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Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar White

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The Jim Root guitar is a truly modern Fender Tele built for big sounds! As lead guitarist for Slipknot and Stone Sour, Jim Root is one of today's leading heavy guitarists. This Tele from the Artist Se... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Jim Root guitar is a truly modern Fender Tele built for big sounds! As lead guitarist for Slipknot and Stone Sour, Jim Root is one of today's leading heavy guitarists. This Tele from the Artist Series was a labor of love for both artist and Fender, combining several unique features to give it an identity all its own.

A Telecaster for the new millennium, it features a warmly resonant mahogany body with active EMG® pickups for high headroom, thick distortion, and pristine clean sounds. The black hardware, and flat finish offer a unique and heavy aesthetic.

If you're looking for a Tele that "goes to 11," this is your guitar.

FEATURES

  • Series: Artist
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: C-shaped maple, satin polyurethane finish
  • Fingerboard: Ebony (white), maple (black)
  • Frets: 22 Dunlop® 6100 jumbo frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Black
  • Machine Heads: Fender deluxe locking tuners, black
  • Bridge: Black six-saddle string-through-body hardtail
  • Pickguard: Single-ply (black or white)
  • Pickups: EMG® 60 (neck), EMG® 81 (bridge)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-position blade
  • Position 1: bridge pickup
  • Position 2: bridge and neck pickups
  • Position 3: neck pickup
  • Controls: Master volume
  • Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250L, Nickel Plated Steel, gauges .009,
  • .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Unique Features: EMG® pickups, mahogany body, ebony fingerboard, flat finishes
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FenderJim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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(42 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow!

By joe

from PA

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a few weeks ago, and all i can say is wow! It is a great guitar, the sound is awsome and very clear. the neck is smooth and quick. Jim truly knows how to make a great guitar, i would reccomend this to anyone, try it out I bet you'll love it!

(33 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best ever!!!!

By bigCountry

from MS

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

The only thing is I can say about this guitar is wow! Jim knew what he was doing when he and fender designed this. The neck makes it very fast and the humbuckers are out of this world. All that plus the great hardware and locking tuners makes this an awesome guitar

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jim Root Tele = <3

By Zero

from Liverpool, NY

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar now for almost a year, and I'm nothing short but in love with it! This guitar can basically do anything. The neck is perfect for what I do. The schallers work beautifully. The EMGs are very dynamic with their tone. The EMGs really get a VERY metal tone. Pinch harmonics are a synch on this beauty as well. This guitar is definitely worth every penny! It looks amazing, it sounds amazing, and feels amazing!. My only gripe with it is the paint job. The paint is worn fairly easily, but thats nothing a little touch up cant cure. And im not talking fading. Im talking more of like little tiny blemishes that are hard to notice, and only people who are very picky would catch onto. Otherwise this guitar is phenomenal. A telecaster with an Ebony Fretboard, EMGs, and schaller locking tuners?! Its a steal! The case is nice too. =]

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my holy grail guitar...

By J-DUB

from IL

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

First off let it be known that the Jim Root Signature Series Telecaster is a player and not a show piece. THE GOOD: The electronics are perfect. I wouldn't choose any other pickup configuration. The 81/60 combo is the tried and true metal/hardcore combination and allows for a wide range of tonal possibilities. The hardware is great and the Fender locking tuners rival the Sperzels on my ESP's. The string through body bridge allows for maximum sustain. The placement of the battery cavity in the back of the guitar is genius. THE BAD: I don't think it is a bad thing but if you like the showroom look to your guitars then you will hate the finish on here. It is cheap and thinly applied and the result is you are left with a tele-relic look in no time. I actually like that. I hate pretty guitars. The only thing I would change is the placement of the volume knob. Like a standard strat it is a little too close for my taste. Bottom line: you cannot find a better telecaster for heavy music in ANY price range. Bonus: it comes with a wicked black tweed case with crushed red/black velvet inside. Evil. I love it.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

New EMG 60 Fan

By Rick Q.

from Ridgecrest, CA

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Mine's an '07 and I picked it up because I love hot-rod Teles. I use this one in C# drop tuning and run Ernie Ball 12-56 strings. It was a bit tricky getting the fat 56 through the locking tuner, but persistence paid off. I also had to slightly widen the nut slots to accommodate the fattys. The big surprise for me on this guitar was the EMG 60 in the neck position. I've got another fiddle set up with an 81 & 85...great for heavier stuff. I figured that I'd just leave this one set on the bridge all the time and ignore the little guy. Not so! That 60 is wonderful! I'm very pleased with the tone choices afforded by the pickup configuration on this Tele. I don't miss the lack of a tone control, and it sounds great even when played clean on the 60. I like the locking tuners, EMGs, bridge & overall tone. I rated it a 4 because the initial set-up and finish fell below what one would expect from an American Fender product. I had to adjust the truss rod to bring the action down to an acceptable height & move the bridge saddles a bit to put the intonation spot-on. That said...it's a nice Mexi-Hot Rod, the EMG 60 was a great discovery, and I don't regret the purchase.

(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeliveble!!!

By Rodrigo Figueiredo

from Petr��_polis, RJ Brazil

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Congratulations Jim and Fender for launching the best Tele ever!!! Great body, awesome pickups, good price for a top guitar!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is making me give fender another chance

By Andrew A.

from Stafford, Virginia

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

my experience with fender guitars haven't been that great my first guitar was a red mexican strat wasn't what I wanted and was the worst guitar I have played. I went through many guitars and different pickup brands and became favored EMG. I talked to a friend of mine about what I was looking for and he happened to have a fender flathead custom shop model and I loved it and since fender discontinued it I found this guitar which was the closest thing I could get and being a big fan of Jim Root I wanted it. EMG 81 in the bridge and 60 in the neck. Mahogany body. I have had it for a week now and love the guitar I bought the white one and it is great for all my styles from classical to hardcore and metal, soon I will go after the black one and Jim's strats... oh and heads up for those who are choosing the flat white finish the reason I chose it was because when it ages it will go from a flat white to a cream yellow I have had it for a few weeks now and it is actually starting to get a little darker in color.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Tele Yet

By Mike

from Yuba City, Ca

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I've played over 30 years and have played several Teles trying to find the right one. For harder rock/metal and even killer clean stuff, this Jim Root Model is the PERFECT choice. It has a solid Mahogany body with that killer c shape Fender neck and the Dunlop jumbo frets are perfect and fast. Very fast. The EMG 81/60 combo is the best you can get. Talk about clarity. I love this thing so much, I bought another! One with maple neck, the other with Ebony. Sweeeeeet!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is awesome

By Sean Pruski

from Galveston, TX

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar this summer and it is perfect for metal. This is my first fender, i usually use schecter since they're great for metal, and this guitar does the trick. Jim Root knew what he was doin when designing this thing. The pickups are great. The sound is perfect. I suggest that if you want this, get it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid, heavy duty rock guitar

By Dan in S.IL

from Southern Illinois

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar recently (Black,white pick guard, maple neck). The locking tuners are simple, easy to use and maked restringing very fast and easy. Guitar stays in tune with deep hard bends. The neck seems finished well and the frets feel meaty, it seems like I can play faster on this neck than my other guitars. The body is big, solid and heavy, which I like. The pickups make natural and pinch harmonics easy to achieve. Should not have to tell you what the EMGs can do, great pickup combo. However, in the middle position, I have not found useful on clean or distorted. The finish, paint, color is not pretty nor flashy and that is why I love it. It comes with a very cool case and pluch red interior. The only reason I rate this guitar a 4 is because there is no tone knob, which I think would be very useful for tweaking some sounds. I recomend this guitar for hard rock to metal players as it serves lead soloing and rhythm/riffing styles.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar I own

By Sherry E

from Superior, WI

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

First of all, I love this guitar. Jim Root is my biggest influence and I've always loved the tone of his guitar. So when I got enough money to buy this I didn't hesitate. When I got the case I was pleasantly surprised, and when I opened it, it was even better. All in all this guitar is perfect in my opinion. Great sound, very comfortable, it's just great. The only complaint I have is the fact that the case began to turn my guitar pink (luckily I noticed before it was obvious) due to the red fabric inside, so I had to swap cases for it. I'll probably just sell the case despite how nice it looks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar in the arsenal

By drew terlizzi

from nj

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Ive had this guitar for 5 years, I was actually one of the first to get it. It is without a doubt the best playing and sounding guitar Ive ever played or owned. Ive owned close to thirty guitars and this is the only one i have kept out of all of them and i will never get rid of it. Most people say that all guitar loaded with emgs sound alike but this is a prime example that they dont. This guitar has the high output but has a really low bassy sound to it which makes it sound huge which is from the excellent combinations of wood.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Root

By TscottSYN

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I can honestly say that I have nothing bad to say about this guitar! I love every aspect of it. It never comes out of tune, the clean sound is just as amazing as the crunchy distortion that will rattle your body when it's loud! It has the nicest neck I have played on as well. If you want a fast playing, diverse guitar that can do anything, get this tele!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jim Root Tele

By Josh

from Bridgewater MA

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is one of the nicest ive ever played.Sounds amazing weather its clean or dirty.the emgs are perfect for any type of music. i can go from metal to jazz just with the flick of a switch. Do not hesitate to buy this guitar you wont regret it.

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

By john ester

from tulsa, oklahoma

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

THIS GUITAR IS COMPLETELY AMAZING... I HAVE HAD IT FOR A YEAR NOW AND THE ONLY THING ABOUT IT IS SOmE WEAR FROM WHEN IT HIT A SOLID METAL POLE.. This thing is indestructible!!! i have the white one and it looks amazing on stage!

 
5.0

Everything I want in a guitar

By TRISTAN BAEZA

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is just an absolute masterpiece. As a fan of Jim Root, I've always wanted one of his signature guitars. I finally bought his signature telecaster in White with an Ebony fretboard. The guitar unlike most Telecasters, the body is made of Mahogany with contour on the back of the guitar with a modern neck joint which makes it much easier to access the higher frets. Straight out of its case it was ready for a gig and even recording. The locking tuners work great and stay in tune perfectly, the Schaller strap locks it comes with are great and work perfectly, the EMG 81 60 combo is perfect in combination with the wood. It has a very warm and clear heavy tone. The 60 is just perfect for everything, I even found it to have good blues tones. The bridge is my favorite thing about it, it's a hard tail bridge that is the most comfortable bridge ever. It's placement along with the one volume knob is great, I'm not slapping the volume with my hand while playing like other guitars I've tried. The neck of the guitar is perfect too, the shape of it is based off of Charvel and Jackson necks. It's a little fat and round, but that's what I like about it. It's comfortable to play on. The fret radius is flat, it's perfect for soloing on, you can bend all you want and you won't fret out. The quality of the guitar and craftsmanship is exactly what I would expect from Fender. I can't find one thing wrong with it. I've had this guitar for a few weeks now and it's still in perfect condition even through the hundreds of hours I've spent playing it. It's just a beautiful guitar. The weight of it is not too heavy and not too light, it's a perfect weight. Overall if you are looking to buy this guitar, buy it. You will love this guitar. I'm definitely going to buy the black one too.

 
5.0

Great tone/playability

By STANISLAUS PALUCH

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Great guitar, great pickups, great features. I love the locking tuners!! This won't let you down when you play live. Fast neck, controls are very simple! I play through a H and K Switchblade going into a Dean Amplification cab with Eminence speakers and the tone is luscious. I highly recommend trying one out.

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