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.

Features Body
  • 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
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
  • 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
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • 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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Fender JA 90

By Robert Dowell

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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.

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