Eric Johnson Debuts His New Fender Stratocaster Thinline At Namm 2018

Legendary guitarist Eric Johnson and Fender debuted Eric’s new Signature Stratocaster Thinline during NAMM 2018.

Fender finished the custom-chambered body with nitrocellulose lacquer, allowing the wood to “breathe” with character. The three single-coil Stratocaster pickups were specially voiced to meet Johnson’s specifications, and are mounted to the semi-hollow, two-piece alder body with countersunk screws for even more vibration transfer. The comfortable “’57 Soft V”-shaped quartersawn maple neck bears a 12”-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium-jumbo frets for enhanced playability.

BODY
  • Body Material
    Semi-Hollow Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®

The Eric Johnson Stratocaster Thinline is the first semi-hollow Strat that combines custom chambers with a traditional Stratocaster arm and body contours

NECK
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    Soft “V”
  • Scale Length
    25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    12″ (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Vintage-Style Slotted
Photo by Renee Jahnke
ELECTRONICS
  • 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)
  • Switching
    5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SSS
Photo by ReneeJ Jahnke

 

HARDWARE
  • Bridge
    6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Vintage-Style Staggered
  • Pickguard
    1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs
    Aged White
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt

You can order Eric Johnson’s new guitar by going to this link Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

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