So Mick Thomson officially joined Jackson guitars in 2017 and unveiled his limited custom shop soloist in a deep blood metallic finish going for $5k. This year at NAMM 2018 we see now he has a usa line and a pro series line of his guitar. (His limited run of only 14) So this year he now has a USA and Pro series line which is something I am very interested in. Sure the USA's are nice, but for the price, I rather pick up two nice used guitars for that price IMO. For the pro series though it is a different story. Sure his soloist looks like a overdone soloist, but if you look at the fine details it is something I don't think they have offered for the pro series ever. For one it has a reversed headstock which is something I really really like and I know others will too. His guitar has a painted neck, which I know doesn't sound too significant, but in Jackson's catalogue for the Pro series they all have oiled necks which is something I personally don't like so this is great for me. Another thing as well is the blackouts. I know some have tried out the blackouts, but I personally haven't so I am anxious to see how these workout for me. I also like the simple control with only one volume knob and a three switch. Another thing that I really have been lusting for jackson to do is come out with a soloist with a blank ebony board and this checks the box for me. Last, but not least lets talk about his bridge system. The bridge system is a floyd rose hard tail hybrid. It has the locking principle and feel of a floyd rose, but is mounted on the body like a hard tail (Except for TOM's) and can be detuned without the bridge going out of whach which I think is very nice. I know some will say just put a floyd and install a tremol-no and be done with it, but by doing this you don't have a huge cavity in the back so you get more sustain. The bridge system on the pro series is also used on the USA model so the bridge isn't some cheapo piece of shit Personally I think this is really cool. So what do you guys think about this guitar? I am going to be buying one once they are in stock on CMC guitars or ZZounds in the black finish. I would like to see him come out with a double rhoads or king v version and have the option to have the Floyd/Hardtail bridge and a floyd rose. I would pay extra for that! For $899 I think what you get is pretty good.