Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen talk about his new signature Jazzmaster in the Fender video below.
Based on Fender’s distinctive double-cutaway TC-90 Thinline guitar, the JA-90 puts Adkins’ own personal spin on the classic model, resulting in a single-cutaway, semi-hollow ash-body instrument all its own. Features include a mahogany set neck with a 12″-radius rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan® Custom SP90-3 and Vintage SP90-1 “soapbar” pickups with volume and tone controls for each and three-way switching, a three-ply black/white/black pickguard and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece. It comes in Crimson Red and Ebony transparent finishes.
Here’s a link to the official Fender product page for the Jim Adkins Tele. [link]
It really was inevitable that Kenny Wayne Shepherd would have a signature stratocaster one day. And no surprise that it would be a 60s styled sunburst stratocaster with a 12″ radius neck, perfect for blues rock. It looks like the stratocaster will be available from Fender come this September.
Maybe one unexpected twist is a racing stripe style paint job version of the strat inspired by Shepherd’s love of hot rods. (see photo below)
- Based on Shepherd’s 1961 Stratocaster
- 3 custom voiced KWS pickups
- alder body
- maple neck with 12″ radius, rosewood fingerboard, 21 jumbo frets
- bridge with Graph Tech saddles
- 3 finishes – black (with racing stripe), 3 color sunburst, and arctic white
If you ever get a chance to see the KWS Band perform live you should check them out. It really is a great rock show and you’ll see one of the best blues guitar players out there today.
As reported on this Fender News post, the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster is being released September 22, 2008.
It will be a Custom Shop production available in NOS (new old stock) and Relic styles.