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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar Transparent Crimson

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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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.

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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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FenderJim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

I will buy another at some point just for Drop D.

By SB

from Kansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything.
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Basically dreamed up this guitar physically when I was little. Then saw one at a pawn shop, didn't buy it then it was gone. Bothered by this for a year and a half. Finally bought one. Loved the guitar before I realized it was a signature. Adkins ironically was/is a pretty big influence. I would have it regardless since I love thinlines. This is just the thinlines pinnacle at least in terms of current non boutique guitars.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A very non-Telecaster Telecaster

    By Mooseboy

    from Lincoln, NE

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I've been looking around at some guitars that were a bit out of the ordinary lately. When I saw this Tele I definitely did a double take. Then I read the specs and did another double take. This guitar, to me, is more Gibson than Fender… but I mean that in a good way, not to disparage either company.

      The P90s aren't subtle in any way, and that's what I was looking for. They're mean, snarling little doggies, and I'm really diggin' them. Of course, being P90s, they're more susceptible to stray RF, so you have to take that into account.

      Right out of the box, this axe was set up almost exactly the way I would do it. It plays like a dream. My guitar playing buddies and everybody else love the look of it. Esthetically the only thing that I don't like are the knobs. They'll be swapped out for some black speed knobs post haste.

      Oh, and I had no idea who Jim Adkins was, so I had to look it up.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One Small Set Back...

      By Tyler Foran

      from Portsmouth, NH

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      You'll never want another guitar again. Plain and simple. That tone you get from the body resonating and the Seymour Duncans... woo! The bridge pick up is the perfect kind of crunch, and the neck pick up is so warm, you could easily use it as a go to for acoustic sounds. Blend them together? ::COUGHperfectionCOUGH:: I have to warn you, when you play it... make sure you have a friend in the room, because you'll need all the help you can get to find your socks after they've been rocked off. I use Rotosound 10s on this bad boy and the two of them to together are the best pairing ever! I love this guitar, I've played a ton in my day, traded in a Gibson Les Paul to get it... yeah, that good. I've always been a fan of Fender and their consistent quality. That being said, the input jack was loose out of the box but Fender is awesome and stand by their product and got it warranty repaired at the Guitar Center in town. Love it! This guitar needs to be played, it's a perfect fit, feel, sound, I don't know how you couldn't enjoy it. The neck through design the... okay, I'm going to go all night about this guitar, so instead... I'm just going to go play it some more.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2nd one is a gem

      By JOHN TRAYNOR

      from Bronxville NY

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      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..

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not too bad....

      By John

      from Maplewood MN.

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Bought this a month ago. It's been a decent guitar after getting it set up properly. I'm a bit dismayed to find out that the neck pickup is not what the spec sheet says it should be. I wanted the Alnico SP90-1 vintage, but both pickups in my Ja-90 are the the SP90-3b, with the brighter ceramic magnets. I also had to swap the volume pots for CTS audio taper pots. The stock ones were way to linear. The bridge buzzes but not through to the amp. But then most of the hardware is the cheapest Fender can get, and usually needs upgrading, at least for me. I love the neck and playability. No fret buzzing. I may swap the pickups, and bridge and hopefully be a happier camper....

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just Amazing!

      By Michael

      from Terre Haute, IN

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar really is a great instrument! The Duncan P-90's on this guitar are amazing. I play a Fender Strat '57 Hot Rod and bought this guitar as a stage back-up. The first time I plugged it in I couldn't believe the tonal quality and the gain I was achieving. This guitar is now apart of my everyday gear. The finish is beautiful and I'd recommend this instrument to anyone!

      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A tone monster

      By Johnny Rockabilly

      from Outer Space, CA.

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Fender's description of this guitar is very accurate. The pickups are powerful but have great dynamics and the individual tone and volume controls work exceptionally well. I got the red transparent finish and it is absoloutely amazing, flawlessly done. After I took this guitar out of the box, I junked the strings, put some good round wound 10's on, raised the action just a little and now it's set up perfectly. I use an American Telecaster, Strat, and some quality hollowbodys but this little hotrod Tele is now my main performance axe. Don't expect a traditional Telecaster when you buy this guitar, just buy it, you won't be dissappointed.

      (38 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fender and gibson went up the hill and what a child they produced

      By kevin cantley

      from gardnerville nevada

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      the looks and playability of a tele, the sound and hardware of a gibson. this is a match made in heaven. i love the snarl of the p-90's, great for blues,country,and classic rock. the neck pickup gives nice round jazz type clean sounds. the bridge give growl from the seymour duncan 3rd generation p-90. the set neck is contoured to fit the hand at the higher registers, making all frets fully accessable. the pickups are very sensitive to your attack, giving you great dynamaic control. thanks james and fender for a great guitar.

      (51 of 62 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweetness

      By jammy

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      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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