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 Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Electric Guitar Transparent Crimson 

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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.

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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.

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