Fender Unveils New Eric Johnson Rosewood Strat
Posted by Michael Mueller on April 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM
When Fender released the first versions of the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster a few years ago, the scuttlebutt among the gearheads in my circle was that it might just be the best Strat the company had made since the mid-'60s, and the closest they ever came to capturing the magic of their '50s models. But, of course, it came only with a maple fretboard, so those players who prefer rosewood were left out.
Now, Fender has unveiled the brand-new Eric Johnson Stratocaster Rosewood model. The guitar features a two-piece alder body finished in thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer, a quartersawn maple neck with bound round-laminated 12"-radius rosewood fretboard, a three-ply parchment pickguard, pickups voiced by Johnson himself, staggered vintage-style tuners, a custom tremolo block, and four brand-new finish options, three of which (Lucerne Aqua Firemist, Tropical Turquoise, and Medium Palomino Metallic) are exclusive to this model. A deluxe blonde hardshell case is included. The guitar lists for $2,699.99.
For more details, visit Fender.com.
We'll reserve comment on the unfortunate press art Fender chose to use: