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The Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar has a combination of thru-body neck, heelless construction, fast neck profile, and compound-radius fretboard that give it a feel and sound like no other. Se... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar has a combination of thru-body neck, heelless construction, fast neck profile, and compound-radius fretboard that give it a feel and sound like no other. Seymour Duncan pickups and Floyd Rose Original tremolo come standard on the SL1. The USA Soloist features alder body wings, maple neck, and a bound ebony compound-radius fretboard.

Jackson's compound-radius 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. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!

Features
  • Alder body (flamed maple top on transparent finishes)
  • Neck-thru-body quartersawn maple
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Mother-of-pearl shark fin position inlays
  • Bound fingerboard and headstock
  • Matching headstock on transparent finishes
  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl Jackson logo
  • Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucker (bridge) and Classic Stack humbuckers (middle, neck)
  • Master volume, master Floyd Rose Original double-locking 2-point tremolo
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 5-way pickup switch
  • Black hardware (chrome on transparent finishes)
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Limited lifetime warranty against defects for guitars purchased after 1/1/2000.
One year parts and labor warranty for guitars purchased before 1/1/2000.


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JacksonSL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREATEST JACKSON EVER!!!!!!!!!

ive had this guitar for about a year and man this is rocks!!!!!!!!i cant find one flaw in this guitar.the only way to describe it is perfect.the bridege is complealtly...Read complete review

ive had this guitar for about a year and man this is rocks!!!!!!!!i cant find one flaw in this guitar.the only way to describe it is perfect.the bridege is complealtly level with the whole neck so its comfortable to play.and with the locks at the top of the neck lets you go crazy with your whammy bar.this is THE GREATEAST JACKSON EVER!!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not great.

First, let me state that the quality of workmanship on mine was breathtaking. It was flawless, and stunningly beautiful (burnt cherry burst). I didn't even want to touch it because it was...Read complete review

First, let me state that the quality of workmanship on mine was breathtaking. It was flawless, and stunningly beautiful (burnt cherry burst). I didn't even want to touch it because it was too pretty. After a few days of playing it, something in the trem would buzz when I gave the low E a good pluck - couldn't figure out what it was but it went away after I worked the whammy for a bit. That's why I gave it a 9. For this kinda cash I don't find any little buzz like that to be acceptable. It's finicky to tune, too, reminding me of my old strat. I'm disappointed with the Floyd Rose - seems a little crappy.The neck absolutely sucks with the back being painted, and your hand will really drag on it. I have to dust my palm with a little talc to slip well. It's still new, but I don't find the neck particulary "fast" making this any kind of shredding machine.The sound is superb, being very equally balanced across all strings. But you don't get any tone you want as far as I'm concerned. I'm not thrilled with the location of the volume knob, either.If you have a lot of cash to shred, yeah, buy it, but look around first for something that feels right in your hand. You may find something that suits you better. This guitar is not perfect.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Jackson sl1 Ferrari red and sl1 pile o s

By Pksexy69

from Seldon, new york

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

    I own more guitars than I can put down here. But my Jackson's and charvels are by far my best. Mainly my sl1 guitars. From looks to perfect weight, quarter sawn neck. Ebony fretboard and of course the original Floyd. These guitars were huge in the 80s but they still hang around now. The build quality and overall sound is unmatchable imo. They can handle any genre of music with ease. They are the original superstrats that all the others try to be(esp,shector,kramer). But none can match a true USA jackson guitar in any category and for the 2 grand or so price being a lot. You get a lot for 2 grand in a jackson. There are guitars that are 3 grand (JEM) which I also own that cannot come close to quality, sound and looks as a jackson.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Heavy

    By Sir Roxalot

    from Palm Desert, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Versatile And Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

      I bought two of these guitars in the 90's, one has the pile o' skulls graphic and the other has the lightning sky ( I think that's what it was called) I paid somewhere around two grand for both of them back then if you can believe it. Unless I am starving or need some urgent medical proceedure, I don't think I will ever part with my SL1's. A lot of things are subjective about guitars but suffice to say that these are some wonderful instruments.

       
      5.0

      Jackson SL1

      By CR

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Needs to be setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

      Had a Jackson SL2 back in 2009 and sold it....big mistake. This SL1 was bought as a used level 1 and it was truly in mint condition!!! WOW!!! I don't believe it was ever played. The humbucker and part of the neck were still covered with the orginal plastic protection. Can't believe I only paid a little more than half of what the original cost is right now. The tags showed the guitar was inspected in 2011, so I imagine it was built that year as well. I'm really amazed with the cost and the quality of this level 1 used equipment. Definitely I will not let this one go and will continue to purchase items from Music123. Thanks guys....great buy and great guitar!!!

      (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW!

      By bcbudd

      from Wantagh NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

      This Guitar is just old fashioned Awesome. Next time you are looking for a Guitar and want to save a TON of Money,check out a Carvin ST300. EVERYBIT as nice as this with regards to Quality, Playability, and Tone. You WILL thank me later.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      SL1 Guitars Rock!

      By dalian gino

      from dalian china

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • 85 Or 9
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • I Play Blues And Rock
      • I Rate This Guitar As An
      • It's A Really Nice Guitar
      • It Plays All The Ranges
      • Little Gem Plays Real
      • Smooth From Fret 1 To 23
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • none yet

      Best Uses

      • Everything You Want
      • Jamming
      • Just Play
      • Practicing
      • Range Does Everything
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • This Guitar Has A Huge

      Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

      2 weeks ago was my birthday. so my wife took me guitar shopping in dalian china. i went to the top 5 guitar shops in some special disrict for guitars. i tried 35 different guitars from 4 countries.

      there was alot to pick from. korea, japan, america and china. the 2nd guitar I played was a black no frills looking Jackson SL1...

      Nothing impressed me like the SL1 after many hours of trying guitars.

      my wife and best friend were with me and listened to each guitar. Everyone agreed on the Jackson. so, we got it.

      if you have a chance, try one. you may become convinced as i did that these guitars rock really well. i've done no customizing yet. we're talking a stock guitar...

      i've been playing gibsons and strats since i was 17... i am 49 now...

      stock strings are good also, but i plan to use some: ernie baall skinny top heavy bottoms soon.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the ALL TIME BEST !!!

      By Silverstreak

      from Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Long lasting frets
      • Very stable neck

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • SPEED

        Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

        I bought my SL-1 in 1995. Little did I know how good this guitar was. The pick ups back then where a Bill Lawerence XL-500 bridge, @ 2 jackson designed single coils. Pretty lame combo. Over the years I tried many different pickups before settling on my final configuration of a Dimazario X2N bridge and 2 Dimarzio HS3. This is the perfect setup for this guitar. A steve vai( he used X2N early in his career) and 2 Malmsteens (again early in his career). The pick ups work well together, no volumne drops or jumps. My guitar is fine blue metallic over white. Very durable finish,it still looks brand new 17 years later. Frets have almost no wear on them,very hard. Flawless fret work,not a single dead spot.I installed gibson volume and tone pots, switched to strat knobs and reversed the position of the volume and tone. Rolling the tone is more important than volume.I also ran a ground wire from my pot to the tremelo spring claw to eliminate hum when not touching the floyd. Over the years I have owned countless guitars from every brand and none have surpassed the Jackson for ease of playability. This will be one of your fastest. My 2012 Les Paul custom classic is just as fast but with a different feel. I really enjoy going back and forth between them. Guitars come and go but after 17 years nothing has dethroned the Jackson and never will. ITS THAT GOOD.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still the best

        By Xyrium-UjsXj

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

        Stellar guitar, crushes all others, even for Blues, Country, just anything. The sustain of the neck-through goes on foreever, yet there is clear note delineation on fast runs. At first I was a little reluctant since it was so tied to the 80s, but man, I can do anything on this, and it can sound like anything you want. From a Fender Strat playing Texas Blues down to a LP for rock, metal, or otherwise. I got the cherry sunburst to add a little sophistication.
        Nothing better for any genre. You can play anything with this.
        Solid quality wood selection, beautiful fit and finish. Destroys the LP Standard that I bought two years ago which will now be going on evil bay. The string tension on the Soloist feels like a 24.75 scale, nice and supple. Sits perfectly on my should, just feels right.
        I suppose it could be cheaper, but it's made in the USA, and of solid components.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        jackson sl1 usa review

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

        I have been shredding these axes for over a decade. I own two and they are superb top of the line instruments well worth the money. I have one from 1998 and it plays perfectly. beautiful neck it seems to adapt to you. Thank you Jackson guitars for such a perfect instrument.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A shredder's paradise with tone to spare!

        By bluesrefugee

        from Backwoods of KY

        Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

        When I first took this guitar out of the case, the first thing that hit me was that the ebony on the fretboard was dry as a bone. Very, very dry. Before restringing (which I ALWAYS do to a brand new guitar) I gave it 2 treatments with Dunlop Fingerboard Deep Conditioner. It sucked the first application up like nobody's business, and I let the 2nd, heavier application sit for about 5 minutes. When I wiped it dry I was greeted with a beautiful piece of ebony.I strung it with Dunlop 9-46's, set up the Floyd, and plugged it in. Tone, tone, tone. This thing has BEAUTIFUL tone. Neck profile, is, as one reviewer said, perfect for those like me who are used to playing Les Pauls. Not quite as thin as the usual Jackson shred-profile, but very comfortable to play nonetheless. The floyd is indeed very responsive, and the routing is adequate to bottom your strings on the fretboard and then some! Sustain is excellent. I have the action adjusted extremely low with almost no fret buzz. All electronics function perfectly. Many don't like the position of Jackson's volume knob, and this guitar is no exception with the knob placed even more in the way than usual. However, it makes volume adjustments on the fly VERY easy if you adjust your technique.Build quality is OUTSTANDING. The control cavity and spring covers are actually made of brushed aluminum, a very cool touch. All electronics function perfectly. Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, with very nice swirl and figure. Jackson has always impressed me with their attention to detail and quality, even on lower-end guitars. The only thing it could benefit from is a coil tap on the bridge humbucker, hence the 4.5 on features. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for!This is a very nice guitar, but take note that it probably will not be set up out of the box. Guitar manufacturers do not fully set up their instuments, they leave that to you, and/or your guitar tech of choice. That way it will be just how you like it. So if your strings buzz, that doesn't mean it's a piece of junk, OK?

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pretty good

        By TheFunkMaster4000

        from W.A.

        Comments about Jackson SL1 USA Soloist Electric Guitar:

        body and everything on my erie guitar is amazing.Found out that the erie swirl isn't called erie for some weird reason. the pickups are Duncans but they can't compare to PAF Dimarzio's so even still the guitar is ok. the frets buzz a bit so i gotta tweak around with the guitar a bit but other than that the guitar is pretty awesome.

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