The Jackson X Series Soloist SLX Spalted Maple Electric Guitar with natural finish is an understated model that boasts a gig-ready design with power and versatility by the bucket load. Built to Jackson's usually high standard, the Soloist SLX suits those who want to tear it up on stage, like to play with precision and speed, and who want a guitar that roars with a ferocious output.
Sleek Soloist body
The Jackson X Series SLX is shaped to the effortlessly cool Soloist body shape, which boasts a slender depth and curves in all the right places for supreme comfort. The figure-hugging feel makes it a joy to work with, whilst the deep double-cutaway profile allows your hands to explore every part of the neck with ease.
The body is crafted using basswood, a lightweight yet resilient wood that boasts a well-rounded tonal character. From chunky lower-mid chugs to wailing high-end heat, basswood is perfect for players who want a versatile palette to play with. Paired with the body is a cool spalted maple top, and the wood grain shines through for all to appreciate.
Through-body neck design
The X Series Soloist SLX features a through-body neck design, which bestows upon the guitar an impressive sustain delivering notes that you can squeeze out for days. Reinforced using graphite, the neck can withstand any punishment thrown its way, allowing you to rock out to your heart's content. Shaped to the speed profile, your hand can glide along unimpeded with maximum precision.
Paired with the neck is a dark walnut fingerboard, which is home to 24 jumbo frets that are decorated with pearloid sharkfin inlays. Shaped to Jackson's customary compound radius, the fingerboard makes it easy to switch rapidly between fretting chords at the nut to performing elaborate legato, sweeping, tapping, etc., as you approach the neck joint. There is a reason as to why so many metallers love Jackson, and the neck/fingerboard partnership has a huge part to play in this.
Seymour Duncan Humbuckers
The body is home to Duncan Designed HB-103 humbucking pickups, fitted in the neck and bridge positions. The HB-103 neck pickup is an alnico powered beauty, producing lush, full-sounding tones that are perfect for laying down hearty chords. The HB-103 in the bridge is a hotter-sounding ceramic-powered beast, which likes to be played through a cranked-up amp and driven hard. Whether you're deftly picking out power-ballad worthy clean notes, or throwing everything at the wall with palm-muted savagery, the HB-103s have you covered. Simple controls for Master Volume and Master Tone feature next to a 3-way pickup switch blade to tweak your sound to suit.
For all your vibrato needs, Jackson have entrusted a long-time partner with the task, the Floyd Rose locking 2-point tremolo bridge with accompanying locking nut. Whether you're diving to the depths or climbing to the heavens, Floyd Rose know a thing or two about ensuring control is responsive, and stable. The headstock is home to Jackson sealed die-cast tuning machines, and you can rest assured that no matter how hectic it gets on the stage, the X Series Soloist SLX will always be ready for action.
Manufacturer Jackson Model X Series Soloist SLX Electric Guitar Top Material Spalted Maple Body Material Basswood Neck Material 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Locking Tremolo No. of Frets/Fret Profile 24/Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Sharkfin Nut Floyd Rose Special Locking Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking 2-Point Tremolo Active/Passive Passive Tuners Jackson-Branded Sealed Die-Cast Pickups Neck: Duncan Designed HB-103N Humbucking
Bridge: Duncan Designed HB-103B Humbucking
Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
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