The Monarkh is a recent addition to Jackson's lineup, with its LP-inspired shape meeting cutting-edge modern design. As part of the Pro Series, this instrument boasts a raft of premium features to offer optimal tone and playability. With a comfortable compound radius fretboard to ensure no hindrances to your playing, you can get a hugely versatile amount of sounds out of the Seymour Duncan JB/'59 pickup combination!
Formed of a Mahogany body to give heavy riffs all of the low-end grunt they need, 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 arched Quilt Maple top in a gorgeous Satin Amber finish, this beautiful instrument is certain to catch the eager eyes of your audience!
Paired with a set 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.
Electronics and Hardware
This instrument is powered by a pair of high-output Seymour Duncan humbuckers, capable of handling copious amounts of gain whilst being versatile enough to clean up very well too. The classic JB in the bridge position delivers all of the upper mid-range bite you'd expect, for optimal clarity when playing technical riffs. The complementing '59 neck pickup has a smooth yet punchy tone, ideal for complex lead work.
With a three-way switch you can get the pure, unbridled power of the bridge pickup, the creamy tone of the neck pickup, or a combination of both for balanced-sounding cleans.
Here's what Jackson say about the Pro Series SCQ Monarkh in Satin Amber:
Brimming with technology and style, the Jackson Pro Series Monarkh SCQ is an amped-up, hot-rodded metal machine, aimed at the demanding player who needs a no-compromise performer. Enjoy unparalleled consistency and tonal variety at any volume level, from the quietest whisper to a mighty roar, while experiencing the bleeding edge of modern guitar craftsmanship and construction.
The Pro Monarkh SCQ features a 24.75" scale length, mahogany body with an arched quilt maple top and a speedy one-piece set maple neck with a scarf joint and pair of graphite reinforcement rods, providing stiffness and high stability to guard against temperature- and humidity-induced bending and warping. Enjoy Jackson’s familiar and effortless playing feel with a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard featuring 22 jumbo frets and pearloid ghostfin inlays.
The modern-day metal guitarist requires tonal versatility and super clarity to keep up with the rapid twists and turns of modern metal. A classic Seymour Duncan® humbucking combo delivers all that and more, with a JB bridge pickup for heavy riffage and a ’59 neck pickup for creamy leads. The Jackson fully adjustable
radius compensated bridge creates perfect intonation along the entire length of the neck to ensure complex chords ring true, while the anchored tailpiece and die-cast locking tuning machines work in harmony for tuning stability that can withstand a good pick-hand thrashing without shifting.
Cloaked in classic Jackson style, the Pro Monarkh SCQ is available in Alien Burst or Satin Amber and features black hardware and three-ply binding around the body, neck and 3x3 AT-1 headstock.
- Series: Pro Series
- Body Material: Mahogany with Arched Quilt Maple Top
- Body Finish: Gloss, Satin
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple Set-Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
- Neck Finish: Oiled
- Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” - 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Nut (Material/Width): Black Plastic, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson®-Branded Sealed Die-Cast Locking
- Scale Length: 24.75” (628 mm)
- Bridge: Jackson® Radius Compensated TOM-Style Bridge with
- Anchored Tailpiece
- Pickguard: None
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan® JB SH-4 Humbucking (Bridge), Seymour Duncan® ‘59 SH-1N Humbucking (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Way Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Volume 2. (Neck Pickup), Tone
- Control Knobs: Dome Style
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges