- A double-bound alder body with a frost gold finish Gold mirror pickguard Gold hardware One-piece maple neck has a "modern C" profile Matching Telecaster headstock 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets Custom-designed humbucking pickups Special dual-volume setup Upper-bout three-way pickup switch with signature "kill" effect Case sold separately
If you've got some preconceived notion about how a Tele's supposed to sound, then prepare to have your world rocked! On the other hand, if you're familiar with the blistering tone of John 5 - then you're in for a treat. The Squier J5 Telecaster is just about as close to John 5's custom Tele as you're gonna get. Built to sound and play just like the original, this monster axe puts epic tonal versatility into your mitts for not a lot of scratch. Pull it back, and the J5 Telecaster can behave itself, putting out all the snap and chime you'd expect from a tele. Crank it up, and the beast awakens, hungry and ready to thrash. And check this out - not only does the J5 Telecaster have screaming hot custom humbuckers (ceramic and Alnico 5), but it also has dual volume controls, so you can turn down the neck all the way and pull off John 5-style kills. Any way you look at it, the Squier J5 Telecaster is an axe built for anyone who was born to tear it up!