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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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A signature semi-hollowbody Telecaster with soapbar pickups!

When platinum-selling Jimmy Eat World guitarist and frontman Jim Adkins cheerfully challenged Fender by throwing down the gauntlet of designing his perfect electric guitar, a collaboration began that resulted in the Fender JA-90 Telecaster. Fender sat down with Adkins and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making some important changes that subsequently produced this unique new model.

The Jim Adkins Telecaster guitar has a mahogany neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups, independent volume and tone controls, an Adjusto-Matic bridge and anchored tailpiece. The high-output Custom Soapbar SP90-3 pickup uses two large ceramic magnets for extra output, compressed dyanamics, and sharper attack. The full frequency response delivers extra punch. The Vintage Soapbar SP90-1 has short, wide bobbins for higher output and more powerful midrange than Strat or Tele single-coils. The tone is sweet and smooth.

Case sold separately.

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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body
    Body shape: Single cutaway
    Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Not applicable
    Body wood: Ash
    Body finish: Gloss
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: C modern
    Neck wood: Maple
    Joint: Bolt-on
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Truss rod: Standard
    Neck finish: Gloss
    Fretboard
    Material: Rosewood
    Radius: 9.5"
    Fret size: Medium jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Dot
    Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: SS
    Neck: SP90-1NRWRP Vintage Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity P-90
    Middle: Not applicable
    Bridge: SP90-3B Vintage P-90
    Brand: Seymour Duncan
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: None
    Controls
    Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
    Pickup switch: 3-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Fixed
    Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
    Tailpiece: Stopbar
    Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
    Color: Chrome
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Pickups
    Case: Sold separately
    Accessories: None
    Country of origin: South Korea




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  • 2nd one is a gem

    As reviewed by JOHN TRAYNOR on 10/1/2012

    It took returning one.. But I really love this model. I have an american made tele and it rarely gets touched now. I love the set neck and P90 combo on the tele body. Very versatile..

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  • Another bad one

    As reviewed by Rick on 9/2/2009

    Well. The last 4 Fenders I have bought have been bad out of the box. This one the bridge pup did not work. So I left it at the shop for another week or two. I dont remember, Has been at the shop longer then it has been at home. The strings on this brand new guitar were rusted and the frets were all tarnished. The finish sanding before the finish on it was less then desirable and the finish itself is rather crappy. Has holes and bumps in it. Very sad to see Fenders quality drop to this low. So I got it back yesterday fixed. I checked it and it worked. Took it to a gig last night and it broke. Same problem. No bridge pup. My other new Tele Custom Spalted maple broke last night also. It lost its tone pot. I think I am done with Fender. I hope they dont pull this because it does not praise Fender but the truth hurts sometimes.

    24 of 109 people found this review helpful.
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  • Sweetness

    As reviewed by jammy on 12/31/2008

    Such an amazing guitar... It's the best of both worlds, you can get anything from a great clean tele sound out of it to a great crunchy distortion. Obviously good for the type of music Jimmy Eat World plays, but also is also great for other types of music i.e. metal, punk, and indie-rock. Pick this up, you wont regret it.

    52 of 63 people found this review helpful.
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