As a longtime Jackson endorser (since 1986) and lead guitarist for one of the world’s biggest-selling rock bands, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen has deftly wrung numerous classic riffs from Jackson guitars. It’s impossible to imagine the ‘80s and ‘90s rock charts—or Jackson history—without him.
Collen’s PC1 Dinky was one of the original Jackson signature instruments, and continues to stand out in modern times with its staple exotic woods and a Jackson Sustainer/Driver. Refreshed in 2017, Collen’s revered USA signature models keep up with his latest tastes and specifications.
The USA Signature Phil Collen PC1™ Matte model boasts premium features including a caramelized mahogany body, bolt-on two-piece quartersawn caramelized flame maple neck with hand-rubbed urethane gel on the back and graphite reinforcement, 12”-16”compound radius caramelized flame maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, convenient thumbwheel truss rod butt adjust and licensed Fender® Stratocaster® headstock.
Collen’s favored H/S/S configuration is also here, with a DiMarzio® DP-152-F bridge pickup, DiMarzio® HS-2™ DP116 middle pickup and a PC1 Sustainer Driver neck pickup. Equipped with dome-style master volume, master tone and intensity control knobs, as well as a five-way blade switch to tweak and refine tone, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo with die-cast tuners.
Available in Satin Gray and Matte Blue Frost with black hardware.
A caramelized mahogany body is paired with a caramelized flame Maple Neck and a caramelized flame maple Fingerboard for exquisite Style and woody, warm and focused Tone.
Neck Material Quartersawn Caramelized Flame Maple Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Urethane Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Caramelized Flame Maple Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays None Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel Headstock Licensed Fender® Stratocaster® Neck Plate Jackson®
A staple in Phil Collen’s signature instruments, the Sustainer/Driver features a sustain neck pickup that offers unending sustain, plus a toggle to turn the system on and off. A switch is also included to choose between sustaining the notes or the harmonics, allowing for a wide variety of tonal options.