New Pro Series models
Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash
The star of Jackson’s show this year is the all-new Dinky DK Modern Ash. Available in four variants – Pro Series Dinky DK Modern Ash FR6 in Baked White, FR7 in Baked Green, HT6 in Baked Red and HT7 in Baked Blue – this combines premium features with ergonomic design, targeted at modern players.
In terms of tonewoods, the guitar features a sandblasted ash body, reverse AT-1 matching headstock, a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard and a graphite-reinforced bolt-on three-piece maple/wenge/maple neck. The latter has a satin finish on the back for increased comfort.
Tone is provided by active, multi-voiced Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-COC humbuckers. These are tuned for a wide tonal palette, from “over-wound hot-rodded crunch” to “vintage snap”, according to Jackson. Controls include single volume and tone knobs – with push/pull for voicing change – and a five-way pickup selector. Rounding things up are a Hipshot fixed bridge for the HT6 and HT7 and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking bridge system for the FR6 and FR7.
List Price: HT6 $1,199.99, HT7 $1,299.99, FR6 $1,299.99 and FR7 $1,399.99
Pro DK2 Ash
The DK2 Ash features an ash body with a stunning new Glow Green finish. It has a graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck, and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard. In terms of pickups it features a classic Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and ’59 (neck) combo, perfect for modern metal. Controls include single volume and tone knobs and a five-way pickup selector. A recessed Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system caters for tuning stability.
Lists for $999.99
Pro Series Soloist SL2M MAH
The Pro Series Soloist SL2M MAH’s mahogany body is wrapped in a gorgeous new Magenta finish. It features a through-body maple neck with hand-rubbed oil finish for a smoother feel. Other tonewood features include 12”-16” compound radius maple fretboard and pearloid piranha tooth inlays. On the pickup front it has Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 and SH-6N humbuckers for pristine cleans as well as snarling dirt. Rounding out its features are single volume and tone controls, three-way selector and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Lists for $899.99
This beauty features a basswood body finished in Red Mercury with silver crackles that also appear on the guitar’s matching headstock. Like the Soloist above, it also opts for a through-body maple neck, but has a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard instead. Otherwise, its pickup configuration, control and bridge system are identical to the Soloist.
Lists for $999.99
Pro Soloist SL3M
The all-new Pro SL3M – finished in a throwback Rainbow Crackle – opts for a basswood body with a through-body maple neck and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fretboard. The Rhoads RR24Q features a three-pickup configuration: Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 in the neck, Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP Single-Coil in the middle and Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 Single-Coil in the neck position. Wrapping things up for this guitar are a five-way selector blade, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Lists for $1,099.99
Pro Series Rhoads RR24Q
This guitar is built for technical players looking for an extravagant axe. It features a mahogany body with a quilt maple top and is available in either Transparent Purple with white binding and gold hardware or Winterstorm with black body binding and black hardware. It also has a through-body maple neck and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard. The guitar is driven by Seymour Duncan Distortion humbuckers and is managed by single volume and tone controls, a three-way toggle and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Lists for $999.99
Pro Series King V KV Two-Face
Jackson exalts its King V further in this iteration with a half Black and half White finish, matching headstock and black hardware. It’s all about premium features for this axe: mahogany body, maple neck, 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard and pearloid sharkfin inlays. Seymour Duncan Distortion humbuckers provide it with maximum punch while a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system keeps it in tune.
Lists for $999.99
New Crackle and Swirl finishes
The guitars in this category all feature Jackson’s brand-new Crackle and Swirl finishes.
X Series Soloist SLX DX Crackle
Built for the modern metal style, this axe features the brand’s new Gold Crackle and Silver Crackle finishes. On the tonewoods front, it has a contoured basswood body paired with a through-body maple neck and 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard. It’s loaded with a trio of Duncan Designed pups: high-output HR-101 Hot Rails single-coil sized humbuckers in the neck and middle positions and a HB-103B humbucker in the bridge position. These are managed by single volume and tone controls and a five-way selector blade. A recessed Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system is also on hand for those deep dives.
Lists for $699.99
X Series Soloist SLX DX Swirl
Playability meets affordability in the SLX DX Swirl. Its basswood body is finished in either Satin Red Swirl or Satin White Swirl, which feature ink-like swirls on the red or white finishes. It also has a through-body maple neck and 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard. In terms of tone, this guitar features Jackson’s own high-output humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Other features include a three-way pup selector, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Lists for $749.99
X Series Kelly KEXQ
The X Series Kelly KEXQ aims to provide metal players with a sophisticated instrument with an affordable price tag. Its lightweight body consists of poplar body-wings and a quilt maple top finished in Transparent Green. Its through-body maple neck has a scarf joint for improved performance, and a 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard for fast technical playing. Otherwise, the Kelly KEXQ is similar to the SLX DX Swirl: a pair of high-output Jackson humbuckers, a three-way toggle switch, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.
Lists for $649.99
X Series Warrior WRX24M
This fearsome guitar is a more accessible reimagination of the brand’s popular X-shaped shredder. A poplar body paired with a through-body maple neck makes for excellent resonance and playability while its 12”-16” compound radius bound maple fingerboard caters for speed. Its pickup, control and bridge systems are identical to the Kelly KEXQ and SLX DX Swirl.
Lists for $599.99
More information at jacksonguitars.com.