Jackson gets heavy with the MJ Series Rhoads, Dinky and Soloist electric guitars

Japan-made models with premium humbuckers, sculpted shredder’s cut heel and more.

Jackson’s newly announced MJ Series introduces a range of Japan-made Rhoads, Dinky and Soloist electric guitar models.

The instruments are the latest in a slew of new offerings from Jackson, following the six brand-new artist models which were announced yesterday (11 January).

The MJ Series includes a new Rhoads RRT model, a new Soloist model and four new Dinky variants. Each is packed with high-performance features, from DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan pickups to compound radius fingerboards, sculpted shredder’s cut heels and loads more.

MJ Series Rhoads RRT

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Jackson MJ Series Rhoads RRT
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The Rhoads RRT sports an alder body and a graphite-reinforced, through-body three-piece maple neck. It’s equipped with two Seymour Duncan humbuckers: a JB SH-4 in the bridge and a Jazz SH-2N in the neck. These are controlled via two volume knobs, a tone knob and a three-way pickup selector. There’s also a TOM-style adjustable bridge with an anchored tailpiece. Rounding off the guitar are all-chrome hardware and Gotoh locking tuners

The Rhoads RRT is available in Gloss Black $2,699/£2,749.

MJ Series Soloist SL2

Jackson MJ Series Soloist SL2
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The Jackson SL2 is built for speed, offering a 12″-16″ compound radius ebony fingerboard and a Gotoh double-locking tremolo bridge for reliable tuning stability and of course, dive bombing action. The alder-bodied guitar features a through-body three-piece maple neck and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with jumbo frets. It also has Luminlay side dots for shredding on dark stages. Meanwhile, its electronics include a Seymour Duncan SH-4 in the bridge and a Jazz SH-2N in the neck.

The MJ Series Soloist SL2 comes in Gloss Black or Snow White and is priced at $2,499/ £2,529.

MJ Series Dinky DKR

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MJ Series Dinky DKR
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The Dinky DKR’s sculpted shredder’s cut heel offers easy access to high frets. Its construction involves an alder body, a bolt-on five-piece maple/walnut neck and an ebony fingerboard. It equips a DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 in the bridge and a DiMarzio PAF Pro DP151 in the neck.

You can find this guitar in two colour schemes: Ice Blue Metallic ($1,999/£1,999) with white pickup bobbins and chrome hardware and Satin Black ($1,899/£1,999) with yellow pickup bobbins and black hardware.

MJ Series Dinky DKR MAH

Jackson MJ Series DKRA
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As its name implies, the Dinky DKR MAH is a mahogany-bodied take on the Dinky. It features a five-piece maple/walnut neck with an oiled finish for fast playing. Electronics-wise, this guitar comes loaded with a duo of Seymour Duncan humbuckers: the JB TB-4 in the bridge and the Jazz SH-2 in the neck.

The Dinky DKR MAH comes in Gloss Black and is priced at $1,999/£1,999.

MJ Series Dinky DKRA

Jackson MJ Series DKRA
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The matte black and white finish on this guitar gives it an eye-catching look. The Dinky DKRA matches a mahogany body with an ash top and a five-piece maple/walnut neck to boot. This model also comes with the shredder’s cut heel for easy high-fret access, as well as an oiled neck finish to smooth playability. It comes with two Seymour Duncan humbuckers: a JB TB-4 in the bridge and a Jazz SH-2N in the neck. To round things off, there’s also a Gotoh double-locking tremolo and a Floyd Rose R3 locking nut.

The Dinky DKRA comes in a matte black and white finish and is priced at $2,199/£2,239.

MJ Series Dinky DKRP

Jackson MJ Series Dinky DRKP
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Showing off some more colour in Jackson’s repertoire of finishes is the Dinky DKRP – which almost looks like a desert island surrounded by ocean from a bird’s-eye view. This guitar features a mahogany body with a poplar burl top, a five-piece maple/walnut neck and an ebony fingerboard. As for electronics, there’s a duo of DiMarzio humbuckers that route to a volume and tone control and a five-way pickup selector. The very ornate guitar also sports a matching reverse headstock.

The Dinky DKRP is priced at $2,199/£2,239.

Availability

Jackson’s new MJ Series electric guitars are set to launch in April 2021.

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