Submitted July 30, 2006 by a customer from aol.com
"The Eric Johnson Model Stratacaster has killer tone and playability."
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I expect to have this guitar for a long time.It sounds and plays as good as any Fender Stratacaster I have owned,heard or played.If it were lost or stolen I would replace it with a Fender Strat model that has noisless pickups and a slimmer neck.I wish I had known that the pickups weren't noisless.What I like the most is the tone,killer tone! What I like the least are the noisey pickups.
The sound is the main reason I purchased it. It has that classic strat sound. Killer tone. I wished that it had noisless pickups, I was surprised when I learned that it did not!
The guitar came with a beautiful custom Fender case, it also came with a 10' guitar jack and a really cheezie guitar strap. The guitar components are your tipical Fender hardware that I feel is adequate. I love the tuning machines, the slotted poles make re-stringing it a breeze.
Ease of Use
The guitar has great playability, however, I have small hands(short fingers) and would have prefered a slimmer neck/radius.
The overall quality is good. I am not in love with the pick guard it is not befiiting such a beautiful guitar. My main complaint is that the E(1st) string does not sit exactly over the center of the bridge pickup pole piece which causes the string to sound dead.I have to slide the bridge saddle over to compensate for this defect. I have written Fender and I am waiting for a reply about this problem.
I think that it is overpriced, it shouldn't cost more than any of the other artist series guitars.
The jury is still out on this one. I want to see if Fender is going to address and resolve the fore mentioned problem I am having with the misaliginment of the E string over the pickup pole.
The Wow Factor
I like the look, clasic tabacco burst,tinted maple neck. I also love the fact that it is light in weight/easy on the back.
Active Musician, I have been playing guitar for 35 years
Blues, Classic Rock,Southern Rock
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