Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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4.8

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The Eric Johnson Artist Series Stratocaster designed by Eric Johnson working with Fender's best Luthiers. Yours from Sam Ash Direct with fast free shipping at the absolute lowest price.

Eric Johnson worked closely with Fender Custom Shop luthier Michael Frank-Braun for years to bring you the Fender Eric Johnson Artist Series Statocaster. Based on a 1957 Stratocaster, but with electronics painstakingly developed by Eric and the Fender Custom Shop, this is one beautiful solid body electric guitar.

The pickups are specially voiced Eric Johnson Single Coils, which use new wire material and special winding techiques that Eric and Michael developed over 19 separate prototypes. Tone controls are wired to the neck and bridge pickups (instead of the usual arrangement with one tone control for the bridge and the other for the neck and middle pickups together) -- another Eric Johnson modification. The 5 position pickup selector has the modern arrangement with position 1 for the bridge pickup, 2 for the bridge and middle combined, 3 for the middle alone, 4 for the middle and neck pickup combined, and 5 for the neck pickup alone.

The 1 piece quartersawn maple neck is the soft "V" shape found on the Eric Clapton Stratocaster and is similar to the neck shape of CF Martin guitars. It has a 12 inch radius maple fret board with 21 highly polished medium jumbo frets, black dot position inlays, and a nitrocellulose neck finish. The guitar has a vintage stlye 2 piece alder body with a Custom Shop thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

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 single ply parchment '57 style pickguard, 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. It is available in four different finish options, including White Blonde, Two-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red and Black.

All this comes in a Deluxe Blonde hardshell case with black ends and a rich black interior. It also includes a strap, cable, and an "Ash Tray" bridge cover.

Eric Johnson and the Fender Custom Shop's Michael Frank-Braun have created a guitar for you with unique voicing and gorgeous details. Let us send you yours today! You won't be disappointed.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Black Ends
  • Strap
  • Cable
  • Tremolo Arm
Series Artist Series
Other Features 3 Special Design Eric Johnson Pickups with Countersunk Mounting Screws
Model Eric Johnson Stratocaster

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FenderEric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors)
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Good tone (3)

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      5.0

      Awesome

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      from Glen Ellyn, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors):

      very clean fun sound i definitely reccomend

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Custom Shop Sound and Feel

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      from Weston, CT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Sticky neck fingerboard

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors):

      Great guitar. I traded in my American Standard Strat to get this. The first thing you notice is the light weight compared to the American Standard, then you notice the sustain and the feel when you stum it. The guitar is sounds fantastic plugged or unplugged. My only gripe is the nito finish that's all over the neck and fingerboard. I know it take time for it to cure, but I can't wait that long (maybe upto a year?). Besides that, I have no complaints.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      warning - shop before you buy!!!

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      from New Orleans, LA

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Advanced Players
        • Performance

        Comments about Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors):

        Bottom line - this is a production guitar and fender Quality Control SUCKS. Be prepared to view/play several of these before you buy one. I picked mine from 4 in guitar center. On one, the 1st string drifted completely off of the fretboard near the heel! On another, the neck felt too fat for my hand. And the last had a screw missing from the tuners and a bent screw on the bridge - the neck is a personal preference, but the other are totally unacceptable for a 1700 dollar guitar.

        That being said... the guitar I DID buy - the single best guitar I have ever played. The feel of the neck is so unique (and all EJ's feel different). the lack of a string tree and the vintage trem are my fav features but the true selling point is the sound... my god the sounds this thing makes are perfect. If you're like me you'll go with the honey blonde - total class.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

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        Comments about Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors):

        "I've been a fan of Eric's since the first time I heard him play, so I wanted to see what kind of guitar he would put his name on. Fender got this one right in a big way. The shape of the neck fit my hand like a custom instrument and the custom shop pickups make all the differnce. Well worrth the money!"

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THE Best stratocaster out of the box !!!! EVER !!!

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        Comments about Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Assorted Colors):

        "Can't put this one down....it has to be the best stratocaster that fender has made in the last 30 years ! Once you plug it in, you'll have to take it home with you. Thank you EJ and Fender !!! "

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        Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar

        Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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