When Chris Broderick joined a revitalized Megadeth in 2008, fans were awestruck by his dazzling thrash fretwork. Jackson now honors this modern metal master with the Chris Broderick Soloist, in six-string and seven-string models.
Working with Jackson Custom Shop Master Builder Mike Shannon, Broderick designed his own special take on the venerable Soloist, with an offset arch-top mahogany body and quilt maple top (with matching headstock). Features include quartersawn maple neck with quilt maple binding and Floyd Rose nut, natural body and headstock binding, ebony fingerboard with 12" radius and 24 jumbo stainless steel frets, Broderick-designed Custom DiMarzio direct-mounted humbucking neck and bridge pickups, kill switch, recessed Floyd Rose Pro bridge, black hardware, Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners, side-mounted Rhoads jack, Ernie Ball strap locks and case.
Body Material: Quilt Maple Top with Mahogany Back and Sides
Body Shape: Soloist
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Painted
Neck Binding: Quilted Maple
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Jackson Floyd Rose
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Bridge Pickup: Chris Broderick Designed Custom DiMarzio (Direct Mounted)
Neck Pickup: Chris Broderick Designed Custom Direct-Mount DiMarzio
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Killswitch
Pickup Configuration: HH
Special Electronics: Killswitch
Bridge: Floyd Rose Pro (recessed)
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Machines: Planet Waves Auto-Trim
Unique Features: Ernie Ball strap locks, Planet Waves Auto-trim Tuners, kill switch, Quartersawn Maple neck, Mahogany sides and back, natural binding on body & headstock, matching Quilted headcap, Quilted Maple neck binding, 12" radius, Ebony fingerboard, Chris Broderick designed Custom DiMarzio direct mounted pickups, and recessed Floyd Rose Pro bridges
Strap Locks: Ernie Ball Strap Locks
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I own a number of high-end guitars (Petrucci BFR, PRS Custom 24, Soloist, Ibanez JEM) and this one scores just as high as the other ones.
It plays fast, and it's very comfortable. It looks amazing. It's a little bit on the heavy-weight side (most are, if you compare them to the JEM) but it's still a joy to play. I find it hard to believe that, while this being a 'Jackson Soloist', it feels so different to the SL1 Soloist that I have.
Finally, my guitar required some setup, which is reasonable considering the weather conditions in Florida.
Custom Guitar's Friend gave me a great price and I am very satisfied with this guitar.
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