John 5 is a self-described “Fender® fanatic” with a jaw-dropping collection of his favorite instrument, the Telecaster® (“the greatest guitars ever built, by far,” in his words). His Squier signature model, the J5 Telecaster, is a double-bound beauty based on his oft-modded workhorse Telecaster, which was pieced together at the Fender Custom Shop. Features include John 5’s distinctive black-and- chrome look—a double-bound alder body with a gloss black polyester finish, a polished stainless steel pickguard and chrome hardware. The one-piece maple neck has a modern C shape, a matching black Telecaster headstock and a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. The custom-designed humbucking pickups use a special dual-volume setup with the bridge pickup control in the front position and the neck pickup control in the back position (5 prefers this setup because he spends much time giving the bridge pickup a workout). Rapid toggling the upper-bout three-way pickup switch gives you 5’s signature “kill” effect by turning off the neck pickup volume and leaving the bridge control full up.
Alder body with gloss polyester finish
Modern C-shape maple neck with 12 in radius, rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets
1 Custom Humbucking Pickup with AlNiCo 5 Magnets (Neck),
1 Custom Humbucking Pickup with Ceramic Magnet (Bridge)
6-Saddle Tele® Bridge with Humbucking Pickup Cutout
2 volume controls and a 3 position toggle switch
1 Custom Humbucking Pickup with AlNiCo 5 Magnets (Neck), 1 Custom Humbucking Pickup with Ceramic Magnet (Bridge)