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Stories Collection Eric Johnson 1954 "Virginia" Stratocaster®

Model #: 0117442803
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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 nominated 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 medium-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
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
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
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
CUSTOM MAPLE NECK

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

LACQUER FINISH
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

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

Body
  • 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
    Medium 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™ (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/Middle Pickups), 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 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features
    Setup: Low E: as close to the bass side as possible; Hi E: leave space between high E string and side. Cut nut to accomodate. Possible use Am Pro saddles to accommodate.
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Deluxe Tweed Hardshell
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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