Eric Johnson plays 1951 Nocaster and 1954 Esquire

kafka

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Why is Johnson's lead tone always so magical sounding? I dont mean how. I know the gear, I know, all in the fingers, yada, yada, yada. But why is the sound itself so appealing? It's really dark. I don't know why when I saw him live, it seemed like it was even darker. I think it doesn't work if it has a brighter attack.

Maybe it's not even the tone. Maybe it's really just the phrasing. Da do' da' di-dee DYAAAA da' da' dit' da diddy-dwaddy DWAAAA.

I should get another EJ Strat. It's a good thing they all play the same.
 

That Cal Webway

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Always a delight to hear Eric play.

The other day I saw this on another site, in fact a member named 'hogy' owns one of those nice Teles!

Does that dude ever age??
 




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