Jackson X Series Archtop Soloist 8 String - Matte Black No Longer Available

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Soloist Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 EMG 808 Humbucking Pickups, and HT8 Hardtail Bridge - Matte Black
Item ID: SLATXFMG38

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Black Monster of Mayhem

The Jackson X Series Archtop Soloist SLATXFMG3-8 solidbody electric guitar gives you eight strings of pure shredding bliss. Built for playing metal, this Jackson guitar is a well-crafted machine of tone. The matte black finish looks diabolical against the mahogany Soloist body and arched, quilted maple top. With a slightly longer 26.5" scale, you'll have no problem getting your fingers all over the 24 jumbo frets of this 16" radius rosewood fretboard. Do the math - that's 192 notes of ear-splitting mayhem at your disposal with the Jackson SLATXFMG3-8!

Jackson X Series Archtop Soloist SLATXFMG3-8 8-string Solidbody Guitar at a Glance:
  • Dual EMG 808 humbucking pickups with 3-way toggle switch
  • 3-piece through-body maple neck and killer hardware
  • Eight strings of gut-crushing low end
Dual EMG 808 humbucking pickups with 3-way toggle switch

The dual EMG 808 humbucker pickups that are loaded in the Jackson SLATXFMG3-8 are completely optimized for 8-string electric guitars. A good low-end tone on an 8-string guitar used to be hard to come by, but these pickups have eliminated all the muddy dullness produced by the previous impostors. The Alnico V-loaded wide aperture coils produce a beefy low B with plenty of responsiveness. From jazz to speed metal, the EMG 808's deliver superb articulation and a tight overall sound. The 3-way toggle switch, master volume, and master tone controls ensure that you can dial in the perfect tone whether you're a shredder or you've just gotta have more strings.

3-piece through-body maple neck and killer hardware

The 3-piece through-body maple neck is graphite-reinforced to give you longer sustain. And, because the neck is actually one with the guitar, you have easy access up the fretboard. The 16" radius fretboard ensures low action without buzz, and you can bend your strings to their breaking point without worrying about fretting out. Adding to the wicked allure of the Jackson SLATXFMG3-8 are the pearloid piranha inlays and the super-slick Jackson headstock. All the hardware is black and features a string-through-body Jackson HT8 8-string hardtail bridge for tuning stability.

Eight strings of gut-crushing low end

It takes a lot of guts to tackle an 8-string guitar. With the Jackson SLATXFMG3-8, you get a lot of tone with a lot of low-end possibility. The tuning options are endless with an 8-string guitar. If you want a guttural, chugging metal sound, it's always going to be there for you - but don't be afraid to try something different. Some people prefer to tune the upper four strings like a cello and the bottom four like a violin or viola. Although the typical use of an 8-string is for earth-mashing metal, you have a lot of room for creativity with this guitar. Don't be afraid to use all those extra strings for something new that will make heads explode.

Jackson X Series Archtop Soloist SLATXFMG3-8 8-string Solidbody Guitar Features:
  • Sleek mahogany Soloist body
  • 26.5" scale
  • 3-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • 16" radius rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets with pearloid piranha inlays
  • Dual EMG 808 humbucking pickups with 3-way toggle switch
  • Jackson HT8 8-string hardtail bridge with black hardware
Melt some faces with the Jackson Soloist SLATXFMG3-8 8-string electric guitar!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 2916280568

Customer Reviews

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See also: 8 String Electric Guitars, Jackson, Jackson 8-string Guitars, Jackson Solidbody Guitars