Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Maple with Case)

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
- Series: Artist Series
- Body: 2-Piece, Deep Contoured, '57 Style Lightweight Alder Body, (Thin Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer)
- Neck: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple, Soft 'V' Shape, (Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 12 in. Radius (305 mm)
- No. of Frets: 21 Highly Polished Medium Jumbo Frets
- Pickups: 3 Special Design Custom Shop Eric Johnson 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 with Ash Tray Bridge Cover
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Staggered Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment, (8 Hole)
- Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Unique Features: 1-Piece Quartersawn Soft 'V' Shape Vintage Tinted Maple Neck, 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, Countersunk Holes in Pickguard for Pickup Mounting Screws, 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), 4 Tremolo Springs and No Back Tremolo Cover Plate,

- Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250 RH, Nickel Plated Steel
- Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .032, .042, .052
- Accessories: Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Black Ends (Black Interior), Strap, Cable
- Case: Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Black Ends (Black Interior)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
2-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117702803

Fender Eric Johnson Maple Stratocaster

Fender is pleased to announce the long-awaited Eric Johnson Signature Model Stratocaster guitar. The brainchild of Johnson himself, this model is designed with Eric's own personal features and preferences, and it is made possible because of his expressed desire to give something back to the collectors, players and, especially, the fans who have supported him throughout his career.

The Eric Johnson Signature Model Fender Stratocaster guitar is built from some of the finest materials available. The light 2-piece alder body is dressed in a very thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and the 1-piece quarter-sawn maple neck sports a 12-inch fingerboard radius, 21 highly polished frets, and a soft "V" neck profile.

Additional features include staggered vintage-style machine heads, thus eliminating the need for a string tree; custom pickups with countersink screws and wound to Eric's specifications; and highly contoured body and neck.

It comes with a parchment '57-style pickguard, 5-Way Switch, Master Volume, Neck Tone and Bridge Tone controls, and a Vintage Tremolo with 4 tremolo springs, silver painted block and '57-style string recess with no paint between base plate and the block.
(101 ratings)
Submitted August 9, 2007 by a customer from msn.com
"Best guitar i've played in 40 years..."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I own 7 electric guitars and this guitar has become my favorite guitar in only one month. I own other guitars that are valued 3 times what I paid for this guitar. I am grateful the salesman asked me if I had tried this guitar. I wholeheartedly recommend this guitar.
Sound
Every model of guitar has its own unique sound. A good guitarist can make an average guitar sound good. To create oustanding music you need a quality precision instrument. This guitar makes an average guitarist sound great and a good guitarist create perfection.
Features
Genuine Fender Hard Case with keys, Fender Mist and Wipe Finish Enhancer, Fender Strap,and Polish Cloth are included.
Ease of Use
I have played the guitar for over 40 years and have found some guitar necks to be too thick with extremely wide frets making it difficult to reach 7 frets on some bar chords. This is not the case with the Eric Johson Model Strat'.
Quality
This is a quality crafted precision musical instrument. It is well worth the $2,000 I spent to buy mine.
Value
If this guitar was $3,500 I would still buy it.
Musical Background:
Retired former sudio musician
Musical Style:
Rock
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