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Fender Custom Shop Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster Master Built by Carlos Lopez 2-Color Burst

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An amazing recreation of a legendary guitar.

Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez, this run of awesome instruments that replicate Eric Johnson's original 1954 "Virginia" Stratocaster is limited to just 50, worldwide. "Virginia," named after a name found inside the guitar's routing, is the guitar that EJ played on his earliest solo recordings and which defined his early career. The Masterbuilt run is a painstaking reproduction of the guitar that has inspired so many players, right down ti the single Graph Tech saddle on the high "E" string and carefully matched pot values. The rare sassafras body of the original is duplicated, and adds a unique tonal overlay. If you're a fan of EJ, or just a fan of great guitars, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity.

Becoming a Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilder isn't a easy path. Beyond complete mastery of traditional and modern luthiery skills, a builder must have an instinct for perfection and an imagination to see and hear the guitar in the hands of great players. Even experienced luthiers coming to Fender must serve a years-long apprenticeship before they can finally be held worthy of the title "Masterbuilder."

Private Reserve Guitars by Musician's Friend are your gateway to some of the world's most exclusive, hand-built, custom and semi-custom instruments. This carefully curated collection of spectacular guitars and basses contains many extremely limited-edition and unique one-off instruments that you won't find anywhere else. The world's major custom shops are represented here, as well as many top-flight small builders and individual luthiers. Our PRG associates are specially trained to provide you with detailed information about any guitar in the collection, so you can be sure you're choosing the special instrument that's perfect for you. Call now, and have the instrument of your dreams in your hands as soon as tomorrow.


  • Nitro-finished solid sassafras body for warmth, articulation and balance
  • 25.5"-scale AAAA flame maple on maple neck with comfortable vintage "V" profile
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop EJ Virginia neck and middle, DiMarzio HS-2 bridge
  • Custom Shop EJ Synchronized tremolo with Graph Tech high-E saddle

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Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster Master Built by Carlos Lopez Specifications:

  • Body: 2-Piece Offset Seam Sassafrass
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: 1-Piece 4A Flame Maple with a 10/56 “V” Shape and 12” (305 mm) Radius
  • Frets: 21, Jumbo
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Custom Shop EJ Synchronized Tremolo with High “E” Graph Tech® String Saver Saddle
  • Pickups: DiMarzio® HS-2™ (Bridge), Custom Shop Hand-Wound EJ Virginia (Middle), Custom Shop Hand Wound EJ Virginia (Neck) Wiring Custom EJ Wiring
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • Included: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

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