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Eric Johnson Stratocaster — List: $2,599.99 Street: $1,899.99

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The Eric Johnson signature Stratocaster® guitar features a light two-piece alder body with deep '57-style body contours and cavities; one-piece, vintage-tinted quartersawn plain maple neck (contours sanded very smooth) with light '57-style "V"-shape, 12" fingerboard radius and highly-polished frets; special Eric Johnson single-coil pickups with countersunk screws and a five-way switch; vintage tremolo with silver-painted block; '57-style string recess; no paint between the base plate and the block; five springs (no tremolo cover); master volume; neck and bridge tone controls; thin neck-cap with staggered machine heads; and '57-style parchment pickguard. Available with .010-.046 gauge strings and a thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Decade: 2010s
Category: Guitars
Type: Solid Body Electric

Neck: Maple Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Maple
Shape: V
Scale: 25.5”
Frets: 21
Radius: 12”
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.65”
Tuners: Standard Cast/Sealed
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Body: Alder
Finish: Nitro Cellulose
Stock PIckups: Eric Johnson Single-Coil with Countersunk Mounting Screws
Pickup Selector: 5-way
Controls: Master Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone
Manufactured In: USA

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For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

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