Legendary guitarist, Eric Johnson, had a vision of the perfect consolidation between the traditional Stratocaster Thinline and a semi-hollow body, and now it’s here for us all.
Brand New Fender Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster!
Johnson’s notorious play style and tone didn’t happen overnight, nor by accident. The journey to find his ideal tone, liquid and articulate, is perfectly complemented by the style that secured his place in the modern guitar temple of worship. 2015 was the year Johnson approached Fender to help him create a lightweight, resonant guitar that harnesses the tones of his favourite semihollow guitars, and his Stratocaster.
Two years on, we found the magic formula for “tonal nirvana” with the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline. The nitrocellulose lacquer custom-chambered body, allows the wood to “breathe” with character. The three Stratocaster, single-coil, pickups were specifically designed to recreate Johnson’s vision, mounted to the semi-hollow, two-piece alder body with heightened vibration transfer due to their use of countersunk screws. The satisfying and comfortable “’57 Soft V”-shaped quartersawn maple neck features a 12”-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium-jumbo frets for augmented playability.
Additional features include a vintage-style tremolo with a silver-painted block, 1957-style string recesses, thin headstock with vintage-style staggered tuning machines, ’57-style parchment pickguard and “ashtray” bridge cover, sleek aged white control knobs and a nickel/chrome hardware finish. This Thinline Stratocaster is the first semi-hollow Strat that incorporates custom chambers with traditional Stratocaster arm and body contours. The guitar comes also with a Deluxe Blonde Hardshell with Black ends and recommends use with Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges).
If you’re still unsure, give our Guitar Store team a call on 01273 665412 or email Guitarshop@gak.co.uk and arrange for a personal demo with our friendly staff and almost unlimited choice of Amps!