Maverick JR4 Guitar


maverick JR4 GuitarNew for 2003, Maverick Guitars proudly unveiled their totally understated JR4 guitar after liaising with Slipknots' Jim Root for almost two years. Even after attempts from the likes of PRS, this was the first designated Jim Root guitar produced by any Company, reiterating the commitment between artist and artisan.

The remit of was to create a bolt neck format, yet supply huge output and sustain to best encompass the various facets of Jim's technique and Slipknot's mighty assault. Maverick Guitars suggested a carefully modified F-1 body fitted with a Canadian Maple custom-carved neck that produced innate resonance and sustain, further extended by the classic 50's tradition of thru-body stringing.

The Maverick Jim Root guitar required specific transparency and definition at intense volume. For this purpose, Maverick modified critical elements of their respected Active D.Tox pick-ups and applied a direct mounting technique to their beautifully carved JR4 body. With only a single volume control and 3 way selector, Mavericks' JR4 clearly stated its intentions to all.

It has been well documented that Jim Root was to use his Maverick JR4 prototype during Slipknot's appearance at the 2002 Carling Festival only hours after receiving. Testament indeed to the confidence and desire to engage his first Signature guitar.

Sadly no longer available, Maverick Guitars produced some remarkable instruments. Guitar Religion offer for sale one of the most significant guitars ever produced by one of Britain's finest. The first ever production Maverick JR4 Jim Root guitar.


c. 2003 built Maverick JR4 Jim Root Signature Model - Serial Number 00001. Off-set cutaway Basswood body in Gun Metal finish, hardtail JRHT-BK bridge, single volume control, 3 position switch, Maverick D.Tox Active humbucking pick-ups. Profiled 4 bolt neck joint, Canadian maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 6 aside Maverick machineheads.

Condition 9 / 10, slight fret wear, otherwise absolutely no isses, mint condition. Played but coveted by its previous owner. Presented in Ibanez hardcase in mint condition. Supplied with certificate of authenticity and original rare UK workshop spec sheet ! Opportunity to own the first ever production model of this signature guitar in collectors condition.

  • Manufacturer: Maverick Guitars
  • Model: JR4 Jim Root
  • Finish: Gun Metal
  • Serial No: 00001
  • Date: c.2003
  • Condition: 9/10
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Canadian Maple
  • Neck Joint: Profiled Neck Plate
  • Hardware: Black
  • Pick-ups: Maverick's D.Tox Active
  • Bridge: JRHT-BK
  • Case: Ibanez Hardcase


This guitar has now been SOLD

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