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Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar Gloss Black

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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 tensio...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Features

Body 
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
Neck shape: Soloist
Neck wood: Maple with graphite reinforcement
Joint: Neck-through
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Polyester
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Compound
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: No
Nut width: 2.12" (54mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: 909
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 909
Brand: EMG
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Staggered individual saddles
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Black
Other
Number of strings: 8-string
Special features: Multi-scale frets
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia
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JacksonX Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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5.0

After experimenting with 6,7,8,9,and 10' STRINGS THIS IS IT!

By Insidious Shawn

from Houston TX

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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4.0

Solid ERG

By Jykub Moraléz

from Troy NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Jackson X Series Soloist SLAT8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar:

Since the first review of this is useless, I'll chime in and help someone actually decide whether or not they should buy this. And yes, this guitar is being used for "djent."

I've used ERGs (extended range guitars) for about 11 years. Scale length and tuning low DO go hand-in-hand. What the previous poster left out is personal preference. Not everyone wants their tension fairly tight with such a long scale.

If you haven't used a multiscale guitar before, THIS WILL BE TO MUCH. The guitar is very large (26"-28" is actually massive). If you are a person with a broad build or large hands, this guitar will be perfect. The tuning stability isn't bad. Locking tuners would be a nice upgrade later on Down the road.

BIGGEST CON: the pickups. EMGs are terriblefor tuning low. Since Fanned guitars have been using the one-up pickup set, you're stuck with EMG 909s. They aren't the best by any means (if you know what's I mean I don't need to explain anything further).

I've been playing in Drop G with a low D with a set of 9-46s, 64+80 on the bottom. Holds tune 99% of the time. The reinforced neck is something I need to keep an eye on, mainly because its my first and are unsure about its overall integrity.

Overall, I would recommend this guitar to someone who would like to tune very low, and use lighter strings. Solid instrument, solid across the board.

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