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Fender Jim Root Signature Stratocaster, Black, Ebony


Condition: New

SKU: 1151007

Out of stock


Player's Perspective

This might be the fastest guitar I've ever played. The action is freakishly low, but there is no fret noise, even when you bend notes past the twelfth fret. Lightning fast runs, huge sweeps and 32nd note riffs feel natural and organic on this axe. But this is still a Strat, so the overall feel is comfortable and smooth - this isn't one of those shred-flavored guitars with a neck that feels like a toy. The sound is responsive, rich and clear. Even with walls of distortion, notes retain their identity and character. Volume-wise, the neck is totally consistent, making this guitar ideal for recording. I really dig the totally stripped-down styling. No fret markers on the board, simple black finish, black EMGs. Very cool. Take note, metal players: This is one of the best shredders on the market, and the price is way below where it could be. 

Item Details

This Jim Root Signature Stratocaster features a mahogany body with a flat black paint job. The satin finish gives the body a smooth, easy feel. The modern C shaped maple neck has an ebony fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and a 12" to 16" compound radius. For pickups, you'll find an EMG 81 in the bridge and an EMG 60 in the neck. These are hot, focused, powerful pickups that take very kindly to heaping portions of distortion. Other features include a strings-thru-body bridge, locking tuners and a 70's style headstock.

Jim Root fan or not, there aren't many shredders in this price range that compare to this axe. This is a great find.

Overall Condition

This Fender Jim Root Signature Stratocaster is in brand new pristine mint condition with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind.

The photos above are not of the actual item. Please feel free to call us toll free for an in hand description.


  • Fender Jim Root Stratocaster
  • Flat Black
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck - Satin Urethane Finish
  • Modern C Neck Profile
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Compound Fretboard Radius 12"-16"
  • 22 Jumbo Frets
  • No Inlays
  • Side Position Dot Inlays
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • Nut Width 1.650"
  • Large 70's Headstock
  • Active EMG Humbucking Pickups (Neck 60, Bridge 81)
  • 3 Way Blade Switch
  • Master Volume 
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail With Block-Style Saddles
  • Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Deluxe Hard Shell Case w/ Candy

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

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At we are proud to offer free return shipping and a 30-day return policy in the 48 contiguous states on all new* items over $30. It's all part of our mission to bring the guitar shop to your living room. This policy allows you to get your gear hassle-free and try it with your own rig to be sure that it truly fits with your playing style and sound. If it doesn't work the way you had hoped we'll send you a prepaid return label and work up an exchange or issue you a refund once we get the item back in the same condition it was purchased. It's that simple.

Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
  • Your order must ship to the billing address associated with your credit card, PayPal, or other method of payment (unless an alternate shipping address has been approved by an MSL Gear Specialist).
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  • All returns are subject to a Tech Check upon arrival. Any instrument that is returned with damage, wear and tear (including pick marks), missing or replaced parts, missing protective or packing materials are not eligible for a full refund.
  • *Used / Vintage / Clearance items carry our same return policy, except with a 3­ day return window.
  • Orders shipped within California will be subject to 7.25% state sales tax.

In most cases we ship same day if your order is placed by 12 p.m. EST Monday thru Friday!

Return Policy Details
Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
  • The return policy does not apply to custom orders or modifications (pickup installs, etc)
  • Contact MSL at or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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