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We're stoked to present this awesome Fender Custom Shop John 5 Signature Telecaster! Now here's something truly outlandish in the best way possible. Like the iconic guitarist himself, this axe is a little bit weird, a little bit off-kilter, and completely pure unadulterated badass.

Start with the funky-looking 3x3 headstock - that's sure to get your audience's attention. John 5 chose this design to headline an instrument that will stand out from the rest and look the coolest of the cool on stage. It's based on the relatively obscure Fender Maverick model from the late 60s, a truly unique guitar with a certain mojo and vibe that carries over onto the John 5 Tele. The Chrome pickguard is extremely eye-catching as well, and it blends with the finish of the neck pickup for an aesthetically pleasing look. Beyond that, the Modern C neck profile with a nice, easy 12" radius and excellent Fender Custom Shop fretwork is fast, smooth, and easily navigable for cheeky licks and riffs.

Now onto the funky electronic layout. You have a 3-way toggle switch for pickup switching in the Tele Deluxe position, but things start to go off the rails with individual volume controls for each pickup instead of a master volume and tone. This was done to gain an endless amount of tonal combinations with the switch in the middle position, and we think it sounds incredible! The neck pickup is a Twisted Tele neck pickup, which is a modern take on a Tele neck that also features the spank and "tubbiness" of a Strat pickup for the best of both worlds. The Fender Enforcer bridge humbucker is also an experience to behold, being a "hot" pickup with plenty of output for singing saturation, but also cleans up really beautifully with the volume knob.

You know you're getting a special instrument in your hands any time you pick up something built by Fender's Custom Shop team, and this guitar is sure to not only meet but exceed your expectations!

Item Specifics

With classic Telecaster® guitar styling and cutting-edge modifications, the John 5 HB Telecaster is a modern-day monster. Features include custom three-on-a-side headstock bolted to a black double-bound premium ash body with shaved maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, Fender® USA Enforcer™ humbucking bridge pickup and Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele® neck pickup with master volume and tone control.

Specifications General
  • Model Name: John 5 Signature Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
  • Model Number: 9235001327
  • Series: Custom Artist
  • Color: Black

  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: Select Ash
  • Body Finish: Urethane

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • 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: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: White Dot

  • Bridge Pickup: Enforcer™ Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele®
  • Controls: Volume (Neck Pickup), Volume (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Up: Neck Pickup, Middle: Bridge and Neck Pickups, Down: Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: HS

  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele® with Humbucking Spacing
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tips: Chrome

  • Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Unique Features: Matching Black Painted Headstock, Chrome Applique Decal, Toggle Switch Mounted on Upper Bout, Chrome Switch Tip, 3-Over/3-Under Modified Tele XII Headstock Shape, Narrow Dot Spacing
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Instrument Weight: 8.7 lbs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Custom Shop John 5 HB Telecaster
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Product Family
  • Fender Telecaster
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
  • Fender Custom Shop
  • Fender Artist Series
Pickup Configuration
  • HS
Model Family
  • Fender Telecaster
  • John 5
Color Family
  • Black
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 22

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