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John 5 on his signature Squier Telecaster

Following the success of his full-blown Fender signature Telecasters, the latest model to bear solo artist, Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5's name is an even more affordable proposition in the shape of the Squier J5 Telecaster.

Retailing at £379.99 in the UK, the J5 features familiar black and chrome cosmetics, a polished stainless steel scratchplate and a dual volume control setup that allows the pickup selector to be used as a killswitch. Nice.

Check out Total Guitar magazine's November issue, onsale 5 October, to read a head-to-head review of the new Squier J5 up against Jackson's Mark Morton Dominion D2, the BC Rich Kerry King Beast V and the Washburn N1 Relic.

Mr 5 talks about his latest six-string squeeze in the video below:

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.