The Jackson X Series Soloist SLX is loaded with purebred Jackson DNA, like neck-through-body construction, hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboards and Jackson’s distinctive shark-fi... Read More
The Jackson X Series Soloist SLX is loaded with purebred Jackson DNA, like neck-through-body construction, hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboards and Jackson’s distinctive shark-fin inlays. Classic Jackson models imbued with the X factor, with fantastic tone, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value for 21st century guitarists.
The Jackson Soloist SLX has a basswood body with a through-body maple neck. It has a Duncan Designed alnico HB102N pickup and a high-output ceramic HB102B humbucking pickup. Its 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. Other features include a Floyd Rose Special double-locking two-point tremolo, 24 jumbo frets and three-way pickup switching. Case sold separately.
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This guitar is one of the nicest guitars I have played in the $500-$1500 range. The finish on this guitar is amazing the quilted maple top is second to none. The neck on this guitar is super fast and plays great. a few of my frets have small lips on them in which on occasion the high e string sticks under but thats rare. The tuners and locking nut are top notch. The floyd rose special is amazing, and mine almost never goes out of tune. I strung it with the tried and true D'Addario EXL110 and they are great. I just upgraded the pups to the EMG JH set but the EMG Hz were great just not enough 'chunk' for me. Overall I have never been more satisfied with the quality to money ratio this guitar provides.
I had bought a used Jackson soloist from guitar center and loved it. I noticed that this one was a very fair price and had a floyd rose special, nicer EMG pickups then I previous had, a through the body neck design. All upgrades from my previous soloist that was a dream to play so I decided to return that one and pick this one up. I have to say I am not disappointed at all. The floyd rose is amazing once it's setup, I just brought it to my local music shop to have them put 10s on it and set it all up including turning the neck. Plays great I would say a definite buy!
This thing blew everyone who saw it away along with me. Easily one of the best instruments i have ever put my hands on. The floyd rose did pose a few problems, like a balance problem with the tuning. but other than that it was a pleasure to operate and play. The price is something that any wise musician would jump on immediatley, The pickups were most impressive by far mainly because of the versatility and the clear tone quality. I definatley reccomend this insrtument to any intermediate musician who is looking to improve his or her experience with higher quality guitars.
I just purchased this guitar yesterday afternoon. Although it wasn't my 1st choice for an electric, it was my FINAL choice. I saw this axe hanging high up on the wall @ my G.C. The finish was what caught my eye at first (Burnt Cherry Sunburst). The tech brought it down for me to try, I loved it right away. This guitar is "HOT"!! I played it through a little practice amp with only the onboard effects. The pick ups had such a sweet sound. Crunching lows, nice mids & piercing highs. After checking the finish more closely, there were a few minor issues. In one spot, there looked like there was a polishing buff that was a little too vigorous. Luckily, it wasn't in a "blindingly" obvious area. You REALLY had to look to find it. Last, there were some very minor chipping issues with the white binding along the edges of the neck. It doesen't affect my playing, but they're still "slightly" obvious. The guitar isn't absolutely perfect, but the issues that I mentioned are "slight". Right out of the box, it was set up pretty well. It only took minor adjustments to make it more to my liking. The action was able to come down some and made playing easier. The neck is fast & flat. The guitar looks beautiful. The quilted top is sharp. I would advise anyone who's interested in this axe to "BUY IT". You WON'T be sorry!! What I forgot to mention was that I also got a GREAT DEAL on this guitar. It was an awesome enough of a deal to offset the minor issues that I mentioned earlier!! Go get yourself one!!!