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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar

Designed by Jimmy Eat World guitarist Jim Adkins, this Fender Telecaster Thinline guitar has a mahogany neck, ash body, and Seymour Duncan pickups. (5) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Semi-hollow ash body Snappy, bright tone and feel; classic Tele twang
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings
Vintage Seymour Duncan SP-90 pickups Smooth, sweet tone with a powerful, open midrange

Product Description

When Jimmy Eat World guitarist and frontman Jim Adkins collaborated with Fender in designing his perfect guitar, the result was his signature Fender JA-90 Telecaster Thinline. Fender craftsmen sat down with Adkins and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making several important changes that subsequently produced this unique model. Features include a mahogany neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan soap-bar pickups, independent volume and tone controls, Adjusto-Matic bridge and anchored tailpiece. Sweetness...

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General

- Model Name: Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline
- Series: Artist

Body

- Body: Semi-Hollow Ash
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Finish: (0262350538, 0262350539, 0262350521), Urethane Body Finish

Neck

- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Inlay Position Markers
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: (538, 539) Gloss Urethane Finish
(521) Gloss Urethane
- Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 24.75" (64.8 cm)
- Headstock: Matching Painted Headstock

Electronics

- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-3B Vintage P-90 Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-1NRWRP Vintage P-90 Neck Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Hardware

- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage Style Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored-Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Switch Tip: Black Switch Tip

Miscellaneous

- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Matching Painted Headstock, Jim Adkins Signature on Back of Headstock, Black Plastic Parts, Knurled Dome Knobs, White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Graphite Nut, Oversized Strap Buttons

Accessories

- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (5 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "This guitar is a great instrument, it fills the gap between my American Special Telecaster, and my Gold Top (with P-90's). All t"
Sound: The sound quality of this guitar is exactly what I have been looking for. The sound responds very well to my playing style, it gives me what I want, when I want it, sustain,harmonic,and controlled feed back at my command! I am a working musician with about 40 years of picking behind me,the sound of this Telecaster is very compatible with my style of playing and what the band (kingjamesandtheverses.com), calls "Rock'a'Blues"! The guitar delivers a very reliable constant voice all of it's own. You gotta remember, Where this guitar is made by Fender, and labled Telecaster, that is where the sound of a Tele' stops! Take a look at the hardware, it sings of Gibson, and being crossed with a Tele chambered body design and combination of mahogany and ash make this guitar truly a unique Telecaster. I can't say that this guitar needs any help from a effects board. When I go to open jams, and need one guitar from my "Gig Rig", this is the guitar that I take. I don't need a F/X board the tone in this guitar is excelent right out of the box!!! Feature: Being an older player, I prefer the control pot set up like you find on a Les Paul. The conrtol set up fits right into what I am use to. I couldn't find anything about the guitar that I didn't like, or couldn't find useful. The combination of the wood was outstanding, the fixed, canted neck is a real plus every time in my book. The P-90's (and they are hot!!!), have been far too under rated for far too long, they are an excelent choise for this semi-hollow/chambered guitar. The 3 possition toggle switch is also of a good quality as is the rest of the electronic hardware. an excelent combination of parts! Ease of Use: I was very impressed with the sound of this guitar as it was right out of the box. I have a Gibson Gold Top with P-90's, that I use as one of three guitars in my "Gig Rig" (the other two are an American Special Telecaster and finally the guitar being reviewed). The guitar plugged right up with into an amp set up for my Gold Top, the only thing I had to do was to turn the amp down a bit. It is an easy instrument to play right out of the box, very playable! Quality: The craftsmanship is fantastic, I have no problem with it being made out of the U.S. Whenever someone says, "Ya man, but it isn't made in the U.S.",..,all I have to think about is that it is mine, and they just wish it was theirs! I feel that this guitar will last me a life time if I take care of it. It seems to be of a very sound constuction. Value: The price that I paid for this guitar was fantastic, more guitar than I could have ever hoped for for the price. Manufacturer Support: I have only one or two complaints about the company, in that a couple of the folks in customer service had no idea of what I was talking about when trying to order a stock pick guard. However they were easy to reach, and when I finally talked to someone a bit higher up my problem was solved. I have had no mechanical or set up problem with any Fender that I have owned,to date! The Wow Factor: This Telecaster had no fight for my attention, a very appealing instrument. The design as a whole is very pleasing, it is a work horse of a guitar!!! Overall: I am very satisfied with this guitar, and feel that I would miss it badly if it were lost, stolen, or broken, I would have to replace it as fast as I could.
Style of Music: Blues and Rock (Rock'a'Blues)
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Sound: After looking and playing many electric guitars this is one guitar I would have not considered until I played it.After 40yrs.of playing mostly Gibson's I could never get the feel for the radius on most fender guitars.I would compare them to playing a coke bottle,narrow and difficult for me to play.After 10 min.with the JA-90 my whole attitude was changed.It is extremely easy to play with excellent action. I like the tune-a-matic style bridge which allows me to get the intonation dialed right on. The fit and finish of the instrument is outstanding,and when I saw where it was made i could'nt beleive it!The sound of the guitar is fairly versatile from country twang to heavy rock with lots of mid and upper punch.It really shows it's stuff on an all tube amp.All things considered it's a great gig guitar that has proven it's stability in action.Also,it seems to have a very good weight balance which is important when playing on stage. NICE STUFF Feature: I wish they could put a Floyd Rose on it.Great components for what I consider "JOURNEYMAN" type of instrument. Ease of Use: Very easy to obtain just about any sound I can use.The guitar is very easy to play...like melted butter! Quality: I had to order mine from the factory as my friend bought the last one in stock.It was delivered in pretty good shape but I did the final adjustments myself to tailor it to my specs.It is very dependable on the and has not given me any trouble whatsoever.I beleive it will last a very long time with proper care. Value: For the money I think this guitar is hard to top. Manufacturer Support: Have not needed support. The Wow Factor: I don't concern myself with these things. Overall: The guitar fills a need I have and I would make these decisions when the time comes
Style of Music: Rock
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