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Fender Artist Series Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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Based on a '57 Strat with a maple fretboard.

After years of painstaking research and design, the Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar has finally arrived. Designed with Eric by Custom Shop guru Michael Frank-Braun, this beauty is based on a '57, and combines the best of vintage design with modern electronics technology.

The '57-style, 2-piece alder body has an ultrathin, Custom Shop-quality nitrocellulose lacquer finish that results in better resonance. Johnson opted for a one-piece, quartersawn maple neck with a 12" radius that's finished with a thin-skinned glossy lacquer and vintage tint. 19 prototype pickups were created before Johnson found the tone he was looking for. The Custom Shop-modified single coils use a new wire material and winding technique for the magnets giving them a unique, Eric Johnson-approved sound. Johnson and Braun also included one of Eric's most famous Strat modifications by wiring the tone controls to the neck and bridge pickups, instead of the standard neck/middle tone configuration of most Strats.

This guitar offers tonal perfection thanks to the discerning ear of one of the best players to ever pick up an axe. And it's pleasing to the eye as well, with its large arm contour, '57-style pickguard and shallow pickup cavities, plus thin headstock with vintage staggered tuners that eliminate the need for a string tree. Unbelievable Custom Shop-like quality in a production axe. Includes case.

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Fender Artist Series Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • '57-style, 2-piece alder body
    Body cavities true to '57 specs
    One-piece, quartersawn plain maple neck
    Thinner, vintage-style headstock
    12" radius American Series-style frets
    Staggered vintage machine heads eliminate string tree
    Thin neck cap
    Bone nut
    Custom Shop-modified single-coil pickups
    Master volume, neck tone, and bridge tone controls
    Vintage tremolo with silver painted block
    '57-style string recess
    Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    Includes case

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  • The one and only Thanks Eric and fender

    As reviewed by James on 1/4/2008

    I have been playing for 35 years and have had all kinds of guitars. my first was a hollow bodied kingston when i was 12. I have a BluesHawk 1998 right now. For 2 years I played them all and the one I walked out with was the eric johnson (white) strat. WOW!!! you have to go and play this AXe. Bell tones that go on forever. The neck and frets are so smooth and buttery that it made me play faster and cleaner. the alder body is very lite and easy to play standing for 2/3 hours. the pickups chime in all positions. this is one great great Guitar. if you are looking for a strat and have the money for a artist this is THE ONE!!!

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  • strats rule, however this strat rules em all

    As reviewed by perry d.c. on 5/21/2007

    having played strats and strat clones for many years i've finally found the 'holy grail' of these wonderfully expressive guitars. the 'ej' is by far the finest strat fenders manufactured to date. the tuners are reminescent of tuners on an old tele i owned many years ago and the volute in head stock facilitates great behind the nut bends the pickups in combination with the the thin single ply scratch plate just makes it sound so shimmery,glassy even, which is what has always made a strat so appealing to me. this is my fifth strat over a period of fifteen years, and even though i still own my highway one (though modified with a better trem block), the ej is my go to, slammin axe, one minor aggravation that i probably could eliminate if i played with less force would be the fact that the high e tends to jump the nut, but i just thread it back in and keep on wailin , i love with a capital l, this guitar...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • One of the best guitars I've ever played...

    As reviewed by Mike_L on 10/30/2006

    The Eric Johnson Stratocaster is simply an amazing guitar. The unsurpassed attention to quality and detail at the Fender Custom Shop is inspiring. The finish just screams closet classic. The lack of a backplate, just a great touch. Oh yeah, and it sounds absolutely amazing, of course. Plugged into virtually any amp, this guitar sustains for all of eternity!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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