Massive, Monstrous Tones... from a Tele!Who says you can't get heavy with a Tele? Don't tell Slipknot and Stone Sour's lead axe punisher. His signature Jim Root Telecaster flat out brings it, thanks to a pair of hot EMG humbucking pickups and its thick-sounding mahogany body. One look at the black hardware, the flat finish, and the single volume control and you know that this huge-sounding Tele is all business. The Jim Root Telecaster lets you get the most out of its heavyosity, thanks to the very comfortable and fast (ebony-topped) maple neck. Pick up this tone monster and rule the stage!
You know and love this icon of a solidbody electric guitar; from Nashville to New York City to New Orleans to Nor Cal (and everywhere in-between), axe-slingers all over the place swear by the Tele. Why? Start with the history: over a half-century after the first Telecaster flew out of Fullerton, California, this solidbody retains essentially the same design. That's doing it right the first time! The classic pickup arrangement, easy switching, comfortable neck shape, and time-tested hardware combine to give you exactly what you want out of an electric guitar, no matter what kind of music you play.
Springsteen plays one. So does Tom Petty. And Andy Summers from the Police. Want to talk twang? Look no further than the Teles strapped to Merle Haggard or the legendary James Burton. Keith Richards brought dozens of rock's most memorable licks to life on a Tele, and Joe Strummer used his Telecaster to blend punk's snarl with smart songcraft. Don't forget Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins; their Teles helped to define electric blues. And, who can forget all those amazing R&B records Steve Cropper put his Telecaster magic on? We're just scratching the surface here, folks... you simply can't go wrong when you strap on a Tele!
Fender Jim Root Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
- Color: White
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Hardware: Black
- Controls: 1 Master Volume
- EMG active pickups
- Flat black finish
- Case: Black tweed with red interior