Fender Jim Root Telecaster

Fender Jim Root Telecaster

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Jim Root Telecaster, TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Artist Telecaster series.

5 user reviews
Prices starting at $1,200 Average price: $1,200

Fender Jim Root Telecaster tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Jim Root Telecaster
  • Series: Artist Telecaster
  • Category: TLC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/31/2011

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Fender Jim Root Telecaster user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
 4 reviews80 %

tjon901's review"Heavy metal Telecaster"

Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Jim Root is the other guitar player in Slipknot. He also plays guitar in Stone Sour. He is a very good player with a very unique taste in guitars. Recently he has hooked up with Fender and now has a couple Signature models with them. They are a pretty wide departure from what Fender normally does. These Telecasters were built for metal. These Teles have mahogany bodies and maple necks. Depending on what finish you get you either get a maple fretboard or an ebony fretboard. I had the white model with the ebony fretboard. The contrasting body color and fretboard is a cool feature. These guitars have the classic 81 and 60 EMG set. The controls are super simple. It has a single volume knob and a 3 way switch.


This guitar plays better than your typical Telecaster. It has a carved out neck joint so playing on the upper frets is more comfortable. The neck profile is based off of an old Charvel so it has more of a shredder profile. The fretboard has a 12 inch profile like that of a Les Paul. The ebony fretboard on this model feels really good under your fingers. The flat finish is nice and smooth but will wear quickly by design.


With the EMG pickups in this guitar and the mahogany body this is probably the heaviest Telecaster Fender has ever made. The 81 and 60 is an old school EMG set that isnt used that much anymore. The set has good versatility in a metal guitar because awesome high gain sound in the bridge position with the 81 and the 60 provides a very good clean sound for an active pickup. The 60 is designed to be clean alternative to the 81 and the 85. This limits the pickups use in metal where you would normally use active pickups. This pickup is pretty much a neck only pickup. This guy does not have the output of the 81 or the 85 and does not sound that great with high gain distortion. This pickup is best for cleans. Clean tones are something that Is usually not too good in active pickups so EMG made one just for cleans. The 81 is a metal machine in the bridge. It has a searing high gain metal sound. When I play music with a lot of palm muting I can get an awesome tone. The 81 really shines when you are playing tight chugging riffs. With the Strat style hardtail bridge you do not have the edges of the ashtray bridge getting in the way of your picking hand while you are trying to palm mute. Tight chugging riffs and single note lines are what this pickup is best at. When you downtune all these traits just help to keep the sound nice and tight. It is very hard to get a muddy sound from this pickup. With Slipknot playing a ton of downtuned songs you know this guitar is great for the lowest 6 string tunings.


The Jim Root Tele and Strat are some really heavy Fender guitars. Mahogany bodies and EMG's are a well known blueprint for metal tone. It also doesnt have his name all over it or a crazy giant logo on it. This is the right way to do a signature guitar. It is a guitar that many people can use and you dont look like a shill for playing it. It has a nice simple finish and doesnt stand out in terms of looks. In terms of metal tone it is above just about any other Telecaster Fender has made.

URecords38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Everything t said.
Mine is white, it is downright too good =)
The mcaniques blocking is really very good !!!
There is a knob = "volume" and that's good enough ^^ has used nothing 15000 knobs that always leaves background ..


The neck is super fine, it's really very pleasant to play on this guitar !!
Unlike Gibson, with what is in serious shit to play sitting with Jim Root is very pleasant because it is very well balanced and fairly lightweight.
(Info: do not leave the jack branch in the guitar as has the use of micro battery)


"She has not the sound of a Fender" ...
There are two active EMG pickups, so the sound is great prcis and powerful.
Distortion, really means all the notes.
It's pretty typ Mtal (at large), or rock ...
The bridge pickup does not break the ears as another fender and the neck pickup is not too serious, I prefer the sound is the slecteur the middle.


I no longer touch all my Gibson LP Studio since I'm Jim Root, bcp more powerful and accuracy of all, it has nothing envy except perhaps the warmer sound of the LP, but bcp prcis least.
Been a long time that I wanted a lightweight guitar, with a super thin neck, which has the mouth, good ergonomics, two humbuckers, a killer sound, powerful and prcis but keeps when m some heat me ... well, for me it is the perfect guitar!

Wind'oz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Jim Root Telecaster
In what country was she made?
Mexico but it is a series understand the artist that's not just because the Mexican us version does not exist in this model.

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration? 22 freight EMG active (EMG60 in the neck position and EMG81 trestle)
micro ...)?
What type of race?
Ebony handle key on very rare fender profile modernC

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)? A 3-position selector and volume the minimum.


The handle is it enjoyable? Very pleasant

Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
say okay.
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)? 3.6 kg for proper mine. Ergonomics good for stomach very etched, but an inclined pan to rest the forearm like a strat sorely lacking.


Are they suitable for your style of music? So I'm not big fan of metal so yes if I change the pickups.

We have a very round Audible range you can get a can that typical twang of a TV but it is very light.

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? It's simple I prefer not plugged into an amp because it sounds Surprisingly strong and well and when the bin branch I hate the sound of emg pickups totally unsuitable to my games they drool too much but sends aggressiveness in their So grain a great guitar to make rhythmic metal with a VERY big sound for shredding but this is not the top ...


How long have you use it? Can time

Have you tried many other models before buying it? Ben 20 Hip necessarily yes

What is the particular feature you like best and least? The ebony button with the Tele shape defonce stomach the mechanical blocking of very good quality.

The less control the finish (Mexico) not top (board has relimer frets and neck badly screwed)

How would you rate the quality / price? A can I find expensive.

With experience, you do again this choice? Yes, because I bought it for customization base ...

Sw||tch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Manufactured in: Mexico.

Neck: 22 frets, maple.

Fingerboard: Maple.

Rglages: 1 volume / 1 three-position switch.


Quality of the handle: it is a fairly classic telecaster neck. Moreover, the key is comfort maple stunning, all seems much more simple (bend, dplacement on the handle, etc. ..)

Weight / maneuverability: I would say that at first glance, it seems heavy. However, once again, everything is relative: the habitus of telecaster know (and do not betray MODEL) that the ergonomics are excellent, however, and that the balance is perfect gratoune (port e).

Quality sound: bah I would say a perfect combination of maple jouabilit copy of the killer and his pledge Emg.


Adaptation: I play rock / mtal, so this guitar fits my needs perfectly.

Amp: I play with a Line 6 Vetta stack.

Sound of the guitar with this hardware: trs good, especially Emg mahogany body tend to stop just because the synthetic sound, and then we win well and precision quality of the distortion, and even the clean end.


Usage: I use only a few days, but I am satisfied compltement.

Particularity in the + and -: I have not really found any default on the guitar, Manir subjective well-sr: I hear it by REPRESENTATIVES exactly what I wanted and has, on arrival, kept its promises. In consquence, what I like most is the combination of telecaster maple neck / Emg, which does s'tait never done (apart from the custom shop).

Report qualitprix: monstrous. A signature in the 900 is not amazing in itself, but given the quality of both hardware and Emg automatically, I'd say it's excellent.

I would do in hindsight this choice?: I do not Necessary for the decline now, but cel is over 6 months that my choice was stopped and held on MODEL ( and I therefore expected), during which time I test several other guitars, read tons of documentation on dozens of other models. With the decline the in any case, I would do exactly the same as given the choice gigantesquitude of this guitar.

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