Well, now I’ve gone and done it... I may have ruined myself for Strats. I was completely satisfied with my 2010 Classic Player 60’s Strat and my amazing 1994 Squier Series Strat. They’re both setup really well and sound better than ever. They’re really great guitars but then I saw an Eric Johnson Strat over at Strat Talk and thought to myself: ”Now that’s a Strat I could have GAS for. Good thing they never show up used around here or I’d be in trouble” Then the next day, one showed up, at the exact price I thought was reasonable in my market... Of course I had to jump on it. There’s really nothing else I could do. The deal was pretty much sealed when I showed it to my awesome wife and she suggested that she get it for me, for my birthday (it’s in 2 weeks). The neck is 12” radius but it feels slightly smaller than the 12” radius on my Classic Player 60’s neck. The frets are awesome. I’m not sure what they are and I haven’t read into the specs but they’re part of the secret sauce that makes this guitar. The pickups are also something completely different from anything I’ve ever played. They sound big and full but without even a hint of stratitis or ear ripping brittleness. The bridge pickup has definitely ruined me for my other Strat bridge pickups. It sounds amazing. I would choose to play on the bridge of this guitar and it only gets better when you choose the neck and middle. I’m going to see if I can spend some more time plugged in with it today to get a really good feel for it. It was decked but 5 minutes with me and it’s now properly floating and the springs are parallel again. There are so many details on this guitar from the saddles to the tone block that are tweaked that I’m sort of just discovering them one at a time and realizing how they all interplay to make this guitar what it is. The lacquer neck feels different. I get what people say about it being sticky but I can play intricate lead lines about 10% faster, in control because the guitar is just so well designed. It’s a whole new world and every time I pick it up I discover something new about it. I played it late into last night and then I was up at 5am again playing it for a little while. It’s got a very subtle flame to it and I can’t really capture it on camera. Here are a bunch of photos of it.