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Jim Root and Fender Guitars

Published: Wed February 11, 2009  News Feed


Jim Root has the lucky distinction of being part of the two most important hard rock bands to ever come out of the Midwest, Stone Sour and Slipknot. Both bands do much to showcase not only his masterful playing but also his ethereal side, which you don’t hear so much as feel.

Jim cut his teeth in various local Des Moines bands (including local rivals Stone Sour; more on that band shortly …) until joining Slipknot in 1999. Three platinum-plus albums, sold-out world tours, a Grammy® award and throngs of adoring fans followed. In 2002, the then-dormant Stone Sour was resurrected; that year’s eponymous debut album and 2006 follow up Come What(ever) May both went gold. Come What(ever) May also featured the number-one single “Through Glass.”

Fender introduced its distinctive signature model Jim Root Telecaster® guitar in 2007, and Root continues to record and tour with both Stone Sour and Slipknot into 2008.


Plenty of modern features for big sounds! The Jim Root Telecaster (designed for the Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist) will go to 11! Special features include a mahogany body, 12″-radius fingerboard, EMG® pickups, 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo frets, black locking tuners and hardware, and a single volume knob. Available in a flat black finish with a maple neck and fingerboard with a white pickguard or in flat white with a maple neck, ebony fingerboard and a black pickgaurd. Includes black tweed hardshell case with red interior.

Take look at our exciting new Fender  range 'Road Worn'


This exciting new range from Fender has finally arrived at Dolphin, with most models available now and the Road Worn basses and a couple of guitars due to arrive soon. Aged guitars is a tricky business, but few people do aged as well as Fender, and the Road Worn range seems to have all it takes to become very popular: vintage tone, vintage specs and genuine feel.  View here

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