Fender 2008 Eric Johnson Stratocaster Lucerne Aqua Firemist + Case & Candy 04654
Description (more pics below)
This is a 2008 Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster in Lucerne Aqua Firemist finish with rosewood fretboard. The guitar is all stock except for the pickguard, which was changed to pearloid (no new holes drilled). Comes with original gold plush case and all original case candy, including:
— Sealed manual, trem bar, bridge cover and extra springs.
— All hangtags and control description sheet.
— Fender coiled cable, strap, and case keys.
Cosmetically, it looks very clean but has been played, mostly small edge marks and mild scuffing, as well as flaking of neck binding and fret wear. See all pics where I’ve tried to show most marks, but just know it’s a played but well-cared-for instrument. The case is in excellent shape. It has some mild smoke smell but I’m currently airing it and with sunlight that should go away. (If you're sensitive to smoke, I'll sell for $100 less without the case.) Weight is 7 pounds, 12 ounces. If you have any questions, ask BEFORE buying. Buyer's responsibility to do their due diligence. Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing. Thanks!
(PS: Though it currently has an 11-screw pickguard, no new holes were drilled. Some of the screw heads are “false”—see pic showing only 8 holes in body. You can get a new 8-hole white parchment guard from Stratosphere on eBay for $15 if desired.)
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 15 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "Still Kickin - How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
After years of painstaking research and design, the Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar has finally arrived. Designed with Eric by Custom Shop guru Michael Frank-Braun, this beauty is based on a '57, and combines the best of vintage design with modern electronics technology. The '57-style, 2-piece alder body has an ultrathin, Custom Shop-quality nitrocellulose lacquer finish that results in better resonance. Johnson opted for a one-piece, quartersawn maple neck with a 12" radius that's finished with a thin-skinned glossy lacquer and vintage tint. 19 prototype pickups were created before Johnson found the tone he was looking for. The Custom Shop-modified single coils use a new wire material and winding technique for the magnets giving them a unique, Eric Johnson-approved sound. Johnson and Braun also included one of Eric's most famous Strat modifications by wiring the tone controls to the neck and bridge pickups, instead of the standard neck/middle tone configuration of most Strats. This guitar offers tonal perfection thanks to the discerning ear of one of the best players to ever pick up an axe. And it's pleasing to the eye as well, with its large arm contour, '57-style pickguard and shallow pickup cavities, plus thin headstock with vintage staggered tuners that eliminate the need for a string tree. Unbelievable Custom Shop-like quality in a production axe. Includes case. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
•'57-style, 2-piece alder body
•Body cavities true to '57 specs
•One-piece, quartersawn plain maple neck
•Thinner, vintage-style headstock
•12" radius American Series-style frets
•Staggered vintage machine heads eliminate string tree
•Thin neck cap
•Custom Shop-modified single-coil pickups
•Master volume, neck tone, and bridge tone controls
•Vintage tremolo with silver painted block
•'57-style string recess
•Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
There is no greater example of Eric Johnson's devotion to his art than his signature Stratocaster Rosewood model. With singular attention to detail, every facet of the guitar is designed to Johnson's own detailed specs, from the specially voiced pickups to the extra-contoured neck and body to the distinctive tremolo assembly and much more. Any guitarist who marvels at Johnson's breathtaking sonic artistry and peerlessly pure tone will also marvel at this especially refined model.
NECK MATERIAL: Quartersawn Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: Soft "V"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12" (305 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
BODY FINISH: Gloss Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Stratocaster®
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Parchment
CONTROL KNOBS: Parchment Plastic
SWITCH TIP: Parchment
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style Staggered
TREMOLO ARM: American Vintage
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt Custom
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
BRIDGE PICKUP: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
MIDDLE PICKUP: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
NECK PICKUP: Specially Voiced Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SSS
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
FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Quartersawn Maple Neck with Soft "V" Shape and Vintage Tint
Bound Round Laminated Rosewood Fingerboard
Extra Smooth Neck to Headstock Volute
Special Neckplate with Engraved EJ and Kokopelli, 2-Piece Deep Contoured '57 Style Lightweight Alder Body
1957 Style Body Cavities
12" Radius Fingerboard
Pearloid Dot Inlay Position Markers
Height Staggered Vintage Style Tuners which Eliminate the Need for String Trees
Vintage Tremolo with Silver Painted Block and '57 Style String Recess (No Paint Between Base Plate and Block)
3-Ply Parchment Pickguard
5 Tremolo Springs and No Back Tremolo Cover Plate