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Jackson X Series Soloist SLX Electric Guitar

Jackson X Series Soloist SLX Electric Guitar, Soloist Body Shape, 25.5" Scale Maple Neck w/ 12"-16" Compound Radius Fingerboard, Duncan Designed HB-103B/HB-103N Pickups

SKU: J62205XXXX

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MSRP: Old Price $733.32 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $183.33 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $733.32 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $183.33 (25%)
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Distinctive and affordable, Jackson's X Series Soloist models are built for speed! Jackson's venerable double cutaway workhorse offers many fine features desired by today's shredders.

The X Series Soloist SLX features a basswood body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and tilt-back scarf joint headstock. Hosting 24 jumbo frets, its 12"-16" fully bound compound radius rosewood fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out.

Duncan Designed alnico HB-103N (neck) and high-output ceramic HB-103B (bridge) humbucking pickups power this metal beast, which also includes single volume and tone controls, three-way blade switching and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking two-point tremolo bridge system for superior string stability, sustain and dynamic tremolo action.

Sleek and deadly, the SLX is available in a variety of stage-worthy finishes!

Poplar Body is available in these finishes: Gloss Black
Basswood Body is available in all other finishes.

Features:

  • Soloist Body Shape
  • 25.5" Scale Maple Neck w/ 12"-16" Compound Radius Fingerboard
  • Duncan Designed HB-103B (Bridge) & HB-103N (Neck)
  • Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
  • Case Not Included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Guitar

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I've got 20+ years experience with guitars. I was going to originally buy an older used LTD M-1000 neck-thru(before the newer lame set-thrus showed up.) This review is a comparison of the two. Just out of curiosity I started playing the SLX and was extremely impressed with how natural it felt in my hand on all areas of the neck. Don't get me wrong the M-1000 felt nice too and IS a higher end guitar with an alder body and Floyd Rose tremolo. Here I'll break it down. NECK COMPARISON: The M-1000 neck starts getting thicker sooner towards the neck joint area, whereas the Jackson SLX has more continuity staying the same thickness until the last few inches right before the neck meets the body. Though the thickness remains constant on the SLX its contour changes more naturally as your hand moves up the neck than the M-1000s. Another plus is that 24th fret access is slightly easier with the SLX since you don't have that extra bit of tapered neck thickness to compete with. The M-1000 neck also feels a little thicker and wider overall. My hands are average size so my review is a good middle ground. SOUND COMPARISON: Clearly this runs into an active vs. passive debate which I won't get into. I will say that being an EMG 81 fan I was impressed with the Duncan Designed pickups. For those who don't know Duncan Designed are Seymour Duncan pickups outsourced to Korea. This enables Seymour Duncan to provide a quality pickup made with cheap labor so they can pass the cost savings to the consumer on mid-level guitars. Jackson advertises this guitar as having Duncan Designed HB102's BUT with a CERAMIC bridge pickup. THIS IS INCORRECT! The HB102s are both alnico 5 magnets and are the Duncan Designed "version" of the famous SH-4 JB/SH-2n Jazz Seymour Duncan models. The output of the bridge pickup is not far behind my beloved 81. In fact I like the tone/output combination of these so much I am in no hurry whatsoever to replace them with actives as I originally thought I'd be. OVERALL: This is where my 5 star review got knocked down to 4 stars. Jackson's QC needs to work on consistancy. My particular SLX was purchased online and unlike the one I played at the store it was poorly setup from the factory. I had to adjust EVERYTHING, just to bring it to FACTORY SPECS. Had I been inexperienced I would have thought the guitar was of poor quality. The meat and potatos of higher end guitars are all there. The Floyd Rose Special does it's job and stays in tune and like the pickups, are set in maple thanks to the thru-body design just as higher end guitars. The feel, sustain, and tone are that of a high end guitar. The quality cut of rosewood is better on the SLX. As far as the basswood compared to alder body is concerned, I felt the string vibration resonating through the body a tiny bit more on the SLX...but then again that could also be due to the M-1000 having a little more wood overall making it feel a bit more solid. The SLXs binding is a nice touch and the perloid sharkfin inlays look a heck of a lot like real MOP. Mine is the snow white color. As pictured online it looks bright white, thankfully in person it's actually an off-white similar to olympic white. I am happy with my purchase and hope this review helps others.

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Series X Series ,  X Series
Other Features Duncan Designed HB-102N (Neck) and HB-102B (Bridge) Humbuckers
Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound
Body Style Soloist™
Neck Type Thru Body
Neck Wood Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Duncan Design HB-103B
Neck Pickup Duncan Design HB-103N
Bridge Type Floyd Rose® Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
Tuning Machines Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Model Soloist SLX
Warranty Info:

X Series Soloist SLX Electric Guitar

FMIC warrants this Jackson brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Jackson Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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