For heavy, molten nu-metal Strat® style, the Jim Root Stratocaster delivers crushing detuned tone with a stark utilitarian look. The towering Slipknot guitarist joined in creating a huge-sounding signature Strat model that complements his heavy playing style, and it's a monster - right down to its compound-radius fingerboard (12"" to 16""), EMG® active humbucking pickups, sparse control layout and more. Brutal.
This instrument features a compound-radius fingerboard, a sophisticated and carefully crafted feature in which the fingerboard has a more pronounced curvature across its width near the nut (ideal for chording) and gradually flattens to a very slight curvature toward the upper frets (perfect for bending notes and soloing). For a decidedly non-traditional design and configuration, the crushing nu-metal sound of the Jim Root Stratocaster is produced by a fearsome pair of EMG® active humbucking pickups.
A convenient high-end, high-performance feature, locking tuners offer increased tuning stability, especially on tremolo-equipped guitars, and they make changing strings substantially faster and easier than conventional tuners. Also, the finish on this instrument combines the resonance and thin breathability of lacquer with the stylishly muted matte look of a satin colour coat.
Another feature of this guitar is Jumbo Frets, which are tall and wide, and lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.