Jim Root showcases new one-of-a-kind Black Paisley Fender Jazzmaster at Slipknot's recent festival shows

Jim Root
(Image credit: MusicJunkie422/YouTube / James Root/Instagram)

Jim Root is known for his brutally minimalist electric guitars – case in point, his sleek all-white, single-volume Fender Jazzmaster V4. But during Slipknot's recent post-pandemic festival shows at Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration and Riot Fest, the guitarist donned a markedly more eye-catching six-string.

In fan-shot footage of the shows, Root can be seen picking up a luxurious Black Paisley-finished iteration of his Jazzmaster V4 signature model, before launching into classic Slipknot cut Wait and Bleed.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.