Jim Root Stratocaster®
Crushing Strat® Tone
For heavy, molten nu-metal Strat® style, the Jim Root Stratocaster delivers crushing detuned tone with a stark utilitarian look. The towering Slipknot guitarist joined us in creating a huge-sounding signature Strat model that complements his heavy playing style, and it's a monster—right down to its compound-radius fingerboard (12" to 16"), EMG® active humbucking pickups, sparse control layout and more. Brutal.
- Mahogany body with sharp radius
- Modern “C”-shaped neck profile and large headstock
- Ebony or maple compound-radius fingerboard (12” to 16”) with 22 jumbo frets and no position inlays (side-dot inlays only)
- EMG® 60 (neck) and 81 (bridge) active humbucking pickups
- Single control knob (volume) and three-way pickup switch
- Hardtail strings-thru-body bridge
EMG® Active Humbucking Pickups
For a decidedly non-traditional design and configuration, the crushing nu-metal sound of the Jim Root Stratocaster is produced by a fearsome pair of EMG® active humbucking pickups.
This instrument features a compound-radius fingerboard, a sophisticated and carefully crafted feature in which the fingerboard has a more pronounced curvature across its width near the nut (ideal for chording) and gradually flattens to a very slight curvature toward the upper frets (perfect for bending notes and soloing).
A convenient high-end, high-performance feature, locking tuners offer increased tuning stability, especially on tremolo-equipped guitars, and they make changing strings substantially faster and easier than conventional tuners.
Ebony and Maple Fingerboards
The Jim Root Stratocaster in Flat White features a traditional maple fingerboard with no inlays. The Flat Black model has a darkly alluring ebony fingerboard with no inlays.
Satin Lacquer Finish
The finish on this instrument combines the resonance and thin breathability of lacquer with the stylishly muted matte look of a satin color coat.
The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.
Neck ShapeModern "C"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets22
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.685" (42.8 mm)
Bridge PickupEMG® 81
Neck PickupEMG® 60
Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles
Tuning MachinesDeluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
Neck Plate4-Bolt Custom
StringsFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Other FeaturesMahogany 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
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