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Eric Johnson Interviewed By Guitar World

Legendary musician Eric Johnson is currently gearing up for his “Evening With” tour for 2012.

In a recent interview with Guitar World magazine, Johnson talked about his devotion to live performance and several artists he’s worked with over the years, including Jimmy Vaughan and Jonny Lang.

In addition, the “Cliffs of Dover” maestro commented on his signature Fender Stratocaster.

“For me it works because it’s so designed for me,” he said.  ”But beyond that, Michael Braun [Fender Custom Shop designer] did some really cool things. We tried to get back to some of that original ’50s stuff that Leo Fender had, and the changes we did make were ones that kind of support the growth of the instrument in a better way than it was. But a lot of it is just stuff from the way it was from the ’50s. We just put back a couple things. From that aspect, I think it really is a nice instrument.

“I would love to keep experimenting with it a little bit. I would love to keep tweaking it, but we’ll see what happens. It works pretty good the way it is, though.”

Pick up the January issue of Guitar World here and get tour dates and more information on Johnson’s official website.

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