The Jackson Pro Series SL2Q Soloist is a premium instrument, with a raft of high-spec hardware appointments and gorgeous aesthetics. With a neck-through construction, compound radius fretboard and high-output Seymour Duncan pickups, this guitar is built purely for performance.
Formed of a Mahogany body to give heavy riffs all of the low-end grunt they require, this tonewood offers a deep and rich tone that lends itself well to high-gain and also gives leads plenty of rounded warmth. Adorned with a stunning Quilted Maple top, this beautiful instrument will catch the eager eyes of your audience - no problem at all!
Paired with a Maple neck, this bright-sounding wood will help to deliver some top-end snap and definition, giving notes a fast attack and amazing projection in heavy mixes. Reinforced with Graphite, this neck will remain stable even in differing temperatures and conditions, meaning you won't have to tinker with your setup very often at all.
A compound radius fretboard is an excellent, high-end feature of this instrument. Rounded at the lower end of the neck to make chords easier and more comfortable to play, the fretboard flattens out in the higher register to make shredding a total breeze. This also helps to prevent notes from fretting out when performing string bends, making it a very ergonomic design.
With a neck-through construction, this guitar has a truly elegant feel and look. But the perks aren't purely aesthetic, as with a neck-through design you can expect better sustain and a warmer, more-balanced tone overall.
Electronics and Hardware
This beautiful instrument is powered by a pair of super-hot Seymour Duncan Distortion humbuckers, effortlessly handling high doses of gain without breaking a sweat. Also clear and vibrant-sounding with clean settings, these pickups are very versatile despite their name. With a three-way switch you can get the pure, unbridled bite of the bridge pickup, the smooth and creamy tone of the neck pickup for leads, or a combination of both for balanced cleans.
A solid Jackson-designed HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge will keep things solid at the body side, whilst at the other end there is a set of locking die-cast tuners. Keeping your tuning in check, string changes will also be super-easy thanks to their forward-thinking design.
Here's what Jackson say about the Pro Series SL2Q HT Soloist in Northern Lights:
Unlock your full potential as a player with the innovative Jackson Pro Soloist™ SL2Q HT MAH, the final word in high-tech guitar design. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this ergonomic instrument opens up new horizons of playability, resetting the bar of what’s possible in guitar design.
Premium features include a mahogany body with a quilt maple top and a one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rods to provide stiffness and high stability, guarding against temperature- and humidity-induced bending and warping. Its 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing— more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the neck (with hand-rubbed oil back finish) for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.
Chosen specifically for their incredible sound, a pair of modern Seymour Duncan® Distortion humbucking pickups (TB-6 bridge/SH-6N neck) drives this guitar’s voice, combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Single volume and tone controls shape the pickups’ output, which can be further refined with the three-way pickup toggle switch for the precise voice required to bring your musical vision to life, while a Jackson HT6 stringthrough-body hardtail bridge provides endless sustain.
All the famous Jackson appointments are offered with the SL2Q HT MAH in Northern Lights—black nickel hardware, white binding around the body and neck, alumiloid piranha tooth inlays, sealed die-cast locking tuners and our signature pointed 6-in-line matching headstock.
- Series: Pro Series
- Body Material: Mahogany with Quilt Maple Top
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Body Binding: 1-Ply White
- Neck: 1-Piece Through-Body Maple Speed Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
- Neck Finish: Oiled
- Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” - 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 24, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Alumiloid Piranha Tooth (Small Shark Fin)
- Nut (Material/Width): Black Plastic, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson®-Branded Sealed Die-Cast Locking
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Bridge: Jackson® HT6 String-Through-Body Hardtail
- Pickguard: None
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan® TB-6 Distortion (Bridge), Seymour Duncan® SH-6N Distortion (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Way Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Control Knobs: Dome Style
- Hardware Finish: Black Nickel
- Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges