Before I plugged it in, I was impressed by the thinness of Jackson HT7 Misha Mansoor Pro Series Juggernaut's neck. I couldn't believe it was a 7 string! Luminlays on the side of the fretboard are one of the reasons this guitar is in my collection, since they let me know where I am on dim stages. It's stable enough to handle my aggressive picking style, and the tone is versatile enough for alt rock to technical metal. That's why the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut has become my primary 7-string guitar.
Great guitar it plays amazing!
First and foremost this guitar looks good. The pictures really don't do it justice. When I ordered this guitar I wasn't really sure if I liked the finish a lot but in person...man it looks really good. The ebony fretboard feels really smooth and bends and vibratos are effortless. I prefer a 20" radius but the 16" is a pretty minimal difference and I got used to it pretty quickly. The maple feels so easy to play on. Sliding up and down the fretboard feels just natural. And with locking tuners I personally haven't had any tuning issues. It comes in 7 standard: BEADGBE.
The big thing that everyone has been complaining about with this guitar is the pickups and I have to say, the pickups are the weakest component on this guitar. They just don't have that punch and clarity compared to, not just the BKP Juggernauts that a lot of people compare them to, but a lot of pickups out there in general. I will definitely be swapping them out.
I still completely recommend this guitar for anyone looking to start playing 7-string as it is a great entry level and aside from the lacking pickups, the guitar IS worth the price.
Wow Just Wow!!!!!
Just got this today and I pulled it out of the box and with out even playing any chords I was super happy with my purchase!!!! The neck feels right and the body shape just absolutely screams METAL.
The pickups are clear yet beefy. Just buy one I'm already thinking of getting the white six string in the fall. Great job Jackson and by sales rep Matt making sure I got my hands on this bad boy.
I am absolutely in love with this guitar. I just got it in the mail yesterday and I love. This is my first Indonesian manufactured guitar and I am impressed. I was a bit nervous about the neck profile and thickness since I didn't play this before I bought it. I do not like the Wizard necks because they are way too thin. I found this neck to be just right. It has more of a D shape to it and it is very comfortable. The thickness is just right. I believe this would be great for shredders and chord players alike. The pickups are outstanding. I was hoping that they would give me a similar sound to the BKP Juggernauts and they do come very close. They are aggressive with a tight low end and very crispy highs. They are very articulate and don't get muddy at all. My only complaint is that the neck pickup isn't as silky and full bodied as I would like, but that is my personal preference. I prefer more of a '59 or Jazz in the neck. I prefer the Petrucci warmth on the neck pickup. The action on this is fantastic. I imagine this has a lot to do with the setup at Sweetwater though. The neck seems exceptionally solid and doesn't move at all, thanks to the graphite reinforcement. The guitar stays in tune very well. After some double stops and other solo riffs it was still in tune. The hardware feels very stable and well made too. The pots are a little tight so if you are looking for a quick volume pot that turns off quickly this is not it. I don't mind the fact it is a bit tight though. The only thing I wasn't really happy with was the screw holes on the neck joint have some paint missing from when they attached the neck. It is only noticeable when you look at the screw holes, but other than that the finish is fantastic- it looks just like the picture. I highly recomend this guitar. It feels like a USA made guitar even though it isn't. I own a couple of early 2000 PRS CE-24 and I am very happy to add this to my collection.
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