The world’s longest-operating custom shop, turning out world-class custom guitars ever since Grover Jackson first affixed his name to a headstock in 1980.
The reason for this amazing longevity is simple: Jackson began as a custom shop. In the beginning, there were no production guitars—every Jackson guitar was a highly original high-performance custom instrument.
Whereas some production guitar makers open their own custom shops well after reaching a certain age or level of success, Jackson existed from its very earliest days as nothing but a custom shop, building distinctive and meticulously crafted instruments for a very exacting clientele. Further, from the very start, no design was too crazy and no idea was too far out—if someone could conceive of it, Jackson’s talented, imaginative and occasionally demented craftsmen could build it. This early emphasis on unique and outlandish one-off instruments proved enormously influential on Jackson’s most famous and oft-copied body shapes.
Model: JCS Soloist SL1 Pickup config: HSS Recess: Standard trem recess Body wood: Alder Body top: 1/8" Quilt maple Headstock: Reverse Jackson 6 in line Truss rod: Standard Fingerboard: Ebony Inlays: Shark Fin Regular Inlay colour: Pearl Logo type: 1990s Frets: Jumbo Binding neck and head: Ivoroid Hardware: Chrome Tuners: Gotoh Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Nut: Locking Floyd Rose Strap button: Standard Jackson 17mm Truss rod cover: Jackson Custom Shop black Control layout: Standard Pickup selector: 5 way toggle Pickup rings: None Strings: 9-42 Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan TSHR-1 Hot Rails Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan TSHR-1 Hot Rails Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Body finish: Polyester Neck finish: Match body Headstock finish: Black Finish: Natural Case: Yes