Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this 8-string multi-scale model unlocks t... Click To Read More About This Product
Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this 8-string multi-scale model unlocks the possibilities of an instrument by accommodating two scale lengths on one fingerboard, thus improving overall playing comfort while improving tension and intonation.
Features a basswood body with a one-piece maple neck and scarf joint reinforced with two graphite rods for maximum neck stability, 12 - 16 in. compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha neck inlays, single-ply bound neck and Jackson AT1 (four on top, four on bottom) headstock with Jackson die-cast tuners.
Chosen specifically for their complementary sound, a pair of modern EMG 909 humbucking pickups drives this guitar’s versatile sound, combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Master volume and tone controls shape the pickups’ output, which can be further refined with the three-position pickup toggle switch for the precise voice required to bring your musical vision to life. To help improve intonation, the guitar has been equipped with Jackson designed individual bridge saddles, staggered to accommodate for the two scale lengths.
Case sold separately.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Basswood
Body finish: Gloss Polyester
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Soloist
Neck wood: Maple with graphite reinforcement
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Polyester
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 2.12" (54mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Staggered individual saddles
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Number of strings: 8-string
Special features: Multi-scale frets
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Indonesia
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Comments about Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar:
After spending a small fortune, buying and testing out every guitar that seemed like THE ONE at the time, I have finally made some conclusions. 6 strings at 25.5 inch scale can only go as low as A and still have clarity, regardless of the pickups and string gauges. 7 and 8 strings at 26.5 inch scale are still missing SOMETHING, even though they are technically baritone, I dunno, it's just too short for that low F sharp or even E bass range. 7 and 8's at 27 work, but the 7 i'm always wanting that higher 8th string, and again,the 8's just aren't giving the vibration I want in the low registers. 9 and 10 strings are just one and 2 strings too many, and the 30 inch scale lengths have too much of that dare I even use the term Djenty sound on the low strings. So my final analysis is this, 8 strings with highs at 25.5 to 26 inch and lows at 28 inch area are where it's at. 8 strings is all you need. I promise. I tune one step below standard 8 tuning and it's absolutely crushing, and yet even at E bass range, i'm nailing power chords and 4ths with clarity and definition, even in E bass. Anything lower than E starts getting too messy when doing power chords, so that's where i'm stopping. haha! Anyway, I fell in love with Jackson as a kid and even was endorsed with them for many years. I still own and play them whenever possible. And to me, this is the mecca of guitar engineering!
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