X Series Soloist™ SL3XM DX, Maple Fingerboard, Satin Black
The Jackson® name has always been synonymous with state-of-the-art guitar technology, and the company continues to lead the way in crafting instruments that exceed the demands of today’s most discerning players. Melding classic style with modern materials and construction, the Jackson X Series Soloist™ SL3XM DX is yet another bold step in the world of high-tech guitars.
A stylishly contoured poplar body and pure Jackson neck-through-body construction ensure 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 maple neck, protecting it against environmental depredations, while the ultra-fast 12"-16" compound radius bound maple 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 SL3XM DX comes loaded with a select power trio of Duncan Designed™ pickups; 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 harmonics and highly dynamic responsiveness. Harness the sonic horsepower of these pickups with five-way pickup blade switching and single volume and tone controls.
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 or harmonic squeal.
Loaded with purebred Jackson DNA and unbelievable value, the X Series Soloist SL3XM DX in Satin Black bears Jackson’s traditional appointments—black hardware, dome-style control knobs, black sharkfin fingerboard inlays, zebra pickups covers and the famous Jackson pointed 6-in-line black headstock.
12"-16" Compound Radius Maple Fingerboard
Jackson pioneered the use of the innovative 12"-16" compound radius design, in which the maple fingerboard gradually flattens toward the heel from its more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for comfortable and natural-feeling chording and riffing near the nut, with optimal shred articulation and bending nearer the heel.
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Satin Color Matched Neck Binding Black Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Floyd Rose® Special Locking Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Black Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Truss Rod Wrench Yes Headstock Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line Headstock Binding Black Neck Plate None
Duncan Designed™ HB-103B Humbucking Bridge and Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails™ Single-Coil Middle and Neck Pickups
An atypical configuration for Jackson, this guitar features a humbucker in the bridge position and two Hot-Rails™ pickups in the neck and middle 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.