They always say, imitation is a forum of flattery, and if that’s the case, then the great Grover Jackson has enough of it to last 10 lifetimes, and then some.
Taking what Charvel started in the late 70’s. A Strat type body, bolt on neck and vintage tremolo. Grover took several years tinkering this very early “Super Strat” molding it into his image. Adding premium woods, SD pickup, Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo bridge, and later ditching the bolt on neck, for a neck-thru-body. Creating the tone and sustain needed for the newly emerging,( at the time ) American heavy metal of the 80”s.
Finally in 1984 after years of tweaking these early demos, perfecting this “Super Strat”. The Jackson Soloist was born, and with it, the explosion of the Jackson Guitar company. Within 2 years, Ibanez, Gibson, Fender, and later ESP, went on to copy Gorver’s design. None matching the quality and tone, of this amazing guitar.
This is the original, this is the Jackson Soloist.
Jackson SL2H Soloist Features:
- Finish: Black
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple Neck-Through-Body with Scarf Joint
- Fingerboard Radius : 12″ to 16″ Compound Radius
- Tuning Machines: Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- No. of Frets: 24 Jumbo Frets
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucker (bridge) and Seymour Duncan® ’59™ SH1N
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Bridge: Original Floyd Rose – Recessed Trem – Black
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
- Hardware: Black
- Scale Length: 25.5″
- Width at Nut: 1.6875″
- Mother-of-Pearl Sharkfin Inlays
- Bound Fingerboard and Headstock
- CTS Pots and Switchcraft Switches
- Included Deluxe Molded Case