Eric Johnson Stratocaster

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  1. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    Tried a Rosewood Eric Johnson Strat in a local store the other day, It was amazing, but I think I will prefer it with the traditional maple fretboard.

    I've found 2 possible candidates:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-Fender...?pt=Guitar&hash=item41631343e0#ht_2874wt_1176

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Fender...e-/251006776905?pt=Guitar&hash=item3a712b7649

    Now it's just a matter of preference, can't decide which color looks better, they both look killer. :drool

    Why don't you guys help me decide? I'd guess the sunburst will have a better second hand value since it's a common color.
     
  2. Hard2Hear

    Hard2Hear Member

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    A Sunburst EJ is my #1 guitar that got away. Had it in my hands at a local store, could get it for 10% over cost. It rang out and played better than any Strat I've touched in my life. Just didn't buy it right then. Stupid, stupid, stupid me.
     
  3. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    I hear ya brother. Once you try the right one, go with the gut feeling.
     
  4. David Garner

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    I vote sunburst since that's what I have. If there were a black option I might go with that.
     
  5. Stratoben127

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    White! Get the white one!
     
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    I've got a white EJ -- absolutely stunning in person.
     
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    How come the Rosewood ones haven't caught on ?

    Is it the binding ?

    OK- I vote the Sunburst One based on looks.

    BUT-if you play them first- take the one with the fullest, widest unplugged bandwidth and volume and best intonation/tuning stability.
     
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    Get the white blonde.
     
  9. Matt L

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    White Blonde is just gorgeous. I would have to go with that one.
     
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    I'd say go with the white too, but it says the listing is only open to bidders in the continental us, and your location says Sweden.
     
  11. slowerhand

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    The white, absolutely. It's gorgeous in person, actually more like a very, very light gray with some yellow in it to warm it up. Nothing like Olympic white. Normally I'm not into these very dark amber (orange) necks, but with the white/light gray it works.

    As to why the RW board ones haven't taken off, for me it would be the binding.

    I have a white EJ strat myself (maple neck) and it's way better than my custom shop strat with almost twice the retail price. They're all very light too, which is a boon. And I love the pickups. I'm a big tinkerer but this one I would never change.
     
  12. GuitarPlaynTaylor

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    I want a rosewood in palomino gold!
     
  13. 1962FenderStrat

    1962FenderStrat Senior Member

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    Yeah, I'm thinking the white one too, but as mentioned, I missed out that it was open to U.S. bidders only. FML! How come some of these guys on ebay doesn't want to sell guitars? I wouldn't personally limit myself to my own country. I will make an inquiry anyway.


    "We're sorry we couldn't find an answer for you. Unfortunately, this seller is not able to respond to your question. We suggest reviewing the item again to see if your answer is in the seller's listing." :horse
     
  14. pickslide

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    I was thinking about one of these. Would you guys who have them say the pickups are more 50's sounding or 60's?
     
  15. David Garner

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    It's hard for me to say. The neck and middle have a lot of chime and sparkle, especially if you set them low. The bridge in mine is set pretty high and has a lot of punch and bite.
     
  16. 1962FenderStrat

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    It's intresting that consensus seems to be that EJ Strats beats most Custom Fenders and even Suhr's (?) when then price is way less. You don't always get what you pay for (See Fender Relic Custom Shop etc.)
     
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    Good for a Hendrix or SRV type sound?
     
  18. David Garner

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    I think so, with the right amp settings.
     
  19. G3sal

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    For a production Fender, it's well made and has some nice custom style appointments. And sounds great. 60-cycle hum is crazy though.
     
  20. Stringrazor

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    Go for the 'burst. I like to be able to see the grain.
     

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