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John 5 Gets Another Signature Guitar: Fender’s J5 Triple Tele

Disclosure Policy | Thu, Feb 8, 2007 | 403 |

Fender J5 Triple Tele DeluxeAccording to their website Fender has released yet another John 5 Signature instrument––the new J5 Triple Tele Deluxe––which looks to be based on a classic ’70s Tele Deluxe, albeit with some modern, high-power modifications. John 5’s other signature model guitar is of course the J5 Bigsby Telecaster.

Unique features of the J5 Triple Tele Deluxe will include a vintage ’70s-styled Strat headstock, chromed brass pickguard, three high-output Enforcer “Wide Range” humbuckers (chrome covered,) vintage synchronized tremolo, 3-way pickup toggle on upper bout, and body & back binding.

Otherwise, the guitar will sport an alder body, maple ’60s C-shaped neck, 25.5“ scale length, rosewood fretboard (12” radius) with dot inlays, master volume & tone controls, Fender/Schaller vintage “F”-style tuners, and chrome hardware.

The guitar is expected to ship with a Deluxe Gig Bag, but so far there is no word on MSRP or street price.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. The Guitarist Says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if that disappears from Fender’s production line in a few months. There’s unconventional, then there’s REALLY unconventional.

  2. Cary Says:

    Hehe… I thought the same thing about the original J5 Bigsby, but that monsterous thing has been in production since 2003!

  3. JP Stratoblogster Says:

    I really like this one! Sportin! Only wish it had a Tele headstock– a Tele should have a Tele headstock.

    Anyone know any differences between the current wide range humbuckers and the original design?

  4. FRANK Says:

    Well J5 himself collects Teles from all decades. I really like the less retro & time correct but more creative design approach on this one here. To my taste the neck perfectly fits the body and pickguard from an aesthetic point of view, but the 3 humbuckers make it monsterous and the switch tip is somehow lost on upper pickguard..So I really think this axe looks interesting, but not perfect..concerning the sound: this guitar is not as warm sounding due to its enhanced frequency range. So you really need EQs n stuff to make it sound like a 7ties Tele..but hey that was not the intention for this guitar here..J5 now plays for White Zombie!!!!!

  5. ben Says:

    hey guys im just wondering is john 5 thinkin of bringing out his prototype guitar that he used in devil who knows my name because iff not then i will look for a les paul its just that i love that guitar, its my favourite guitar at the moment and i would love to own one please respond back thanks ben

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