Can you elaborate? Alyssa Day's vid with the SL3 is great, Travis Levrier is touring with intervals with one, and then a few of the other of their long-time artists that you'd expect which are probably the corny parts to you? How is it different from when neural drops a plugin and everyone and their mom on the internet has a same-day demo ready?Made in America or not, there's just too much wrong with these guitars.
On another note, am I the only one who feels like Jackson are kind of out of touch with things generally? Like, do they know what they're doing? Do they know who their customers are? Looking at all this marketing, it's just so... "uncool"? I feel like if ESP did this they'd at least make the guitars seem cool.
All this seems like the perfect reason for Jackson to release a soloist with a Kahler. All the floyd corksniffers will have to sit that one out.
You are poking very valid holes in my reasoning rendering my argument useless. Please don't do that.Throw a Kahler on it and near no one will buy it. If you think people are vocal about what FR is on it now, the whining will increase tenfold with the addition of Kahler.
Oh I fully believe it is made in USA or Corona. Whatever we are meant to say, I don't think there is some conspiracy. The thing is, since I've come home, I've had hands around my USA Strat for a good amount of time and whether my mind is playing tricks on me or what, I would say that the necks are identical. I almost want to go back with it and AB them.
If that Mick Thompson soloist appears in my dreams enough I may well do that on the way. But ultimately, I don't believe the conspiracy that there's some scam going on.
As for Jackson USA, I currently own 6 individual Jackson USAs and have traded on about ten or so over the last ten years. I think I'm pretty confident in saying that the output of the USA shop is consistent. While we have all seen that 23 fret Kelly and some other bloopers, I honestly think that this is the rare case and potentially not as emblematic of Jackson USA as people like to bleat on about. I've come across high-end guitars from other brands that were worse with some rather obvious and irritating flaws to them. Either that or so far I've been very lucky with Jackson USA.
If Brandon Ellis is playing it, it's cool to me. Not sure how that marketing is a failure. I'd just rather chase the 80s Jacksons that Brandon plays 90% of the time he's not on the custom shop kelly.