Jackson has officially launched two of the new guitars it first announced back in July. Both arrive into the brand’s Pro Series of models, and offer high-performance S-type flair with minimalist, modern metal stylings.
First is the HT6 MS – this multi-scale Dinky has a 26.5-inch scale length at the lowest string and a 25.5-inch scale length at the highest, totalling 24 fanned frets. These are embedded in an ebony fretboard on a three-piece maple and wenge bolt-on neck. The fretboard also runs at a compound 12-16-inch radius for even comfier bends in the higher registers.
In terms of electronics, there’s a pair of direct-mount multi-voiced Fishman Modern PRF-MH7 pickups. These offer a host of tonal options, too, with two voices per pickup and a number of coil-splitting options available via the 5-way selector switch.
Next is the Dinky DK Modern EverTune 7, a seven-string guitar Dinky model with a single 26.5-inch scale length across its fretboard. This guitar also features a three-piece bolt-on maple and a wenge neck, with a compound 12-16-inch radius ebony fretboard. The seven strings are supported by an Evertune bridge and Gotoh locking tuners, meaning utterly rock-solid tuning stability.
Its basswood body is loaded with two Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 humbuckers, with two voices each and a number of coil-splitting options on tap thanks to the push-pull tone knob and the five-way blade switch.
The HT6 MS lists for £1,419/€1,619, while the Dinky DK modern Evertune lists for £1,329/€1,509. Find out more over at jacksonguitars.com.