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John Jorgenson is an American musician. Although
most well-known for his guitar work with bands such
as the Desert Rose Band and The
Jorgenson is also proficient in the mandolin,
mandocello, Dobro, pedal steel, piano, upright bass,
clarinet, bassoon and saxophone. While a member of
the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of
Country Music's "Guitarist of the Year" award three
Additionally, Jorgenson has also recorded or toured with many artists including Elton John, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti, Roy Orbison and Bonnie Raitt
Jorgenson is best known for using a
variety of G&L and other electric guitars as a solo
artist and as a member of the slinging guitar trio
Hellecasters, John Jorgenson got his own Fender
signature models in 1997.
Fender Limited Edition John Jorgenson Hellecaster
This limited-edition signature guitar was made in Japan in 1997. It features a black sparkle-finished maple body, vintage-tinted, high-gloss maple neck with reversed large-style Strat headstock, rosewood fretboard with gold sparkle dot inlays, 22 jumbo frets and Schaller locking tuners. Refinements included three Seymour Duncan custom-voiced, split-coil, hum-cancelling pickups which allow players to get controlled feedback in distortion mode and a custom-wired, five-way pickup selector switch with an additional push/pull control allowing seven tone variations. Other touches included a custom two-pivot-point tremolo, a Wilkinson "Wilkaloid" self-lubricating nut, gold sparkle pickguard and gold hardware.
Fender John Jorgenson Signature Custom Korina Telecaster
This was Jorgenson's other Fender signature guitar, made at the Fender Custom Shop in 1998. This Tele sported a solid Korina body, a maple neck with pearloid dot inlays and a 25.5" scale length, African rosewood or an ebony on black finish fretboard with 22 Dunlop 6130 frets. Other features included dual side-by-side Telecaster humbucking pickups, a modified vintage-style Tele bridge, a special custom five-way pickup switching featuring five different combinations (each in humbucking mode), 1.688" width at the nut and Sperzel Trimlok locking tuners.