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Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins gets signature Fender

Back in June 2008, one of MusicRadar's highlights of the Download festival was an excellent set from Jimmy Eat World - a shining melodic beacon amidst a sea of grunting vocals, downtuned mush and the death throes of preposterous rock dinosaurs.

During the set, we spotted frontman Jim Adkins rocking a couple of interesting Fenders, which we are now pretty sure were prototypes for his new signature model.

The JA-90 Thinline Telecaster is essentially a tweaked, single cutaway version of the TC-90 model that Adkins already played. Sporting a mahogany neck set into a semi-hollow ash body, the JA-90 also features Seymour Duncan soapbar pickups and cool amp-style control knobs.

Meanwhile, Adkins's signature tucked away tastefully on the rear of the headstock, which is painted to match the body. The JA-90 is available in crimson and ebony transparent finishes, with US retail at $999.99, and UK at £519.99.

Here's Jim putting the JA-90 through its paces in the Big Casino video.


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