Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Guitarist Eric Johnson Equipment And Tools

Eric Johnson is best known for playing stock Fender Stratocasters ( Fender 1960 Relic Stratocaster Bundle with Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Rosewood Fretboard, Surf Green, Fender Classic Series 50's Stratocaster Bundle with Strings, Pick Card, and Polishing Cloth - Maple Fretboard, Surf Green, Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster® Electric Guitar, Surf Green, Maple Fretboard, Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster® Reissue Electric Guitar, Surf Green, Maple Fretboard, Squier by Fender Standard Stratocaster Rosewood, Candy Apple Red ) and Gibson ES-335 electric guitars ( Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst, Figured Maple, Gibson Custom ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar, Transparent Black Satin, Plain Maple ) through a triple amp setup that consists of Fender amplifiers,
Dumble Amplifiers and Marshall amplification. Johnson has also played other guitar brands such as Robin, Rickenbacker, and Jackson Charvel, which appears on the cover of the Ah Via Musicom album. In 2001, Johnson added a Gibson Custom Shop '59 Les Paul Reissue to his guitars of choice.

Johnson has had several models built to his specifications for sale in the mass market. In 2003, C. F. Martin & Company released a limited-edition Eric Johnson Signature MC-40 guitar built to his specifications. Johnson donated 5 percent of the profits of the guitar's sales to his father's alma mater, Jefferson Medical College In 2005, Fender released an Eric Johnson Signature Fender Stratocaster also built to his specifications. Johnson has also released other signature gear such as GHS Eric Johnson Nickel Rockers Electric Guitar Strings, DiMarzio DP211 Eric Johnson Signature Custom Pickups, and a Fullton-Webb amplifier.

Jim Dunlop also has released an Eric Johnson signature Jazz III plectrum. In early 2009, Fender released the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Rosewood model, featuring the same specifications as the Eric Johnson Maple Neck guitar, with the addition of an unusual 3-ply, 8-hole white pick guard, hotter treble pickup and a bound rosewood laminate fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers.