GUITAR SHOWCASE 2022: August 2022 saw Charvel® release the Jim Root Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH FR E/M, the latest in a long line of innovative FMIC (Fender Musical Instruments Corp.) instruments crafted to honour the legendary Slipknot guitarist’s brutal tone and dexterous playing.
“For almost 30 years Slipknot's attention-grabbing, aggressive style of music, energetic and chaotic live shows have influenced and honoured heavy metal and its impact on music culture,” said Jon Romanowski, VP Category Management Charvel.
“Jim Root is an innovative and ferocious player – we could not be more excited to introduce his new Signature Pro-Mod San® Dimas model, continuing our long-standing collaboration with an incredible talent who has dedicated most of his life to his career.”
The Jim Root Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 1 HH FR E/M is as much an ode to the classic Charvel guitars that captivated Root as a child as it is a perfect representation of the Slipknot guitarist’s progressive, earth-shaking sound.
The heart and soul of this guitar is its mahogany body; the heavy wood provides a rich and warm tone that is the foundation for much of Root’s sludgy yet melodic playing.
Paired with the custom EMG Jim Root Daemonum humbucking pickups, the Jim Root Signature is a versatile metal making machine unlike any other.