New NAMM 2018 Jackson Releases!

New NAMM 2018 Jackson Releases!

Soloist, X Series & More!

Jackson Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM

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Djent forefather and speed demon Misha Mansoor has gained widespread acclaim as the mastermind behind the axe-centric progressive metal band Periphery. He’s known to impress the most discerning of metal fans with his steadfast, fleet-fingered technique, and his personally designed collection of Jackson signature Juggernaut instruments is sure to set any shredder’s tone ablaze.

Not willing to sacrifice tone, Mansoor spent considerable time working with Jackson to develop new, killer-sounding Jackson MM1 pickups, which can be shaped with a single volume control, a single tone control with push/pull select and a five-way blade switch. This guitar also features a Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge, die-cast locking tuners, black hardware and reverse Jackson 3×3 (3 over, 3 under) AT-1 headstock.

Jackson Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7

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The Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7 features a 26.5”-scale length, basswood body, onepiece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement for rock-solid stability and wrap-around heel for comfort, 16” flat radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, offset dot inlays, illuminating side-dots, and heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel.

Not willing to sacrifice tone, Mansoor spent considerable time working with Jackson to develop new, killersounding Jackson MM1 pickups, which can be shaped with a single volume control, a single tone control with push/pull select and a five-way blade switch. This axe also features a Jackson HT7 string-through-body hardtail bridge, die-cast locking tuners, black hardware and Jackson 4×3 (4 over, 3 under) AT-1 headstock.

Jackson JS Series Monarkh SC JS22

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Classic and familiar single cutaway style melds with powerful sound and Jackson’s illustrious legacy of cutting-edge design and construction for a top-notch guitar. Whether you play with crystal-clear clean tones or thick, heavily saturated distortion, the JS Series Monarkh SC JS22 easily keeps up with any style you can throw at it. Ideal for modern metal, this instrument is the ultimate complement to your music, as creative as your playing.

The SC JS22 offers a slightly shorter (24.75″) scale length than most of our six-string guitars, and features a nato body and a bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint. Designed for flexible playing, the 12″-16″ compound radius amaranth fingerboard is curved for easy chord playing near the nut, flattening out for playing smoking leads without fear of fretting out during bends. The Jackson compensated and adjustable bridge perfectly matches the fingerboard’s radius for accurate string action and spacing while the anchored tailpiece ensures chords stay in tune up and down the entire length of the neck.

Jackson JS Series Monarkh SC JS22Q

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Classic and familiar single-cutaway style melds with powerful sound and Jackson’s illustrious legacy of cutting-edge design and construction for a top-notch guitar. Whether you play with crystal-clear clean tones or thick, heavily saturated distortion, the JS Series Monarkh SC JS22Q easily keeps up with any style you can throw at it. Ideal for modern metal, this instrument is the ultimate compliment to your music, as creative as your playing.

Two Jackson high-output humbucking pickups in the bridge and neck positions crank out clear tone with plenty of the girth required for current styles. The pickups’ crisp, clear tone is channeled by a three-way toggle switch along with single tone and volume controls for versatile sound that matches any playing situation, and can cut through a thick mix to highlight your playing. When you plug in a Jackson, you’re plugging in a legend. For over three decades our guitars have fueled musical revolutions, setting stages ablaze with fiery playing.

Jackson USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist

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Slipknot lead guitarist Mick Thomson is one of metal’s most successful and revered players. His game changing, take-no-prisoners approach to metal guitar has influenced countless musicians worldwide, while his black hole-heavy de-tuned guitar sound has been an integral part of Slipknot for more than two decades.

Capable of handling his acclaimed aggressive technique and tone, the USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist™ is a sinister axe loaded with premium features including genuine mahogany body wings coupled with a graphite reinforced through-body three-piece maple neck— carved to a custom super-thin profile for maximum comfort and highspeed playability, and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 frets.

Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6

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With his dazzling thrash fretwork, former Megadeth and current Act of Defiance guitarist Chris Broderick is heralded as an exacting and modern metal master.

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6 is a 25.5” scale guitar featuring a resonant mahogany body and one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement for rock-solid sustain and stability. Its 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is ideal for all playing styles, comfortable for both low riffing and soaring leads.

A brutal beast, the Pro Series Chris Broderick Soloist HT6 is available in Metallic Blue or Metallic Black with a matching reverse 3×3 AT-1 headstock, single-ply black neck and headstock binding and black hardware. Dunlop strap locks also ensure your axe won’t go flying during onstage acrobatics.

Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7

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When Broderick first came to Jackson to design his own signature model, he had very exacting demands in mind for his take on the venerable Soloist. Finding a more-than-willing partner up for the challenge, Broderick coined the longstanding high-performance guitar giant as the “company that could.”

The results of the collaboration are sophisticated riffing machines loaded with the premium features needed to keep up with the most demanding music produced today.

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT7 is a 25.5” scale, 7- string guitar featuring a resonant mahogany body and a one-piece throughbody maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement for rock-solid sustain and stability. Its 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is ideal for all playing styles, comfortable for both low riffing and soaring leads.

Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK2 Ash

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With premium features and outstanding vibe and performance, Jackson’s Pro Series Dinky™ models provide the ultimate shred experience.

A metal machine, the Pro DK2 Ash features an ash body, graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck (with a hand-rubbed urethane gel back finish) and wrap-around heel, 12″-16″ compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset pearloid dot inlays, black headstock binding and a heel-mounted truss rod wheel, allowing for quick and convenient neck relief adjustments

Boasting Jackson’s distinctive style, the DK2 Ash is available in a new Charcoal Gray finish with a bound and matching pointed 6-in-line headstock. Brooding black hardware, including sealed die-cast tuners and Dunlop dual-locking strap buttons completes the package.

Jackson Pro Series King V KV

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The king of high-performance guitars, Jackson’s been designing instruments that exceed the requirements and expectations of modern metal players for more than three decades now. And with the Pro KV, Jackson takes the regal King V to even more majestic heights.

A guitar created for giant, crushing tone with head-banging, flamboyant style, the Pro Series King V KV offers premium features including a mahogany body with bevels and an ultra-fast one-piece maple neck with a scarf joint and pair of graphite rods for reinforcement against the assaults of temperature and humidity. The 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard hosts 24 jumbo frets and alumiloid sharkfin inlays and is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the speedy neck for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.

Jackson Pro Series King V KV MAH

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A guitar created for giant, crushing tone with head-banging, flamboyant style, the Pro Series King V KV MAH offers premium features including a mahogany body with a mahogany top and an ultra-fast one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite rods for reinforcement against the assaults of temperature and humidity. The 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard hosts 24 jumbo frets and pearloid shark eye block inlays and is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the speedy neck for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.

With one look at this guitar, the audience knows you’re serious about playing the best. Available in Natural with gold hardware, the Pro King V KV MAH boasts distinctive Jackson style. Elegant single-ply white binding on the body, fingerboard and matching pointed 6-in-line traditional Jackson headstock creates a feast for the eyes, leaving absolutely no doubt as to this instrument’s lineage. Plug in a Pro KV and stake your claim on the throne of state-of-the-art guitar playing.

Jackson Pro Series Monarkh SC Ash

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Brimming with technology and style, the Jackson Pro Series Monarkh SC Ash is an amped-up, hot-rodded metal machine, aimed at the demanding player who needs a no-compromise performer. Enjoy unparalleled consistency and tonal variety at any volume level, from the quietest whisper to a mighty roar, while experiencing the bleeding edge of modern guitar craftsmanship and construction.

The modern-day metal guitarist requires tonal versatility and super clarity to keep up with the rapid twists and turns of modern metal. A classic Seymour Duncan® humbucking combo delivers all that and more, with a JB bridge pickup for heavy riffage and a ’59 neck pickup for creamy leads. The Jackson fully adjustable radius compensated bridge creates perfect intonation along the entire length of the neck to ensure complex chords ring true, while the anchored tailpiece and die-cast locking tuning machines work in harmony for tuning stability that can withstand a good pick-hand thrashing without shifting.

Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2P HT MAH

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Engineered from its inception for high speed, technically demanding guitar playing the Pro Series Soloist SL2P HT MAH is a purebred shred machine. The fine minds at Jackson put their heads together and created the next evolution of innovative guitars, melding sound, playability and ultra-modern style into a unique music machine that redefines metal prowess.

Premium features include a resonant mahogany body with a poplar burl top and a one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rods to provide stiffness and stability, guarding against temperature- and humidityinduced bending and warping. Its lightning fast 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the neck (with hand-rubbed oil back finish) for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.

Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2

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Premium features include a resonant mahogany body and a onepiece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rods to provide stiffness and stability, guarding against temperature- and humidity-induced bending and warping. The SL2’s 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing— more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the neck (with hand-rubbed oil back finish) for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.

Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2P MAH

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Chosen specifically for their incredible sound, a pair of modern Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucking pickups drives this guitar’s voice, combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Single volume and tone controls shape the pickups’ output, which can be further refined with the three-way pickup toggle switch for the precise voice required to bring your musical vision to life. Dive and soar expressively with the Floyd Rose 1000 series double-locking tremolo bridge system, recessed for pick hand comfort and providing laser-accurate intonation and ultra-stable tuning.

Jackson has a history of adding striking style to its high-performance instruments, and this axe is no exception. Available in Aqua Shok or Desert Sand, the SL2P MAH is completed with alumiloid piranha inlays, black nickel hardware, Dunlop strap locks, sealed die-cast tuners and a Jackson pointed 6-in-line matching headstock.

Pro Series Soloist SL2Q MAH

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Unlock your full potential as a player with the innovative Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL2Q MAH, the final word in high-tech guitar design. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this ergonomic instrument opens up new horizons of playability, resetting the bar of what’s possible in guitar design.

Premium features include a mahogany body with a quilt maple top and a one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rods to provide stiffness and high stability, guarding against temperature- and humidity-induced bending and warping. Its 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the neck (with hand-rubbed oil back finish) for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.

Jackson X Series King V KVX

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X Series King V guitars are Jackson’s most regal shred machines, affordably attired with innovative design elements and modern features that deliver monster tone and ultra-fast playability for the latest generation of shredders.

Built with more than 30 years of Jackson expertise, the King V KVX features a basswood body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”- 16” compound radius rosewood fingerboard that curves more powerfully at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the body for low action bends without fretting out. The bound neck is completed with 24 jumbo frets, pearloid sharkfin inlays and a traditional Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock.

Jackson X Series Monarkh SCX Zebrawood

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Packed with powerful sonic punch, the X Series Monarkh SCX Zebrawood is a rocking machine that’s ready to brawl. Burly sound, sleek comfort and the lightning-fast playability Jackson is famous for combine for a high-performance instrument that’s an unbeatable value.

A stylized take on a classic single cutaway form, the SCX features a 24.75″ scale length, mahogany body with an arched zebrawood top, speedy one-piece set maple neck construction with a pair of graphite reinforcement rods for stability and a 12”-16” compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Jackson X Series Soloist SL3

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The Jackson name has always been synonymous with state-of-the-art guitar technology and playing, leading the way in crafting instruments that exceed the demands of modern players. Pushing the envelope further than it’s ever been pushed, the X Series Soloist SL3X is a brave new entry into the world of high-tech guitars. Lead the charge with this streamlined machine designed to unleash your musical beast.

Leap headfirst into the fray with a select power trio of Duncan Designed™ pickups; two high-output HR-101 Hot Rails single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions are matched to a powerful HB-103B humbucking bridge pickup for complementary harmonic response and highly dynamic responsiveness. Single volume and tone controls along with a five-way blade switch control the formidable pickups’ output, making their power yours to command.

Jackson X Series Soloist SL4

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Boasting Jackson’s trademark high-speed playability and performance with a mid-range price tag, the X Series Soloist SL4X guitar is also the only product in the current lineup to offer a triple single-coil pickup route configuration.

With a third Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails pickup added between the neck and bridge pickup, we’ve unlocked an even wider and more versatile range of tones. Hot wound rails coupled with a powerful ceramic magnet power this musical beast with the aggressive crunch and sustain hard rock and metal styles demand. With single volume and tone controls and a five-way blade switch, players can explore a variety of pickup combinations, while a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo (recessed for picking hand comfort) bridge system provides superior string stability, sustain and dynamic tremolo action.

Jackson X Series Soloist SLX Spalted Maple

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Distinctive and affordable, Jackson’s X Series Soloist models are built for speed, and loaded with purebred Jackson DNA.

The X Series Soloist SLX features a basswood body with a beautiful spalted maple veneer top, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and tilt-back scarf joint headstock, and a 12″-16″ fully bound compound radius dark walnut fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets that curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out.

Jackson X Series Soloist SLX

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The X Series Soloist SLX features a basswood body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and tilt-back scarf joint headstock, and a 12″-16″ fully bound compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets that curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out.

Duncan Designed alnico HB-103N (neck) and high output ceramic HB-103B (bridge) humbucking pickups power this metal beast, which also includes single volume and tone controls, three-way blade switching and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking two-point tremolo bridge system for superior string stability, sustain and dynamic tremolo action.

Jackson X Series Warrior WRX24 Natural

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The X Series Warrior model is a fiendishly affordable take on Jackson’s radically X-shaped shredder.

Ingrained with purebred Jackson DNA, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value, the WRX24 Natural features a 25.5” scale length, resonant mahogany body wings, and three-piece through-body maple/mahogany/ maple neck with graphite reinforcement for solid stability, guarding against climate and humidity changes. Its bound 12”-16” compound-radius rosewood fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out, and hosts 24 jumbo frets and distinctive pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Jackson X Series Warrior WRX24

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Ingrained with purebred Jackson DNA, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value, the WRX24 features a 25.5” scale length, resonant mahogany body, and through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement for solid stability, guarding against climate and humidity changes. Its bound 12”-16” compoundradius rosewood fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out, and hosts 24 jumbo frets and distinctive pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Dual Duncan Designed HB-103 humbucking pickups use ceramic magnets and powerful coil windings to deliver a well-balanced high-output tone with tight bass and plenty of crunch and harmonics. The WRX24 also has single volume and tone controls, a three-way toggle switch and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking 2- point tremolo bridge system for superior string stability, sustain and dynamic tremolo action.

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