Jackson SL2H Soloist (Transparent Blue)Item ID: SL2HTB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Flame Maple Top, and Humbucking Pickups - Trans Blue
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From Our Research Team:
A Highly Playable, Killer Guitar!The Jackson SL2H Soloist is one serious axe that provides ideal tones for the most serious metal and hard rock tunes. The Select Series SL2H Soloist offers a fast-playing maple neck with sustain-inducing neck-through-body design, while its alder body boasts a gorgeous flame maple top. Plus, you can be sure you won't be short on sound thanks to two Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups and a Floyd Rose Original tremolo. Chrome hardware offers class, while mother-of-pearl shark fin inlays give the Jackson SL2H Soloist's look even more growl.
Jackson SL2H Soloist at a Glance:
Weapon of choice
From Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Rick Savage to James Root of Slipknot and Stone Sour and Derrick Green of Sepultura (just to name a few), some of the most formidable axe-slingers in rock have used Jackson guitars to generate their fretboard fireworks - for good reason! Jackson guitars are designed from the ground up for monster tone, amazing playability, and rock-solid reliability every time they take the stage or hit the studio. Of course, it doesn't hurt to look good, either; if you're looking for a visually stunning instrument to impress your audience and show that you mean business, you want a Jackson!
Stellar components and construction
What makes Jackson the solidbody electric guitar of choice for so many players? Start with the neck: choice wood with a comfortable, fast carve, it's joined to a compound-radius ebony fingerboard and optimized for blazing leads and massive chords alike. Jackson guitar bodies are designed with killer tone and eye-catching looks in mind, providing distinctive body shapes while staying lightweight enough to play all night. Jackson uses premium Seymour Duncan pickups for ample output so you can get the most out of your amp. Premium hardware is another Jackson hallmark, including highly stable trem bridge units and dependable tuning machines.
Jackson SL2H Soloist Features:
The Jackson SL2H Soloist is a monster axe with wicked tone and killer looks!
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Jason, San Diego, CA
Reviewsbased on 1 review
As Good As It Gets
by Tim from The Middle of Nowhere USAI bought my first Charvel/Jackson back in '89 and still own several from the 80s era, including a Custom Shop Jackson Soloist that was my main stage guitar for 5 years (now comfortably retired). Needl... read more [+]ess to say, I knew what to expect, or at least thought I did.
July 8, 2010
Music Background: Ex-Pro Guitarist, Recording Hobbyist
This new SL2 is amazing. It plays at least as well as anything I own. It sounds better than any of my other Jacksons, perfect blend of Les Paul girth and Strat spank. Stays in perfect tune, too. The Duncan JB was never a favorite of mine, but works very well here.
The only negative thing I can say is that there's a slight finish flaw on the top of the fretboard at the 5th fret. It looks like a small run that wasn't sanded down completely. It's really small, though, and I never feel it or notice it at all unless I'm looking for it. Other than that, the finish is flawless. The top is highly figured, on par with my PRS Custom 24 Artist and better than 95% of the PRS 10-Tops I've seen. The color is really a deep sapphire blue, vaguely purple, and is dazzling under stage lights. The pictures don't come anywhere close to doing it justice.
Eleven years ago, I pretty much gave up locking tremolos... just wasn't the direction I was going at the time. Since then, I've collected a number of Gibsons (Custom Shop and production), Fenders (Custom Shop and production), and PRS guitars (among others). This Jackson is as well made as any of them and better than most, the closest being PRS (which has amazing quality - great guitars in their own right). It doesn't sound like any of them, doesn't really feel like any of them, either.
Also, I have to mention the setup Sweetwater did before shipping the guitar. I had told them I'd tweak it myself, so just go with pretty standard settings. Out of the box, the action was lower than some of my Gibsons, no rattles, no buzzes, and perfectly in tune. Actually, it was over a week before I made any changes at all. That's never been the case with *any* other guitar I've ever owned. Sweetwater has always been a pleasure to do business with, always professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and never pushy or rude. Thanks, again, Kurt and everyone else! Keep up the great work, guys!! close [-]
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