Play Eric Johnson's Tone Machine of Choice!
The Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW solidbody electric guitar brings you an instrument fit for a guitar tone master! Eric is also known for his perfectionism and dedicated search for an "ultimate" guitar. The brainchild of Johnson himself, the Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW is designed with Eric's own personal features and preferences, and it is made possible because of his expressed desire to give something back to the collectors, players and, especially, the fans who have supported him throughout his career. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today and start making your own tonal magic with the fantastic Eric Johnson RW!Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW at a Glance:
- Made with the finest woods available
- Custom pickups wound to Eric's specifications
- Vintage tremolo and '57-style features
Made with the finest woods available
The Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW guitar is built from some of the finest materials available. The light 2-piece alder body is dressed in a very thin nitro cellulose lacquer finish; the quartersawn maple neck is paired with a rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius and 21 highly polished frets.
Custom pickups wound to Eric's specifications
Additional features on the Eric Johnson Strat 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.
Vintage tremolo and '57-style features
The Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW comes with a parchment '57 style pickguard, 5-way pickup switch, master volume, neck tone and bridge tone controls, and a Vintage tremolo with a silver painted block and '57 style string recess with no paint between base plate and the block.
- Color: Dakota Red
- Body: 2-piece, deep-contoured, '57-style alder
- Finish: Nitrocellulose
- Neck wood: Quartersawn maple
- Fingerboard: Bound rosewood, 12" radius
- Machine heads: Staggered vintage style
- No. of frets: 21 highly polished medium jumbo
- Pickguard: 3-ply parchment (8-hole)
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Pickups: Three special-design Custom Shop Eric Johnson single-coil
- Controls: Master Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone
- Bridge/tailpiece: Vintage tremolo with '57-style string recess
- Pickup switching: 5-way switch
- Hardware: Nickel/chrome
- Case: Deluxe Blonde hardshell case included with brown ends (gold interior)
- Accessories: strap, cable, and bridge cover
You could easily make the case that Fender electric guitars were responsible - at least in great part - for the birth of modern rock 'n' roll. Originally designed to be easier to build, and thus more affordable, Leo Fender's masterpieces, which include classics like the Stratocaster (is there a more distinctive guitar shape in the world?), the Telecaster and the original Precision Bass, were at the core of a musical revolution that spawned everything from surf to country to punk!
In the 1960s, when Fender guitars first hit bandstands and stages all around the country, it was astonishing to see that trademark Fender maple neck and fingerboard. Though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards as standard or optional on its entire line of instruments, those first"blonde" necks really shook things up. Others have picked up on the maple neck theme, but it's clearly yet another of Leo Fender's "firsts."
Today, no other manufacturer can match Fender for the sheer number of options available throughout its entire line. While vintage Fenders can command astronomical prices, the company now has the widest range of quality instruments in the world. Fender instruments have been played and prized by some of the highest-profile players in music, including such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Stevie Ray Vaughan - to name a just a few.
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.