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.
Now also available in an all-gold model with Frost Gold finish, matching gold Headstock, gold hardware and single-ply “gold mirror” plastic Pickguard.
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
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Black