Eric Johnson RW

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by JRDill, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. JRDill

    JRDill Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Anyone have one? Pictures? I have decided that in January I will be purchasing an Eric Johnson strat. I love the color options on the new rosewood models, so I was curious of how the compare to the maple necks? I've had the pleasure of playing a couple of the maple neck models, but no one in this area has the rosewood! Any info/reviews?
  2. LocustXReign

    LocustXReign Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I played one when they first hit the market. It looked really cool, sounded really cool, felt, rather awkward. The string spacing was weird, and the neck was a little wide for me.

    Just my take on it. FWIW the maple one I played fit like a glove.
  3. robertkoa

    robertkoa Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    I'm curious as well- a really cool guitar and very resonant when I played the Maple ,but I was hoping that a Rosewood would come out as I don't like the feel of a lacquered fingerboard and I hated that the frets are shaved down on the Maple necks-they USED to be medium jumbos.

    So when I heard about the Rosewood I was disappointed that it's got binding 'cuz I feel it takes away from the "classic" Strat vibe but not that big of a deal. Then the PRICE -yikes. Then I haven't read any ( except1) reviews of the Rosewood and seems like very few have bought them.

    The fingerboard seemed wider? And did the frets seem unshaved-more like a true med. jumbo?
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009

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