- Apr 1, 2013
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Wow, that bottom one is superb!
So I figured I’d add this real quick.
Just got in contact with Sweetwater and they’re going to overnight the guitar for me both ways in order to have everything fixed. I can at least say their sales reps are A+, I guess when you get really specific about an order and with several departments involved, a ball is bound to be dropped at some point. Not a big deal though, the guitar is fantastic, just need that nut and my original string specs installed. The plek job looks and feels superb.
Anyways, back to the guitar itself. Anyone else have one yet? Curious what everyone else’s is looking and feeling like.
Do you get a printed report of what the plek actually did/found?
Woohoo, looks like I get to be the first to upload pics of the new model. First of all, I gotta say I think they came out even better than the original example pictures. The inner body is like a dark honey gold and at least my neck came out a bit darker than the original pics but it just works so well together. I'm in love with how it came out. I even got a cool double moon-like crescent design in my poplar!
Now this next bit is more a call out on Sweetwater as I ordered through them and has nothing to do with Jackson or the guitar itself. I had asked for them to plek the guitar and install a TUSQ-XL nut, the frets look great but I found the TUSQ nut just sitting in a small bag in the box...not installed (last 2 pictures related)....Furthermore I had asked for a 10-52 NYXL set + a 64 for the low seventh, which I said I'd gladly pay for the second set to get that 64. Instead they put on a 10-59 set and threw in an extra 10-59 set in the box and called it a day. Honestly, I wouldn't even care if it wasn't for the fact I'm going to have to send it back to have them finish the job, I was just really looking forward to enjoying this baby already, it's so beautiful View attachment 73814 View attachment 73815 View attachment 73816 View attachment 73817 View attachment 73818
Which size TUSQ-XL nut did you get?So update on this. Looks like I'm going to have to eat my words. The nut on the guitar actually IS a tusq-xl nut. So the only thing Sweetwater had goofed on was the string gauges I asked for (which I can somewhat understand since I asked them to combine a 6 string set with the 7th of a 7 string set). Otherwise they did everything great! I ordered a TUSQ-XL nut from Amazon to compare all 3 and it turns out the one that came looked more like the one on the guitar and had a similar code on the back of it beginning in "BTX-...", just for some reason all the pictures online including graph-tech's own pictures I had seen of TUSQ-XL's looked a bit more granular like the one in the picture on my hand but the one I received today proved otherwise - guess you learn something everyday! Sweetwater is still offering to overnight it both ways just to finish cutting it and put my original string specs on for free so I'm actually going to have to give them a 10/10 overall and my recommendation if you want to get one of these guitars. Big apologies to Sweetwater for my mix up, I wish I could edit my original post to reflect what I've learned but this is the best I can do.
On another note, I'm now curious what Jackson is using for the stock nut on this new model because it doesn't look like your run of the mill plastic nut. @bulb would you happen to know if the nut on the new pro model is plastic or something else?
How do you know they're graphite nuts? I can't find any information on the nut material for the Pro models. What mods did you make to the HT6?I have both a HT6 and an HT7. They come with graphite nuts and I don’t feel that they needed any work on either of mine. I even modded the crap out of the 6 and left the nut alone. The fretwork was also perfectly fine on both. I think you threw money at sweetwater for nothing.