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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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      Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar (528018)
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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: Semi-hollow ash
    Finish: Polyurethane
    Neck: Mahogany, set neck
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" radius (305mm)
    No. of Frets: 22 medium jumbo
    Scale Length: 24.75 (62.9mm)
    Nut Width: 1.650", (42mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Fender cast/sealed
    Bridge: Adjusto-matic bridge with anchored tailpiece
    Pickguard: 3-ply Black/White/Black
    Pickups: Seymour Duncan Custom Soapbar SP90-3 & Vintage Soapbar SP90-1
    Pickup Switching: 3-position toggle
    Controls: Two volume and tone
    Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042)
    Case sold separately




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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.

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