The Jackson name has always been synonymous with state-of-the-art guitar technology and playing, leading the way in crafting instruments that exceed the demands of modern players. Pushing the envelope further than it’s ever been pushed, the X Series Soloist™ SL3X is a brave new entry into the world of high-tech guitars. Lead the charge with this streamlined machine designed to unleash your musical beast.
Leap headfirst into the fray with a select power trio of Duncan Designed™ pickups; two high-output HR-101 Hot Rails single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions are matched to a powerful HB-103B humbucking bridge pickup for complementary harmonic response and highly dynamic responsiveness. Single volume and tone controls along with a five-way blade switch control the formidable pickups’ output, making their power yours to command.
A stylishly contoured basswood body and pure Jackson neck-through-body construction ensures ergonomic comfort during long sets along with monstrous sustain and smooth playing all the way up to the 24th jumbo fret. Graphite reinforcement rods run through the one-piece maple neck, protecting it against environmental depredations, while the ultra-fast 12"-16" compound radius rosewood fingerboard is built from the get-go for easy chording and riffing near the nut and rapid, fret-out-free leads as you move up the neck. The recessed Floyd Rose® Special double-locking tremolo bridge system is fluidly easy to use, ensuring that your axe precisely returns to its original tuning after every dive-bomb.
Available in several bold finishes, the X Series Soloist SL3X bears Jackson’s traditional appointments—black hardware, knurled dome control knobs, durable finish that easily shakes off sweat and other grime, pearloid sharkfin fingerboard inlays and the famous Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock. Engineered for the 21st century musician, the SL3X melds classic style with modern materials and construction for this precision music machine.
HSS Configuration: Duncan Designed™ HB-103B/Duncan Designed™ HR-101 Hot Rails™ Pickups
An atypical configuration for Jackson, this guitar features a humbucker in the bridge position and two Hot-Rails™ pickups in the neck and mid positions. The powerful Duncan Designed HB-103B delivers high output tone with lots of crunch and harmonics, while the fearsome Duncan Designed™ HR-101 Hot Rails™ deliver warm and articulate chords, with a scoop in the mids, solos will be fat and crisp with near-endless sustain.
Neck Construction 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Gloss Neck Binding 1-Ply White Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line Neck Plate None
Floyd Rose® Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
Recessed for picking-hand comfort, the Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo features zinc alloy saddles and a zinc alloy sustain block. The double-locking design allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge, resulting in excellent tuning stability and sustain throughout your most aggressive pull-ups and dive bombs.