10 New Jackson Models to Earmark for Your Tax Refund
February 28, 2017
For those of you who have a tax refund coming your way, here’s a quick look at 10 new killer Jackson guitars across our Pro Series, X Series and JS Series.
This new 7-string Charcoal Gray Soloist looks like it was born out of King Laufey’s desolate and dark planet Jotunheim from the movie Thor. Offering a 25.5″ scale length, the SL7HT features a mahogany body with an ash top, ebony fingerboard with a reverse 7-in-line black headstock, Dual Seymour Duncan SH-6 (7s) pickups, and a Jackson HT7 string-through-body hardtail bridge.
Sticking with that same dark Charcoal Gray finish over a mahogany body with ash top, the new Pro Series Rhoads RR24 also has a malevolent appearance. Its sharp planes are edged with white binding, which appears around the body, neck and reverse headstock. A 12″-16″ compound radius ebony fingerboard offers 24 jumbo frets and sharkin inlays. This guitar is powered by dual Seymour Duncan distortion humbucking pickups, and also includes master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and a Floyd Rose recessed double-locking tremolo.
This angular axe gets a stately finish with its absolutely gorgeous Natural Mahogany finish, ebony fingerboard, gold hardware and white binding. Also features Dual Seymour Duncan distortion humbucking pickups, master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo system.
The Pro Series Soloist SL2Q HT MAH features a mahogany body with quilt maple top, finished in an exquisite and vivid Fuschia Burst. This model also features a through-body maple neck, ebony fingerboard, matching Fuschia Burst headstock, Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucking pickups and a Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge.
Keeping it “in the buff,” this SL2 HT MAH features a simple Natural Mahogany satin finish on its mahogany body, set off by white single-ply binding and black hardware. Also has a one-piece through-body maple neck with ebony fingerboard, dual modern Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucking pickups, master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and a Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge.
Dripping with regal elegance, this Pro Series King V KVT in 3-Tone Sunburst features a mahogany body, 25.5″ scale length, graphite-reinforced one-piece through-body maple neck, ebony fingerboard with shark eye block inlays and 24 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan (JB bridge/’59 neck) humbucking pickups, radius compensated TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece and gold hardware.
Also available in Snow White with chrome hardware.
Although it’s a familiar and classic shape, Jackson of course had to metal it up a notch with an added seventh string and reverse Jackson pointed 7-in-line headstock. The X Series Telly is loaded with other great features such as a basswood body, one-piece through-body maple neck, 12″-16″ compound radius bound maple fingerboard with black sharkfin inlays, Jackson high-output humbucking pickups and a Jackson HT7 string-through body hardtail bridge. Shown here in Pavo Purple, the Telly TY-2 HT M is also available in Snow White.
The Rhoads RRX24 is now offered in two new absolutely killer color combos — Black with Neon Green Bevels, reverse neon green sharkfin inlays and chrome hardware as shown here, OR Black with Yellow Bevels, reverse gold sharkfin inlays gold hardware.
Both pack a punch with Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups, and also feature a dark rosewood fingerboard, recessed Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo and reverse pointed 6-in-line headstocks.
Jackson took its popular X Series Soloist SLX model and added a Jackson compensated and adjustable string-through-body TOM-style bridge for this new SLXT model, available in Torred as shown above, and also Gloss Black.
Coming in at a moderate price tag, its features include a basswood body, through-body maple neck, dark rosewood fingerboard with pearloid sharkfin inlays and Duncan Designed alnico HB-103N and high-output ceramic HB-103B humbucking pickups.
Available in Snow White with black hardware, this 7-string, 26.5″ scale length guitar features a poplar body with arched top, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12″-16″ compound radius fully bound rosewood fingerboard, direct mount dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups, string-through-body compensated fixed HT-7 Jackson bridge and Jackson 3×4 AT-1 headstock.