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Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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Squier brings you a brand-nu signature model in the crushing form of the Squier Jim Root Telecaster. Designed in cooperation with the acclaimed Slipk...Read More

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Introducing the Jim Root Telecaster by Squier.

Squier brings you a brand-nu signature model in the crushing form of the Squier Jim Root Telecaster. Designed in cooperation with the acclaimed Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist, it boasts several foreboding features, most notably a satin-matte finish in black or white, starkly simple single-knob/single switch control layout, black die-cast tuners and other black hardware, and two pulverizing passive humbucking pickups with black covers.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • 25.5" Scale maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 12" radius, 22 jumbo frets
  • Black covered passive humbucking neck and bridge pickups
  • Master volume control, 3-way selector switch
  • Hardtail string-thru body 6-saddle bridge

Unleash pure heavy metal power and order the Jim Root Telecaster today.

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SquierJim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Guitar, Just........

I am writing another review for this guitar because i have a lot more experience now with guitars and will tell a little more detailed review..... Alright, this guitar IS NOT...Read complete review

I am writing another review for this guitar because i have a lot more experience now with guitars and will tell a little more detailed review..... Alright, this guitar IS NOT BAD!!! it's a good guitar, it plays nice, the neck feels nice and fast, it stays IN TUNE. I had bought it for the same price at my local music shop, and I didn't think it would be good because it was a Squier, but as soon as I played it, i was SHOCKED..... I really don't see why people say this guitar is cheap. The pickups though, are not really that hot, so i am going to be putting a Dimarzio D-Activator in the bridge and keeping the neck Pup Stock.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"HEAVY MAHOGANY BODY TO BALANCE"

HEAVY MAHOGANY BODY YOU WILL HAVE TO BALANCE. Body is to heavy for neck which will cause you to do a balancing act. Please be aware before you purchase this axe. This...Read complete review

HEAVY MAHOGANY BODY YOU WILL HAVE TO BALANCE. Body is to heavy for neck which will cause you to do a balancing act. Please be aware before you purchase this axe. This "Squier" Jim Root model would of rated high if they used alder for body & would be better balanced. Nothing worse when you have to play!

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5.0

Sweet Guitar

By Greg

from undisclosed

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Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

My aspiring, 17 yo twin boys, each bought one. The plain look, flat finish is really quite nice. Well built and nearly spot on, out of the box. Ceramic pickups sound great to me.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice!!

By KD8

from Northern WV

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Plays Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Really enjoying this guitar! I hesitated about purchasing, so glad i did. Neck feel is great and the satin finish just makes it play so smooth. Comfortable to play sitting and standing. I have always wanted a tele but wanted something a little different. This fit the bill perfectly. If you have thought about this guitar but the lack of reviews etc. may be keep you from buying. Just get it you will be glad you did!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent value.

    By Leo

    from Virginia, MN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Jamming and practicing

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome tele!!!!!

      By Herndon22113

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs EMGs

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      If you like Jim Root's versions of Fenders as much as I do then buy this guitar. Then immediately order EMGS(81 and 60) and you will have a beast of a guitar!!!!! I have the Fender Custom Shop Jim Root Strat and I can't tell the difference in quality(except for pickups) in the 2 guitars. All you have to do is buy this guitar with a set of EMGs and you'll have Jim Root tone.

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      (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      "HEAVY MAHOGANY BODY TO BALANCE"

      By KING V

      from AUSTRALIA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          HEAVY MAHOGANY BODY YOU WILL HAVE TO BALANCE. Body is to heavy for neck which will cause you to do a balancing act. Please be aware before you purchase this axe. This "Squier" Jim Root model would of rated high if they used alder for body & would be better balanced. Nothing worse when you have to play!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprised

          By f13metal

          from searcy ,ar

          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 Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I wasn't sure if I should get this guitar or not but im glad I did. I read a tone of reviews ,but I made the choice to go with it. Seen a lot of people down this guitar because it doesn't have the emgs and was bad feel but that's bull. Had an awesome neck feel and a really good sound. True not the hottest pickups but I like em better then emgs. This is a great buy. And not top heavy ,great to play standing up or down which is something I look at when I buy a guitar. I'm a 100% satisfied with this guitar. Plus got it packaged and set up just right when I got it

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Guitar, Just........

            By Colton Agotness

            from Edmore, North Dakota

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I am writing another review for this guitar because i have a lot more experience now with guitars and will tell a little more detailed review..... Alright, this guitar IS NOT BAD!!! it's a good guitar, it plays nice, the neck feels nice and fast, it stays IN TUNE. I had bought it for the same price at my local music shop, and I didn't think it would be good because it was a Squier, but as soon as I played it, i was SHOCKED..... I really don't see why people say this guitar is cheap. The pickups though, are not really that hot, so i am going to be putting a Dimarzio D-Activator in the bridge and keeping the neck Pup Stock.

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            (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good guitar

            By Colton Agotness

            from Edmore, North Dakota

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Very good guitar, perfect for any music, i play in drop b, and it handles it well, pickups are good, stays in tune, i don't see why this has 3 stars, its a good guitar for anyone!

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            (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Jim Root Signature Telecaster

            By Randy

            from Baton Rouge LA

            Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            i did save some money on it but still overpriced. I will need to bring it to my tech to adjust the string height. I am not in a hurry to do this as it plays ok. THE GUITAR WAS PACKAGED WELL
            Its a decent starter guitar, I bought the white one and love the looks of it. The pickups are OK as the guitar sounds good. I dont need a case because it hangs on the wall.
            the input jack on mine is cheap, the selector switch could be better. the pickups are decent for now. The bridge pickup could be hotter, because the neck pickup is loud. The one volume tone contol, I dont like but its a starter guitar for my son and its better than what I had in 77, not by much.
            Over priced -

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            (6 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Bland

            By Tyler DeLaCruz

            from West Columbia ,Texas

            Comments about Squier Jim Root Signature Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            From looks it looks great. But looks can be decieving. Almost exactly like his signature. It's no where near as smoth and easy as its big brother (to play). Pickups are crap. Sound is bland and boring. Which is the exact opposite of Jims real tele. If you're looking for a show case guitar just because you like Slipknot or Stone Sour then look no further. But if you're looking to get their amazing sound just save and buy the big boy. This guitar is not for the serious guitar player, maybe a begginer.
            Sounds like crap.
            Very cheaply made.
            You get exactly what you paid for is this case.

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