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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 mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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
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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.

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