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Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar Frost Gold 

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This is a distinctive all-gold model with Frost Gold finish, matching gold headstock, gold hardware and single-ply "gold mirror" plastic pickguard. T...Read More

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  • MSRP:
    $599.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $200.00
  • 2-Year Warranty
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  • Your Price:
    $39999

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OVERVIEW

A double-bound beauty based on John 5's modded Telecaster.

This is a distinctive all-gold model with Frost Gold finish, matching gold headstock, gold hardware and single-ply "gold mirror" plastic pickguard. The one-piece maple neck has a "modern C" profile, a matching Telecaster headstock and a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets.

The custom-designed humbucking pickups use a special dual-volume setup with the bridge pickup control in the front position and the neck pickup control in the back position (John 5 prefers this setup because he spends much time giving the bridge pickup a workout). Rapidly toggling the upper-bout three-way pickup switch gives you 5's signature "kill" effect by turning off the neck pickup volume and leaving the bridge control full up. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • A double-bound alder body with a frost gold finish
  • Gold mirror pickguard
  • Gold hardware
  • One-piece maple neck has a "modern C" profile
  • Matching Telecaster headstock
  • 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Custom-designed humbucking pickups
  • Special dual-volume setup
  • Upper-bout three-way pickup switch with signature "kill" effect
  • Case sold separately

Go for the gold. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Binding: Bound top and back
  • Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • 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
  • Neck Plate: 4-bolt standard
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Ceramic Magnet
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Alnico 5 Magnets
  • Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Tele with Humbucking Pickup Cutout
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Standard die-cast
  • Control Knobs: Knurled flat-top
  • Switch Tips: Gold
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
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SquierJ5 Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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4.0

Amazing but with a fixable flaw.

By Guitarzan1973

from Tennessee

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Better Than Most

Cons

  • Fixable Flaw

Best Uses

  • Dropping Jaws

Comments about Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Ok let me start by saying this guitar is not just a beginner, but it will hang with any hard rock, classic rock or contemporary country the most experienced hands can throw at it. I own both the frost gold and the black and chrome model and they are both really well made guitars BUT be aware mine both had fixable wiring flaws that prevented the stutter-kill toggle effect from properly working as advertised because I could not turn off completely one volume knob or the other without some volume creeping through, therefore diminishing the effect. I re-soldered the lead(colored red and green respectively) pickup wire on each pot from the first prong to the middle prong and now the effect is flawless. There is definately some miscomunication somewhere concerning wiring, entirely fixable, but, the available wiring schematic is also wrong, so I don't blame the actually worker for the flaw. If you can fix this, or get one without this flaw, you may just have the tele that you have been looking for because of its's uniqueness in any price range. 12 inch radius = no fret outs ala Gibson/Eric Johnson. No tone capacitor interferance ala Van Halen, 22 frets ala Eric Clapton/Van halen/Eric Johnson. Also for enquiring minds, the control pots are fully shielded with shielding paint, the pots are full size Alpha and the hardware is as solid as any Fender I have seen (and I have seen many). In conclusion, With a slight correction, this is my go-to tele.

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5.0

The best and a beauty!!!!

By Cleenink

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Squier J5 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Get one of these and a Baja Telecaster and you got every thing covered.J5 Gold Frost Telecaster is a serious guitar superb quality. You'll be happy if your a beginner or pro.

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