Fender Jim Root Telecaster Ebony Fingerboard with Case

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The Fender Jim Root Telecaster delivers plenty of modern features for big sounds! As the guitarist for bands like Slipknot and Stone Sour, Jim knows what goes into making a great playing and sounding guitar.

For heavy, molten nu-metal Tele® style, the Jim Root Telecaster delivers crushing detuned tone with a stark utilitarian look. The towering Slipknot guitarist worked with Fender to create a huge-sounding signature Telecaster model that complements his heavy playing style, and it’s a beast—right down to its 12”-radius fingerboard, EMG® active humbucking pickups, sparse control layout and more. Brutal.

Fender Jim Root Telecaster Electric Guitar Features

  • Mahogany body
  • Flat Black and Flat White satin nitro-lacquer finishes
  • Ebony or maple 12”-radius fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • EMG® 60 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups
  • Single control knob (volume) and three-way pickup switch
  • Hardtail strings-thru-body bridge
EMG® Active Humbucking Pickups
For a decidedly non-traditional design and configuration, the crushing nu-metal sound of the Jim Root Telecaster is produced by a fearsome pair of EMG® active humbucking pickups.

12" Fingerboard Radius
This instrument features a fingerboard radius (the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard) that, at 12", is substantially more flattened than both a vintage-style 7.25" radius and a modern 9.5" radius. Feels notably flat even though there’s still slight curvature, and is great for bending notes without fretting out.

Locking Tuners
A convenient high-end, high-performance feature, locking tuners offer increased tuning stability, especially on tremolo-equipped guitars, and they make changing strings substantially faster and easier than conventional tuners.

Ebony Fingerboard
The Jim Root Stratocaster in Flat Black offers a darkly alluring ebony fingerboard with no inlays for smooth performance and a touch of elegance.

Satin Lacquer Mahogany Body
This guitar’s strong and resonant mahogany body has a finish that combines the thin breathability of lacquer with the stylishly muted matte look of a satin color coat.

Black Hardware
In a pleasingly malevolent touch, the sparsely appointed Jim Root Telecaster features an all-black bridge, controls, bridge pickup bezel, tuners, strap buttons and more.

Product Specifications
Fender Jim Root Telecaster Specifications
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape, (Satin Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, 12 inch Radius (305mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Neck Plate: 4-bolt Custom
  • Pickups: 1 EMG 60 (Neck); 1 EMG 81 (Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail with Block Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Hardware: Black
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650 inches (42 mm)
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 gauges)
  • Case: Black Tweed Case with Red Plush Interior
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
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
Ronni Submitted: 12/8/2016
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This thing is badass to the bone.
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What is your opinion of this product?
Love the neck. Love the sound. Great sustain, cool look too. If you want a tele,boom! Flick the switch if you want a hard rock sound boom flick the switch. Pick ups are killer through my orange rig. Like it much better than my EVH. Buy it! Try it! Love it!
Joe Submitted: 11/26/2016
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Amazing guitar
What is your opinion of this product?
Right out of the case the action was super high, but with a quick adjustment with the wrench that fender provided I had the action slammed. I'm usually a les paul guy so the 12" radius felt like home to me. The neck is amazing and the weight is perfect. I've been playing emg for shoot I don't know, 15 years? I've come across a lot of haters...that just don't know how to eq their amp apparently. The 81 cuts like a knife and the 60 is big and beefy. One of my all time favorite neck pickups. The middle position just sings. All in all a fantastic instrument worth every penny.
O'Riley Submitted: 7/19/2016
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Greatest Telecaster Ever
What is your opinion of this product?
I bought this guitar from American Musical Supply and it is a work of art. Be advised that it is made in Mexico but that is not a negative with this instrument. You will find the action a bit higher on this guitar than a traditional tele. It has huge frets and was basically designed for heavy gauge strings and drop tunings. I like the heavier weight of the mahogany body and the ebony fret board. I don't recall ever seeing an ebony fret board on a Fender before and in my opinion this guitar is a good investment and will be sought after by collectors in years to come. Also the case that it comes in is absolutely gorgeous. Locking tuners, EMG pick-ups, ebony fret board, mahogany body - Fender really pulled out all of the stops with this guitar.
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