To reproduce Ah Via Musicom live, EJ pairs new signature semi-hollow Strats with much of his 1990 rig—and a clever new way to make his Echoplexes roadworthy.

The other axe Johnson relies on heavily is a 1954 Fender Stratocaster. Note the more severe angle of the stock whammy bar. It’s a trait of ’54s that he applies to his signature models. This axe also includes the bridge pickup from the guitar he used on the original recording of “Cliffs of Dover.”

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