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Eric Johnson is a guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, New Age, and country and western elements into his recordings.

Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson "One of the most respected guitar virtuosos on the planet". Johnson composes and plays not just instrumental songs, but also sings and plays piano.

Eric Johnson has used many amps, guitars and effects over his almost 30 years as a professional musician.


Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Eric Johnson's Guitar Rig.

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Guitars
- Eric is well known as a Fender Stratocaster man. He has a ton of American made Fender strats.

- Fender Eric Johnson RW Stratocaster

Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar

- Fender Artist Series Eric Johnson Stratocaster

Fender Artist Series Eric Johnson Stratocaster Electric Guitar

- Gibson ES-335 (1964)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1963 ES-335 with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar

- Gibson Les Paul's

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Cherry

- Gibson SG's

Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar

- Gibson Flying V's

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Martin Eric Johnson MC-40 acoustic guitar

- Fender '57 strat

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar - Red

 

 

Amps and Cabinets

Eric has said in interviews that his guitar amps are put together by Bill Webb, George Alessandro, or Bill Ussery.

- Eminence speakers EJ1250 - Eric Johnson signatures

Eminence Signature Guitar Series - Vintage Alnico - EJ1250 Eric Johnson

- 2 Fender Deluxe Reverb Blackface Combo amplifiers 1x12

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp

- blackface Fender Twin Reverb amps

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

- Fulton-Webb amp (dirty rhythm)

- Dumble Amp (also for dirty rhythm)

- Marshall Plexi 50Watt or 100watt Heads (for leads)

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Marshall 1960A and 1960B Straight and Slant 4x12 Cabinets

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Celestion 12" G12M Greenback Speakers

Celestion G12M-25 Greenback 12

- 2 JBL EON powered monitors

JBL EON 515XT 15

- Mesa Boogie Mark II (previously used)

DISCONTINUED - Mesa Boogie Mark V 90W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black

- Marshall JTM 45/100 amps

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

 

 

 

Effects
- Chandler Tube Driver

- Dunlop Eric Johnson signature Fuzz Face

Dunlop Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face

Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop Original CryBaby Wah Pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe Delay

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man XO Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- TC Electronic TCF Chorus Flanger

TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger

- Maestro Tube Echoplex Tape Delay / Echo

- MXR 1500 Digital Delay

- Xotic Effects AC Booster

Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

- Toadworks Barracuda flanger

- Ibanez TS808

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- Boss DD-2 pedal

Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal

 

 

Strings and picks
- GHS Eric Johnson guitar strings

GHS Eric Johnson Signature Series Nickel Rockers Light Electric Guitar Strings

- Dunlop Eric Johnson signature pick (Jazz II red nylon picks)

Dunlop Eric Johnson Classic Jazz III Guitar Pick 6-Pack

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