John 5 Has A New Hot Signature Guitar
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Fender Guitar, an international music conglomerate, has finally launched a highly anticipated guitar that has been in development for over four years. The limited edition instrument, named ‘Ghost’ after being inspired by John 5, is now available to the enthusiastic public.
The Guitar Behind the Performances
John 5 showcased this beautifully crafted guitar during live performances and gave fans insights about it last July. Its release coincides perfectly with John 5’s increased popularity, as he recently replaced Mick Mars in the controversial band lineup change in Motley Crue.
For a guitarist with decades of international acclaim, having Fender release a custom instrument significantly validates their reputation. John 5’s impressive career includes playing for renowned artists such as David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and, notably, Motley Crue.
Despite legal disputes and conflicts within the hair metal scene, the ‘Ghost’ guitar stands out for its exquisite design and craftsmanship.
John 5 aimed to provide fans with more than just the Telecaster by creating a unique assortment of accessories. The collection comprises a white leather strap with a red suede underside, a 10-foot cable in a frosty white shade adorned with custom red ends, and a set of six 351 celluloid picks embellished with John 5’s logo and graphics that mirror the eccentricity of his Telecaster skills. John 5 said:
“I’ve played Telecasters my whole life and getting to design my own is a dream come true.
“When it came to design, I was inspired by some of Fender’s previous collaborations but sought to create a model that would be both visually stunning and comfortable to play. Fender helped me design a Telecaster that was different from anything else on the market and the easy-to-play all-white fretboard and unique pickguard are proof of that. The leather strap and cable match the guitar’s white aesthetic and the pick visuals are absolutely killer!”
Witness the Guitar in Action
The avid music learner showcases his extensive understanding of different music genres through his mastery of bluegrass licks, sweep-picking solos, and lightning-fast chicken-picking lines. Throughout the upcoming summer, fans worldwide can witness John 5’s impressive skills on the Ghost Telecaster as he performs alongside Mötley Crüe during their tour.
Watch the video below.