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Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple Electric Guitar


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Discounted Price $2,149.99

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Working closely with tone expert and Texas Strat virtuoso Eric Johnson, Fender is proud to introduce the signature Eric Johnson Stratocaster, which offers EJ's unique take on the coveted '57 Stratocaster.

The Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple boasts a light, two-piece alder body featuring '57-style body contours and cavities for that classic Strat comfort. Available in Black, White Blonde, and classic 2-Color Sunburst, the Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple comes dressed in a thin, authentic-style nitro lacquer finish that will age and wear over time just as they did in the old days while allowing the wood to breathe for beautiful sound. Crafted to EJ's preferred specs, the quartersawn maple neck sports a cozy '57-style soft "V" profile, and perfect for note bends without fretting out, the maple 'board sports a flatter 12" radius instead of the more curved vintage-spec 7.25" radius or the modern 9.5" radius. Giving this a genuine old-school aesthetic, the neck wears a nitro lacquer finish with a vintage tint. The neck also comes equipped with a vintage-style butt adjust truss rod and a genuine bone nut.

Designed to EJ's exacting specifications, the Eric Johnson Stratocaster comes equipped with a set of three specially-voiced Eric Johnson single-coil pickups with countersunk mounting screws that were made with discerning tone seekers like EJ in mind. The electronics include a Master Volume control, two Tone controls (one for neck pickup, one for bridge pickup), and versatile 5-way switching instead of the old-style 3-way switching.

The Eric Johnson Stratocaster Maple comes fitted with all EJ-approved hardware, which includes a set of vintage-style staggered tuning machines and a vintage-style trem featuring a silver-painted block, '57-style string recess, no paint between the base plate and block, five springs, and no trem cover or screw holes. Includes deluxe blonde hardshell case, a guitar strap, guitar cable, and an "ash tray" bridge cover.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Cable
  • Bridge Cover



This guitar is incredible. It's the closest production model to a Fender Custom Shop order that you will find. If you ordered this guitar from FCS it would start at over $3500. The quarter-sawn, 1-piece, maple neck with vintage tint is beautiful. With a select, two-piece, lightweight alder body you feel and hear the full range of tones even when the guitar is not plugged in to an amp. (I've done some recordings with an extra track of mic on strings only for a more layered mix.) NITROCELLULOSE LAQUER FINISH - lacquer finish on the body AND neck (fret surface too bc it's a one piece neck). If you don't know about NITRO finish then do your research first. THIS FINISH IS HIGH MAINTENANCE AND DELICATE. (you can examine all of the arguments about the different qualities of the various body woods and finishes if you're not already aware.) SOUND - The sound of this thing is nothing short of epic. Think big Texas "dirty" grind. Middle pickup is HOT. All other combos will take the edge off of the middle pickup into either bass-heavy or treble-heavy soundscapes. TUNING - I've gone days between checking its tuning and, if it's off, it's not even half a semitone. The (vintage) tuning pegs are TIGHT and their asthetic is unquestionable. Although the tuners are staggered in height, I still might consider adding a string tree after a luthier examines it and checks the intonation. NECK/FRETBOARD - Already has a great, playable, feeling. The fretboard edges are ever-so-slightly rounded and comfortable. The short/fat frets add to the slickness of the feel while you are playing this guitar. The lacquer finish makes the quarter sawn maple sparkle and shine. You will notice different shades of grain under different lighting and all of the beautifull curves as the neck morphs into the headstock. BOTTOM LINE - you won't want to put this thing down.


New York, NY



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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Soft "V"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style StratocasterĀ®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Quartersawn Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
Neck Pickup Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
Middle Pickup Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
Bridge Type 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Vintage-Style Staggered
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Artist Series
Model Eric Johnson StratocasterĀ® Maple
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited 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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