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Squier J5 John 5 Signature Telecaster 2 Electric Guitar, Black and Chrome

Custom humbuckers, body binding and dual volume knobs make for an awesomely atypical Tele that's perfect for fans of John 5's genre-bending shred. (8) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Squier J5 John 5 Signature Telecaster 2

John 5 is a self-described "Fender fanatic" with a jaw-dropping collection of his favorite instrument, the Telecaster ("the greatest guitars ever built, by far," in his words). His Squier signature model, the J5 Telecaster, is a double-bound beauty based on his oft-modded workhorse Telecaster.

John 5 declares his love for Telecasters in this zZounds exclusive interview:


Features include 5's distinctive black-and-chrome look, a double-bound alder body with a gloss black polyester finish, a polished stainless steel pickguard and chrome hardware. The one-piece maple neck has a "modern C" profile, a matching black Telecaster headstock and a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. The custom-designed humbucking pickups use a special dual-volume setup with the bridge pickup control in the front position and the neck pickup control in the back position (5 prefers this setup because he spends much time giving the bridge pickup a workout). Rapidly toggling the upper-bout three-way pickup switch gives you 5's signature "kill" effect by turning off the neck pickup volume and leaving the bridge control full up.

John 5 shows off his custom Squire J5 telecaster:


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General:
- Model Name: Squier(R) J5 Tele(R), Rosewood Fingerboard
- Series: Artist Models

Body:
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Body Shape: Telecaster(R)
- Body Binding: Bound Top and Back

Neck:
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck Shape: Modern "C"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
- Headstock: Matching Painted Headcap
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics:
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Ceramic Magnet
- Neck Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Alnico 5 Magnets
- Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware:
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Tele with Humbucking Pickup Cutout
- Hardware Finish: Chrome/Stainless Steel
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Mirror
- Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous:
- Strings: Fender(R) USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Matching Black Painted Headstock, Bound Top and Back, Silver Squier Decal, Toggle Switch Mounted on Upper Bout, Chrome Switch Tip, No Tone Control, Neck and Bridge Volume Controls are in Opposite Orientation, White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Narrow Dot Spacing, Synthetic Bone Nut
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black and Chrome
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0301005506
Frost Gold
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0301005579
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar, even with minor issues."
Overall: I purchased the Frost Gold model, and the paint job is amazing. It's 90% of the reason I bought this guitar. But it became my go to axe really quick after it was in my hands. The initial intonation was pretty good, I hadn't felt the need to adjust it right out of the box, nor did I feel the need to set the string height, it was pretty good from the get go. So that was a huge plus, it felt great to play once unpacked.This guitar is HEAVY. Even more than my Les Paul Custom and ESP EC-1000ET. I kinda like that it's heavy though. But if you are worried about shoulder fatigue at all, get yourself a wide strap to disperse the weight, because again, it's like you are Atlas holding up the world with this guitar. (i.e it's heavy, seriously.)The guitar stayed in tune fairly well. I never had to to fiddle with tuning even under moderate to heavy picking/bending. You could easily get through a gig and maybe adjust the tuning once or twice at most.The pickups are hot. Very chunky. Almost as much thump as my EMG 81/85 loaded ESP, granted they are passive so you wont get that exact sound. But for stock pickups, these are quite nice. The bridge pickup had a lot of bite for this metal player. I was chugging all over the place with it and genuinely pleased. I found the neck pickup to be a little muddy at the gain levels I play at, but nothing a little volume knob couldn't fix.The dual volume pot setup seemed odd to me at first, but I grew to really appreciate being able to set each pickups volume separately. What I didn't like about this setup was the expectation that if I roll the volume down it would be completely silent, it wasn't. Each pickup on minimum volume still has a bit of volume enough that it's not 100% silent. Deal breaker? If your Tom Morello maybe, but not for me. Though it would be nice to tweak that so that 0 volume = no sound.NOTE: The hardware seems pretty good, though my pickup selector toggle just broke from normal switching, i.e. not insane Tom Morello style flicking, so that's something to be wary of. It's completely useless at the moment, it doesn't have any positions to lock into as something snapped and is just flapping in the wind. It seems to have locked itself into the middle position. Which is problematic as most times I want the crunch of the bridge pickup, or the warmth of the neck pickup for soloing, not the middle with both pickups locked in and twangy. Obviously this is not ideal to have no pickup selector switch functional, so I plan to have this replaced though Zzounds return/exchange policy. So for the quick synopsis:It's HEAVY.It sounds really (surprisingly) great.It's well worth the money.It's pretty! (you wont find a guitar in gold for this price, that's built this well.)Tom Morello will totally break his pickup toggle in less than an hour. (speculation)I plan to buy another one in a few months to have a backup/pickup swapping project guitar.For a Tele, which I never played before as I'm a metal guy, this thing can do metal and pretty much anything else you want to do with it.It's easy to play, very comfortable neck, great setup out of the box. I dinged it on quality, simply as my toggle broke from normal use and now it has too be returned for that, and a buzz from (probably) a broken wire runnin gto the toggle. But this may have been a fluke. (unless Tom Morello snuck into my house last night and flicked the crap out of it.)
Style of Music: Metal, Alternative, Rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Versatile, Solid, Beautiful, Gig worthy"
Overall: Like a lot of guitar players I would only play American made guitars thinking that if they were US made then they had to be the best. Not true! This is a Squier and I would'nt be caught dead playing a Squier until now. Once I got past the name I played the frost gold version because let's face it-it's a beautiful guitar. After a proper set up I was amazed at how low the action was and how easy it is to play. The guitar vibrates from the body through the neck giving this guitar a great tone with distortion or completely clean. The stock pick ups are great! I did however upgrade the pick ups and now this is my main guitar! It stays in tune, sounds phenominal and is a joy to play. Gibson and American made Fenders should be ashamed that the J5 Telecaster is now my preferred guitar. I never in a milloin years would think a Squier would be my main ax. I'm not only a seasoned player who gigs proffesionally, but I also use my J5 when giving guitar lessons. At this price I own two just in case one is stolen or damaged. The best thing about the exterior of this guitar is it does'nt have the artist's name anywhere on it so you can make it your own. I love this guitar!
Style of Music: rock, metal, pop
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