Here we have a Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster we’re calling a “Hybrid” because a previous owner swapped a 2018 MIM Classic Series 60s style neck for the original Eric Johnson neck. Why? We don’t know for sure, but we’d have to assume it was a profile or comfort issue. The necks on the Fender Classic Series guitars are actually quite nice and have a 7.25 inch radius, whereas, the Eric Johnson neck would have had a 12 inch radius. What we can say is, this is a sweet playing and gorgeous sounding instrument that gives you everything you’d want from a 60’s-style Strat, including a fast playing vintage-style neck along with great custom-designed modern electronics. Condition is excellent, near-mint, with hardly any signs of playwear to be found.
Basic Specs: Nickel vintage-style Classic Series tuners. 1 11/16 inch Corian nut. Maple neck with a 25.5 inch scale length. Neck depth is .80 inches at the first fret and .90 inches at the twelfth fret. Pao ferro fingerboard with 21 frets and a 7.25 inch radius. Three Fender Eric Johnson single-coil pickups with CTS pots. Fender-stamped individual saddles. No backplate and no drill holes either (per EJ specs). Two-tone Nitro Sunburst finish. Nice light-weight body.
A very cool, if unconventional, guitar. Try it you’ll like it, as they say. Comes with a Road Runner Tweed hardshell case in great condition.
Model: Eric Johnson "Hybrid" Stratocaster
Serial: EJ19694(neckplate) /MX18198244(headstock)
Finish: Nitro Two-Tone Sunburst
Case: Newer Tweed Roadrunner Hardshell Case
Weight: 7 pounds 8 ounces
Modifications: Replaced neck
Comments: The body and electronics are pure Eric Johnson Strat and the neck appears to be from a MIM Classic Series Strat. Go figure.