Jackson Adds a Dozen New Artist Signature Models
January 26, 2018
Jackson has always surrounded itself with the best of the best. 2018 is no exception and we are proud to introduce a dozen new Artist Signature models from the likes of Mick Thomson, Chris Broderick, Dave Davidson, Oli Herbert, and Misha Mansoor.
All That Remains founding guitarist Oli Herbert is a first-time member of the Jackson signature artist squad with the introduction of the Limited Edition Rhoads. A fan of Randy Rhoads and his V-shaped guitar, Herbert used that inspiration to create his very own signature axe, featuring a magnificent mahogany bodied guitar topped with a ¾”piece of quilt maple finished in a rippled Red Rum sheen. The one-piece quartersawn maple neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard, 24 frets, and mother of pearl “rune” inlays that combine for a truly one-of-a-kind axe.
Slipknot shredder Mick Thomson’s foreboding presence is personified in the new Pro Series Signature Mick Thomson Soloist™ SL2. Developed for one of metal’s most successful and revered players, this sinister axe features Thomson’s signature Seymour Duncan® Blackouts AHB-3S pickups and is available in a chilling Arctic White finish with black binding and matching reverse headstock. If you’re in the mood for something a little more devilish, the Black finish with white binding has you covered.
Offered in the same monochromatic color scheme as its Pro Series counterpart, the USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist™ takes it up a notch with mahogany body wings and a three-piece maple neck-through-body design with graphite reinforcement. The Jackson MTB HT6 hardtail bridge and Jackson-branded sealed die-cast tuners keep your strings tight and in tune no matter what you throw at it.
Well-known for his dazzling thrash fretwork, Act of Defiance Chris Broderick requires a riffing machine that can hold up to the rigors of the road. Enter the Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT6. This hardtail monster includes dual direct mount DiMarzio® CB6 humbucking pickups as well as a special two-way mini-toggle kill switch for those wild stuttering effects modern metal has adopted. The signature Soloist™ comes in two hard rocking finishes – a shimmering Metallic Blue or the always classic Metallic Black, both with matching headstocks and black hardware.
For an even wider sonic palette, the Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT7 adds a seventh string to the already stacked deck. This 7-string hardtail is also available in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black finishes.
After a successful launch of Revocation guitarist Dave Davidson’s USA Limited Edition Warrior in 2017, we are honored to now add a full-time offering in the new Pro Series Signature Warrior™ WR7. This seven-string beast is built specifically for one of modern metal’s most elite guitarists and incorporates Davidson’s signature DiMarzio® Imperium pickups, Floyd Rose® FT 1000 series double-locking tremolo bridge, and 24 jumbo frets.
The Pro Series Signature Dave Davidson Warrior™ WR7’s angular mahogany body shape is topped with a remarkable Distressed Ash finish and black binding for an all-around menacing ensemble.
Djent god Misha Mansoor has been hard at work on a bevy of new sig axes including all-new USA Signature Juggernaut models. Mansoor’s USA Signature Juggernaut HT6 features a caramelized basswood body dipped in three unmistakable finishes – a frosty Satin Daphne Blue, the fiery Satin Red, and an unflinching Satin Silver. The bolt-on caramelized quartersawn maple neck has graphite reinforcement and a hand-rubbed urethane gel finish for ultra-playability while his signature Bare Knuckle Ragnarok pickups are topped with laser etched carbon fiber pickup covers and black hardware to enhance the look.
Next up is the USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM with a caramelized mahogany Juggernaut body topped in flame maple and masked off with a natural binding. This Bare Knuckle Juggernaut pickup (with brushed chrome covers) powered guitar merges speed and style to create a distinctive demon capable of keeping up with Mansoor’s masterful guitar work. The Satin Amber Tiger Eye and Satin Laguna Burst finishes complete this modernized package.
The seven-string HT7 option comes with all the same fantastic features the progressive picker loves in his guitars like a heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel, fixed hipshot 7 hardtail bridge and Hipshot open-gear locking tuners. Like its HT6 counterpart, this model is available in standout Satin Daphne Blue, Satin Red, and Satin Silver finishes.
Seven-string fans will love the USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7FM. The added string on the guitars 20” radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard opens up new options for those progressive metal rockers, and is likewise available in Satin Amber Tiger Eye and Satin Laguna Burst.
A lighter hit on the wallet, the new Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM has a basswood body with a sizzling flame maple top accented by a feverish Scarlet Burst finish. A pair of Jackson MM1 humbucking pickups gives you the balanced tone and dynamic sound you need during aggressive pick attacks while still remaining clear to let every chord ring through.
With a 26.5” scale length, the new 7-string Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT7 was made to stand out. Similar to the 6-string model, the Pro Series comes with a basswood body, 16” flat radius ebony fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel and Jackson MM1 pickups, and is covered in a reflective Gloss Black finish for even the most brooding of souls.