Ferrari of electric guitars (Jackson Soloist SLXQ)
Never owned a Jackson and this is my first! In my opinion itís the Ferrari of electric guitars. Itís got a compound radius neck for killer fast attack and playing. Easy to chord and just plain get down with this guitar. Iíve never owned an axe with EMG pickups, and these sound great. I personally donít like popping batteries into a guitar to get a sound, and I doubt I ever will, but to me - these EMGs sound great. Comes with a Floyd Rose, not the blue blood one, but a fully functional, and it does stay in tune! I've wanged it pretty good and itís solid. I also had Sweetwater install some Dunlop strap locks for me and their cool too! And, I bought a Gator Strat style case for this axe and it fits great!
Finish is really nice, like the rosewood fret board with shark fin inlays. And the master tone and volume are silky smooth and very responsive. Overall, Iíve very pleased with this Jackson guitar, so much so Iím ordering the natural finish one. Its light weight, well balanced, and for the price itís my opinion nothing comes close for what Jackson is putting into this excellent axe. The new X Series for 2012 a fabulous axe, value, and all around high performing axe.