X Series Soloist™ SL3X DX, Laurel Fingerboard, Absynthe Frost
The Jackson® name has always been synonymous with state-of-the-art guitar technology, and the company continues to lead the way in crafting instruments that exceed the demands of today’s most discerning players. Melding classic style with modern materials and construction, the Jackson X Series Soloist™ SL3X DX is yet another bold step in the world of high-tech guitars.
A stylishly contoured poplar body and pure Jackson neck-through-body construction ensure ergonomic comfort during long sets along with monstrous sustain and smooth playing all the way up to the 24th jumbo fret. Graphite-reinforcement rods run through the maple neck, protecting it against environmental depredations, while the ultra-fast 12"-16" compound radius bound laurel fingerboard is built from the get-go for easy chording and riffing near the nut and rapid, fret-out-free leads as you move up the neck.
The SL3X DX comes loaded with a select power trio of Duncan Designed™ pickups; high-output HR-101 Hot Rails single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions are matched to a powerful HB-103B humbucking bridge pickup for complementary harmonics and highly dynamic responsiveness. Harness the sonic horsepower of these pickups with five-way pickup blade switching and single volume and tone controls.
The recessed Floyd Rose® Special double-locking tremolo bridge system is fluidly easy to use, ensuring that your axe precisely returns to its original tuning after every dive-bomb or flutter.
Stunningly wicked in a variety of finishes including an all-new Absynthe Frost finish , the X Series Soloist SL3X DX bears Jackson’s traditional appointments—black hardware, knurled dome-style control knobs, pearloid sharkfin fingerboard inlays, zebra pickup bobbins and the famous Jackson pointed 6-in-line black headstock.
Through-Body Maple Neck Construction with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck-through-body construction has been a Jackson hallmark since 1980, allowing for greater playability comfort and enhanced sustain. Neck-through is a method of guitar construction which involves extending the piece of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the body. Graphite-reinforcement rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability to help the instrument withstand the rigors of the road.
Neck Material Maple Neck Construction Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Gloss Color Matched Neck Binding White Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Fingerboard Material Laurel Number of Frets 24 Fret Size Jumbo Nut Material Floyd Rose® Special Locking Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Pearloid Sharkfin Truss Rod Nut Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut Truss Rod Wrench Yes Headstock Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line Headstock Binding White Neck Plate None
Duncan Designed™ HB-103B Humbucking Bridge and Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails™ Single-Coil Middle and Neck Pickups
An atypical configuration for Jackson, this guitar features a humbucker in the bridge position and two Hot-Rails™ pickups in the neck and middle positions. The powerful Duncan Designed HB-103B delivers high output tone with lots of crunch and harmonics, while the fearsome Duncan Designed™ HR-101 Hot Rails™ deliver warm and articulate chords, with a scoop in the mids; solos will be fat and crisp with near-endless sustain.