Engineered from its inception for high speed, technically demanding guitar playing the Pro Series Soloist™ SL2 is a purebred shred machine. The fine minds at Jackson put their heads together and created the next evolution of innovative guitars, melding sound, playability and ultra-modern style into a unique music machine that redefines metal prowess.
Premium features include a resonant mahogany body and a one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rods to provide stiffness and stability, guarding against temperature- and humidity-induced bending and warping. The SL2’s 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the neck (with hand-rubbed oil back finish) for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.
Chosen specifically for their incredible sound, a pair of modern Seymour Duncan® Distortion Mayhem humbucking pickups drives this guitar’s voice, combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Single volume and tone controls shape the pickups’ output, which can be further refined with the three-way pickup toggle switch for the precise voice required to bring your musical vision to life. Dive and soar expressively with the Floyd Rose® 1000 series double-locking tremolo bridge system, recessed for pick hand comfort and providing laser-accurate intonation and ultra-stable tuning.
All the famous Jackson appointments are offered with the SL2—black nickel or chrome hardware, sealed die-cast tuners, alumiloid piranha inlays and Jackson’s signature pointed 6-in-line headstock.
Direct Mount Seymour Duncan® Distortion Mayhem Humbucking
The Duncan Distortion Mayhem humbucking pickups incorporate a massive ceramic magnet and hot coil windings to deliver well-balanced rock and metal tones that have rich upper midrange harmonic content. These high-output pickups deliver searing lead tone and crunchy rhythms, and also clean up well for smooth, fluid solos under high gain. The pickups are mounted to the body for increased resonance and vibration transfer, adding more punch and sustain to your sound.
Neck Construction 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Oiled Neck Binding White Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Piranha Tooth (Small Sharkfin) Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Headstock Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line Neck Plate None
Floyd Rose® FRT-O5000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
The highly innovative Floyd Rose® tremolo system has been a key feature in guitars since the early 1980s. Recessed for picking-hand comfort, the Floyd Rose 1000 series bridge is a professional-grade double-locking design that secures the strings in the saddle and nut, providing ultimate tuning stability.