While Fender’s TC-90 thinline has been kicking around for a few years now, it’s definitely not every day you see a candy apple red Telecaster decked out with dual P-90s… heck, to my eyes it’s still just a little shocking.
In fact, I have to say I’m more than a bit intrigued, having fallen pretty hard for the growl of a P-90 ever since I purchase that ’67 SG Special–I can’t wait to hear what this thing sounds like.
Apparently built in collaboration with Jimmy Eat World frontman and guitarist Jim Adkins, Fender’s new JA-90 (yep, based on Adkins’ trusty TC-90) packs some unique features, including a pair of custom Seymour Duncan soapbars, a mahogany set neck, dual volume and tone controls, and of course that super fat anchored tailpiece.
Fender JA-90 Specs
Other features are expected to include a semi-hollow Ash body, Rosewood fretboard with 22 Medium Jumbo frets (9.5″ radius,) an adjusto-matic bridge, knurled dome knobs, matching painted headstock, black plastic parts, oversized strap buttons, and a graphite nut.
The Jim Adkins JA-90 will be available in either Crimson Transparent or Ebony Transparent Poly finish, but ships sans-case… what’s with that? The guitar can be had for a street price in the mid $700s.