Jackson Pro Series Soloist SL3Q MAH Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard

Feature: What it does:
Quilted maple top Beautiful "wavy" grain; adds clarity
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo Licensed design based on original; great stability
Seymour Duncan TB-6 Distortion bridge pickup High-output humbucker for agressive players
- Series: Pro Series
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple
- Neck Finish: Oiled
- Fingerboard: Ebony, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 24, Jumbo
- Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose 1000 Series Locking, 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
- Position Inlays: Piranha Tooth (Small Sharkfin)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-6 Distortion
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL Single-Coil
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Inner Coil of Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3: Neck and Bridge Outer Coil
- Position 4: Neck and Middle Pickup
- Position 5: Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Control Knobs: Dome-Style
- Hardware Finish: Black Nickel
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel, .009-.042 Gauges
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Chlorine Burst
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2914322521
Dark Amber
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2914322558
Quilt Blonde
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2914322557
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690
(2 ratings)
Submitted March 18, 2020 by Del H in Austin, TX
"Comparable to MIJ Pro Series"
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2020 purchase. This is my third Jackson Soloist and the quality is finally on par with my MIJ pro series guitars.Fit and finish is very good overall. I did have to adjust the setup on the guitar as I play 1/2 step down from standard tuning. Action is great at 1/8 inch with no buzzing. Neck is very stable in changing weather conditions (Central Texas). All electronics work as they should with no scratchiness to the pots. Frets were well dressed and polished from the factory. Oiled neck is comfortable. Be aware that the Duncan distortion in the bridge has a pronounced mid-range. It is nothing like the JB or Blackouts found on other models. This can serve you well depending on amp and genre/sub-genre you might be playing in.

The stock Duncan Distortion has a pronounced midrange to my ears. The Duncan Custom Flat Strat pickups definitely add chime in positions 4 & 5. I replaced the Duncan Distortion with a Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn which has a more scooped sound with a slightly hotter than PAF wind.

I’m a Floyd player so that has to be the most useful feature in the guitar for me.

Ease of Use
Playability with low action is really good with this guitar. I didn’t have to make any adjustments except to action and intonation because I play tuned 1/2 step down.

Quality and figment were comparable to my MIJ read more pro series Jackson.

The value in this instrument was what I would expect from a new build in the pro series.

Manufacturer Support
No need to use it.

The Wow Factor
I don’t get wowed easily. A guitar is a tool to get me from point a to point b. It has to be playable out of the box. Everything else is personal customization. From switches, to pots, to pickups. I play for a living so that’s how I view a guitar. It helps me accomplish the task at hand.

Musical Background:
I’m a professional musician playing for 40 years. I play guitar, bass and keys.

Musical Style:
I play jazz, rock, hard rock, metal, country, pop, blues, folk
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