Eric Johnson's 62 Strat for sale

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  1. MoPo

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    Yep... he's been using his Signature Strats lately, believe it or not!!!
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    price: $0.00

    insurance: $90,000

    hmm...
     
  4. hubberjub

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    The seller in the video sounds like a bad used car salesman.
     
  5. TheLemon

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    Haha he tends to do that, one lucky bastard though.

    I wonder if the '62 was used on the recording of "Trademark"?

    Anyways Lemme know when Eric decides to sell his '64 SG Standard..
     
  6. whomad1215

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    ... Why would you sell a guitar that you've done so much with... confuses me.
     
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    I think his main ax for many years (not a reissue) has a maple fingerboard. No?
     
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    Bitchin' version of "Trademark", that's for sure. He's got so many ways to re-approach his tunes, they never get old.
     
  9. Hwoltage

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    It's drawing a fair amount of interest... over 1.2 million views to the page. That's a way to get some buzz.
     
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    Taller Silver Supporting Member

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    A real '62. First thing I notice is the p'guard isn't anything near those silly mint green 'guards that I pulled off of my '62 Hot Rod Strats. (Nor are the knobs tea-stained brown.)
     
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    $90K for insurance? Whats the price on this thing like a million dollars? I cannot figure out why he would sell this....well, unless the price is a million dollars I guess lol.
     
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    A-Bone Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a hard time imagining that Eric Johnson's strat could sell for anywhere near even half a million dollars.

    I'm curious about the offer price, but since I have no interest or ability to meet the figure, I will let it go.
     
  13. James

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    It wasn't. That would have most likely been Virginia, EJ's '54 maple-neck Strat. This '62 was long Missing In Action during the Ah Via Musicom recording sessions.

    This '62 Strat was stolen from EJ's apartment back in '82 (I believe) along with a black '58 Strat ("Faye"), a 60s 335 (I think), and other guitars. The '62 Strat, black '58 Strat and 335 were recovered a few years ago. EJ has already sold the black '58 Strat as well.

    As a friendly sidebar, it's worth mentioning that EJ's been buying, selling, and trading vintage Strats and other top-guitars for ~40 years, making beautiful music with whatever instruments he is using at the time. Just my observation as a long-time fan.
     
  14. guitarlifestyle

    guitarlifestyle I like guitars Silver Supporting Member

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    I can't believe he played "Stairway" through it. That just isn't right.
     
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    Mike Meyers played Stairway through a strat. :D For a short while at least..
     
  16. Sparkman52

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    Weird. I've seen Eric maybe 20 times, and the show where he payed this guitar was the best live tone I ever heard him get. He uses it throughout the Live in Anaheim DVD and it's just stupid good. I know he goes through guitars but I don't get this move at all.
     
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    leads one to believe that eric is in some hard financial times
     
  18. James

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    Highly unlikely, in my opinion, and it's not my place to speculate. But that said, and having said that, that's why I mentioned earlier in the thread that EJ has been buying, selling and trading vintage guitars for ~40 years. He's always chasing the tone, buying and selling gear in pursuit of the best tone he can get. Also, in a recent guitar magazine, he did mention that he's sold off some gear to help fund his new recording studio.
     
  19. Guitar-Bob

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    I would love to have this guitar, if only for the MOJO!!!
     
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    wow this really surprised me as well.. i have pics on my computer of his 58 les paul gold top when it was for sale.. but i would relate this strat to him more.. weird..
     

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