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.
Features include 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” profile, 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). Rapidly 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.
- Tech Specs
Manufacturer Squier Specification
Model Name: Squier® J5 Tele®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0301005506
Series: Artist Models
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: Bound Top and Back
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Headstock: Matching Painted Headcap
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Bridge Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Ceramic Magnet
Neck Pickup: Custom Humbucking with Alnico 5 Magnets
Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: 6-Saddle Tele with Humbucking Pickup Cutout
Hardware Finish: Chrome/Stainless Steel
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Pickguard: 1-Ply Chrome
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Black
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Matching Black Painted Headstock, Bound Top and Back, Silver Squier Decal, Toggle Switch Mounted on Upper Bout, Chrome Switch Tip, No Tone Control, Neck and Bridge Volume Controls are in Opposite Orientation, White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Narrow Dot Spacing, Synthetic Bone Nut
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- Delivery & Returns
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Orders over £25 but below £100 qualify for free shipping which generally takes 2-3 days to arrive or can be upgraded to express for a small charge. Under £25 shipping is a flat rate £2 and will ship by Royal Mail, again with an an option to upgrade to express next day shipping for a small charge.
Alternatively all orders can be collected from our Derby store by choosing Click & Collect at the checkout. Please note these details are for UK delivery only, non-mainland orders may take longer and/or incur an additional charge, for international orders please contact us.