COOL GEAR ALERT: Jackson X Series

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Read on to learn about the newest additions to Jackson’s X Series.
JACKSON® ADDS NEW MODELS TO 2012 X SERIES
Additions include limited runs, an artist signature model and the Bloodline’s acclaimed seven-string guitars

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Jackson is proud to introduce a blistering arsenal of 11 world-class X series guitars to its 2012 collection, all built to exceed metal players’ high-performance needs.

The series welcomes eight arch-top Soloist™ (SLAT) guitars-–including four extended scale length seven-string models-–two Limited Edition Kelly™ models, and one Phil Demmel artist signature model.

The new six-string SLAT body shape guitars include the SLATXMG3-6SLATTXMG3-6SLATXMGQ3-6, and SLATTXMGQ3-6 models. Their most distinctive features are listed below:


SLATXMG3-6 (in Black and Snow White)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 81 neck and 85 bridge pickups
  • 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)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 81 neck and 85 bridge pickups
  • 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)

 

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 81 neck and 85 bridge pickups
  • Bound compound-radius (12″-16″) rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Floyd Rose® Special bridge


SLATTXMGQ3-6 (in Trans Black and Trans Red)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 81 neck and 85 bridge pickups
  • Bound compound-radius (12″-16″) rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • String-through-body Tone Pros® Tune-O-Matic bridge

The new seven-string SLAT guitars are the SLATXMG3-7SLATTXMG-7SLATXMGQ3-7, andSLATTXMGQ3-7. Their most distinctive features include:

SLATXMG3-7 (in Quicksilver and Matte Black)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 707 neck and bridge pickup set
  • 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)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 707 neck and bridge pickup set
  • 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)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 707 neck and bridge pickup set
  • 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)

  • Arched-top Soloist basswood body with a quilted maple top
  • Three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability
  • EMG® 707 neck and bridge pickup set
  • 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.


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.

And last but certainly not least is the PDX-2 Demmelition King V™ artist signature model honoring 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.


For more information, and to find a dealer near you, please visit www.jacksonguitars.com.

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