Here's what Jackson say about the Custom Shop USA Signature Marty Friedman
One of the most influential and respected players in the world, Friedman’s impactful and game-changing contributions to heavy metal and guitar in general continue to inspire generations of musicians and music fans to this day. He defined modern guitar playing with Jason Becker in Cacophony, was a key element in the wildly successful rise of thrash pioneers Megadeth, and with his “Marty-esque” improvisations and exotic fusion of Eastern and Western music, has achieved global success with his 12 solo albums.
Jackson is incredibly proud and honored to continue a longstanding relationship with Friedman by collaborating with the virtuoso on the all-new USA Signature Marty Friedman MF-1.
This 24.75”-scale signature guitar is loaded with premium features to match the demanding needs of an elite and intricate player like Friedman.
Premium features include a mahogany body with 3/4” plain maple top, one-piece mahogany set-neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, and a bound 12” radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium wide jumbo frets and mother of pearl block inlays.
Dual Marty Friedman EMG® MF signature humbucking pickups power this single cutaway, delivering a sound that sings as well as screams. Also equipped with two volume and two tone white speed knob controls as well as a three-way toggle switch to wrangle all of the subtle nuances out of your guitar tone, while a TonePros™ adjustable Tune-O-Matic Style bridge with Gotoh® stop tailpiece and Schaller® locking tuners provide state-of-the-art tuning stability and sustain.
Available in Gloss Black with White Bevels, black hardware and Jackson’s reversed 3+3 (3 over, 3 under) AT-1 headstock. Comes with a hardshell case.
- Model Name: USA Signature Marty Friedman Monarkh SC, Rosewood Fingerboard, Gloss Black with White Bevel
- Model Number: 2803333801
- Series: Artist Signature
- Color: Gloss Black with White Bevel
- Body Shape: Monarkh
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Body Top: 3/4" Plain Maple Top
- Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany Set-Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
- Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.69" (43 mm)
- Neck Plate: NA
- Neck Finish: Painted
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Blocks
- Bridge Pickup: EMG® MF Signature Pickup
- Neck Pickup: EMG® MF Signature Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: H/H
- Bridge: TonePros Adjustable Tune-O-Matic Style with Gotoh® Stop Tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Schaller® Locking Tuners
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: None
- Control Knobs: White Speed Knobs
- Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges