While at this year's Download Festival in Donington, Derby, UK, which took place earlier this month, Fender caught up with Stone Sour/Slipknot axe-grinder Jim Root to talk about his signature guitar.

Watch the video below where Root shows how a life of intense touring has evolved the finish of his signature Telecaster.

Stone Sour will be releasing their 3rd studio album Audio Secrecy this September. Get the first single "Mission Statement" from iTunes now and check back for more from the band as they ready their release.