Summer NAMM 2017: Jackson reveal new X series and JS series

New X series and JS series axes from Jackson.

JS Series DinkyTM Minion JS1X
Get giant sound in a small package— at a steal!

Featuring a 2/3-scale (22.5″), the JS Series DinkyTM Minion JS1X is ideal for little shredders or grownup road dogs who need an easy-traveling instrument jam-packed with the features they love.

The JS1X has a poplar body, speedy bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods and a 12″ radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Jackson’s classic pearloid sharkfin inlays. Also features a rear-angled headstock for evenly distributed tension (reducing playing fatigue), Jackson® sealed die-cast tuners, sculpted heel for easy upper register playing, dual Jackson high-output humbucking pickups, three-way blade switching, and string-through-body hardtail bridge for massive tone.

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Available in Neon Orange and Pavo Purple with jet black hardware.

• 22.5″ scale length
• Poplar body
• Speedy bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods
• 12″ radius Rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Jackson’s classic sharkfin inlays
• Rear-angled headstock for evenly distributed tension
• Sculpted heel for easy upper register playing
• Dual Jackson high-output humbucking pickups with three-way blade switch
• String-through-body hardtail bridge and Jackson die-cast tuners
• Available in Neon Orange and Pavo Purple with jet black hardware

JS Series RR Minion JS1X
Spotlight-stealing looks and giant sound in a small package!

With its 2/3-scale (22.5”), the JS Series RR Minion JS1X is perfect for little shredders or grownup road dogs who need an easy-traveling instrument jam- packed with the features they love.

The RR Minion JS1X offers a poplar body, speedy bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods, 12″-radius Rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Jackson’s classic sharkfin inlays, dual Jackson® high-output humbucking pickups, three- way blade switching, string-through-body hardtail bridge, angled neck plate, rear-angled headstock for even tension, die-cast tuners and jet black hardware, including a classic Strat®-style jack plate.

Available in Metallic Blue Burst and Neon Yellow.

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• 2/3-scale (22.5″)
• Poplar body
• Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods • 12″-radius Rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Jackson’s classic sharkfin inlays
• Dual Jackson high-output humbucking pickups with three-way blade switch
• String-through-body hardtail bridge
• Angled neck plate and rear-angled headstock
• Die-cast tuners ®
• Jet black hardware, including a classic Strat -style jack plate
• Available in Metallic Blue Burst and Neon Yellow

Pro Series SoloistTM SL7Q
For those looking to expand their sonic palette, the fine minds at Jackson® melded innovative design, superior sound, high-performance playability and ultra-modern style to create its 7- string SoloistTM models.

A purebred and ergonomic shred machine, the SL7Q features a 25.5” scale length, mahogany body with quilt maple top, one-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12″-16″ compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and piranha tooth inlays, a pair of Seymour Duncan® SH-6 7 pickups and a recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-SSO2000 double-locking tremolo.

Available in an Alien Burst finish with all-black hardware and a reverse Jackson pointed 7-in-line headstock.

• 7-string, 25.5” scale guitar
• Mahogany body with quilt maple top
• One-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
• 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
• Dual Seymour Duncan® SH-6 7 pickups
• Five-way blade switch and master volume and tone controls
• Recessed Floyd Rose® FRT-SSO2000 double- locking tremolo bridge
• Single-ply neck binding
• Reverse Jackson pointed 7-in-line headstock
• Available in Alien Burst with all-black hardware

X Series DinkyTM Arch Top DKAF7 MS
Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson® X Series DinkyTM Arch Top DKAF7 MS. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this 7-string multi-scale model unlocks the possibilities of an instrument by accommodating two scale lengths on one fingerboard, thus improving overall playing comfort while improving tension and intonation.

Features a 25.5”-27” multi-scale length, mahogany body with an arched top, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12”-16” compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays, dual Jackson uncovered 7-string blade humbucking pickups, three- way toggle switch and volume and tone controls, Jackson designed individual bridge saddles that are staggered to accommodate for the two scale lengths, Jackson die-cast tuners and AT-1 4×3 (four on top, three on bottom) headstock.

Available in Stain Mahogany with black hardware.

• 25.5”-27” multi-scale length
• Mahogany body with an arched top
• One-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
• 12”-16” compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays
• Dual Jackson uncovered 7-string blade humbucking pickups
• Three-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls
• Staggered Jackson designed individual bridge saddles
• Jackson die-cast tuners
• AT-1 4×3 (four on top, three on bottom) headstock
• Available in Stained Mahogany with black hardware

X Series DinkyTM Arch Top DKAF8 MS
Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson® X Series DinkyTM Arch Top DKAF8 MS. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this 8-string multi-scale model unlocks the possibilities of an instrument by accommodating two scale lengths on one fingerboard, thus improving overall playing comfort while improving tension and intonation.

Features a 26″-28″ multi-scale length, mahogany body with an arched top, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12″-16″ compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays, dual Jackson uncovered 8-string blade humbucking, three-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls, Jackson designed individual bridge saddles that are staggered to accommodate for the two scale lengths, Jackson sealed die-cast tuners and AT-1 4×4 (four on top, four on bottom) headstock.

Available in Stained Mahogany with black hardware.

• 26″-28″ multi-scale length
• Mahogany body with an arched top
• One-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
• 12″-16″ compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays
• Dual Jackson uncovered 8-string blade humbucking • Staggered Jackson designed individual bridge saddles
• Jackson sealed die-cast tuners
• AT-1 4×4 (four on top, four on bottom) headstock
• Available in Stained Mahogany with black hardware

X Series KellyTM KEXT
Armed with a slab top, electrifying angular shape and lightning-fast neck, the X Series KellyTM KEXT models exude metal sophistication, while also delivering massive sound and reliable performance at an exceptional value.

Features include lightweight and resonant basswood body-wings with a mahogany top, one-piece through- body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12″-16″ compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays, a pair of volcanic Jackson® high-output humbucking pickups, master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and a Jackson radius compensated TOM-style bridge with an anchored tailpiece.

Available in Natural Mahogany with gold hardware and single-ply white binding along the body, neck and Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock.

• Lightweight and resonant basswood body-wings
• Mahogany top
• One-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
• 12″-16″ compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
• Dual volcanic Jackson high-output humbucking pickups • Master volume and tone controls, plus three-way toggle switch
• Jackson radius compensated TOM-style bridge with an anchored tailpiece, providing amazing tone and exceptional dynamic response
• Single-ply white binding along the body, neck and Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock
• Available in Natural Mahogany with gold hardware

X Series Rhoads RRX24
The Jackson® X Series Rhoads models continue the metal legacy pioneered by the immortal Randy Rhoads. Regal and proud, the RRX24 offers fantastic tone, ultra- fast playability, spotlight-ready style and unbelievable value for 21st century guitarists.

Features include a basswood body, one-piece through- body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12″-16″ compound radius bound dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, dual active Seymour Duncan® Blackout pickups, two volume knobs, master tone control and three-way blade switch, recessed Floyd Rose® Special double-locking tremolo system and reverse Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock.

Infused with spotlight-ready style, the RRX24 is available in Black with Neon Pink (reverse neon pink sharkfin inlays and black hardware) and Gloss Black (reverse black sharkfin inlays and black hardware).

• Basswood body
• One-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
• 12″–16″ compound radius bound dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets
• Dual active Seymour Duncan® Blackout pickups
• Two volume knobs, master tone control and three-way blade switch
• Recessed Floyd Rose® double-locking tremolo system • Reverse Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock
• Available in two new finishes: Black with Neon Pink model (reverse neon pink sharkfin inlays) and Gloss Black (reverse black sharkfin inlays)

X Series Signature Adrian Smith SDXQ
Iron Maiden is one of the most successful and influential metal bands ever, thanks to the molten yet melodic guitar work of Adrian Smith. With timeless songwriting and thrilling live performances, Maiden continues to record, tour internationally and rock stadiums everywhere with electricity.

The X Series Signature Adrian Smith SDXQ features a basswood San Dimas® body with elegant quilt maple top, two-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, black dot inlays and licensed Fender® Strat® headstock.

The SDXQ also offers an HSS pickup configuration with a Jackson® high-output humbucking bridge pickup, a Jackson single-coil middle pickup and a Jackson single-coil neck pickup, non-recessed Floyd Rose® Special double-locking 2-point tremolo bridge, five-way blade switching and master volume and tone controls.

Available in a Transparent Green finish with a white pickguard and black hardware, this beauty looks as sharp as it sounds.

• Basswood San Dimas® body with elegant quilt maple top
• Two-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement
• 12″-16″ compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays
• HSS pickup configuration: Jackson high-output humbucking bridge pickup, Jackson single-coil middle pickup and single-coil neck pickup
• Non-recessed Floyd Rose® Special double-locking 2-point tremolo bridge
• Five-way blade switch, plus master volume and tone controls
• Licensed Fender® Strat® headstock
• Available in a Transparent Green finish with a white pickguard and black hardware

X Series Signature Scott Ian King VTM KVXT
A co-founder of New York “Big Four” thrash metal institution Anthrax, guitarist Scott Ian has pummeled audiences with his huge sound and formidable chops for close to four decades.

Experience the veritable thrash godfather’s signature tone with the X Series Scott Ian King VTM KVXT, featuring a 24.75″ scale, mahogany body, maple neck with neck-thru construction, 12″-16″ compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, Duncan DesignedTM pickups, Jackson® compensated and adjustable TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece, Jackson die-cast tuners and white binding around the neck and traditional Jackson 6-in-line headstock.

Available in Black with a mirror pickguard, this signature KVXT also has chrome hardware, black dome style master volume and tone controls and a black three-way toggle switch.

• 24.75″ scale
• Mahogany body
• Maple neck with neck-thru construction
• 12″-16″ compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays
• Duncan DesignedTM HB-103B humbucking bridge pickup and HB-103N humbucking neck pickup
• Black dome-style master volume and tone controls, along with a black three-way toggle switch
• Jackson compensated and adjustable TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece and Jackson die-cast tuners
• White binding around the neck and traditional Jackson 6-in-line headstock
• Available in Black with a mirror pickguard and chrome hardware
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