Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster Guitar Reviews

Slipknot has been churning out some of the most difficult metal riffs for more than a decade, thanks to the wild tones of Jim Root. Jazzmaster Fender Jim Root has been unveiled at NAMM 2014. This guitar has the same specifications as Jim Root Stratocaster, the difference is only the shape of the body and the model 70’s style headstock. Comes in a flat black finish and chrome pickups give this metal machine earthy appearance.

This guitar offers a clear tone is thicker than traditional Jazzmaster because this guitar uses mahogany wood is different from most traditional Jazzmaster-using Alder. In the neck, this guitar using material-Maple with profiles of “modern C” that feels silky smooth to the touch and comfortable to fill your hand, the grafting bolt-on construction. On it, there are ebony fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and without position markers, which flat for solo, further aided by a small contour at the neck heel gives you access to the upper frets.

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Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster guitar has an ultra-smooth playability with a high-octane output given by active humbucker pickups from EMG. The combination of EMG 81 and EMG pickups 60 has an amazing display of the power of hard rock that will thrill audiences.

Here are the full specifications of the Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster:

Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Satin Urethane
Body Shape: Jazzmaster


Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ to 16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
Headstock: Large ’70s Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt


Bridge Pickup: EMG 81 Humbucking
Neck Pickup: EMG 60
Controls: Master Volume
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH


Bridge: 6-Saddle American Series Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Block-Style Saddles
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
Pickguard: None
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Switch Tips: Black

According to several user review, they have praised Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster for the modern neck, EMG’s great for heavy playing, black album looks. Also, some users have complained it for the priced out of reach for many Root fans. The current price for this guitar is about £1,300. Hopefully the article of Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster Guitar Reviews useful for you.