John 5 is one of the best modern guitarists/shredders working today and this unusual Fender Telecaster guitar is a testament to his passion and commitment to that craft. It was co-designed by talented shred-meister John 5 himself. Its aggressive Fender Enforcer humbucking pickup at the bridge position and Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickup at the neck will melt even the heaviest metals.
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John 5 is hands-down one of the best modern shredders working today, but to label him merely as a shredder (albeit a great one) is to miss the bigger picture: John 5 is a great guitarist, period.
The man has a lengthy and impressive resume that includes his famous stint with shock rocker Marilyn Manson and his current gig with Rob Zombie, but the list also includes diverse work with some names you might not expect, including Lita Ford, K.D. Lang, David Lee Roth, Meatloaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others. Surprisingly, to many, John 5 has an ardent love of bluegrass music and has the chops to prove it (just listen to "Sugar Foot Rag" from 2004 solo album Vertigo).
Further, he is a self-described "Fender fanatic" with a jaw-dropping collection of his favorite instrument, the Telecaster ("the greatest guitars ever built, by far, hands down" he said). Thus we end up with this fantastic addition to the Fender Telecaster legacy.
Other features of this John 5 signature Fender Telecaster, include a three-way pickup selector switch, chrome hardware and a radically distinctive headstock design.
* Bridge: American Tele 6-Saddle Bridge for Humbucking Pickup with Chromed Brass Saddles * Machine Heads: Fender® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines * Hardware: Chrome * Pickguard: 1-Ply Chrome * Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) * Width at Nut: 1.6875? (43 mm) * Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), * Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag