The Jackson Soloist SL2Q is part of their Pro series of high grade workhorse guitars that sound and perform great. Designed from the ground for heavy rhythms and high speed shred this guitar features all of the features you could want in a super 'S' type guitar all while looking amazing with transparent finishes on a quilted Maple top.
The Soloist has been one of the most popular body shapes in the metal world. This comes down to its great cutaways that give you superb high fret access and the neck through design that increases the sustain and overall stability of the instrument. This one is no different and still features all of these great advantages that Jackson are well known for. Going in to a bit more detail the body on the SL2Q is made out of Mahogany and has been finished with a beautiful quilted Maple top to help you stand out on stage.
Jackson have spent years refining the designs of their guitars. From the body shapes to the necks and everything in between. One thing they have really nailed in their Speed Neck design with a compound radius fretboard. This slim 1 Piece Maple neck is so nice to play on and it buttery smooth for high speed leads yes still rounded enough to feel great when playing large open chords.
Seymour Duncan Pickups
Seymour Duncan pickups are known for their versatility. Even their heavier sounding pickups still sound great when dialled back and used for blues, rock etc. The Duncan Distortion is the original hot rodded humbucker made for the rock and metal crowd. Using a Ceramic magnet and wound to 16.6k output this is a real beast that sustains like mad man but you can still put a leash on it and dial it back for cleans and crunches.
Here's what Jackson say about the SL2Q
Shred in comfort and style with the innovative Jackson Pro Soloist SL2Q MAH, the final word in high-tech guitar design. A high performance evolution of the electric guitar, this instrument opens up new horizons of playability, resetting the bar of what's possible in guitar design. Unlock your full potential as a player and realize your musical dreams.
The 12"-16" compound radius fingerboard is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing-more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the speedy neck for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out. Chosen specifically for their complementary sound, a pair of modern Seymour Duncan Distortion humbucking pickups drives this guitar's versatile sound, combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Master volume and tone controls shape the pickups' output, which can be further refined with the three-position pickup toggle switch for the precise voice required to bring your musical vision to life. Dive and soar expressively with the Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo bridge, recessed for pick hand comfort and providing laser-accurate intonation and ultra-stable tuning when combined with the Floyd Rose R3 locking nut. The ergonomic Soloist body shape is designed for player comfort and increased balance, eliminating the dread "neck dive" that has brought many a headstock to a sad, untimely end.
The Lamborghini of guitars, Jackson has a proud history of creating instruments that are as easy on an audience's eyes are they are to the player's fingers and ears. All the famous Jackson appointments are here-black nickel hardware, a durable gloss finish, alumiloid piranha neck inlays, single ply neck binding and Jackson's signature pointed 6-In-Line headstock exhibit bold taste. Not for the faint of heart, the Pro Soloist SL2Q MAH is ideal for pro-level players who demand the ultimate in high performance guitars.
- Shape: S
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Top Wood: Quilted Maple
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Tuners: Jackson
- Bridge: Floyd Rose
- Bridge Model: Floyd Rose FRT-O5000 Double Locking Tremolo
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Distortion
- Configuration: HH