Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Get John 5's Blistering Tone at a Very Friendly Price!The Squier® J5 Telecaster® solidbody electric guitar puts modern guitar icon John 5's axe in your hands! Using a custom Humbucker™ with a ceramic magnet in the bridge position and an Alnico 5-based humbucker in the neck, the J5 Telecaster makes a great tone machine. The controls are also specially configured for John 5's style of play. Though it's perfectly capable of clean "snap," this Telecaster definitely shines when it's time to crank up and cut loose. Now you can wreak your own guitar havoc with the formidable J5 Telecaster!
Squier J5 Telecaster Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Hot pickups, custom controls
The custom-designed humbucking pickups use a special dual-volume setup with the bridge pickup control in the front position and the neck pickup control in the back position (John 5 prefers this setup because he spends much time giving the bridge pickup a workout). Rapid toggling the upper-bout three-way pickup switch gives you 5's signature "kill" effect by turning off the neck pickup volume and leaving the bridge control full up.
This guitar is built for power
This unusual Telecaster produces high-octane tone and output for great modern sounds. A sizzling bridge humbucker uses a ceramic magnet, while the custom neck humbucker has Alnico 5 magnet material. You also get a three-way pickup selector switch and distinctive chrome hardware.
It's a Tele, and then some
Based on a classic Tele® design, the heart of the J5 Telecaster is an instantly recognizable alder body, a one-piece maple neck with a very comfortable modern C shape, master volume and master tone controls, and a rosewood fingerboard. This axe also features die-cast tuning machines, a 6-saddle Tele humbucker bridge, and a bound top and back.
Squier J5 Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
The Squier J5 Telecaster solidbody electric guitar merges a classic design and rocking modern features!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 19 reviews
by Jeff from TennesseeThis is truly one of the best guitars in this price range. Perfect out of the box and in tune. The pickups really can cover about any style and clean up really well. I have owned a couple of differ... read more [+]ent Teles over the years and this is by far my favorite. Plus, the quality and service of Sweetwater is outstanding. This guitar definately lives up to the hype it is getting. close [-]
December 7, 2012
Music Background: Player for 25+ years
by Doug from TNGreat action, smooth neck the guitar feels great. Have heard complaints about the weight but no issues there. The finish is fantastic and the white binding, chrome hardware and pick guard make it real... read more [+]ly stand out. It gets finger prints like crazy though. The pickups a HOT sounds great paired with my Mustang III. Couldn't be more pleased with the purchase. close [-]
August 21, 2012
Music Background: Beginner
by Marion from Stavanger, NorwayI've got a custom shop strat and I bought the J5 Squier as a less expensive guitar for travelling as I work overseas. Wow, what a value! The neck, the pickups (especially the bridge) sounds fantasti... read more [+]c, plays great, solid feel. I can't say enought about it and for the price it's a great, great value. The fit and finish is perfect. John 5 and Fender should be proud of this axe. close [-]
May 9, 2012
Music Background: Intermediate skill level with around 4 years experience.
I consider this one a steal!
by Anthony Brown from Greenwood, S.C. USAI am completely blown away by this guitar, I see a lot of reviews that all say the same, "I don't expect much from a guitar at this price......Really! Doesn't matter to me if I buy a squier bullit str... read more [+]at for $119.00, I expect to get a quality instrument, without all the bells and whistles of course. I feel like this one was a steal! Never heard of J5 and admit, I bought this tele for its looks, and it does not disappoint! This guitar is the "easiest" telecaster I have ever played, meaning the effort on the fretboard takes a lot less effort than any I have or have ever played. I have 5 including an American made custom shop I paid 1600.00 for, haven't played that one since I got this one! The tone on this one is incredible, super clean and clear, we always want to set up our axes to our own liking, haven't touched this one! As for the quality, can't find a thing wrong, the finish on all parts is incredible, awesome looker, head turner, you can't go wrong with this one, if you love teles like I do, you owe it to yourself to check this one out! close [-]
April 30, 2012
Music Background: player
by Jeremy from Lafayette, Tn USAI've been looking for a double humbucker tele, that didn't have the giant ugly pickguard, for awhile now. I was just about to get the Blacktop version, when I ran across this bad boy and decided to gi... read more [+]ve it a chance. I'm so glad I did. The quality of this guitar will blow you away. It should last a life time. The pickups are crazy good. I prolly won't even worry about changing them. The neck is smooth as silk. It's right up there with guitars 2 to 3 times the price. It's a nice weighted, great playing, fantastic sounding, high quality instrument that should be alot higher in price. It can be a learner guitar for a student or just as easily be a work horse for an expert. It's become my #1 over all the rest I have. And at this price, I'll prolly be getting a couple more of these, just to see what else I can do with one.
November 25, 2011
Music Background: Weekend Warrior
Do yourself a favor and grab this one before it's gone. You'll be glad you did... I guarantee. close [-]
Squier J5 Telecaster
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