Summer NAMM 2019: Jackson lifts lid on truckload of updated guitars

Fresh appearances for the Pro SL2P, X Series SL3X, JS Spectra bass and JS Minion models.

Having just introduced a variety of signature models, Jackson is keeping up the pace with new finishes and updates for its existing lines. The refreshed models include the Pro SL2P, X Series SL3X, JS Spectra basses and the pint-sized JS Minion models. Here’s a snapshot:

New finishes for Pro SL2P, X Series SL3X

The Pro Soloist SL2P is now available in a dark-hued Carmel Burst finish with matching headstock. Aesthetically, the new dark finish brings out the details in the poplar burl top, which sits above a resonant mahogany body.

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In contrast to the SL2P’s muted appearance, the X Series Soloist SL3X stands out with an “intense” Neon Yellow finish. This isn’t the SL3X’s first bright outfit, as the guitar was previously offered in a striking Neon Orange finish.

The Carmel Burst SLP2 lists at £979, and the Neon Yellow SL3X at £609.

Updates to JS Spectra basses

The JS Spectra JS3Q in Amber Blue Burst

The basses in the JS Spectra line have been modified with new quilt maple tops that complement their offset poplar bodies. The 34-inch-scale JS3Q sports a cosmic Amber Blue Burst finish while the 35-inch-scale JS3QV arrives in an otherworldly Alien Burst finish.

The updated basses list at £330 (JS3Q) and £380 (JS3QV).

Updates to JS minions

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The Dinky Minion JS1X in Metallic Blue Burst

The Minion electrics have been spruced up with a host of new finishes. These include a Metallic Blue Burst for the Dinky Minion JS1X, as well as Snow White for the Dinky Minion JS1XM and the RR Minion JS1XM. Also on the new-finish list is the four-string Concert Bass Minion JS1XM, which is now available in Satin Silver, Pavo Purple, Satin Black and Snow White.

The JS1X lists at £150, the Dinky Minion and RR Minion JS1XM’s at £160 each, and the Concert Bass Minion JS1XM at £180.

More info at jacksonguitars.com. And for the latest Summer NAMM news, click here.

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