Fender Stratocaster Artist – ERIC JOHNSON STRATOCASTER Guitar Review :: Fender Electric Guitars Reviews

The long-awaited Eric Johnson Stratocaster guitar

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The long-awaited Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster guitar arose from Johnson’s express wish to give something back to the collectors, players and fans who’ve supported him throughout his career.
Designed by Johnson himself with his own personal features and preferences, this signature model has a highly contoured two-piece alder body with a very thin nitrocellulous lacquer finish. This beauty is based on a ’57, and combines the best of vintage design with modern electronics technology. The one-piece quarter-sawn maple neck has a V-shaped profile, 12″ fingerboard radius and 21 polished frets. The staggered vintage-style machine heads eliminate the need for a string tree, and the custom pickups are wound to Johnson’s specs. Other features include a parchment ’57-style pickguard, four-spring vintage tremolo, silver-painted block and ’57-style string recess with no paint between the base plate and the block. Johnson and Custom Shop guru Michael Frank-Braun also included one of Eric’s most famous Fender 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 Fender strat guitar is tonal perfection thanks to the discerning ear of one of the best players to ever pick up an axe.

Features + Technical Specs
Model Number 011-7702-(Color#)
Series Artist Series
Colors (801) White Blonde,
(803) 2-Color Sunburst,
(806) Black,
(809) Candy Apple Red,
(Thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer)
Body 2-Piece, Deep Contoured, ‘57 Style Lightweight Alder Body
Neck 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple, Soft “V” Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Maple, 12” 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” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (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” 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),
5 Tremolo Springs and No Back Tremolo Cover Plate
Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Accessories Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Black Ends (Black Interior), Strap, Cable
These musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case with Black Ends (Black Interior)
Introduced 1/2005

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