With his dazzling thrash fretwork, former Megadeth and current Act of Defiance guitarist Chris Broderick is heralded as an exacting and modern metal master.
When Broderick first came to Jackson to design his own signature model, he had very exacting demands in mind for his take on the venerable Soloist™. Finding a more-than-willing partner up for the challenge, Broderick coined the longstanding high-performance guitar giant as the “company that could.”
The results of the collaboration are sophisticated riffing machines loaded with the premium features needed to keep up with the most demanding music produced today.
The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist 6 boasts an arch-top mahogany body and through-body maple neck, 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, 25.5" scale length, stylish fingerboard and headstock binding, direct-mounted DiMarzio® Chris Broderick signature pickups, Floyd Rose® Special tremolo, Jackson die-cast tuners and Dunlop® locking strap buttons.
Direct Mount DiMarzio® D Activator Chris Broderick Signature Pickups
The Broderick-designed DiMarzio® D Activator humbucking neck and bridge pickups are passive with a lot of headroom, and respond quickly and accurately to changes in pick attack. A hard pick attack doesn’t cause the signal to flatten out and picking more softly or rolling the volume control down lets the sound clean up naturally. Tonally versatile, these pickups punch well above their weight, cranking out monstrous tone that will pin your ears back, while also delivering glassy single-coil tones.
Neck Material 1-Piece Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Gloss Color Matched Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Laurel Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays None Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Reverse Jackson® 3x3 AT-1 (3 Over/3 Under) Neck Plate None
2-Position Mini-Toggle Kill Switch
This mini-toggle kill switch allows for the stuttering effects that have become integral in modern metal.