Know: Jackson USA SLS

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  1. Fillifax

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    Hey there.

    I just want to know what a Jackson USA Select Series SLS is worth. It's equipped with Bareknuckle Painkillers and has got a beautiful amber (?) burst.

    It's in good condition. High gloss natural finish all around, with two small chips in the lacquer on the back (small chips).

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    The BKPs are covered in black nickel, with screws, which aren't installed yet.
     
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    Let me know where can I buy one if you give up on that. I think it's wortch around €1000-€1100
     
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    A few month ago i bought it for €1200 ($1500) with Gibson pickups )), and i think it's a good price.
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    OK, which one is it?

    There's the original SLS (22 frets, binding with no inlays, made in the late '90s), there's the 24.75" scale one with the block inlays from the late '00s, and there was a 25.5" scale version of the "current" SLS3, just USA-made. All 3 are pretty rare, with the USA version with the 25.5" scale and TOM being the rarest - I've seen ONE.

    The 24.75" block marker version has a Wilkinson flat-mount bridge. The "original" SLS from the '90s has a TOM.
     
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    Here is mine '98 USA Jackson SLS Blue Flame (Transparent Blue - TBL).
    All mahogany, neckthrough, 25.5" scale, 22 frets, rosewood fingerboard, TOM with stoptail.
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    Here's a scan from '98 Jackson catalog:
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    ^Those have been going for the $1100 range on eBay. At least the one's I've seen.
     
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    I love the SLS shape, but wish it had more of a forearm contour. The USA ones fetch a pretty high price on evilbay. Not a fan of the SLS headstock on 6s, but on 7s I think it looks fantastic.
     
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    NOW WITH GLOSIOUS PICTURES!!!
     
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    THAT IS GORGEOUS
     
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    Always loved those SLS guitars, sadly TOMs kill everything for me :(
     
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    Well, it doesn't have a TOM, so I can't really see how that's relevant...? :spock:
     
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    ^isnt that a tuneomatic bridge? Maybe I'm just being retarded and got the terminology wrong again...
     
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    No, that is indeed a Tunomatic.

    I would love a USA version of the SLS3 in production at the moment, I've never seen one though, only the slightly weird shape SLS's, which I do still like. The older shape is a little bit like the Mayones Regius shape.
     
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    Ain't never seen a Tuneomatic like that. Please note, I'm not talking about the blue one, I'm talking about the one in the original post.
     
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    Piccies no workies, I'm afraid. :(
     
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    That explains why people think it's a TOM bridge :p

    Will be re-re-re-re-uploading.
     
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    ^ That's pretty awesome! Needs a floyd though :p.
     
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    guitar looks great. Music Zoo had a couple brand new ones that they had somehow held onto forever .. I think they cleared them out at $2,200 in the end. You could also get a custom shop replica of Joseph Duplantier's SLS except with dots instead of blocks for <$2,500.

    considering rarity and all that.. $1,500 is what I'd pay, altho I'd want a different color. maybe an extra $150 because of the BKPs

    a floyd would ruin it completely
     

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