For anybody out there who has been complaining that the neck-thru Jackson are a bit too bright, this is the guitar for you. Instead of the standard maple design, they decided to utilize mahogany instead, and it makes a really big difference in terms of how the overall guitar sounds. The guitar features a mahogany body with a flame maple top, a mahogany neck-thru design, an ebony fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets, sharkfin inlays, an original floyd rose, two humbucker configuration, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
The flame on this was very tight and bookmatched nicely. It looked like most standard flames tend to. The transparent finish wasn't exactly my favorite on this as it seems to be a bit too plain looking, but it did a nice job at showing off how the flame truly looks. The fretwork on this was very good, as most USA Jacksons tend to be. The ends were rounded off nicely, and the frets had a very nice crown to them. The guitar had an original floyd rose installed in it, and this happens to be one of my favorite bridges in the entire world. It's super stable, sounds great, flutters nicely and just feels perfect to me. I know a lot of people hate these, but it just seems to really fit on this thing.
The guitar sounds very thick when compared to the other Jacksons out there. The guitar came equipped with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan 59 in the neck. The JB in the bridge is one of the most versatile pickups out there. It's tight enough to do metal but loose and old-school enough to do blues with the twist of the volume knob. Sometimes the JB can be a bit bright, but it really worked nicely in this guitar. The 59 in the neck was great for those super smooth lead tones. However, it had just enough bite to where it remains clear under super fast picking. I was able to get a great clean tone with this, as well. A twist of the tone knob nets a VERY fat sound that can make any legato lover fall in love.
This is probably my favorite configuration for Jackson Soloists. These guitars are very thick sounding, and the maple top helps balance everything out. The guitar felt nice, although I tend to prefer the Dinky's neck to this one. I like to have unfinished necks, and this can be a bit sticky at times when you start to really sweat on stage. Overall, very solid guitar, and I'm sure anybody would be happy with this thing.
The SL2H-MAH puts out a strong Gibson like vibe with its finish and wood combination. The Soloist is a traditional shred guitar so most of them usually come with alder bodies and maple necks. This one puts out a beefier tone due to its selection of wood. This guitar has a mahogany body with a flame maple top. The neck through neck is mahogany with an ebony fretboard. The fretboard has 24 jumbo frets with Jacksons shark fin inlays. The neck has Jacksons compound radius design which makes playing it a dream. The pickups are a traditional set of Seymour Duncans with a JB in the bridge and a 59 in the neck. The bridge is an Original Floyd Rose with a locking nut. The controls are pretty basic with a master volume and master tone with a 3 way toggle.
This guitar has top shelf playability. Being a USA made Jackson the fit and finish is top of the line and the playability is great. Having a neck through design means that there is very little neck joint to get in the way when you are playing on the high frets. The neck is wide and thin with an ebony fretboard. The ebony is smooth under your fingers and this combined with the compound radius neck means this guitar is very easy to play. The compound radius allows the for great playability on both ends of the neck. Near the headstock on the low end the radius is 12 inches which means the fretboard is slightly more curved up there to make playing chord shapes more comfortable. Near the high end the radius is 16 inches which makes shredding and lead playing comfortable as well as playing chords.
I love the one of this guitar. Most shred guitars are very 80s in design and therefore tone. Most guitars like this come with alder bodies and maple necks. This comes from 80s when you needed a really bright guitar to cut through the mix with tons of effects running and whatnot. This guitar has a thick mahogany tone like that of a Les Paul due to the mahogany body and neck. The maple top adds a bit of top end clarity which prevents the tone from getting too muddy. The JB in the bridge and 59 in the neck is a classic set. In a guitar like this you get a lovely warm sound. This set of pickups really brings out the natural tone of the guitar without overpowering it. The warm tone of this guitar means it will sound smooth in just about every position. The 59 is already super smooth. Sometimes the neck position 59 can be too smooth in this guitar. It can get muddy at times. If you find the 59 too muddy you can swap it out with a Jazz and your tone will be similar but with a bit more high end cut to keep it from sounding muddy.
I wish more shred guitars were made like this. I am a fan of the design of shred guitars but being a modern guitar player I dont have much use for a super bright tone. This guitar brings the 80s super fast playability with the warm thick tone of a Les Paul. I find this to be the best of both worlds. The warm smooth tone also works well even in shred music because you do not have such a harsh cutting sound. If you are looking for a shred guitar with a more traditional Les Paul like sound this is the guitar for you.
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Hamtaro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Cest A model manufactured in 2005 in the United States by the guys at Jackson (of course!) Under the evil frula Fender (I'll come), and directly purchased in the United States.
The Soloist to the handle driver 24 jumbo frets above a button in bne is Fully mahogany (neck and body). Like other SL2H, the guitar is quipedun Original Floyd Rose tremolo and Seymour Duncan Humbucker two microphones (59 in a sleeve and a JB in the bridge). CONTRL for everything we have one volume, one tone and a toggle-type switch slecteur three positions.
Do we still prciser Jackson United States that are decorated dun binding around the handle and the head? SERIES this only available in clear finish, the color is crme binding (not white). I chose mine in transparent black. It should be on the prciser SL2H-MAH, the table is a Saddle vritable table 1 / 8 ", which is not the case on other Jackson Select Series United States that that nont drable sheet, just for Aesthetics ct.
Yes, talk of your use because it does not go smoothly sest. Indeed, what was my (bad) surprise of discovering APRS few minutes of play the high E string so silent button on the edge of the output shaft of the rope came as often as Jean Alsi bowls in the gravel during a Grand Prix! APRS a quick inspection and confirmation by a luthier, he sest in April that the vibrato was poorly positioned t!?! Lhabilet thanks to Patrice Blanc, this problem could be properly rsolu for a relatively modest sum, but I remain of the same trsdu to see that this is scratched out LTAT plants in Jackson followed with his badge indicating that the quality of CONTRL does have duly effectus
Rcriminations to register, we must also note that the trigger guard of the G string on the Floyd Rose silent shaking and vibration gnrait unbearable during the game (mostly empty). I lai done replacing
Once the correct default, the guitar is rvle be a formidable instrument, playing with a comfortable handle profile plutt fast, close to that of my King V (yes, I know, cest weird because the two are not censs MODELS have the same profile sleeve), and with Access in acute unbeatable. Versatile is the almost complete thanks to two Seymour Duncan jai DCID to keep and Mount enjoyable time, however, surprised APRS daccoutumance.
Mahogany gives a lot of depth and serious guitar sound, something that could jai aisment seen by comparing it with my King V (saddle and handle alder body). The feeling is DIFFERENT with this feeling of hardness which appears to lower the strings on the Soloist while tuning forks are identical (25.5 ").
To speak of the weight jai found the silent guitar quite heavy, but within a range that a reasonable mapparat less DTRE size as half a shrimp
Finally I STRID and I put 6 / 10 meeting because of problem (called dune guitar to be high-end)
For large distos (mean of Metal) this guitar well filled his office. The JB has an output level plutt important with a good offense, even sil is a little perch in the high-mdiums. Fortunately, mahogany gives him a little lower and rquilibre good sound. The clean sounds are his weak point and tends nasal sound.
The microphone 59 is really good for clean sounds. He has the body for arpges crunch and so little is done quil exploitable for rhythmic funk a little support. Sounds saturssen doing well sil sagit low distortion, and plutt quen solo rhythm.
Aid by the good and the good rsonance sustain of the guitar, it's really nothing wrong nya in terms of sound. Is the versatile meeting and lon can also go ogle the ct of Rock or Blues. Only the Jazz seems to Chappe, and even the 59 could still be misled.
Dune Manir gnrale, both through their microphones confrent alnico magnets plutt sounds fat and round as sharp vritablement (Dimarzio Super Distortion Jai on one another skyscraper The diffrence is obvious!).
Testing with a t effectus LC15R Laney, a good amp to see what is the guitar.
JOperation this guitar since June 2005 and I DCID cowardice because I had a new skyscraper that I wanted Fully mahogany. Very fond of both Jackson and the rev happy with my V King bought a year ago, I chose this SL2H-MAH.
Needless to say jai t trsdu (has not changed since the second section of this opinion ...) because of my msaventure, and the number of problem quality of my statement dernirement (since Fender bought Jackson? No, this is not possible?), I became a little less enthusiastic about Jackson. Sil must add that a significant increase in rates over one year (almost 20%), there are things that go wrong (once more Fender?)
In view of the market and competition, Jackson guitars are still trs attractive, but the slightest problem abolishes any report qualitprix positive. On a guitar this price (1500 euros directly imports from the United States. In France it costs about 1000 euros more ...), the default is inexcusable.
You can not bet that Jackson will be the quality in one year for example, but it seems that current lheure be a little lucky lottery Friends, DGain your wallets!
They are lucky in that Jackson LESP Horizon NT-II is so difficult to find
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krustymars's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Jackson USA 24 frets 2 humbucker Seymour TB1 and SH4
all except mahogany with ebony inlay in mother of pearl shark tooth and "binding" creme original floyd rose bridge (not licensed like many others)
one volume one tone knob a 3-position
I waited a few months after buying this guitar to post my opinion that history is not distorted by the "WOUAW" for when buying a new guitar. I bought it in May 2007. In terms of features we are in the classics for a top model. Mine is sunburst orange-red is really beautiful.
The history of the acquisition of this guitar is: last year I'm tired of scratching my schoolboy (a basic jackson not handle screwed us) that I train for 5 years and I want to spend has a real guitar man, I have a budget between 1000 and 2000 and I have some models from dean and I like good esp. So I go to Nimes in the best shop on the paca scratching of my knowledge (pv ask me if you're interested) to spend the day trying to scratch up to find one that makes me crack without preference or nine OCCAZ. This one was the first I tried and I tried all those behind (for more than 4 hours anyway) seemed to me simply bland. Just turn I fell in love with this really sound and incredible playability! ptite sail for history.
The neck feels like to play faster and easier than any other guitar, yet it is not an ultra-thin handle, just cut it right. It is accessible to the driver and not an acute problem, the notes sound perfect until the 24th fret. Ergonomics standard, even when she weighs the weight and it is rare that I stay up all repeated a particularly fragile that I'm back, for perfectly balanced against (the opposite would be surprising on a guitar of this form).
The sounds! then we are really in the exceptional, I could test a lot of guitar with a lot of high-end brands in different oriented "metal" and I have not found one to date that rivals! I know sound is subjective but really, from the first notes it was a sound that has an incredible personality! When I bought it was equipped with the original pickups, I had emg 81 85 I therefore put him in the belly, fearing that they distort his personality, but nay! Still present! Even if this configuration I think I like being tested in a sh13 easel to see what happens. The only way to get an idea of its sound is to try it yourself, but watch your wallet might regret it! The neck-and all the stringed mahogany is really for much of the sound and speaks very highly!
Almost one year now that I use and I am tired, I was looking for the grail and there I found it! The new price is 2600 euros (normal for the high end) but there are a OCCAZ 1600 1700, which was my case! I said that for trying the same model but not mahogany violin, the sound is very different, so I suggest you try both: sl2h and sl2h-mah.
The value for money is interesting opportunity and frankly, once you have tried the price who cares becaufe realized that his hands had not a standard guitar but an instrument of exceptional ! I do not part with for anything.