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Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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The Jim Root electric guitar is a truly modern Fender Tele built for big sounds! As lead guitarist for Slipknot and Stone Sour, Jim Root is one of to...Read More

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Heavy mahogany for a heavy modern rock icon.

The Jim Root electric 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 Telecaster guitar from the Artist Series was a labor of love for both Jim and Fender, combining several unique features to give it an identity all its own.

A Telecaster for the new millennium, the Jim Root Tele 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," the Jim Root Artist Series is your guitar. Includes case.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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
  • Unique Features: EMG® pickups, mahogany body, ebony fingerboard, flat finishes
  • Includes case

Get to the root of a heavy sound and order this Tele today!

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FenderJim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rock concerts (3)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar, great value and build

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from Global

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar and swapped the pickups for a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck and JB in the bridge. Then I added a Fender S1 switch and designed a circuit so with the S1 switch pressed in I get Bridge Humbucker, Both Humbuckers in Parallel and Neck Humbucker. With the S1 pressed out I get the two individual coils in the Bridge humbucker in parallel, all four in parallel and the neck in parallel. This gives me six amazing combinations and actually makes it a very useful, if unique guitar. I love its neck and playability. I also have a Fender Deluxe American Strat and this one easily holds its own. Overall its a lovely guitar and with the way I set it up its unbelievable.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar!

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    from Warwick, RI

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    Pros

    • Bought This Two Months
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Bought this two months ago and just can't get enough! The quality of this guitar is spot on. I own a 60th anniversary Tele and this one is right there with it. Some say its only good for metal but i beg to differ. i run it through a Fulltone Full Drive 2 and a Digitech delay and get great blues tone out of it. Roll the volume off a little bit in the neck position and you get some sweet creamy Gary Moore type sounds. Of course full on and over driven and this guitar hangs with the best of them! Every time i play it makes me so glad i bought it!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        \m/ Nice

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        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Nice Natural Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Pickups Some What Dynamic

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        nice guitar, having said that all it is, is a plank of mahogany with a maple neck and EMG pickups, Classic. guitar plays beautifully the ebony fret board is a definite plus. (although im usually a maple guy.) the EMGs are... well EMGs, exceptionally great with leads, lacking in the rhythm dept. having said that the guitar stays in tune intonates easily and sounds fantastic. if your playing jazz or blues you wont want this guitar. If you like heavier tones this guitar is a go to.

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        5.0

        This Tele does metal!

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        from Sykesville, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • COMFORTABLE TO PLAY
        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I bought one of these Tele's about a month ago, and ever since it has been my go-to guitar. The neck plays very well, and yes, this Tele does metal without a problem. However, the Tele I bought had two EMG 60's, both one in the bridge and in the neck, so there was no 81 in the guitar. Fender must have made a mistake while building my Telecaster. This was all fixed though when I put passive pickups in the guitar. This is a very comfortable guitar and not only plays well but has excellent tone. The neck is fast and I was suprised how easily and effortlessly you can shred on this guitar. I highly recommend testing one out in your local music store. If you're not a fan of the EMG's, then try out a Seymour Duncan TB-6 Trembucker for the bridge, you will not regret it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          my go to guitar!

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          from New York

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I bought it 3 years now i believe and it's been my go to guitar. looks amazing on stage and does not have fender twangy tone. heavy as lespual and sustain for days. Only thing i dont like is the scale length, wish it's 24.5 or 25"

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By 

          from New York State

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I have wanted a fender for a while, but did not like the tone for the type of music I like to play. I found this guitar and knew it was what I wanted. So, I placed the order and knew I was not making a mistake in doing so.Guitar came about a week after I ordered it. When it got here, I opened the packaging, too the guitar out, and let it warm up to room temp. After that I gave it the once over, tuned it up, plugged it into my Peavey 66505 and went to town. After about an hour, I was greeted by the towns police and asked me to turn it down. The officer also plays guitar and told me he loved the guitar, when he was done doing his duty of course.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tried it, want one

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          from Noblesville, IN

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I recently tried one at my local Sam Ash dealer and was blown away right off the bat! Jim Root and Fender were paying very close attention to their work when they made thisPros: The best thing about this guitar besides the pickups which sound very good, are the locking tuners (which are the fender locking or sperzel trim loks I;m not sure its one of the two). I like how I only had to do one or two minor adjustments after I switched tunings (switched 3 times from E standard - D standard - drop C#). The neck plays like butter, very smooth and quick, and I am able to play up on the higher frets very easily.Cons: (Only one) No tone knob and it was a little on the trebly side, but that is easily fixed with an MXR 10-band EQ.All in all very well made guitar, like the paint finish very simple yet attractive. I'll be buying the white one once I get enoguh saved up. And if you've never played EMGs before it'll get you hooked. P.S. to the people on here whining about spending $899, sometimes you have to pay more for better quality so grow some and shut up

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible Guitar

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I've always been a huge fan of Jim Root and really wanted his signature Tele, but never got around to it. Just today, my dad bought me a used one in new condition for me for Christmas. I love this guitar. I've only played it once because it's hiding right now until Christmas. THE NECK- Smooth, fast, and perfect shape. Modeled after a Charvel Soloist's neck, it is one of the best necks I have ever experienced. THE PICKUPS- EMG 81/60's. Freakin' roar through any amp and the 60 cleans up VERY nicely for cleans. FEATURES- Locking tuners, Ebony fingerboard (which is rare on a tele), a special No-Caster modeled pickguard, Cut-away/Contour on the neck joint heel for amazing access, and, it's the only Tele with EMG's. I would of never thought this roaring sound would come from a Fender. The guitar is well worth what I paid, even worth $1200. Made in Mexico, but DO NOT have your doubts! The guitar is high quality and comes with a beautiful deluxe tweed / plush case with a cool locking knob design on it. The Matte finish is really cool because it feels smooth and doesnt show scratches, due to the fact that I picked the white model. The finish will look even greater through the years and take on a relic look do to the texture, like Jim said. Overall, I have nothing but love for this guitar. I wish they put straplocks on it, but who cares. I own many signature model guitars ( LTD Alexi, Dean Zero Dave Mustaine, Epi Zakk Wylde) and this one is the best!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An Actually Modern Fender

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          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I've always despised fender. As a metal player, single coils on all their guitars simply do not fit the bill. But I've played friends' guitars, and the Strats are comfortable and playable. Then, enter this tele.As a fan of stone sour and admiring slipknot (if not actually liking them) I gave this guitar a shot. First off, 22 instead of 21 frets, never a bad thing. Next, a contour in the back makes it SO much more comfortable to sit with. But to top it off, a mahogany body and EMG's, with a compound ebony fretboard send this through the roof. Although I see many artists playing this tele, I will probably save for his signature strat anyways. This is a must try, even if you hate Slipknot and Stone Sour.P.S. Only Baritone guitars and Mick Thomson's guitar come with heavy strings. But thanks to modern science, you can change them yourself! OMG!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Jim root Telecaster Owner

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          from Toronto Canada

          Comments about Fender Jim Root Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          i ordered this guitar because it seemed like the perfect set up fpr me, charvel contoured neck, two EMG's, simple string through body bridge...and i love telecasters!Was dissapointed from the get go.Poor fret work, poor set-up, intonation wasn't even close. I have heard of al ot of fret problems with these guitars.Overall it sounds great...but, the quality is not there!

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