i am debating which one of these guitars to buy, i have played my dads 70s fender strat which was really nice but im not sure how different the neck profile on the jim root tele is compared to the strat (c shape modern c shape all that rubbish), i know its a squier but i just cant afford anything over £400 + it seems in recent years squier are getting MUCH better with their guitars in terms of build quality.
On the flip side there is the Jackson, unfortunately i havent played a Jackson before (none of the stores near me stock them D but i have heard good things about them especially the X series. their build quality is meant to be close to USA standard, but obviously not quite there.
I need a new guitar for playing metal, now the jackson seems more suited for it but having the tele that can play metal AND cope with other genres as well would be nice, i get the feeling the jackson would be better build quality but as i said squier have come along way. They are both roughly the same price aswell £320ish
Jackson, IMO. As much as I love Jim Root tele's, unless you get the real thing, they're just bland.