"Just like he redefines the electric guitar every day, Eric Johnson and Fender redefine, and redesign, the celebrated Stratocaster. Adding special contouring to the neck and body, this Strat features a lightweight, two-piece alder body with a deep 1957-style shape, vintage-tinted, one-piece quartersawn maple neck with a 1957-style “Soft V” profile, 12”-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium jumbo frets. Three specially-voiced Eric Johnson single-coil pickups with counter-sunk screws run through advanced five-way switching and a very special vintage-style tremolo setup features silver-painted block, ’57-style string recess and five springs. A true tone machine, down to the last screw.
About Fender Artist Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender’s Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world’s first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world’s leading guitar manufacturer.
Developed hand-in-hand with some of the biggest artists of yesterday and today, the Fender Artist Series is a collaborative line of signature models incorporating hand-selected tonewoods and custom appointments and specs, voiced to specific tones and playing styles by our master builders and the artists themselves. Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Jazz, Precision, and Jaguar basses take on new life with the help of some of music’s most revered icons.
Special Eric Johnson single-coil pickups with countersunk screws and a five-way switch
- Vintage tremolo with silver-painted block
- '57-style string recess; no paint between the base plate and the block
Five springs (no tremolo cover)
Neck and bridge tone controls
Thin neck-cap with staggered machine heads
- '57-style parchment pickguard.
- Available with .010-.046 gauge strings
Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Hardshell case included