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Fender Stories Collection Eric Johnson 1954 Virginia Stratocaster, Sunburst & Case

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Description

The Fender Stories Collection pays tribute to legendary musicians, their beloved modified Fender electric guitars and the extraordinary music they created together.

Eric Johnson already had his 1954 'Virginia' Stratocaster when he recorded Tones* and the Platinum Ah Via Musicom**, groundbreaking albums that made him a hero to music fans and guitarists alike. To this day, Eric continues to release brilliant music, tour constantly and is, to the electric guitar community, a savant and widely followed tastemaker. In 2020, for the first time, Eric's 1954 Virginia Stratocaster will be replicated by both Fender Custom Shop and the Fender Corona Production line in limited numbers. With its rare rift/quartersawn sassafras body, lacquer finish, custom wiring and more, the Eric Johnson 1954 Virginia Stratocaster will thrill players and collectors alike with its distinctive look and exceptional tone.

*(1987 Grammy for best Rock Instrumental Performance)

**(1991 Grammy for best Rock Instrumental Performance)

FEATURES

  • Two-piece, offset-seam sassafrass body
  • “Soft V”-shaped maple neck; 12”-radius fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets
  • DiMarzio HS2 bridge pickup; Fender ’57/62 single-coil Strat middle and neck pickups
  • Custom wiring and artist-specific setup
  • Includes G&G tweed hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
TWO-PIECE SASSAFRAS BODY

A rare tone wood, Sassafras has a distinctive, fine-grained appearance and produces silky tone with focused midrange.

CUSTOM PICKUP CONFIGURATION

Combining a DiMarzio HS-2 stacked humbucking pickup with a pair of Fender 57/62 pickups, this guitar has Johnson’s unique tone while offering plenty of variety.

CUSTOM WIRING

The middle and neck pickups are out of phase with the bridge pickup, giving you Johnson’s unique “koto” tone in position two.

CUSTOM MAPLE NECK

The comfortable “Soft V”-shaped neck provides clear tone, while the 12”-radius makes it easier to solo.

LACQUER FINISH

A period-correct touch, the lacquer finish lets wood breathe while wearing in a distinctive way.

VINTAGE-STYLE TUNING MACHINES

Vintage-style tuning machines offer solid, stable tuning with era-correct style.

  • Body Material

    2-Piece Offset Seam Sassafras

  • Body Finish

    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

  • Body Shape

    Stratocaster


NECK
  • Neck Material

    1-Piece 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

    Jumbo

  • Nut Material

    Plastic

  • Nut Width

    1.625" (41.3 mm)

  • Position Inlays

    Black Dot

  • Truss Rod

    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust


ELECTRONICS
  • Bridge Pickup

    DiMarzio HS-2 DP116 (Only Top-Coil Active)

  • Middle Pickup

    Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat

  • Neck Pickup

    Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat

  • 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


HARDWARE
  • Bridge

    6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

  • Hardware Finish

    Nickel/Chrome

  • Tuning Machines

    Vintage-Style

  • Pickguard

    1-Ply Eggshell

  • Control Knobs

    Aged White Plastic

  • Neck Plate

    4-Bolt Custom


MISCELLANEOUS
  • Strings

    Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406

  • Legal Notice

ACCESSORIES
  • Case/Gig Bag

    Deluxe Tweed Hardshell

 
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