As far as signature guitars go, there are few that can match the Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Lucern Aqua Firemist in terms of playability or tonality.
Renowned in guitar circles for his constant desire to achieve the perfect tone, Eric Johnson worked closely with Fender in a bid to produce the guitar that could allow him to do so.
Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Lucerne Aqua Firemist Highlights
- Fender Artist Series signature Stratocaster in a gorgeous Lucerne Aqua Firemist finish, Co-Designed by Eric Johnson
- Quartersawn Maple neck with Soft "V" shape and vintage tint
- Extra smooth Neck to Headstock volute
- Deep-contoured '57 style lightweight Alder body
- Custom-voiced Single Coil pickups add plenty of flair to that characteristically versatile Strat tone
- 1957 style body cavities
- 12" radius Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid Dot inlays
- Height staggered vintage-style tuners eliminate the need for String Trees
- Vintage tremolo with Silver Painted Block and '57 style string recess
- 5 tremolo springs for increased tension and stability, and no back tremolo cover plate
- Includes deluxe hardshell case, woven strap, 15ft cable, and "Ash Tray" bridge cover
- Finance Options available
A Unique Modern Take on a Classic
You'd be forgiven for assuming at first glance that this was merely "another Strat", but once you look closer and even pick the guitar up, the differences will be apparent.
Featuring that familiar Strat body shape, with its double-cutaway design for easy fret access, and a maple neck topped with Rosewood, this guitar looks as "Strat-like" as anybody could wish for, but let's delve a little deeper and see what's different.
Co-Designed by Johnson
Eric Johnson approached the design of this Stratocaster in the same way that he approaches his guitar playing: with meticulous attention to detail ensuring that the end product is perfect.
Some of the changes he insisted upon over a more modern Strat may seem a little unusual at first, but each of them makes perfect sense in context.
First of all, there's the quartersawn Maple Neck with a soft "V" profile, a nod towards those vintage Strats that Eric loves, and ideal for guitarists who like to play with their thumb over the edge of the fingerboard.
In addition to this, there's an extra-smooth Neck to Headstock volute, adding extra comfort when playing closer to the guitars nut.
Custom Voiced Pickups
Secondly, there's the awesome pickups. Designed through close collaboration with Eric Johnson and Fender's R&D engineers, these pickups are perfect for Johnson's uniquely articulate sound.
Each pickup is unique in structure and performance, in line with Erics needs, and are a key element of his unmistakably pure tone.
- Neck Pickup - utilises oversized Alnico 3 magnets, and tonally inspired by a '54 Strat neck pickup
- Middle Pickup - reverse-wound to cancel hum, and based on a '63 Strat pickup with specially-treated Alnico magnets
- Bridge Pickup - Specially voiced to be hotter than your typical bridge position without compromising that familiar top-end sparkle, and made using Alnico 5 magnets
The overall result is a unique blend of beautiful Vintage and Modern tones at your fingertips, with plenty of juice on tap if you really want to dig in.
Thirdly, Eric and Fender have pulled out all of the stops to ensure this guitar is as high-performance as possible. Whether it's the afore-mentioned Soft "V" neck and smooth volute, the 12" radius bound Rosewood fingerboard, or the deep-contoured '57-style lightweight body, you get as comfortable and easy a ride as is possible with this axe.
As if the guitar on its own wasn't enough, it also comes complete with a deluxe Hardshell Case, a high-quality Levys Woven Strap, a 15ft Fender Koil Cords guitar cable, and even an "Ash Tray" bridge cover, for when you really want to go for the vintage look.
Contact Us To Know More
If you'd like to know more about the availability of this guitar, simple head on down to your local PMT Store or contact our Online Sales Team directly.
Alternatively, order your own Eric Johnson signature Stratocaster online today, and use our fantastic range of Home Delivery or Store Pickup options.
Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Lucerne Aqua Firemist Specs
- Model Name: Eric Johnson Stratocaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, Lucerne Aqua Firemist
- MPN: 0117700899
- Series: Artist
- Country Of Origin: US
- Color: Lucerne Aqua Firemist
- Material: Alder
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Shape: Stratocaster
- Material: Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape: Soft "V"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- Bridge Pickup: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
- Middle Pickup: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
- Neck Pickup: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
- Pickup Configuration: SSS
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Staggered
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
- Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
- Strings: Fender USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case, Levy's Woven Strap, 15' Koil Kords Cable, "Ash Tray" Bridge Cover
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||maple neck|
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
November 14, 2017Read Article
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