Jackson have added 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 SLATXMG3-6, SLATTXMG3-6, SLATXMGQ3-6, and SLATTXMGQ3-6 models. Their most distinctive features are listed below:
SLATXMG3-6 (in Black and Snow White)
SLATTXMG3-6 (in Cobalt Blue and Matte Black)
SLATXMGQ3-6 (in Trans Amber Sunburst and Trans Black)
SLATTXMGQ3-6 (in Trans Black and Trans Red)
The new seven-string SLAT guitars are the SLATXMG3-7, SLATTXMG-7, SLATXMGQ3-7, and SLATTXMGQ3-7. Their most distinctive features include:
SLATXMG3-7 (in Quicksilver and Matte Black)
SLATTXMG3-7 (in Black, Silverburst and Slime Green)
SLATXMGQ3-7 (in Trans Red QM and Trans Black)
SLATTXMGQ3-7 (in Trans Black and Tobacco Burst)
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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