Gus G. spent the past decade affirming his status as one of metal’s reigning guitar virtuosos. Personally handpicked by Ozzy Osbourne in August 2009, he served as the heavy metal legend’s lead guitarist through spring 2017, while also establishing himself as an acclaimed solo artist with more than a dozen studio albums to his credit. He’s also managed to find time to perform worldwide with acts as diverse as Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and his own band, Firewind. Firewind released their 8th studio album Immortals at the beginning of 2017, earning critical acclaim and landing the Greek-based band on international sales charts.
Jackson pays homage to the Greek Metal God with his very own signature X Series Gus G. Star model, offering a new take on one of Jackson’s original avant-garde body shapes.
Features a mahogany body with a one-piece through-body maple neck stabilized by a pair of graphite reinforcement rods and scarf joint, and a 12” radius rosewood bound fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.
A pair of Seymour Duncan® Gus G. Signature Blackouts power this pointed machine, with a single master volume control and three-way toggle switch to shape and refine tone. Also equipped with a Jackson® compensated and adjustable bridge with anchored tailpiece, black hardware and Jackson® pointed 6-in-line headstock.
Available in Satin Black with White Pinstripes and Satin White with Black Pinstripes.
Seymour Duncan® Gus G. Signature Blackouts AHB-11S
This matched set of two traditionally constructed humbuckers and a battery-powered Blackouts dual preamp was created for Gus G., who wanted the power of active pickups without sacrificing the hair-trigger response of his favorite Seymour Duncan passive pickups. Experience massive tone, kick, and distortion of traditional Blackouts, plus the rich tone and expressive feel of commonly found in passive pickups.
Neck Construction 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Satin / Painted Neck Binding White Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line Neck Plate None
Single Volume Control Knob
The volume control is wired directly to the output jack, allowing the characteristic of the pickup to shine through without any other tonal aspect blanketing the sound. This creates full output and bright, rich and ballsy tone.