Examp le 8 Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson plays his 1954 Sunburst Stratocaster, lovingly named ‘ Virginia’ in his tutorial video, Total Electric Guitar, with jaw- dropping results. He has since sold it, but his own signature Strat has many of the same features as the old classic. Our example combines open-voiced triad arpeggios with a fast pentatonic run. Both the concepts are key components of the EJ style, as is the violin-like overdrive you’ll need to make the notes sing.