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Eric Johnson on Breaking Patterns to Play with More Freedom

April 9, 2020
On the road during his EJ Vol. II tour, the guitar giant talks about the rewards of varying technique, acoustic versus electric playing, balancing spontaneity and perfectionism, why he chose the pickups for his new “Virginia” signature Strat, and owning the first guitar he ever heard.
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Fender Launches the Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster

February 11, 2020
The new model launches the company's Stories Collection.
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Eric Johnson Announces 'EJ Vol. II'

January 8, 2020
Not only does EJ have a new album, but he also has a new signature guitar and a 55-date tour.
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Pro Pedalboards 2019

February 5, 2019
From minimalist to monolithic: 16 boards from across the stylistic spectrum that wowed us during our last year of Rig Rundowns.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

December 26, 2018
Based on your eyeballs, here are the most-watched episodes of the year.
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Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline Review

May 25, 2018
A classic design filtered through the preferences of an iconic Strat player.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2018]

April 4, 2018
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.
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First Look: Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

March 7, 2018
PG's demo master straps on the Austin legend's new semi-hollow 6-string.
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Fender Introduces the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

February 20, 2018
Fender’s first custom-chambered semi-hollow guitar to include traditional Stratocaster arm and body contours.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2017

January 1, 2018
You watched, we listened! Here are the most popular episodes of the year.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2017]

January 25, 2017
The man behind some of the most iconic electric tones shows off his unplugged side.
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Joe Satriani Announces the 2016 G4 Experience

April 13, 2016
Once again, Satriani attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.
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Beyond Blues: Eric Johnson vs. Joe Bonamassa

April 25, 2015
Decode the warp-speed blues-rock licks of two modern masters.
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GALLERY: People of NAMM, Part 1

January 30, 2015
Whether giving blistering gear demos or autographs, these well-known artists drew crowds in Anaheim this year.
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Roland Announces the Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule

January 23, 2015
The Tone Capsule changes the sound and response characteristics of the Blues Cube amps to provide custom voicings tuned and approved by the legendary artist himself.
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NAMM '15 - Roland Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule Demo

January 23, 2015
The updated combo was co-designed by Mr. Cliffs of Dover.
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Eminence Speakers Introduces Eric Johnson, Tomo Fujita, and George Alessandro Signature Models

January 16, 2015
Through a reformulated paper cone and optimized basket design, the 40-watt EJ-1240 offers vintage Alnico tone.
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Exclusive Stream of Eric Johnson's "Europe Live"

June 17, 2014
The Strat master offers his take on each track from his latest live album.
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Exclusive Preview of Eric Johnson’s "Europe Live"

June 3, 2014
The legendary guitarist gives us a preview of his latest live album and talks about his new approach in the studio.
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Top 4 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—covering Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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