This guitar is designed in collaboration between Eric Johnson and Fender and it's a great example of a player's instrument. All the tweaks serve the tone and natural beauty of this instrument. Quarter sawn maple fretboard with a 12inch radius makes the fretboard almost Gibson like flat. Eric's custom voiced pickup selections give you everything from classic Fender chime to humbucker like sustain and beefiness. Alder body with a non painted tremolo block all enhance the natural sustain of the instrument. Another keeper.