maliciousteve

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Used Jackson prices are just stupid right now.

The black one has messed up binding and the Professional has a chunk missing out of the headstock.

At least the NAMM guitar is something rare and in good shape. That might actually not be completely insane price-wise.

I don't get the silly price rises recently. For years you could pick up a great USA or Custom Shop model used for around £900 - £1300 over here. They'd take forever to shift too.

I think it may be down to rich middle aged collectors buying these up then asking 300% more when selling them on.

A shame because I absolutely love Jackson but I couldn't justify the prices any more, New or Used.
 

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I don't get the silly price rises recently. For years you could pick up a great USA or Custom Shop model used for around £900 - £1300 over here. They'd take forever to shift too.

I think it may be down to rich middle aged collectors buying these up then asking 300% more when selling them on.

A shame because I absolutely love Jackson but I couldn't justify the prices any more, New or Used.

It's gotten so much more difficult to get new USA Jacksons that it's driven the used market to almost new pricing.

Back when you could grab a new production USA model for under $2k or put in a CS order for $3k whenever you wanted, used stuff was a much tougher sell.

Now, you're looking at over $2.5k at least, and good luck finding anything in stock, and if you do, it's in black, and you can't barely even put in a CS order, no matter how much you want to spend.

As for the catalyst, you can thank some shakeups in FMIC management which lead to more money being put into the brand which brought on a heck of a lot of popular new artists and the sales that followed.
 

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It's so hard to say - depends on lighting. I'd say my newer Jacksons are more purple tinted whereas this particular Dinky is more brown.

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This picture is unbelievable...!
 

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Here are two of my MIJ Jacksons that I recently photographed.

DK2m and DK2.

On the DK2 I went with the white pickups, rings and controls and dig it. Both have the SD JB/JAZZ combo and a Gotoh Floyd with big FU-Tone Brass blocks.

Cheers!
 

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Looks like Jackson have updated their custom order form. RR1 MSRP... $5263.

That's as much as I paid for any of my last 3 masterbuilts. Glad I got the ones I do and still waiting on one more from the custom shop that's been on order to over 2 years. I get the feeling they are going the old Gibson route and will become a lifestyle brand.
 

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The wildcard SL27 EX has arrived! Amzing finish (fretwork, side dots, neck) and built, tbh. Even better than some production USA Jacksons i've owned. If this is the quality with their current high end pro series, i reckon most fans will be happy. Hope they'll announce a JL soloist 7 pro soon though LOL

Only nitpick is the 12th fret single sharky in pearloid looks cheap. Should have kept it blank ebony, or use actual MoP, or even the small sharktooth.

A big Jackson fan myself, but nothing beats the Caparison TAT special :)

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@LCW The aesthetics of the X2N installed on this model are on-point. Would you say the X2N is less bassy than the Super Distortion?

@LCW and @jahosy did your guitars come tuned to D-standard?
 
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@LCW The aesthetics of the X2N installed on this model are on-point. Would you say the X2N is less bassy than the Super Distortion?

@LCW and @jahosy did your guitars come tuned to D-standard?

Feels a little less bassy. But they are voiced different. The X2N is just brutal haha. Smoother and clearer though I found.

Here’s a clip of the X2N...



Yes D-standard but that’s how I wanted it. Not that it matters. Changing strings and tuning is easy.
 
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How would you compare the SL27 EX to the TAT? Curious to know which one you'd go with if you had to pick one over the other.

Tough one, personally the TaT special over all the rest of the Jacksons. it's very comfortable to play due to the tilted neck angle design and carve top body. also love the sound of mahogany / maple top combo. and that thing resonates like crazy!

Still prefer Jackson's neck profiles though... that has always been my soft spot

Feels a little less bassy. But they are voiced different. The X2N is just brutal haha. Smoother and clearer though I found.

Here’s a clip of the X2N...



Yes D-standard but that’s how I wanted it. Not that it matters. Changing strings and tuning is easy.


haha I was playing the same riff while mucking around with the sl27 lol Nice!

@mlp187 I've asked for D standard tuning from the dealer
 

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how dare you show me things i didn't think i needed! though i am pleasantly surprised that the PRO line are stellar. Glad to hear that and gives me more confidence with the Chinese guitars
 

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how dare you show me things i didn't think i needed! though i am pleasantly surprised that the PRO line are stellar. Glad to hear that and gives me more confidence with the Chinese guitars

I thought the wildcard soloists were WMI Korea??
 


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