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Fender Jim Adkins JA 90 Telecaster Thinline Rosewood Fingerboard

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Product Description

The ultra stylish Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar gives you pro grade features like a set neck and Seymour Duncan pickups at an amazing price! When Jimmy Eat World guitarist and frontman Jim Adkins collaborated with Fender in designing his perfect guitar, the result was his signature JA-90 Telecaster Thinline.

Fender craftsmen sat down with Adkins and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making several important changes that subsequently produced the JA-90. Features include a mahogany neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan soap-bar pickups, and an Adjusto-Matic bridge and anchored tailpiece.

Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Guitar Features

  • Independent volume and tone controls
  • Modern C shape mahogany neck with 22 fret rosewood fingerboard
  • 3 position pickup toggle switch
  • Jim Adkins Signature on the back of the headstock
  • Seymour Duncan SP90-3B Vintage P-90 bridge pickup and SP90-1NRWRP Vintage P-90 neck pickup

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Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Guitar Specifications
  • Model Name: Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline
  • Series: Artist
  • Body: Semi-Hollow Ash
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck
    • Neck Shape: Modern C
    • Frets: 22
    • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot Inlay
    • Fretboard Radius: 9.5 inch (24.1 cm)
    • Fretboard: Rosewood
    • Neck Material: Mahogany
    • Nut Width: 1.650 inch (42 mm)
    • Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
  • Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-3B Vintage P-90
    • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-1NRWRP Vintage P-90
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Bridge: Vintage Style Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored-Tailpiece
    • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
    • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    • Switch Tip: Black

Customer Reviews

Review: William Submitted: 9/27/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


I'm Extremely happy with this guitar...
Product Rating

Product Review

... I like the overall look of this guitar better than other Telecasters myself. For playability? I've never played another guitar in my life that was so easy on the fingers. Granted, I've owned my share of cheap. off-brand guitars, low end Fenders like the "Bullet" I've had 2 of those and a Fender Lead II that' bought back in 1981 for somewhere between $500 to $800 whatever it was. The sounds it will produce will depend on your amplifier and FX but I LOVE this freakin' guitar. I think it's awesome. Best one I've ever owned.

Review: Brutus Submitted: 4/11/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer



Review: Jeremy Submitted: 11/30/2013

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Ehh, I wouldn't spend $800 for it

Product Review

In general, after buying and playing the guitar, I wasn't impressed with the feel. I know like all things, feel is subjective. For the price..and price alone, I would either choose a different model, or just save just a bit more to buy a step up from this model. The "Crafted in Indonesia" print on the headstock was a let down. Please make sure you play this guitar before purchasing. Could be a great deal for someone

The quality for what it is, is just fine. Great pickups, nice finish. I'm happy with the way it looks and sounds

Don't care for the feel of the guitar. I fancy a thicker radius neck, and a little chunkier/smoother frets

I played this through a VOX AC15 and it sounded like a Tele, if that's your style then great at the bridge pick up. Through the Neck, its was nice and warm

once again, great finish and look

I don't think is a good value for $800. Just play one first before buying it. Someone out there could really love the test drive...then sure go for a guitar that has "Crafted in indonesia"....what a turn off

Not impressed with the playability. Neck is too thin radius, frets feel thin and cheaper than what I would like to see in a mid range priced Tele.

Review: TLM Submitted: 9/26/2013

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Not as great as I had hoped

Product Review

I read the description of Scratch and Dent and decided to take a chance. The guitar arrived with a large break in the clear coat at the top of the head stock plus a shatter mark on the top edge of the body. The damage doesn't appear to have affected the playability of the instrument.

I love the Thinline design. I have to admit that the overall appearance and neck feel of an Indonesian Fender is far nicer finish then any of the MIM or MIC Fender guitars that I have had. This is also the first solid body Fender that I have owned with a solid neck joint instead of a bolt on.

The frets feel fatter than my other Telecasters but easy to get used to.

The tone is unlike most Telecasters due to the double Humbucker design.

This is where I had my issues but if I had purchased a new guitar instead of one from the Scratch and Dent area of the web-site, I am sure that it would have been fine.

The value for a Scratch and Dent guitar was hard to pass up especially after reading the AMS posted definition of a Scratch and Dent Sale Item. Do be fooled like I was and just pay for a fresh guitar.

The action and intonation seems to be on track.

Review: Russell from Tidewater, VA Submitted: 6/8/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


This guitar is incredibly well made. It is somewhat shocking that an Indonesian Fender import can be so good, but it absolutely is. The neck is dead straight, and the frets are well done. The neck joint is superb. The acoustic sound quality of this instrument is fantastic, and it has great sustain. This guitar stands up to any other guitar I own, some of which cost 5 times as much!

I have only had mine for a month, but I don't believe I am going to have any problems with it. But, like many others, the nut on the output jack was loose, A little dab of thread lock and it will never bother me again.

Your general opinion of this product.

I absolutely love this guitar. It is a true tone monster! The Duncan P90's sound awesome, and with the controls set up like an LP, there is a lot of tonal versatility to be had. It has become my most played guitar, and the one I take with me on the go.

Thanks in part to the partially hollow Ash body, this guitar is not heavy at all. It has a great feeling neck, a little slimmer than an LP with the 60's style neck. With all of the controls set up and placed like an LP, I have no trouble with them. Most of my other instruments are LP's.

A chameleon in the tone department. I have found that a little experimentation with the volume and tone controls, as well as the amplifier controls, yields many hues of glorious tone. Hot, warm or cool, I can get what ever I need from it. I am impressed every time I plug this guitar into my amp(s).

Flawless clear coat.

The action was good, and totally playable out of the box. However, I actually had to raise it a little to suit my taste. The higher the action, the better the tone!

Review: Drew365 from L.A. Submitted: 8/28/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Unique Telecaster

Your general opinion of this product.

Really nice guitar, great value for the price. The finish and wood grain on mine is excellent. The pickups are the hottest of my four guitars. A lot of upper mids, very bright and lively without being thin. A great lead guitar and would probably make a great CW guitar though that's not what I play. It's not your typical Tele. I'm real happy with it. The only problem I had was the input jack was loose and swiveling around.


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