The Jackson Pro Series Signature Mick Thomson Soloist SL2 Guitar bears the name of one of modern metals most influential, prolific, and respected guitarists. As lead guitarist for heavyweight headliners Slipknot, Thomson's uncompromising style has been producing punishing riffs and mesmerising solos for over two decades. His Pro Series Soloist SL2 is key to helping him deliver his brutal sonic assault, and now is your chance to get in on the action.
Sublime Soloist body
The Soloist SL2 body adheres to the same sleek, slimline shape that has made it Thomson's go-to guitar. Smooth curves yield a comfortable figure-hugging feel that is a must when performing night after night on stage. Built using mahogany, the body produces a confident mid-range character with bucket loads of energy. Binding accentuates the finish, whilst gloss preserves the paintwork.
The SL2 inherits the Pro Series through-body construction, which is designed to guarantee a stable rigidity and enduring sustain. Thomson is known for his aggressive and relentless playing style, and graphite reinforcement ensures that the neck can withstand anything thrown its way. The neck is carved to a custom super-thin profile that maximises playing comfort to encourage lightning fast movement along the generous 25.5-inch scale length. The deep double-cutaway body profile allows the highest reaches of the neck to be reached with ease.
Married to the neck is a 24 jumbo-fret ebony fingerboard, which features discreet side dot inlays to guide your way. Shaped to Jackson's unique compound radius, the fingerboard is more prominently rounded at the nut to allow chords to be fretted with ease. Towards the neck joint, the radius flattens out to allow bends, sweeps, and tapping to be executed smoothly.
Mick Thomson Signature pickups
The Mick Thomson Signature guitar wouldn't be quite the same without Mick Thomson Signature Seymour Duncan Blackouts. Fitted in the neck and bridge positions, this pair are custom-voiced to Thomson's preferred style, accentuating the crushing drop-tuned riffs and solos he performs. The bridge pickup emphasizes the thick palm-mutes laid down, whilst the neck produces a tight, aggressive attack through the mids with heightened sustain for searing solo work. Control comes in the form of a 3-way pickup selector switch, and a master volume control - simple, yet highly effective.
The body is home to a Jackson MTB HT6 hardtail bridge, which anchors each string securely to guarantee stability whilst optimising intonation and sustain. At the top of the neck you'll find a locking nut, which works between the bridge and Jackson sealed die-cast tuners for peerless tuning stability and string tension.
The Jackson Pro Series Signature Mick Thomson Soloist SL2 Guitar isn’t just a good signature model, it is a fantastic guitar full stop. It is a tour-ready war machine that plays beautifully, sounds monstrous, and looks devilishly stylish. If you like to play fast and heavy, then what are you waiting for?
Manufacturer Jackson Model Pro Series Signature Mick Thomson Soloist SL2 Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Fingerboard Material Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets/Fret Profile 24/Jumbo Position Inlays Side Dot Nut Jackson Locking Bridge/Tailpiece Jackson MTB HT6Hardtail Active/Passive Active Tuners Jackson Sealed Die-Cast Pickups Neck/Bridge: Mick Thomson Signature Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-3S Controls Master Volume Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
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