Oli Herbert, guitarist of heavy metal outfit All that Remains, has entered the Jackson roster. He’s in good company, joining Act of Defiance’s Chris Broderick, Revocation’s Dave Davidson and Periphery’s Misha Mansoor as the brand’s signature artists—and everyone’s getting new guitars for 2018.
The Oli Herbert Rhoads
Herbert’s signature guitar is based upon the Jackson Rhoads, a Flying V-shaped axe that looks primed to set the moshpit ablaze. It has a mahogany body, a graphite-reinforced through-body neck, an ebony fretboard, and a pair of Seymour Duncan Duality humbuckers that have been tweaked to accommodate an onboard preamp. The result, according to Jackson, is a powerful yet versatile beast that can swerve from metal to blues to rock.
The Oli Herbert Rhoads lists for $7,999, and is available in Red Rum.
The Misha Mansoor Juggernaut
Fans of djent band Periphery will be pleased to hear about the refreshed six- and seven-string guitars in Mansoor’s signature range: the USA Signature Juggernaut HT6 and HT7, both of which have ‘upgraded’ versions, the HT6FM and HT7FM.
All four guitars have dual Bare Knuckle Ragnarok humbuckers—with laser-etched carbon fiber covers, no less—and graphite-reinforced caramelized maple necks, among other similarities. But the HT6FM and HT7FM have mahogany rather than basswood bodies, and, as the icing on the cake, flame maple tops.
The Juggernaut HT6 lists for $4,827 and the HT7 for $5,103; both are available in Satin Silver, Satin Daphne Blue and Satin Red. The HT6FM lists for $5,103 and the HT7FM for $5,379; both are available in Satin Amber Tiger Eye and Satin Laguna Burst.
Chris Broderick Soloist
If you’ve drooled over Broderick’s USA Signature models but don’t want to splash the cash, here’s some good news: Jackson has added Pro Series versions, which are significantly more affordable, of the Act of Defiance guitarist’s signatures to the mix.
The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6 and HT7 are built with mahogany bodies, graphite-reinforced through-body maple necks and rosewood fretboards. And like their higher-end brethren, they also bear DiMarzio humbuckers designed by Broderick himself.
The Soloist HT6 lists for $1,156, while the HT7 lists for $1,292; both are available in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black.
The Dave Davidson Warrior
With influences that span jazz to heavy metal, Davidson isn’t satisfied with a six-stringed instrument—which explains why his new signature guitar is available only as a seven-stringer. The Pro Series Warrior WR7 comes loaded with DiMarzio Imperium pickups, a mahogany body with ash top, a graphite-reinforced through-body neck, and an ebony fretboard.
The WR7 lists for $1,768 and is available in Distressed Ash.
For more information, check out jacksonguitars.com.