The Fender Stories Collection pays tribute to legendary musicians, their beloved modified Fender electric guitars and the extraordinary music they created together.
Eric Johnson already had his 1954 "Virginia" Stratocaster when he recorded Tones* and the Platinum Ah Via Musicom, groundbreaking albums that made him a hero to music fans and guitarists alike. To this day, Eric continues to release brilliant music, tour constantly and is, to the electric guitar community, a savant and widely followed tastemaker. In 2020, for the first time, Eric's 1954 Virginia Stratocaster will be replicated by both Fender Custom Shop and the Fender Corona Production line in limited numbers. With its rare rift/quartersawn sassafras body, lacquer finish, custom wiring and more, the Eric Johnson 1954 Virginia Stratocaster will thrill players and collectors alike with its distinctive look and exceptional tone.
Model Name: Stories Collection Eric Johnson 1954 “Virginia” Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model #: 0117442803
Country Of Origin: USA
Color: 2-Color Sunburst
Body: 2-Piece Offset Seam Sassafras
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Plastic
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio HS-2 (Only Top-Coil Active)
Middle Pickup: Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.