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.

Johnson custom-ordered this Rosewood Vintage Reissue Telecaster from Fender with a maple neck. Otherwise, it’s stock, and it’s used on just one tune: “Steve’s Boogie.”

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