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    Eric Johnson's 1965 Dakota Red Fender Stratocaster Guitar. This 1965 Fender Stratocaster, serial number 100193, was formerly owned and used by renowned guitarist Eric Johnson. Eric can be seen with this guitar on the cover and in the cover story of the January 1993 issue of Guitar Player magazine. This custom color Dakota Red guitar is original, except for the work done at Eric's request. The rosewood fingerboard has been planed and re-fretted, the original 3-way switch has been notched to into a 5-way switch without removal of the original wiring, and one ground and one hot wire were loose and therefore re-soldered. Eric Johnson is considered one of the 100 greatest guitarists of the 20th Century. His 1986 solo debut album, Tones, earned a Grammy nomination. Four years later Ah Via Musicom reached near-platinum sales. The single "Cliffs of Dover" was a top 5 hit and earned Eric a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. He received the "Best Overall" guitarist award from Guitar Player Magazine for four straight years. On the fifth year he was inducted into their "Gallery of Greats." Included with the guitar is its original black Fender hardshell case, a handwritten letter from Eric Johnson, and a letter of authenticity from Eric's guitar tech.

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    April, 2004
    17th Saturday
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