The new Jackson Pro Series Limited Edition Soloist Arch Top Extreme SL27 EX is the company’s first production model guitar with 27 frets. Because sometimes, two octaves just aren’t enough. Read on if you’ve been searching for a guitar with those extra notes.
Yes, 27 frets!
The new Pro Series Limited Edition Wildcard Soloist Arch Top Extreme SL27 EX from Jackson, to give it its full official production name, is a 27 fret monster of a shredder. One doesn’t often need more than 24 frets. But if you are going to drop it, you may as well go all the way to 27.
The guitar has a nice alder Soloist-style body with an arched top and superb upper fret access, which, let’s face it, it’s going to need with 27 frets. It has a through-body three-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods and a satin finished back, making it perfect for fast playing styles.
The bound ebony fingerboard has a 12″-16″ compound radius, 27 jumbo frets, and a lone pearloid sharkfin inlay at the 12th fret. The glow-in-the-dark Luminlay side dots therefore are super useful, considering there’s only one fret marker and one could easily get lost this on neck on a dark stage.
The guitar comes as standard with a DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100FW+BK in the bridge position and a DiMarzio Air Norton STM DP180W in the neck. Both pickups are wired via a three-way toggle switch, and single volume and tone controls. I think the pickups’ white bobbins accents quite nicely with the guitar’s Blue Sparkle finish.
It comes with a Floyd Rose Original locking trem system. Obviously. What else would you have on a 27-fret guitar?
You can click the link below to read more on this insane ‘Wildcard’ limited edition release from Jackson.
RRP – USD 1899.99