Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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A signature semi-hollowbody Telecaster with soapbar pickups!
When platinum-selling Jimmy Eat World guitarist and frontman Jim Adkins cheerfully challenged Fender by throwing down the gauntlet of designing his perfect electric guitar, a collaboration began that resulted in the Fender JA-90 Telecaster. Fender sat down with Adkins and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making some important changes that subsequently produced this unique new model.
The Jim Adkins Telecaster guitar has a mahogany neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups, independent volume and tone controls, an Adjusto-Matic bridge and anchored tailpiece. The high-output Custom Soapbar SP90-3 pickup uses two large ceramic magnets for extra output, compressed dyanamics, and sharper attack. The full frequency response delivers extra punch. The Vintage Soapbar SP90-1 has short, wide bobbins for higher output and more powerful midrange than Strat or Tele single-coils. The tone is sweet and smooth.
Case sold separately.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Ash
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: C modern
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fret size: Medium jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
- Configuration: SS
- Neck: SP90-1NRWRP Vintage Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity P-90
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: SP90-3B Vintage P-90
- Brand: Seymour Duncan
- Active or passive: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Pickups
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: South Korea
Pick up Jimmy's gauntlet and order the Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster right now!
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Comments about Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar:
I'm an old rock bass player, who play's guitar on my own music. I purchased the JA 90, a while back, because of the P90 pickups (Seymour Duncan SP 90-1 and SP 90-3) and the Telecaster look and feel. That would give me, the old 60's guitar sound I was looking for
When I got the guitar, Crimson Transparent, I love that color. I did my usual setup on it, set the neck and then my string height and then set the inclination and adjusted the pickups. I love the way it sounded and the way it played, nice neck, good action. However, the tuners kept slipping.
I ended up ordering a set Grover 18:1 Tuners as well as a Fender Case and some chrome knobs, for more of a Tele look and feel. This guitar, came in a box. No case, no gigbag.
With the Grover 18:1's on the guitar, it does everything, that I want it to do. I'm planning on recording with it, in the near future.
Spent more then I planned, but I'm happy with what I ended up with.