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. Johnson's search for his ideal tone is famous in guitar circles. Liquid and articulate, the sound perfectly complements the playing style that earned his place in the modern guitar pantheon.
"A wider aperture of tonal performance from an instrument." - Eric Johnson
We tested many configurations before Eric Johnson settled on the lightweight capped alder body. With custom chambers and traditional Strat contours this lightweight, resonant guitar looks as good as it plays.
The thick “Soft V”-shaped neck slightly smooths the sharpness of a “V” profile, rounding it out so it’s more comfortable for rhythm and lead playing.
Fender's R&D engineers worked closely with Johnson to craft the perfect pickups for his uniquely articulate sound. Carefully blending our legacy with Johnson's discerning sonic tastes, these Stratocaster pickups are a key element of his tone.
How Eric Johnson combined his beloved solid-body Stratocaster with aspects of his favorite semi-hollow body guitars.