Signature Scott Ian King V

In a career spanning four decades, veritable thrash godfather Scott Ian has pummeled audiences with his huge sound and formidable chops. Ian not only co-founded New York “Big Four” thrash institution Anthrax, but also helped create and define U.S. metal in the mid-1980s.

Experience the longtime Jackson endorser’s signature thrash tone with these King V models bearing his name and preferred features.


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USA Signature Scott Ian King V KVT


24.75" scale, mahogany body, through-body mahogany neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12"-16" compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearl block inlays, white pickguard, chrome hardware, ivoroid binding on the neck and headstock, Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 humbucking bridge pickup and ’59 SH-1N humbucking neck pickup, and TonePros® adjustable Tune-O-Matic style bridge with Gotoh stop tailpiece and Gotoh® die-cast tuners. Comes with hardshell case.

Available in Ivory.


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X Series Signature Scott Ian King V KVXT


24.75” scale, mahogany body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12” -16” compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid bock inlays, white or mirror pickguard, chrome hardware, white binding on the neck and headstock, Duncan Designed humbucking pickups (HB-103), master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and Jackson compensated and adjustable TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece and Jackson die-cast tuners.

Available in NEW Gloss Black with Mirror Pickguard or in Ivory with White Pickguard.


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“This is the first one they built me and they sent it and I plugged it in at home just through a small amp at my house and I was like, ‘that sounds really good,’ but I couldn’t really tell. I always have to wait until I fire it up through my rig and/or be in the studio with it to make a record, and it just so happens we were recording For All Kings soon after I received this guitar. So I brought this down to plug it into the studio and really hear it under the microscope and it was the best-sounding guitar pretty much that I own. I ending up using this on ¾ of the record. It has such an amazing edge to it and just the perfect amount of output. It’s just perfect. It’s the best-sounding guitar that I’ve ever played in my history of playing rhythm guitar and I think that’s saying quite a lot after all of these records I’ve made since 1983. It’s really incredible.”

- Scott Ian