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Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar Metallic Black

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Titanic tone and fantastic flexibility come from the humbucking Seymour Duncan® TB4 bridge and SH1N neck pickups with 3-way selector. Resounding resonance is achieved with a thru-body, quarter-sawn ma... Click To Read More About This Product

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Titanic tone and fantastic flexibility come from the humbucking Seymour Duncan® TB4 bridge and SH1N neck pickups with 3-way selector. Resounding resonance is achieved with a thru-body, quarter-sawn maple neck and alder body. Original Floyd Rose® double-locking trem in a recessed bridge cavity combines with a bound ebony 24-fret fingerboard, scooped lower bout, and reduced heel for limitless playing freedom. Scorching Jackson looks are enhanced by the carved maple top, bound headstock, black hardware, and custom green ghost flames paint job on black. 25-1/2" scale, 1-11/16" nut.

Features
  • Thru-body, quarter-sawn maple neck
  • Alder body with maple top
  • Seymour Duncan® TB4 bridge and SH1N neck pickups
  • Original Floyd Rose® double-locking trem
  • Bound ebony 24-fret fingerboard
  • Carved maple top
  • Bound headstock
  • Black hardware
  • Custom green ghost flames on black
  • 25-1/2" scale
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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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JacksonUSA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 58 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

SH2H

If you desire two humbuckers, a neck through, an original floyd rose and a PERFECT setup out of the box then this is your best choice in the category. I own a bunch...Read complete review

If you desire two humbuckers, a neck through, an original floyd rose and a PERFECT setup out of the box then this is your best choice in the category. I own a bunch of high end guitars from many of the big name guitar makers and competitors of this one, and this guitar out plays them all. sound is subjective...I absolutely love the sound of the duncans with an ebony board and a neck through...but this guitar really shines in playability. I have had to perform work to all of my other guitars (even my Prestige and M-II)including fret leveling in order to get the others to play nearly as low as my SL2H. I am picky about low action but dont like any buzzing or bend-out. All of my guitars are set up so every fret can be bent up at least a full step. The SL2H came set up with 1mm clearance at the 12th fret. I can slide a 1mm pick up between the fret and the string at the 12th and it stays. Unbelievably, every note on the fretboard sounds FULL and there are NO dead spots when bending...even with the action this low. This guitar is a dream come true. If you are experienced at setting up guitars with LOW action then you will understand the value of these traits. Thank you, Jackson.

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third times a charm (HA HA not really)

Do not buy this guitar!!!! Junk!! I bought this guitar in Nov 2013. After having to return the first two for defects, cracked inlays, mismatch parts, defective floyd rose and...Read complete review

Do not buy this guitar!!!! Junk!! I bought this guitar in Nov 2013. After having to return the first two for defects, cracked inlays, mismatch parts, defective floyd rose and the list go's on and on the third one is some what OK. This guitar looks great- guitars are made to play, these only look good, isn't real heavy- feels like a cheap toy, but for the price it is very very disappointing. This thing should be awesome! It doesn't stay in tune, after changing the strings with the correct gauge, I spent hours trying to get the intonation correct. The floyd rose adjusters on the bridge where junk, had to take them off and make them level. Took it to the store and said they couldn't do any thing. Would not let me return it because I had returned the first two that where defectiveI have a 1988 Fender Heavy Metal strat that will run circles around this Guitar. I have wanted a Jackson USA for years and now that I have one I am very disappointed. At least buying from Guitar Center , or so I thought!! You can return it unless you get a couple in a row that you return, but if you don't buy something else or another one they charge you for the shipping.

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5.0

The best guitar in the line of Jackson's, and it's awesome

By Dee

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Tones Are Great
  • The Inlays Are Gorgeous
  • The Neck Feels
  • The Neck Feels So Good
  • Way Better Than The Dinky

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

      I play progressive metal and needed good clean tones as well play heavy riffs. The soloist is the perfect match for my playing. Makes it easier for playing speed runs. I use it with Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with an added Maxom overdrive and gives me the tone I was looking for. I'm very happy with the sound, the feel and the overall playability of the guitar.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME!

      By Jape

      from MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

          Here is MY personal review. Please know, I am not an EXPERT guitarist, but I have been a mechinist by trade for over 4 decades. I mention this because I would like readers to understand that paying close attention to detail in my line of work is essential and therefore would like to pass my opinion on to you.

          In general, I believe people use "mint, pristine, perfect and professional" way to loosely. I do not. Nothing on Earth is perfect but, I find this guitar model and manufacture to be pretty close to it. Can this guitar be used on a space mission? I don't know what the answer is for that but I do know, manufacturing anything of supreme quality doesn't come easy.

          So I've been on this Jackson for about two weeks now and my impression hasen't changed, but please know, I only needed 1 minute on it to base my full review on itself as well as regarding a comparative review to my American Fender HSS Deluxe Strat, Gibson ES 339 and Insonesian Squier EOS Strat. With that, I will say this Jackson Soloist is the easiest to play. Yes, the others are of a certain high quality but in my mind, this Jackson wins the prize. And yes, it is a different animal as compared to the others. But, whether or not that is the case, the sound is "sick awesome" and it IS EXTREMELY smooth all around like nothing I have found out of the box thus far. So, right out of the box, no neck or string lube, it is highly polished in all senses of the word and feels like teflon, especially during bends. Anything can be tweaked but assembly and setup is right there. This factor alone separates the men from the boys.

          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          third times a charm (HA HA not really)

          By WILLIAM WARREN

          from Visalia CA

          Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

          Do not buy this guitar!!!! Junk!! I bought this guitar in Nov 2013. After having to return the first two for defects, cracked inlays, mismatch parts, defective floyd rose and the list go's on and on the third one is some what OK. This guitar looks great- guitars are made to play, these only look good, isn't real heavy- feels like a cheap toy, but for the price it is very very disappointing. This thing should be awesome! It doesn't stay in tune, after changing the strings with the correct gauge, I spent hours trying to get the intonation correct. The floyd rose adjusters on the bridge where junk, had to take them off and make them level. Took it to the store and said they couldn't do any thing. Would not let me return it because I had returned the first two that where defectiveI have a 1988 Fender Heavy Metal strat that will run circles around this Guitar. I have wanted a Jackson USA for years and now that I have one I am very disappointed. At least buying from Guitar Center , or so I thought!! You can return it unless you get a couple in a row that you return, but if you don't buy something else or another one they charge you for the shipping.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply Awesome

          By Deathtoallbutmetal

          from Burlington, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is as good as they say. Pretty much all the reviews are right. Great feel, excellent workmanship. Exceeds expectations in every way. If I had to nit pick the pickups could be swapped out especially the neck pickup, but that's a matter of personal taste in tone. What can't be understated is that this thing is so comfortable and ergonomic to play. It just feels right. Also the neck thru construction really shines in access to the higher frets. You don't realize it until you play it just how easy it is to play on even the highest frets. Since I got this a a month ago I haven't even taken my Les Paul out of it's case.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Jackson SL2h Soloist

              By Chicken,Beef, or Pork

              from Rancho Cucamonga, California

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              Ebony fretboard is fantastically smooth and easy to play. Pickups are a 7/10 I replaced them with DiMarzio Liquidfire and Crunch Lab in the bridge. With those pickups the guitar is the best sounding shredder's guitar I've ever played, which is a testiment to the quality of the wood the Jackson people assembled this with. I was a little disapointed that they didn't do anything special with the electronics like some split coil action would of been nice since you fork out so much to buy this guitar, i would have appreciated more sound options than the three pickup seletions. I do like the fact that they've placed a little allen wrench holder behind the headstock for the added convenience when tuning, you don't have to go look for an allen wrench, you've got one right there. I love playing the guitar, it's a great piece of machinery. I'm really satisfied with it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sustain For Days!

              By Nicholas Greenwood

              from Seattle, WA

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              Had a USA Jackson a while back, sold it, and it bothered me so much I just had to own another. The TRANSPARENT GREEN looks absolutely fantastic with a bookmatched flame maple top and even a flame maple headstock. Not quite what you would get on a PRS, but it's still killer. The quartersawn maple neck-through will give you sustain for days and the 12"-16" compound radius is comfortable to play in both the low and high register. The pots have a smooth and even taper. The Duncan TB-4/JB humbucker is punchy, but a little too warm--I suggest putting a Dimebucker in the bridge to complement the maple and ebony. The Floyd Rose worked well right out of the box, but I like to do my own setups and maintenance. Got mine in 2012 and the case that came with it is an SKB hardshell with TSA latches and the Jackson logo on the side. What more could you ask for? BUY THIS NOW!

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't get better than this

              By Jacksons_for_life_8750

              from Chicago, Illinois

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              This was my third guitar that i owned. My first was a vintage strat from my uncle, and then a higher end Epiphone SG, and then i bought this, and i fell in love with it. I've had it for about 4 years now, and when i needed a good rhythm guitar i went to the Jackson custom Shop. This guitar was the basis of my custom now (main difference being 3 humbuckers). I can't see owning a better stock guitar than this. IT blows any Les Paul out of the water.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My 2nd Jackson SL2H, I truly love them!!

              By Matt Garcia

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              I bought a trans black SL2H earlier this year, and was so impressed with it, I bought a 2nd just last week. I've owned a USA Mockingbird SL, a Fender Strat, a Jackson SL1 and a Gibson Les Paul Standard+ and I have to say, the USA Soloist is the finest guitar I've ever played!! I still own the Gibson. My 2nd Soloist is a trans red with a figured maple top. It is absolutely gorgeous! When I got it (used), the strings were a little high. Having previous experience with Floyd tremelos, I was able to bring it down almost 1/8", and now the strings just barely hover over the frets with absolutely no fret buzz. If you want a great looking, great sounding, great playing guitar, pick up a USA SL2H. You will be glad you did, but one warning.....they are very addictive!!

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hobbiest!

              By Brother Jay.

              from New York

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              I have been playing guitar for about 18 years now and have played just about every top end guitar out there. I own a Gibson Les Paul and an american strat deluxe but this guitar is by far the best one I have ever played! From the craftmanship to the playability this guitar puts all others to shame. I will be enjoying this guitar for years to come.

               
              5.0

              Hard to put down

              By Stubby Jackson

              from Maryland

              Comments about Jackson USA Select SL2H Soloist Electric Guitar:

              The resonance of the neck-thru design is amazing. And the combination of ebony and maple makes every note plucked highly audible. Even under high gain does the acoustic sound easily come through. The stock D'Addario strings are the perfect compliment to the Soloist; as they allow your treble notes to cut clearly and your lower strings never sound muddy, but remain clear. These also last awhile, too. The JB bridge pickup gives a perfectly distorted crunch. The treble strings shine clearly here, and the low notes stay thick and defined. It may not be the 'heaviest' humbucker for Metal, but it's THE best in-betweener. The artificial harmonics are truly great and this pickup sings. The '59 is really nice for soloing; it stays clear, and it's good combined with the JB for cleans.

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