Jackson/Charvel Owners Club

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Church2224, May 31, 2011.

  1. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Contributor

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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.
     
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  2. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    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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  3. Millul

    Millul SS.org Regular

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    This picture is unbelievable...!
     
  4. John

    John New album out now: https://goo.gl/PdPVYh

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    Here's my old Soloist. No frills, simple and to the point for getting the job done when I had it:

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  5. skullfxr

    skullfxr SS.org Regular

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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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  6. mitou

    mitou SS.org Regular

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

    Aso Single Hum Zealot Contributor

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    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.
     
  8. jahosy

    jahosy SS.org Regular

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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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  9. LCW

    LCW SS.org Regular

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    Agreed the SL27EX is amazing!

    Swapped the pickups in mine... X2B bridge and Chopper neck...

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  10. LCW

    LCW SS.org Regular

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    Sorry X2N not X2B
     
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  11. mlp187

    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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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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  12. LCW

    LCW SS.org Regular

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    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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  13. mlp187

    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Damn @LCW, love that sound. Thanks for posting the video. I appreciate your perspective.
     
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    These wildcards are getting rave reviews everywhere.

    Also, that PC Archtop you have is niiiice.
     
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    73647k SS.org Regular

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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.
     
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  16. jahosy

    jahosy SS.org Regular

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    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

    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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  17. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    anyone on this topic lives in hungary please ?
     
  18. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    A20C739F-53B8-4DC0-926E-9516B20C23EF.jpeg Incoming. Kinda regret the ones i have and I want a simple guitar where i detune/drop on the fly.
     
  19. soliloquy

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    @jahosy
    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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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    I thought the wildcard soloists were WMI Korea??
     

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