Guitarist Jim Root shreds in Slipknot and Stone Sour, and he collaborated with Fender® on a huge-sounding signature Stratocaster® guitar that complements his heavy playing style. The Jim Root Stratocaster features a compound radius neck (12"-16") without fingerboard dot markers, active EMG® pickups, black hardware, jumbo frets and satin lacquer finish.
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The playability of this guitar is excellent. The neck ist super fast for razor cutting shredding and body melting riffing. The look of this guitar is awesome like the Jim Root Telecaster. The Jim Root Stratocaster is a perfect guitar for Hardcore/Metalcore Bands because it has a punkish look and a face-melting tone.
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I purchased a black on black in October of 2012. The action was 5/16" high. It had gaps on the top and bottom of body where the neck bolts on 1/16" wide. The intonation was also out to lunch. I set up the guitar and played it for a couple of days, and then the neck went out to lunch so then I adjusted it. All in all I lost interest after a week. I put it in the case and forgot about it. I took it back at Christmas in 2012 and got my money back. I ended up getting the Jim Root Telecaster that is phenomenal (10/5). A friend of mine recently purchased and brought his Jim Root Strat into work for me to see. It was just like my Telecaster, flawless! His is a white on maple. I think my experience was a total fluke, but exhausting none the less. I'm rating my Jim Root Strat at a 2/5. Reviewing my friend's Jim Root Strat it would be a 5/5. My experience taught me that even though the music store brought my guitar in for me I shouldn't have felt obligated to take it. Buyer beware is the lesson today. I would actually recommend this guitar. I want the maple on white I think.
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|Model Name:||Jim Root Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Flat White|
|Body Finish:||Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Truss Rod Nut:||1/8" American Series|
|Headstock:||Large '70s Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||EMG® 81 Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||EMG® 60|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail With Block-Style Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Mahogany Body, Sharp Tele® Body Radius, Large Headstock, Active EMG Pickups, Ebony or Maple Fingerboard with 12” to 16” Compound Radius, Side Dot Position Inlays Only, Black Hardware, Black Plastic Parts, Black Pickguard Screws, Flat Finshes, Fender® Straplock Strap Buttons|
|Included Accessories:||Fender/SKB® Case, Polishing Cloth|
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