“This guitar is, to me, the perfect guitar. The only thing I could do is create a song that shows all of its glory”: John 5 has written an instrumental masterpiece that’s literally dedicated to his new Fender signature model

John 5 playing his Fender Ghost signature Telecater
(Image credit: John 5/YouTube)

Earlier this year, John 5 teamed up with Fender to produce The Ghost – an eye-catching Telecaster signature guitar that offered a radical reinterpretation of the Big F’s classic single-cut design.

To the average electric guitar fan, it was a highly alluring instrument, what with its bold white-on-red colorway, but to John 5 it was so much more: in his own words, it was “the perfect guitar”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.