52 Guitars, week 47—Fender Jim Root Telecaster

This week’s guitar falls into the category of I don’t own this model, but I own a guitar from this brand. Fender may be primarily known for their Stratocasters and Telecasters, but what a range those two powerhouses have. At the time of writing this article, the Fender website has 144 Stratocasters and 106 Telecasters. Given unlimited funds I’d probably want at least half of them. At least.

The single model I’ve selected for this week’s wishlist article is the Jim Root Telecaster (Flat White). It’s a simple guitar, but it’s been built for exactly the kind of music I love the most. Metal.

  • Maple neck, ebony fingerboard
  • Black hardware
  • Locking machine heads
  • EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck) pickups
  • Master volume control
  • Three-way pickup switch.

Like I said, simple. There is no tone control on this guitar. You simply choose to use the bridge, neck or bridge-neck pickup combination and play. Awesome. If it’s good enough to use in Slipknot and Stone Sour, I’m sure it would be more than enough for me.

The last item I’ll point out is the guitar’s string-through-body bridge. There’s not anything particularly fancy about it, it just happens to be my favourite bridge type. I love this guitar.

Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.

Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Fender Jim Root Telecaster

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