Jackson SL1 Soloist - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 3 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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A Stunning Jackson with Neck-through Construction for Maximum Sustain!

The Jackson Select Series SL1 Soloist solidbody electric guitar gives you the features you expect from a purpose-built shredding tone-machine - and more! The SL1 Soloist features Jackson's clean lines and highly functional setup, adding impressive touches such as a neck-through-body design for even more sustain, a classy compound radius ebony fingerboard, and a Floyd Rose Original tremolo. In addition to its maple neck and alder body, this axe also features three great-sounding humbucking pickups (two stacked) for monster tone. Get your hands on a SL1 Soloist today!

Jackson Select Series SL1 Soloist Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Neck-through design
  • Weapon of choice
  • Stellar components and construction
Neck-through design

This guitar owes its great tone and sustain in great part to something you won't even notice at first glance: a neck-through-body design. The quartersawn hard rock maple neck, paired with an ebony fingerboard (adorned with mother-of-pearl shark fin inlays, no less) doesn't just join the body; it's actually part of the body! This configuration contributes to the sustain of the SL1 in a big way, since the entire guitar is integrated. You also get two great-sounding, high-output Seymour Duncan Classic Stack stacked humbuckers, with a TB4 humbucker in the bridge position. Add cool black hardware and a genuine Floyd Rose Original double-locking trem, and you're ready to rock!

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: high-quality hard rock maple with a comfortable, fast carve, it's joined to a premium ebony compound radius 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. Top-flite hardware is another Jackson hallmark, including highly stable trems and dependable tuning machines.

Jackson Select Series SL1 Soloist Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Black
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Neck-through-body quartersawn maple
  • Neck Dimensions: 3rd fret: .790", 12th fret: .850"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, compound (12" to 16") radius
  • Bound fingerboard and headstock
  • Neck inlays: mother-of-pearl shark fin; inlaid mother-of-pearl jackson logo
  • No. of frets: 24 jumbo Frets
  • Scale length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width at nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucking pickup
  • Middle pickup:Seymour Duncan Classic Stack humbucking pickup
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Classic Stack humbucking pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-position blade pickup selector
  • CTS pots and Switchcraft switches
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original double-locking 2-Point tremolo
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast tuners
  • Hardware: Black
  • Strings: NPS, gauges .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
The Jackson Select Series SL1 Soloist puts monster rock tone in your hands!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Soloist
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Neck-through-body
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 12"-16" compound radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl shark fins
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Original double locking 2-point tremolo
Tuners Die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Humbucker
Middle Pickup Seymour Duncan Classic Stack Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan JB TB4 Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 2803070803

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The best

This is the best neck thru I have ever played, low action, great neck and killer sounding pickups, once I got it, I called Marshall Oliver and ordered another one! It arrived the next day perfectly set up, ready to go.

I got one!

My bud had one 30 years ago with scallop frets(beat the heck out of it)and I just got what I expected. Great instrument 😎So versatile sl1
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