundmann
Cairns Australia. Thanks

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Today I got my Tele neck and body and I would like to send a big Thank You for these great pieces. I am very pleased with all my contacts I've had with your company, the delivery, the price and last but not least - the great look and feel, and the super quality of everything I ordered. I will by much more stuff from you, that's for sure... Thanx!
Peter

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Hi Bernie, Very happy with the body. I used Danish oil on it and put it together. Wonderful bass!
Thanks
Peter

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Bernie, Just returned from Memphis and Nashville to find safely received the fine tele neck and a very special one-piece body. Thank you so much!
As ever - kind regards,
Glen

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I received the PJ Bass Swamp Ash body I ordered today. I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the body. It's a beautiful piece of wood and the routing and workmanship are perfect. Thanks for the great body and fast service. This is going to make a fine instrument. I hope to do business with you again.
Thanks,
Julian Bardi

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Hi Bernie, Thanks for the great strat neck, well worth the wait, excellent stuff.
From the other side of the world.
Rgds, John McNeill
New Zealand

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Hi Bernie, 
Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the last body I received. I have many guitars, all american, all of great quality, but somehow I was always searching for something more personal rather than mass produced and averaged. I was able, using your website to actually learn something about the history of Fender designs and order a custom built product that meets "my" needs. I ordered a 50's swamp ash, 2 pc, hardtail strat body with tele pickup routes, tele neck pocket, rear electronics route, and no vol/tone or switch routes. It arrived on time and packed well and as I opened it I was thrilled with how beautifully grained and white it was. And the weight was just as light as a feather. All this for such little money was way more than expected. Then looking over the body it appeared that 99% of it was 1 pc with just a very small joint near the output jack area. It's just a great body Bernie and I can't thank you enough for making it.

Keep on Rockin'
Jerry

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Looks Great, Thank You for helping me and doing a primo job. Look forward to more services in the future. I will Recommend you to all.
Thanks again and Happy New Year
Feel free to use me as a reference
Bill

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Bernie you did it again! Gorgeous neck!!! I really hate waiting 2 months for parts but there is no question your stuff exceeds everyone else's. Thanks!
Mark

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Hey Bernie , I just had to send you a note to say thanks again for this Awesome 60's two tone Sunbust Alder strat body you guys made for me this past year. I can't say enough about how much I'm enjoying it and the way it feels and sounds. As soon as I get a really good photo of me playing it with the band , I'll send it along.

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Dear B.Hefner (Bernie),

I was derelict in getting back right away, but I just want to thank you so much for the vintage tele neck you sent me . The Swamp ash body you sent was beyond perfect, as to fulfilling my desire WRT wood grain etc.. it's just beautiful! The neck you made for me is amazing! I asked for straight grain, and you picked me a piece of maple which is perfect.

As a wood worker, I feel in love at first sight. The grain is perfect straight trough the center of the neck... it's crazy; it looks perfectly "book-matched " with respect to the center stripe. It is also ruler flat and the frets (nicely seated) and dimensions are as specified... Perfect! The work is also flawless.

You have made me very happy, I have a tele I am so proud to play, and make no mistake I am also proud to say where I got the parts and the quality and special attention i received!!
Thank you so very much , you guys are THE BEST!!!
Sincerely,
J.Kevin Constantine
Strafford N.H
... and one uber happy camper thanks to you!

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Hi, Just want to say many thanks with regards to a tele body I purchased from you. I'm very pleased with it and also the handling and shipping was excellent. Great dealing with professionals. Again many thanks to all your team.
Best regards
Graeme Sharpe

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Hello Bernie, I have received my first guitar from you and would like to thank all who were involved in building it. IT'S AWESOME ! Look forward to doing more business with you.
Thank you,
D Rochford

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Hi Mr Hefner! I received today a Strat Neck that I bought from you. I really loved it!!! Great job!!!
Thank you so much!!!! Certainly I'll buy much more necks and bodies!
Regards!
Eric Weber

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Beautiful looking PJ Bass Body. Thank you!
Neil

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Bernie, I just wanted to let you know the bodies I received from you today are outstanding!!! The two Strat bodies are probably the finest replacement bodies I have ever received from anyone, bar none! They both will make excellent sunbursts. I have always been happy when I receive bodies and necks from your company. Keep up the great work! I am sure we will do more business in the future.
Thank you so much!
Steven Hiatt

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Hi Bernie, Got the neck today and you did a great job, exactly what I asked for, well worth the wait!
Bob Sickler

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Hi. I received my tele ash body recently. I wanted to say thank you very much, I'm very pleased with your work! I'm making some very nice custom guitars and I hope we can do some more business in the future.
Thanks again!
Clay

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Hi guys, I'm just dropping you a quick note to let you know I received my new P Bass neck today, and it's beautiful! Thank you so much for building such a great neck. I'll definitely be using you again on future builds, and I'll be telling my bass playing friends about your products. 
Sincerely,
William H.

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Hey, my pickguard arrived today and boy is she a beauty! Attached are two pictures of her new home. Peace be with you all.
Keith W.

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Thanks again for being so nice. And for selling me such a good stuff.
My really best regards!!!
Rafael

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I received the Neck that Ordered and it's beautiful, really. You guys do great work, and are very courteous and professional. I sincerely appreciate it.  I'm really looking forward to playing on this Neck, and already can't wait for the next project! Look forward to working with you again. 
Regards,
Todd

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Hi Bernie, thank you so much for the stunning bass body and neck, the bass sounds wonderful looks wonderful and is incredibly light and resonant, really nice work, it is now my main gigging bass, again many thanks
Richard Lea

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B. Hefner team, I want to thank you for the beautiful neck that you made for me. It is better then I even anticipated it would be.
James M.

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Dear Bernie, Thanks for the Guitar Neck. Great fit and feel, finished and leveled. You do quality work Mr. Hefner!
Thanks again,
Dan

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Thank you all for your excellent assistance throughout this process, I couldn't have done it without you... It's the stuff that dreams are made of...
John

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Thanks Great neck great, project all done. Either a $150 neck from you or a million $ neck from vintage guy (who knows where it came from). I have had two 57's, i could not tell the difference from the hefner, well done and tons of fun.
Danny

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Hi Bernie, I got my neck and it looks great! The binding is the perfect color. 
Thanks for the great job! 
Brad

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Hi Bernie, The absolutely stunning tele body arrived today!
Best, Brian Rector

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I just wanted to let you know I received the pickguard I ordered from you and I couldn't be happier. What a quality piece! I am very pleased with it and just wanted to say thanks. 
Aaron

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Recieved my bass necks yesterday, and I'd just like to say thanks for doing such a great job! Super quality on both of them. Will order all my necks from you from now on. 
Gareth

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Thank you very much. The neck is perfection and my order for the jazzmaster components will follow soon. Thanks again. Dan

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Thanks again B, They both look absolutely Beautiful!!! as always my brother. 
I'll be back for some more guitar parts from you soon. Take care. 
Thank you Joe

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Hi Bernie, The bodies just arrived and look perfect. Many thanks for doing a wonderful job.
Rich

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Gorgeous! Cant' be more pleased with this 50s strat body! For the life of me, i can't find where it was joined, The grain is Flawless. Really. I was planning an Olympic white finish, but Seriously rethinking it now.
Thanks so Much.
Bill Ross

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Received the bass body today that I had you refinish. Great job, and thanks for taking care of things. A pleasure doing business with you.
Gary

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Just to let you know I received the bass body a week or two ago. This is the 3rd P Bass body I have ordered from your organization and they are all top notch.
The basswood looks great and I think it will be another fun build. 
Please pass on my thanks for the excellent quality and service, 
Stephen T. Micare

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I dare say that this is one of the best finishes I have seen on a guitar. It would not hang embarrassed next to PRS guitars at the NAMM show. It is a standard Fender color reminiscent of the '50s, looks like glass, and is flawless.
John

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Hi, I've got the parcel today, everything perfect. Thank you all of you, you are make my dreams come true.
Xyzpete

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My neck arrived about three hours ago. The frets are so well installed, that I am already done with the fretwork. It was even beveled to my liking. Thanks for another fantastic neck!!
Keith P.

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I received the body earlier today, and I've spent my day fitting parts from my Fender strat. The result is just beautiful! :-) Thank you very much for a wonderful job and good service! I now have four bodies and one neck from your company, and they are all very good quality. I've read some bad reviews online, but I totaly disagree. Your products are top quality, and the neck joints alone are reasons to choose your products. I will absolutely order again. 
Thank you! :-)
Preben Eikås

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B! Thanks so much for bringing my first beauty back to life! (Complete refinish job)
The second one is coming to your doorstep soon. Maybe on my next tour I'll drop it off. Stay tuned......all roads lead to B. Hefner Company. 
Melvin

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Yesterday I received your neck. Thank you very very much. It is so wonderful, and it looks and sounds amazing. You are the best.  
Tibor M.

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Bernie, Just wanted to let you know that you completely exceeded my expectation with the creation of this guitar. Not only is it a work of art from a visual perspective, but it is a wonderfully playable instrument. It should probably be called the "widow-maker" because my wife says it has gotten more attention than she has since receiving it about 2 weeks ago! Anyway, please extend my sincere gratitude to those who also participated in the crafting of this excellent instrument; there is obviously much skill represented here. 
Your brother in Christ,
Jack

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Bern, Thank you so much for the beautiful Strat body and Neck you built for me. The guitar was assembled by my technician yesterday. It is the most beautiful looking and best built Strat I have ever played. The tone this baby puts out is just dripping honey balls of tone. I am 100% satisfied and thank you for a job well done. Thanks so much.
Rich Czaya

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So, what I figure is this... Maybe it's the season, maybe it's because things are running a bit late, maybe it's partly a new customer, maybe it's because there's a lot of good wood on hand, I wouldn't have any way of knowing, but for some reason once in a while you decide to kick into Fairy Godmother Mode (as my father used to put it) and give someone much more than they expected.. and someone, (me, in this ) gets a one-piece beautifully-figured ash guitar body worth far more than they paid. And, I'm guessing when these decisions are made, you must wonder if people appreciate it or even notice. So, I figured I'd just write to say yes, and yes, it is both noticed and much appreciated. I was going to use this body to do my first "relic" guitar. Looking at this wood, I doubt I can bring myself to apply opaque paint to it, much less do that to it. Might have to come up with other plans.. ;) 
Many thanks, 
Robert T. West

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Hi Bernie, I gotta tell ya, these fat necks sound unbelievable!They have such a HUGE even tone. The only reason i'm making such a fuss is that i l know there are so many players who want a great tone and don't realize that the neck quality and size is paramount to the start of the tone.
If i can be of any help to you to endorse your products and expertise ... let me help. People will soon post our live shows where i will be playing your products. 
Cheers 
Rick

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Hello Bernie, The neck is coming along, I waited a week before putting tuners and a bone nut on. I wanted to let the lacquer cure a bit. The lacquer itself, it feels pretty good, not sticky and looks just right. So I have to say thank you Bernie. I am very satisfied with the neck and your service. Would be happy to sing your praises in the social media. 
Best 
David

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It's a work of art! Bernie, just wanted to let you know the neck you made arrived today. I'm sure you consider your work a labor of love. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the high standards of your work. The neck is a beauty and definitely worth the wait.
Alan

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Thank you very much for the fender bodies just received them today. You make the best fender bodies l have seen! Thanks again.
Alex

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Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I received my Tele neck earlier this week. It is truly a beautiful neck and definitely worth the wait. I have purchased necks from some of the other suppliers out there, and this one is far and above better.
Perfect Large/Soft V profile, flawless finish (including perfect vintage tint) and beautiful fretwork. You should give your crew there a pat on the back! If the body I have on order is half as pretty as the neck, I'm going to be in Esquire Heaven:) Thanks again, keep up the good work! 
Pete Brown

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I received my order and I just wanted to thank you and your team for a job well done. Beautiful work!
Don

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I just received my strat neck today. I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the end product. I was hoping for fender quality but this surpassed my expectations. The workmanship is outstanding, and the fret work is the best I've ever seen. Asolutely Beautiful.
Thank You
Scott T

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Well Bernie ya did it again! What can I say, the neck is superb, in fact it was so nice I decided to keep it for myself. I put it on my build and wa-la fit like a glove. What a fine piece of craftsmanship. I have to admit though I had little faith, reason being is that I fed into harmony central reviews. Now I have gotten stuff from you in the past and never had any problems. And again I have absolutely no issues now. I will set some of those green horns straight. I've been playing strats for over 28 years and been building guitars for 6 years. I build just like leo did, from the heart and thanx to your quality I can weave it in to my creation. But of course none of this would be possible without JESUS CHRIST Thanx again Brother Bernie and may you have a blessed day.
Mark S. 

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I received my telecaster body last week – Thank you very, very much!!! It’s just great. Fantastic, made of superb quality. I really would like to thank to the entire staff of your company! 
Kindest regards,
Christian

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Just received my order and I wanted to say thanks. This neck is the best yet and this guitar build will be my best yet. I'll send pics when finished. Thanks again!
Michael

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I got my neck, it looks Fantastic!! A Piece of ART! Love it!
Thanks, Mark

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Bernie, Those bodies are perfection. You make me proud to be an american.
Thanks,
John

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Really fast! Great quality! Pleasure buying from you thanks

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Great looking tele body cant wait to put it together !!!

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A very special Thank You to all of our wonderful clients! We appreciate your business and we are beyond pleased to hear all the amazing feedback. We look forward everyday to building you quality parts! We would not be around if it wasn't for your support and for that we will never be thankful enough.

From all of us here at B. Hefner Co.