Jackson/Charvel 2018 Line Up/NAMM Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Vyn, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Aso

    Aso Single Hum Zealot Contributor

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    Phil Demmel got an Explorer from Jackson for Christmas. Hopefully this is a sign that this shape will be orderable at least through the custom shop.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Gibson would go after them in a heartbeat.
     
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  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    It's less of an Explorer and more of an "Explorer".

    [​IMG]
     
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    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    I think it was one of those X-stroyers that jackson has been doing custom shops of. It was what Olavi Mikkonen was using when I went and saw amon amarth and goatwhore live last year. Im not sold on the shape.
     
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  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    More of a Destroyer. :lol:
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Like I said

    """Explorer"""

    :D
     
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  7. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I like it. Jackson pointy headstock I imagine? That’s honestly a great interpretation. I like it as much as Schecters body. And they have a great one IMO.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Not really jackson to me
    Too much of a destroyer or the shecter version of the explorer...
     
  10. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Headstock is on in the wrong direction
     
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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    PPpppppphuck.
     
  12. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    reverse headstocks ftw
     
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    Too bad Jackson made this body style before Ibanez and especially Schecter did.
     
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  14. DIM3S0UL

    DIM3S0UL Dean Guitars

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    Wait, Jeff Loomis play's a Kelly now ? Please Jackson please finally make a Pro and USA Kelly ffs. It even worries me that Marty is with them again and they haven't made a proper Kelly yet.
     
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    They’ve never stopped making USA Kellys other than KE1s, but even those you can basically get done - that’s more or less what that infamous 23 fretter was. I don’t think we’ll be seeing any change with the Gibson shapes not being available though, which makes me really wish I would have kept my roundhorn.
     
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    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    And the world is the less for it. I would love a jackson firebird.
     
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  17. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Apparently it's a guitar he's been having. He said on his instagram he left Schecter so he has more freedom playing his own personal guitars.
     
  18. DIM3S0UL

    DIM3S0UL Dean Guitars

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    But isn't that a pretty "harsh" move ? Even if he want's to play other guitars, he could made the deal somewhat easier with Schecter instead of going away. On their site i can't see a single Loomis model anymore. I liked his models tough, even the Cygnus.
    But let's wait and see, i would not be surprised if he get's a Jackson sig later this year.
     
  19. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    oh I didn't know that, thx!
     
  20. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Have a citation on that one? The post-lawsuit Destroyer was designed in 1978 and came to the US market in 1980.

    Jackson wasn't even founded until 1980 when Grover bought out Wayne. I know Charvel made a "Dinky Explorer" thing in the late 70's.

    I'm honestly not up on pre-90's Jackson stuff.
     

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