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Jackson Add Several New Models to the 2012 X Series

Jackson Add Several New Models to the 2012 X Series -

Jackson Guitars need no introduction, being the choice of axe for top names like Randy Rhoads, Mark Morton (Lamb of God), Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), from the Kelly to their Soloist, these are synonymous with the rock and metal genre, and for good reason.

Jackson have added 11 top of the line axes to its 2012 catalogue. Each one carefully designed to exceed metal players' high performance needs.

The line includes eight new Soloist arch tops (known as SLAT guitars), four extended scale seven string models, two limited edition Kelly models and a new signature model for Machine Head axeman Phil Demmel.

SLATXMG3-6 (in Black and Snow White)

 SLATXMG3-6Soloist (1)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 81 and 85
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Floyd Rose special bridge

SLATTXMG3-6 (in Cobalt Blue and Matte Black)

SLATTXMG3-6Soloist 

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 81 and 85
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • String through body Tone Pros tune-o-matic bridge

SLATXMGQ3-6 (in Trans Amber Sunburst and Trans Black)

SLATXMGQ3-6Soloist

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with quilted maple top
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 81 and 85
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Floyd Rose special bridge

SLATTXMGQ3-6 (in Trans Red and Trans Black)

SLATTXMGQ3-6Soloist

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with quilted maple top
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 81 and 85
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • String through body Tone Pros tune-o-matic bridge

SLATXMG3-7 (in Quicksilver and Matte Black)

SLATXMG3-7Soloist

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 707s
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 26.5" extended scale length
  • Floyd Rose special bridge

SLATTXMG3-7 (in Black, Silverburst and Slime Green)

SLATTXMG3-7Soloist

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 707s
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 26.5" extended scale length
  • String through body Tone Pros tune-o-matic bridge

SLATXMGQ3-7 (in Trans Red QM and Trans Black)

SLATXMGQ3- 7Soloist

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with quilted maple top
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 707s
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 26.5" extended scale length
  • Floyd Rose special bridge

SLATTXMGQ3-7 (in Trans Black and Tobacco Burst)

SLATTXMGQ3-7_Soloist _xl

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with quilted maple top
  • Three piece through body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • EMG 707s
  • Bound compound radius (12" - 16") rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 26.5" extended scale length
  • String through body Tone Pros tune-o-matic bridge

Also new to the X series are the Limited Edition KEXMG and KEXTMG Kelly models. Available in Transparent Black and Black with White Bevels, the KEXMG Kelly features a basswood body (quilt maple top on trans finishes), three-piece through-body maple neck, compound-radius bound rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and classic Jackson Shark Fin inlays, EMG® 81 (bridge) and 85 (neck) pickups, and a Floyd Rose Special bridge.

LEKEXMGKelly

The Limited Edition KEXTMG Kelly, available in Matte Black and Tobacco Sunburst, offers the same features as the Limited Edition KEXMG, minus the Floyd Rose Special bridge which is replaced by a string-through-body Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic bridge.


LEKEXTMGKelly

And last but certainly not least is the PDX-2 Demmelition King V artist signature model honouring Machine Head guitarist and master of shred Phil Demmel. Built to Demmel's exact specifications, the upgraded PDX-2 now features a three-piece through-body maple neck, EMG HZ pickups, Floyd Rose® Special bridge, 24 jumbo frets, bound compound-radius, rosewood fingerboard with Shark Fin inlays, two volume controls and a three-way blade pickup selector switch.

PDX2Demmelition KingV

 

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