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Fender JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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When Jimmy Eat World guitarist and frontman Jim Adkins collaborated with Fender in designing his perfect guitar, the result was his signature JA-90 T...Click To Read More About This Product
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A thinline model with a set neck and soap-bar pickups.
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 this unique model. Features include a maple neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan soapbar pickups, independent volume and tone controls, Adjusto-Matic bridge and anchored tailpiece.
Case sold separately.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Neck: SP90-1NRWRP Vintage Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity P-90
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: SP90-3B Vintage P-90
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Mexico
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Body Material: Semi-Hollow Ash
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Telecaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern C
Scale Length: 24.75" (628mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Headstock: Matching Painted Headcap
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-3B Vintage P-90
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SP90-1NRWRP Vintage Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity P-90
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjusto-Matic with Anchored-Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Switch Tips: Black
Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Matching Painted Headstock, Jim Adkins Signature on Back of Headstock, Black Plastic Parts, Knurled Dome Knobs, White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Graphite Nut, Oversized Strap Buttons
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Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Tone
- Poor Electronics
- Poor Quality Craftsmanship
- Rock Concerts
Comments about Fender JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:
I decided to purchase this guitar after seeing Jimmy Eat World live and talking to Jim Adkins, the guitar's namesake. The tones at the show, particularly distorted, were lush, full, and had a great deal of clarity. I wanted to investigate this myself and decided to make the purchase after the show.
Owning 12 guitars, but not with P-90's this one seemed a logical choice to fill the void. Both of the Seymour Duncan pickups sound amazing. They are entirely unique and fill a sonic space that can't be achieved with single coils or humbuckers. The guitar has a nice weight to it and the swap ash is of good quality and satisfactory grain. The maple neck blends seamlessly into the body and the rosewood fingerboard while not pageant quality, is acceptable. The frets were installed well and overall the guitar has a great feel. It's quick, low action and a good response. One would expect it to be a bit more resonant with the F Hole cavity, but then you realize how little the actual cutout space is, then it makes sense. Still, it works stylistically.
The primary concern is with the electronics, packing and craftsmanship. Of note, this guitar is made in Indonesia, which why you can get so many features at the price point, but it's not up the the standard one would expect from Fender. There is no case, no case candy, no hang tags, allen wrenches, stickers,warranty card, etc -- it is bare bones, just a guitar. One that unfortunately, is packed very poorly in a very cheap box.
The first guitar that was sent to me had the toggle switch broke off completely. I requested an exchange, returned the damaged guitar prepaid and was sent a replacement quickly. On the second guitar -- the toggle switch on this guitar was smashed back into the body cavity with the washer and nut floating around in the box. I was able to repair it. The wiring is ok, but the pots and input jack are poor. The jack is already shaky and coming loose and the volume and tone knobs are not smooth.