Hey all, Wanted to share something that’s been on my mind lately. As much as the tele will always be my go-to and favourite guitar, I adore my AV52 and they cover alot of of genres and genres, I have created this urge to own a mahogany guitar with humbuckers that covers the more heavy music styles (read: hard rock, metal) in lower tunings. I know that I could mod any tele to get into the territory but heck, changing it up is nice some times. As I like a classic look and am not into pointy axes as well as the well-known Japanese superstrats, I figured I’d grab either a les paul or flying V. Having given that idea some thought and bearing in mind that I’ve owned my share of Gibbies and got rid of them all eventually to replace them with Fenders I figured that wouldn’t be the smartest move and I am actually a Fender guy as I keep coming back to them and they just feel ‘right’ for me. The scale length and string spacing of Fenders also suit me better. Fender does not offer too many choices in this category though.. There are the Jim Root models and so the Jim Root jazzmaster came into play. Out of the 3 JR models Fender offers this one appeals to me most. Made in the US, I dig the offset body shape and the compound radius. Also, I tried one a couple of times back in Hong Kong and I really liked it. Some details I don’t like too much are the active EMG’s which I’d rather switch out for passives and the fact that it doesn’t have fretboard inlays. Different color options would also be welcome but black is the only thing on offer. I’m now planning on getting one and modding it to my preferences: pickups, inlays(just simple dots will do) and I might eventually have her refinished in for instance lake placid blue or olympic white to make her ‘less metal’ in appearance. I know that most people on the forum find this guitar an abomination but I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts. All input is welcome!