Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 14, 2010 10:52 CET

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 14, 2010) – Fender continues its successful partnership with Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root with the introduction of the Jim Root Stratocaster guitar.

Every bit as cutting edge as the oft-bemasked guitarist himself, the Jim Root Stratocaster is a formidable instrument and an unusual take on the Stratocaster, with a mahogany body, compound radius neck with jumbo frets and no fingerboard position dots, active EMG® pickups, black hardware and satin lacquer finish in flat black and flat white. Minimalist utilitarian looks; utterly molten tone.

The Jim Root Stratocaster joins Root’s previous signature model, the Jim Root Telecaster, introduced in summer 2007.

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