Jackson SLATHXQ8 X Series Soloist - Trans Black

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Quilt Maple Top Veneer, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Trans Black
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Sweetwater Savings: $270.40 MSRP: $1,020.39
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Jackson SLATHXQ8 X Series Soloist - Trans Black
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Incredible 8-string Value

Ready to deploy an 8-string shred attack? Sweetwater has your weapon of choice. The Jackson SLATHX 3-8 rocks a lightweight, arched Soloist basswood body with a stunning quilt maple top veneer, a through-body maple neck that's graphite-reinforced for maximum stability, direct-mounted Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Nazgul (bridge) pickups, a bound, compound-radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Piranha Pearloid inlays, and a string-through body hardtail bridge. This guitar's 26.5" scale length that keeps your low strings nicely tempered and tight-sounding, and the rest of the instrument feeling and sounding like, well, a guitar. If you're ready to create music on an 8-string, the Jackson SLATHX 3-8 delivers killer tone, playability, and looks - and outstanding value.

Jackson SLATHX 3-8 Features at a Glance:
  • Basswood body with quilt maple top veneer, gloss polyester finish
  • Through-body maple neck with scarf joint head stock
  • Dark rosewood fingerboard, 12"-16" compound radius, with 24 jumbo frets and
  • Piranha Tooth (small shark fin) fingerboard inlays
  • 26.5" scale length; 2.12" nut width
  • Jackson HT8 8-string hardtail, strings-through-body
  • Jackson sealed die-cast tuners
  • Factory string gauges: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046, .052, .065
  • Direct-mount Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Bridge) and Sentient (Neck) pickups
  • 3-position pickup selector toggle
  • Master Volume, Master Tone controls
Get amazing 8-string value with the Jackson SLATHX 3-8!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Soloist
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 8
Body Material Basswood
Top Material Quilt Maple Veneer
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Color Polyester
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Piranha Teeth
Number of Frets 24 Jumbo
Scale Length 26.5"
Nut Width 2.12"
Bridge/Tailpiece Jackson HT8 8-String Hardtail
Tuners Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Direct Mount Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge Pickup Direct Mount Seymour Duncan Nazgul
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings NPS (.009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046, .052, .065)
Manufacturer Part Number 2916281585

Customer Reviews

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Decent guitar

The tracking information wasn't updated properly.It arrived earlier than expected though. I opened the box and plugged it in, the pickup selected didn't "work" the bridge pickup was silent. After a couple of hours it worked. The sound is good. I'm surprised by basswood. It's perfect for lead.
Music background: Classical guitar and Heavy Metal styles
See also: 8 String Electric Guitars, Jackson, Jackson 8-string Guitars, Jackson Solidbody Guitars