Yes, a 50 year career being his own man, never compromising, never chasing commercial fame. True to his instrument, always pushing the envelope, pure genius. A great listener with a great sense of humor. Thank you and Happy Birthday, Mr Beck and many, many more!
By the way...maybe some of you already know this and if so I apologize in advance.
Anyway, about ten years ago Seymour Duncan and I were talking 'guitar' at a local gear demo of his new pedals. I asked him his thoughts on Jeff and he said...paraphrasing..."When he shows up I have to change his guitar strings. He can't be bothered changing strings. He can build an awesome hot rod from the ground up but can't change guitar strings."
Great guitarist, great musician.
From his earliest days he's had a unique approach to the instrument and the music.
From fusion to blues to opera to Indian, from vicious and jagged to tender and delicate.