Bringing to life the vision of one of the most respected guitarists in the world, the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline is the perfect marriage between a semi-hollow body and a traditional Stratocaster. Co-designed by Eric Johnson and Fender, this lightweight, resonant instrument combines the tones of his favourite semi-hollowbody guitars and his Stratocaster.
The custom-chambered body is finished 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.
Other custom features include a vintage-style tremolo with silver-painted block, '57-style string recesses, thin headstock with vintage-style staggered tuning machines, '57-style parchment pickguard and "ashtray" bridge cover.
An R&D tour de force, the Eric Johnson Stratocaster Thinline is the first semi-hollow Strat that combines custom chambers with traditional Stratocaster arm and body contours.
Model Name: Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard
Finish Options: Available in 2-Colour Sunburst and Vintage White
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
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: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Staggered
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)