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Fender Jim Root Stratocaster - Flat Black with Ebony Fingerboard Reviews

5.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Georgetown TX January 11, 2016Music Background:
    Guitar enthusiast

    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!

  • from Indiana November 10, 2015

    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!

  • from Ventura, CA. May 28, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist/Pro Musician

    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.

  • from Chugiak, AK USA February 7, 2014Music Background:
    Semi-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.

  • from Bessemer, PA. USA April 8, 2013Music Background:
    28 year guitar veteran

    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.

  • from ATL January 3, 2013Music Background:
    hobbyist (used to be more professional).

    massive sound, super-playable

    I love strats -and have several others. But getting some of the sounds that this one delivers simply isnt possible with the others. Enter the Jim Root version. The neck is really comfortable - you can really dig in with it, but it also lets you play fast - the compound radius helps in that regard. And the mahogany body coupled with the EMGs gives you the potential to really get some heavy sounds from this. If you are looking for something that has the familiarity and feel of the strats that you love, coupled with the ability to generate massive and crushing sounds, this is a great choice. Clear and articulate clean sounds as well. Not chimey strat sounds though. Different. but very good.

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