Product Description The Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the brainchild of Johnson himself. If you think about it - part of the reason he runs a Tube Driver between his strat and his Marshall is to get a slightly gainier version of that early Cream lead tone - which is a Gibson into a Marshall. Also worth mentioning is the deeper body contour which I found made the guitar fit extremely comfortably against my body. Either that, or the Strat just sounds great no matter what pickups are in it! Note how he gets into the thin splatty, harsh, notes on the high string bringing out the plink. Eric wants to evoke the smooth, singing voice of the violin in his lead passages and so hates sounds that are thin and spiky, preferring thick tones that fall from his guitar like liquid.
And when you slather on the fuzz, the high-end clarity keeps tones punchy and articulate. I mostly play metal, but wanted a quality guitar that was different than my Jackson. Bridge Pickup Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. What color did you get? I look forward to the nitro finish curing and hardening as these desirable properties will only get better. The practically blocked tremolo and lack of string tee makes for near perfect tuning stability and I am sure adds extra sustain.
The guitar arrived perfectly intonated. By introducing the first commercially viable solidbody electric guitar, the first electric bass and countless classic amplifiers, Fender musical instruments have left their mark on jazz, blues, country, rock and many other styles of popular music. Whether you're looking to follow in the footsteps of a master or you're just in the market for a great guitar, the Eric Johnson Strat combines vintage features with modern flair. I too may just score the finish off the sides, it will only help I think. Quality and finish are up there with my Gibson R8s. It takes patience to allow a new nitro-lacquer guitar to open up, and not everyone wants to wait.
I used a Fender Blues Deluxe that happened to be there the tweed amp they reissued from the 90's. What color did you get? The Eric Johnson Signature Model Fender Stratocaster guitar is built from some of the finest materials available. Some people just don't know how to please a customer. I think there is a process of learning how a new guitar likes to be played. I love the vintage contours and the tuners are amazing. I was underwhelmed by the Custom Shop guitar, and pleasantly surprised by the Classic Player.
Quality: This is a quality crafted precision musical instrument. Id say the quality represents a great value in the Fender line. Then, I used a small flatblade screwdriver to scrape the lacquer away. To create oustanding music you need a quality precision instrument. Finished with a thin-skinned glossy lacquer and vintage tint, the neck of this guitar is nothing short of breathtaking, to the eyes as well as the fingers. It is a shiny black strat with white pickguard, off-white pickup covers and knobs, and a dark tint neck. But the truth, as demonstrated by this interesting twist from the Fender-Johnson camp, is that the permutations such a timeless format can offer are endless.
So will the same apply to our Strat when matched against a regular solid model? It is easier to do slides and chord work with the medium height. And the sound from these pickups are just amazing! Product Description Crafting a thinline Strat is something Fender has seldom done in its history, but in the Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster they have captured a beautiful marriage between a semi-hollow body and the classic guitar design! But it's not all hyper-fat lead; Eric also loves sparkling bridge, classic Texan neck and spanky middle pickup tones, as well as those 'vocal' sounds so ably served by positions two and four. Lord knows what else he adds when he records. This includes heavy and oversized items. The neck pickup magnet stagger is different than the middle and bridge, which look to be about the same.
I've got the whole guitar covered now except those pickups stumped me. In a true testament to Johnson's fastidiousness when it comes to his sound, there is no paint between the base plate and the block, eliminating anything that might interfere with the guitar's natural tone. I did not bother to protect the lacquer on the fretboard as I planned to buff that with steel wool, too, along with the back of the neck. I am liking the frets better now. Need it now but short of cash? Id say they are just average. Yes, the pole pieces are slightly larger than the other two,.
While they arent as short as vintage frets, they certainly arent as tall as new 6105 or 6100, which are about. I lucked out and found one that was only 7lbs. I think they are up there with some of the big boutique pickups. Whether clean or distorted, it rings with clarity. I noticed that has a few new one in inventory and a few weeks ago both models had price reductions back down 20%. Also due to some of the finer details quartersawn neck, lightweight 2 piece alder body, thin finish, thick neck, etc the general consensus by most that have tried them is that they are very naturally resonant. Eric's Strat features a lightweight two-piece alder body with deep, '57-style body contours and cavities.