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Fender Jim Root Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Case), Flat Black

Who says Teles are for country music? Designed for the Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist with active EMG pickups, this axe lets you dial in tight, modern tones. (30) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Fender Jim Root Tele Flat Black

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickup complement Active humbuckers for warm & hot response
3-way pickup selector switch Wide tonal range: select neck, bridge, or both

Product Description

While a Telecaster is not often the first choice for most metal players, the Fender Jim Root Telecaster may change that. Its mahogany body, EMG pickups and no-nonsense aesthetic make the case that this guitar can handle some dirty jobs.

Jim Root explains his signature Tele in this video from Fender.


A New Look Inside and Out

Mahogany is not a typical wood in Fender Telecasters, but it fits with Jim Root's model -- adding a warmer and darker sound. This Tele's maple neck is made in a modern C shape for faster playing.
A guitar done up in neon probably wouldn't look right at a Slipknot concert, so it's no wonder Root's guitar is finished with all black appointments. From the Fender/Schaller Deluxe locking machine heads down through the pickups, hardtail bridge, and volume knob, everything on the guitar is coated in a flat black finish.

EMG Pickups Deliver Aggressive Sound

Perhaps Jim Root's wildest departure from traditional Telecasters is the replacement of typical single-coil pickups with EMG active humbuckers. EMGs are well favored by metal and hard rock players, so those looking for country twang may want to look elsewhere. If you want high-output tones to handle gritty distorted leads and rhythms, the Jim Root Telecaster is the axe for the job. The EMG 81 in the bridge position utilizes rail magnets for scorching lead tones, and the EMG 60 in the neck position uses ceramic magnets, boosting the mids for chunkier sounds.

Subtle Tweaks Add Playability

While this Telecaster does stray from its species in many dramatic ways, it also features a few less obvious design choices. A contour along the top of the guitar's back makes for a more comfortable playing experience. Another contour at the neck heel enhances upper fret access. The single volume knob is also placed strategically in a spot that encourages you to try out some volume swells.

Features:

- Mahogany body
- Maple neck in modern C shape
- Satin polyurethane finish on neck
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
- EMG 60 humbucker neck pickup
- EMG 81 humbucker bridge pickup
- Fender/Schaller cast/sealed locking tuning machines
- All black hardware
- Single volume knob
- Hardtail bridge

Find out just how dark and heavy a Tele can sound with Fender's Jim Root Telecaster.

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Body: Mahogany

Neck: Maple, modern "C" shape,
(Satin Polyurethane Finish)

Fingerboard: Ebony on (780) Flat White, or Maple on (706) Flat Black, 12 in. Radius (241mm)

Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets

Pickups: 1 EMG 60 (Neck); 1 EMG 81 (Bridge)

Controls:
(Master Volume)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup

Bridge: Black 6-Saddle strings-through-body hardtail bridge

Machine heads: Black Fender/Schaller Deluxe cast/sealed locking tuning machines

Hardware: Black

Pickguard: 1-Ply White On: (706) Flat Black, or 1-Ply Black On: (780) Flat White

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Unique Features:

Mahogany Body

Active EMG Pickups

Ebony or Maple Fingerboard

Black Hardware

Flat Finishes

Strings: Fender standard tension ST250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042)) p/n 0730250203

Accessories: Black tweed case with red plush interior included

Introduced: 7/2007
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Flat Black
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Flat White
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

Plenty of modern features for big sounds. The Jim Root Telecaster (designed for the Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist) will go to 11! Special features include a mahogany body, EMG pickups, 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo frets, black locking tuners and hardware, and a single volume knob.

Available in a flat black finish with a maple neck and fingerboard with a white pickguard or in flat white with a maple neck, ebony fingerboard and a black pickguard. Includes black tweed hardshell case with red interior.


Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (30 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Surprising quality and suprisingly MIM "
Overall: I was nervous on this one bc I didn't know if I was going to like this guitar. Played one at the local Fender dealer but he wasn't including the case in the sale - I'm sure he grabbed it for himself when he saw it and I can understand why. Zzounds delivered it in excellent condition, and in the first few days I thought I was going to have to have it set up. After those few days I would not dream of letting someone else keep it overnight bc I would miss it too much. It just kind of warmed up after a few tune ups it seemed to need while it was stretching out. I don't have to tune it often now. I wanted this guitar after I saw it bc I had been dreaming of a 1985 Schecter Satellite tele with black hardware, dual humbuckers and a maple tele neck on a mostly black telecaster body. I picked the black and white - has a great satin black finish that is purpose made to wear down - I wish it would not. Really glad I bought this guitar for the 5th in my collection - I had no idea I would be so pleased with this guitar, the tones off the EMGs are musical, the sustain goes on forever, this could do pretty much anything, including the melting faces stuff. Peace!
Style of Music: Roots rock
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