X Series Soloist™ SLATXMG3-6, Rosewood Fingerboard, Satin Black
One name is synonymous with the utmost in high-performance guitar design—Jackson, the progenitor of all musical speed machines. Conceived as a launching platform for technically advanced guitar playing, the X Series Soloist™ SLATXMG3-6 is rife with Jackson’s bloodline—sophisticated ergonomic design, ultra-fast playability and, of course, monstrous tone.
Dual graphite reinforcement rods run the length of the maple neck with speed profile to fortify it against the extremes of nature, buttressing it against warping while a fast 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard creates the ideal playing surface for fat riffs and easy chording near the black plastic nut while gradually flattening in the upper registers for lightning-quick solos and wide bends without fear of fretting out.
A pair of EMG active humbucking pickups—an 85 neck pickup and 81 bridge pickup—generate versatile, huge and high output tones for brutal distortion and clear, crisp cleans, while the Floyd Rose® Special bridge provides excellent vibrato with tuning stability.
Classic Jackson appointments include the instantly recognizable piranha inlays, black hardware, single-ply neck binding and the Soloist’s ergonomically arched top for playing blazing licks with comfort. Sleek, refined, and dangerous, the SLATXMG3-6 Soloist is art brought to life, tempered with high-tech performance for the ultimate metal machine.
EMG® 81/85 Humbucking Pickups
This classic EMG pickup combination features the ever-popular 81, which delivers an impressive amount of high end cut and fluid sustain. The sophisticated and versatile 85 includes Alnico magnets that can take the player from blues to metal, providing the ability to jump from a smooth lead tone to a deep growl.
Neck Construction 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint Neck Finish Satin Urethane 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 Rosewood 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® 3+3 AT-1 Neck Plate None
12"-16" Compound Radius Fingerboard
Jackson pioneered the use of the innovative 12"-16" compound radius design, in which the fingerboard gradually flattens toward the heel from its more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for comfortable and natural-feeling chording and riffing near the nut, with optimal shred articulation and bending nearer the heel.