Fender Jim Root Stratocaster - Flat Black with Ebony Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Flat Black
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Crushing Rock Tones from a Mahogany-bodied Strat!

Built for tones that are so huge they have their own time zones, the Jim Root Stratocaster has everything you need to be a rock master! The body is mahogany, offering up tones that are decidedly thicker than a traditional Strat. Couple that tonal girth with the combination of EMG 81 and EMG 60 pickups and you have a stunning display of hard rock power that will rattle the rafters! For effortless trips up and down the neck, the Jim Root Strat boasts a compound radius neck with either a maple fingerboard (on the Flat White finish) or an ebony fingerboard (Flat Black finish). Call today and get you hands on this very cool Strat!

Fender Jim Root Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Black Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • 12-16" Compound Radius
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo
  • Scale length: 25.50"
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuning Keys: Black Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Black 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White
  • Pickups: Neck: 1 EMG 60. Bridge: 1 EMG 81
  • Pickup Switching: 3 Way Blade
  • Controls: Master Volume
  • Case: Includes Black Tweed Case

Fender's Jim Root Stratocaster — Built for Massive Rock Tones!
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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Satin nitrocellulose lacquer
Color Flat Black
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 12"-16" compound radius
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Strings-through hardtail
Tuners Black deluxe cast sealed locking tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 60 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 81 Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0114545706

Customer Reviews

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Awesome guitar!

I recently purchased this guitar from Sweetwater after looking at the JR Telecaster and Jazzmaster. I love this thing! It sounds amazing and I am very happy that I bought this guitar. I am planning on buying a Jim Root Telecaster as well. This is my first guitar with the EMG 81/60 pickup combination. They are clear, loud and sound really good. The cleans are very intense, and the distortion is perfect through my Orange Rockerverb MKiii head and Bogner 4x12. The frets are great, and I have always been a fan of Ebony fret boards. This guitar is quality all the way. The case is G&G (my favorite) and it comes with strap locks. My guitar needs a little neck adjustment to lower the action, but other than that I am very happy. I always use PRS 10-46 strings, so those will get added when I get the setup done. It is totally playable out of the box and Sweetwater did a great job as always!! Big thanks to Tyler Moore, my Sweetwater Sales Engineer!
Music background: Guitar enthusiast

Super Strat!

I received the Jim Root Strat about a week ago and haven't been able to put it down! I love the compound radius neck. Plays great right out of the box. I REALLY like the body shape. It has a Telecaster style "sharp" edge radius that is killer. Love the EMG's, the 60 is a great neck pickup. Fretwork is second to none. Perfect in every way! My sales engineer is Andy Plank and he is fantastic to work with. Always takes the time to answer any questions that I have and makes the purchase process simple!! Great job Fender and even better job Sweetwater!

Love it!!!!

I bought this Strat knowing what I was getting because I purchased the Jim Root Telecaster (Matte White) last year. See "My new favorite" for that guitar review. As always, the customer service on this purchase was top notch. The guitar plays great! The biggest difference between this and the Tele, besides the obvious body style and headstock (made in Mexico vs America), is that it comes with 10 gauge strings. It still plays like butter but you can dig in a little harder with your playing so I'll probably stick with the gauge strings it comes with. The body is really comfortable and I love the fat headstock. I have been converted to a Fender fan no doubt. Locking tuners work great and I love the finish.
Music background: Hobbyist/Pro Musician

Hot start

I have been playing guitar for 30 years and I have played many different strats. This one has a fast neck and a totally different sound than any other strat I own. It's tones are deep and rich because of the mahogony body and the finger board of ebony. I play it and it kicks butt. The maple neck is sweet as butter.......I push it through the Orange amp and Jim Root head with no FX. I have recorded some fabulous songs and this one can Rock. It' a five star in my opinion.
Music background: Semi-pro musician

A true Metal Axe

I ordered this guitar on a Saturday morning and was playing it Monday morning! The service I received from my sales rep at Sweetwater was fantastic (Thanks Noah!) and I couldn't be more pleased. Now, about the guitar. This axe delivers all the down tuned thunder or metal growl you could want but surprisingly, for a mahogany bodied guitar, the notes up and down the neck ring clear without a hint of muddiness. I attribute this to the maple neck/ebony finger board combo. Fit and finish are flawless and the neck comfortable with no unruly fret edges. Set up was perfect out of the case, in fact the guitar was still tune. I like it so much I may buy the white version some time in the future.
Music background: 28 year guitar veteran
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