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Jackson Product Overview

When Chris Broderick joined a revitalised Megadeth in 2008, fans were awestruck by his dazzling thrash fretwork. Jackson now honours this modern metal master with the Chris Broderick Soloist, in six-string and seven-string models.

Working with Jackson Custom Shop Master Builder Mike Shannon, Broderick designed his own special take on the venerable Soloist, with an offset arch-top mahogany body and quilt maple top (with matching headstock). Features include quartersawn maple neck with quilt maple binding and Floyd Rose nut, natural body and headstock binding, ebony fingerboard with 12" radius and 24 jumbo stainless steel frets, Broderick-designed Custom DiMarizio direct-mounted humbucking neck and bridge pickups, kill switch, recessed Floyd Rose Pro bridge, black hardware, Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners, side-mounted Rhoads jack, Ernie Ball strap locks and G&G case.

  • Body: Mahogany sides and back with Quilt Maple top
  • Body Shape: Soloistâ„¢
  • -products specs neck:
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Painted
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Binding: Quilted Maple
  • -products specs electronics:
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Chris Broderick designed Custom DiMarizio® (direct mounted)
  • Neck Pickup: Chris Broderick designed Custom DiMarizio® (direct mounted)
  • Pickup Switching: Master Volume, Master Tone, Killswitch
  • Special Electronics: Killswitch
  • -products specs hardware:
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Pro (recessed)
  • Tuning Machines: Planet Waves® Auto-Trim
  • String Nut: Jackson® Floyd Rose® Nut
  • -products specs miscellaneous:
  • Unique Features: Ernie Ball® strap locks, Planet Waves® Auto-trim Tuners, kill switch, Quartersawn Maple neck, Mahogany sides and back, natural binding on body & headstock, matching Quilted headcap, Quilted Maple neck binding, 12" radius, Ebony fingerboard, Chris Broderick designed Custom Dimarizio® direct mounted pickups, and recessed Floyd Rose® Pro bridges
  • -products specs accessories:
  • Case/Gig Bag: G&G
  • Straplocks: Ernie Ball® Strap Locks