NAMM 2009: New Fender Eric Johnson Strat

It seems Eric Johnson isn’t content with designing one of the best Strat variations ever (by my humble opinion) in his namesake Fender model. He’s gone and done it again. While the first model was somewhat 50s-inspired, this new one takes a few cues from 60s Strats, at least in terms of the 3-ply pickguard and rosewood fretboard.

Colour options are Dakota Red, Tropical Turquoise, Medium Palomino Metallic and Lucerne Aqua Firemist.

Most of the other features are similar to the existing model: Extra Smooth Neck to Headstock Volute, Special Neckplate with Engraved EJ and Kokopelli, 1957 Style Body Cavities, Countersunk Holes in Pickguard for Pickup Mounting Screws, Pearloid Dot Inlay Position Markers, 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), 3-Ply 8-Hole Parchment Pickguard, 5 Tremolo Springs and No Back Tremolo Cover Plate.

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