#165616  by BlueGoose
 Wed May 08, 2019 5:38 am

Does anyone have any experience with the Eric Johnson Stratocaster pickups? I have an opportunity to pick up a used EJ Strat (but can't really play it under ideal conditions for checking them out. I am not going for a Jerry tone per se, but his late 72 sound (Veneta) is what I hear in my head when I think of Stratocaster tones.

 #165617  by Whatwouldjerrydo
 Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 am
In my humble opinion its the greatest production strat ever made consistently. By fender. Ill put it up against any year for qc.

The stories of what he put them through during r&d are well known you could find one of the first couple years snag it.

They sound like a good vintage strat should.
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 #165621  by BlueGoose
 Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Thanks for the reply; I appreciate the comments. That guitar certainly has its fans.

The guitar I have seen is a more recent one... I think 2017. Did the design change vs the earlier model years, or is it a general Fender Q/A issue that makes you recommend the earlier ones?

Thanks again.