If you’re the heavy metal shredding riff lover, you know the right guitar is critical. Perhaps you’ve bounced around between electrics, trying to find that perfect sound. Sure, you can tweak just about anything with the right pedals, but when you want pure melt-your-face metal, the Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster V4 should be at the top of your list.
Designed in collaboration with Slipknot guitarist Jim Root, this special edition Jazzmaster features his signature Daemonum open-coil EMG active pickups. This gives you a truly unique detuned tone that’s perfect for a heavy metal sound that other guitars can’t replicate. If you’re looking for a guitar designed with vibrato and tone control add-ons, this won’t be the option for you. Instead, it’s clean with minimal usage of space, giving you a volume control, a hard-tail bridge, and a 3-way switch. Its mahogany slab body is finished in a crisp Polar White satin finish while its ebony fingerboard comfortably captures the 22 jumbo frets inside its 12-inch radius. Every element of this guitar oozes Fender’s iconic aesthetic, from the Jazzmaster’s sultry body to its c-shaped maple neck profile.