Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline - Natural with Rosewood Fingerboard

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar, Signature, with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Soapbar Pickups - Natural
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Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline - Natural with Rosewood Fingerboard
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A signature Thinline with a pair of P-90s!

A collaboration between Jim Adkins and Fender, the Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline is a re-creation of Adkins' old TC-90 - with some special touches specifically for this new model. The Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline's semi-hollow ash body is joined to a set maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard - a great combination that produces a warm tone with a nice edge. Pickups are Seymour Duncan soapbars, and a Adjusto-matic bridge with anchored tailpiece round out the hardware. The Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline is a sweet axe for any style!

Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The story behind this Tele
  • Built for tone
The story behind this Tele

When Jim Adkins, guitarist and frontman for Jimmy Eat World, challenged Fender to design his perfect guitar, a collaboration began that resulted in the JA-90 Telecaster Thinline. Fender sat down with Adkins and went over his old Fender TC-90 spec by spec, making some important changes that subsequently produced this unique model. The significant features include a maple neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, Seymour Duncan soapbar pickups, independent volume and tone controls, an Adjusto-Matic bridge, and an anchored tailpiece.

Built for tone

The semi-hollow ash body merges classic Tele tone with the added body and resonance of a semi-hollowbody guitar. The set maple neck bolsters the sustain, and the rosewood fingerboard adds warmth to the tone. A pair of Seymour Duncan soapbars provide vintage-tinged P-90 tones that cut through the mix.

Fender Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Crimson Transparent, (Urethane Finish)
  • Body: Semi-Hollow Ash
  • Neck: Maple, Set Neck, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan SP90-1NRWRP Vintage P-90 (Neck), SP90-3B Custom P-90 (Bridge)
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
  • Bridge: Adjusto-Matic Bridge with Anchored-Tailpiece
  • Machine Heads: Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"
  • Matching Painted Headstock
  • Jim Adkins Signature on Back of Headstock
  • Black Plastic Parts
  • White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays
  • Oversized Strap Buttons

Fender's Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline - a cool Tele loaded with vintage vibe and attitude!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Urethane
Color Natural
Neck Material Maple, Set
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid dots
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Adjusto-matic bridge with anchored tailpiece
Tuners Cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan SP90-3B single-coil
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan SP90-1NRWRP single-coil
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Standard Tension ST250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0262350521

Customer Reviews

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Great guitar

love the look, and feel on this guitar. The P90 tone is nice, just what I was looking for.
Music background: Bass, & Guitar player, Soundman

Not just another telecaster.

When I saw and read about this guitar I was curious to say the least. Tele's have been one of my favorites since the late '60's, always there, always reliable. After investigation and actually playing one in the studio, I had to have it. The tone is sweet, fat and sassy. I've played it through various different amps from a Fender Blues Junior to a Marshall Model 2555 and everything in between with stunning results. I was introduced to it by Sweetwater Sound. Hey guys you did it again. Thanks for the memories.
Music background: Professional

Fender JA-90 Telecaster Thinline

The JA-90 has a lot going for it...very playable with a wide range of tone...the reason it didn't get a 5.0 from me is because it wasn't the one pictured online...the picture was an absolutely beautiful wood grain that I fell in love with...the one I got looked like the ugly stepsister in comparison...despite that I still like the guitar for the most important reasons...the way it plays and sounds...
Music background: Jazz and Blues Aficionado for 50 years

I love this guitar

I have yet to get a bad tone out of this guitar. It was definitely love at first sight, sound and touch!
Music background: Musician / Worship Arts Pastor

A real beauty

Love this guitar. It's a pretty serious tonal upgrade from my previous strat IMO. The semi-hollow chamber gives great resonance and sustain. Good range of sounds, although I find it hard to get away from the neck pickup, which sounds amazing. The wood finish is gorgeous and with Sweetwater you can choose the exact one you want!
Music background: hobbyist
See also: Semi Hollows, Fender, Fender Semi-hollowbody Guitars