Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Rosewood with Case)

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Built to Eric Johnson's exact specifications, this Strat features an alder body with a Tropical Turquoise lacquer finish.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fender/Gotoh staggered tuning machines Adds tension across nut and improves sustain
Eric Johnson single-coil pickups Artist-voiced, bell-like clarity, greater dynamics
Soft V-shape profile Straight grain cut for more sustain; vintage feel
2-piece deep contoured '57-style alder body Light body, "swimming pool" rout, open tone

There is no greater example of guitar hero Eric Johnson's devotion to his art than his signature model Stratocaster guitar. With singular attention to detail, the Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW features a two-piece alder body finished in thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer, a quartersawn maple neck with bound round-laminated 12 inch-radius rosewood fretboard, a three-ply parchment pickguard, pickups voiced by Johnson himself, staggered vintage-style tuners, and a custom tremolo block. Deluxe blonde hardshell case included.

Eric Johnson talks about his custom Rosewood Stratocaster:

Series: Artist Series

Colors: (897) Tropical Turquoise, (898) Medium Palomino Metallic, (Thin-Skin Nitrocellulose Lacquer)

Body: 2-Piece, Deep Contoured, '57 Style Lightweight Alder Body

Neck: Quartersawn Maple, Soft "V" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)

Fingerboard: Bound Round Laminated Rosewood, 12 in. Radius (305 mm)

No. of Frets: 21 Highly Polished Medium Jumbo Frets

Pickups: 3 Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil Pickups with Countersunk Mounting Screws (Neck/Middle/Bridge)

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh(R) Staggered Vintage Style Tuning Machines

Hardware: Nickel/Chrome

Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment, (8-Hole)

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Unique Features: Quartersawn Maple Neck with Soft "V" Shape and Vintage Tint, Bound Round Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard, Extra Smooth Neck to Headstock Volute, Special Neckplate with Engraved EJ and Kokopelli, 2-Piece Deep Contoured '57 Style Lightweight Alder Body, 1957 Style Body Cavities, 12 in. Radius Fingerboard, Pearloid Dot Inlay Position Markers, Height Staggered Vintage Style Tuners which Eliminate the Need for String Trees, Vintage Tremolo with Silver Painted Block and '57 Style String Recess (No Paint Between Base Plate and Block), 3-Ply 8-Hole Parchment Pickguard, 5 Tremolo Springs and No Back Tremolo Cover Plate

Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), P/N 073-0250-006

Accessories Included: Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case, Levy's(R) Woven Strap, 15 ft. Koil Kords(TM) Cable, "Ash Tray" Bridge Cover

Case: Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Brown Ends (Gold Interior)

Introduced: 1/2009

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted March 6, 2021 by Chester L in Woodridge, IL
"the guitar inspires."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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the guitar is downright inspiring. It feels perfect, it looks perfect and it sounds even better. I cannot overstate this. every sound that comes out of this instrument is a Maserati. EJ has combined pickups from different vintage year strats. he did NOT mess this up. the neck is based on a ‘54. the middle is based on a ‘63. the bridge has alnico 5s. combining the bridge and middle or the neck and middle, cancels the single coil hum. every position on the blade gives you a different, perfect sounding strat. the bridge tone knob affects the bridge and the bridge/ midl pup combo. the neck tone knob affects the neck and the neck/ midl pup combo. the middle pup, when used by itself, has no tone control. I had mine put on a plek machine and the computer dressed the entire fretboard and the nut. now the frets measure within .0002”. essentially perfect. the best production strat fender makes. the only way to get a better strat from fender is thru the custom shop. the guitar inspires. I’m giving it 5 stars because they won’t let me give it 6.
Musical Background:
45 years playing experience. just under 20 years stage experience.
Musical Style:
Hard Rock/ Prog Rock/ Cover/ Rush
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