NAMM 2020 video: Eric Johnson shows us around his new Fender ‘Virginia’ Stratocaster

NAMM 2020: One of the NAMM show's biggest gear announcements thus far has unquestionably been Fender's unveiling of three immaculate signature electric guitars, among them the Eric Johnson ‘Virginia’ Stratocaster.

A recreation of Johnson's 1954 ‘Virginia’ Stratocaster - which appears on his iconic Ah Via Musicom album - the guitar features a rare rift/quartersawn sassafras body, lacquer finish, custom wiring and much more.

Luckily for us, GW Digital Editor-in-Chief Michael Astley-Brown had the chance to sit down with the man himself to discuss the guitar, and each of its unique components. 

You can check out the illuminating interview in its entirety above. As always, be sure to also check out the full spectrum of our NAMM coverage as well.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.