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 7 is a 25.5" scale, 7-string guitar featuring a resonant mahogany body and through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement for rock-solid sustain and stability. Hosting 24 jumbo frets, its 12"-radius bound laurel fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles, comfortable for both low riffing and soaring leads.
Contemporary guitarists require tonal versatility and punchy clarity to keep pace with the rapid twists and turns of today’s metal. Direct mount Broderick-designed custom DiMarzio® humbucking neck and bridge pickups punch well above their weight, cranking out monstrous tone that will pin your ears back. The volume control conceals a push/pull switch for coil-splitting, unlocking even more tonal options while the tone control's push/pull switch enables the tone circuit. A mini-toggle kill switch allows for the stuttering effects that have become integral in modern metal.
Other features include a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system, Jackson die-cast tuners, Dunlop dual-locking strap buttons, reverse AT-1 headstock and black hardware.
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.
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.052 Gauges, 7-String) Strap Buttons Dunlop® Dual-Locking
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Gloss / Painted Neck Binding White Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Laurel Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Floyd Rose® Locking Nut Width 1.875" (47.6 mm) Position Inlays None Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Truss Rod Wrench Yes Headstock Reverse Jackson® AT-1 3x4 (3 Over/4 Under) Headstock Binding White 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.