Slipknot lead guitarist Mick Thomson is one of metal’s most successful and revered players. His game changing, take-no-prisoners approach to metal guitar has influenced countless musicians worldwide, while his black hole-heavy de-tuned guitar sound has been an integral part of Slipknot for more than two decades.
Capable of handling his acclaimed aggressive technique and tone, the USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist™ is a sinister axe loaded with premium features including genuine mahogany body wings coupled with a graphite reinforced through-body three-piece maple neck—carved to a custom super-thin profile for maximum comfort and high-speed playability, and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 frets.
This signature Soloist is powered by a pair of Mick Thomson signature Seymour Duncan® Blackouts to complement the complex, crushing riffs Thomson plays in dropped tunings. The EMTY bridge pickup offers the energy and output of the original Blackouts but with Thomson’s custom voicing to emphasize the percussive chunk of palm-muted notes. Designed for crystal clear clean tones, the EMTY neck pickup can also produce more aggressive mids and increased sustain for high-speed solos and ominous melodic interludes when you crank up the gain.
Other features include a Jackson MTB HT6 hardtail bridge and locking nut for laser-accurate intonation and ultra-stable tuning, a single volume control, three-way blade switch and a recessed barrel jack.
Beastly sounding with classic style, the USA Signature Mick Thomson Soloist™ is available in either a Gloss Black finish with white binding or in Arctic White with black binding. Both colors feature matching reverse pointed 6-in-line headstocks and black hardware, including the Schaller® strap locks and Jackson-branded sealed die-cast tuners. Comes with an SKB® hardshell case.
Three-Piece Maple Graphite Reinforced Neck-Through-Body Design
True neck-through-body construction has been a Jackson hallmark since 1980, allowing for greater playability and sustain. The neck-through design is a method of guitar construction which involves extending the three pieces of maple used for the neck through the entire length of the body for added strength. Graphite reinforcement rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability to help the instrument withstand the rigors of the road.
Neck Construction 3-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement Neck Finish Gloss Neck Binding Black 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 None Headstock Jackson® Pointed Reverse 6-In-Line Neck Plate None
Dual Mick Thomson Signature Seymour Duncan® Blackouts AHB-3S Pickups
Customized to fit Thomson’s slaughtering riffs in dropped tunings, this signature Blackouts set is designed to handle extremes in tone. The bridge accentuates deep, chunky palm-muted styles, while the neck pickup cleans up extremely well for crystal clear tones that get more aggressive with increased gain.