Jackson USA Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT 6 FM Amber Tiger Eye

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Elliot Stent

Misha Mansoor is the founder of modern metal pioneers Periphery, trendsetters of the 'djent' genre. To meet the demands of his highly complex and technical music, Mansoor needed an instrument that could offer no hindrances and stand the tolls of constant touring.

Designed in close collaboration with Jackson, the USA Juggernaut HT 6 FM encompasses everything Misha wanted from a guitar. With an ultra-modern and elegant body design, a thin neck profile with a flat fretboard radius and Mansoor's signature Bare Knuckle pickup set, this instrument is built to provide optimal perfomance. 

Construction

To give his powerful de-tuned riffs all of the grunt they require, the body of Mansoor's signature model is constructed of Caramelized Mahogany. Offering a deep and rich low-end, this tonewood lends itself well to high-gain tones, also giving leads plenty of rounded warmth. Adorned with a stunning Flamed Maple top, you can be sure to catch the attention of your audience when playing onstage with this premium instrument.

The Caramelized Quartersawn Maple neck offers a bright and articulate tone, and with a bolt-on construction you can expect a super-snappy response with a fast attack. This is essential for the tight palm-muted riffing that Mansoor is renowned for, letting notes cut through even the most frantic of heavy mixes. Reinforced with Graphite, this neck will stay stable even in differing temperatures and conditions. The Caramelized Maple fretboard further cements this guitar's high-end look and feel, letting you glide up and down the fretboard with ease.

Electronics and Hardware

This US-made HT 6 FM features Mansoor's signature Bare Knuckle Juggernaut set, with all of the high-output potency you'd expect. Providing a strong mid-range, these pickups will offer plenty of bite and articulation, handling high doses of gain without breaking a sweat. But they're not just one-trick ponies, as Misha needed pickups versatile enough for ambient cleans, and these certainly deliver!

The Hipshot hardtail bridge keeps things super solid, with a smooth ergonomic design that keeps your right-hand comfortable when palm muting. At the other end of the guitar you have a set of Hipshot Open-Gear locking tuners, keeping your tuning stable and making string changes a breeze.

Here's what Jackson say about the USA Misha Mansoor Signature Juggernaut HT 6 FM in Amber Tiger Eye:

Misha Mansoor is acclaimed for his masterful guitar work in fashioning the progressive metal of Periphery, and Jackson is proud to have collaborated so closely with the esteemed Djent forefather and speed demon on the USA Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6FM, a model sure to impress the most discerning guitarists.

This unique instrument is sculpted with a distinctive Jackson body shape inspired by the Dinky,™ with sleekly scalloped horns and a comfortably contoured neck heel. Its caramelized mahogany body with flame maple top and masked-off natural binding is matched with a graphite-reinforced bolt-on caramelized quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed urethane gel back finish. The 20”-radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard features comfortably rolled edges, 24 jumbo
stainless steel frets and offset maple dot inlays. A heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel allows for quick and easy neck tweaks, even between songs in a set.

The guitar’s tonally versatile sound comes from Mansoor's dual Bare Knuckle Juggernaut humbucking pickups with brushed chrome covers, five-way switching, single volume control knob and a push-pull (on/off) tone knob. Other premium features include a matching Jackson reverse 3x3 AT1 headstock with three Hipshot® open-gear locking tuners on each side and a fixed Hipshot hardtail bridge, Dunlop® duallocking strap buttons and more.

Loaded with stage presence, the Juggernaut is available in two gorgeous finishes—either Satin Amber Tiger Eye or Satin Laguna Burst with black hardware. Comes with a hardshell case, a set of D'Addario® strings, pick-tin and Bulb strap. 

Specifications

  • Series: Artist Signature
  • Body Material: Caramelized Mahogany with Flame Maple Top
  • Body Binding: Masked-Off Natural Binding
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Neck: Bolt-On Caramelized Quartersawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
  • Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel
  • Fingerboard: Caramelized Flame Maple, 20” Radius (508 mm)
  • Frets: 24, Jumbo Stainless
  • Position Inlays: Offset Plain Maple Dots
  • Nut (Material/Width): TUSQ™, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Hipshot® Open-Gear Locking
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
  • Bridge: Fixed Hipshot 6 Hardtail
  • Pickguard: None
  • Pickups: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut with Brushed Chrome Covers (Bridge and Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Full Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Two Inside Single Coils, Position 3. Both Full Humbucking Pickups, Position 4. Outer Neck Single Coil, Position 5. Full Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (with Push/Pull Select Feature)
  • Control Knobs: Hipshot O-Ring
  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Strings: D’Addario® EXL 117, Gauges:.011-.056 (Bulb Logo)
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
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