Jackson Pro Series Mick Thomson

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    When you cave be sure to post pics.
     
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    Let it overtake you!

    Because of this when I get the guitar tomorrow I am gonna tag you in it ;):mk:
     
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    The red metallic one is haunting my dreams. Just don’t know if I wan to drop such coin on it.
     
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    I am gonna make this worse for you XD

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    I think there are financing options so go ahead.

    Cave in~
     
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    Maybe next year the import will have red option....
     
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    Maybe, I doubt it though.

    I think next year they will be doing extended range and/or different colors and/or different shapes like the warrior/rhoads/king-v
     
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    The only thing I want from Jackson is an SL7 with a Floyd in transparent red.
     
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    If I'm none the wiser I might just end up doing it.
     
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    How was it? Was it amazingly good, or just "good"? I'm having serious GAS for the red one and want to get some insight on someone who's actually played it/seen it in person.
     
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    It was good but not 7K (Canadian $) good. I think the reasonable price for me would have been 1500-2000 but who am I kidding. The neck is not too thin and it plays nicely. I find the neck pickup placement is too close to the bridge pickup and gets in my way when I want to "dig in" harder with my right hand. The bridge is the most comfortable bridge I have ever played with its low low action. I was primarily interested in the bridge. Block inlays were kind of sketchy looking.
     
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    Thanks! What do you mean by sketchy looking? Are they poorly done?
     
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    Some square blocks looked unequal especially near the 22-24 fret. I am sure this is not a big deal for people but you would think such an expensive guitar would have every details 100%. More impotantly, I have seen pics from this posting about binding crackles and while I am not too concerned about the condition now, I am wondering how it will do in next 3-5 years after the guitar goes through some humidity change/cycle. I guess this won't matter if you plan to use it as a beater.
     
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    I appreciate your response. Definitely given me more to think about.
     
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    I don't think any guitar IMO is worth $5k realistically.

    Now if I could get a cracked mirror Jackson or pay up a bit more and get a legit Concorde, those would be my only exceptions, but even then I would still ponder the question if it is something I really want.

    Max I will Spend is $3500, and at that point that is my Custom Shop stuff. Max I would spend new from a retailer is $2500 and Used is $2000
     
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    Maybe not, but it is limited edition and a collectors piece too. Curious to see how many they've actually sold from the initial batch of the red Custom Shop's.
     
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    Well they have sold quite a few. I know one my FB forums of 3-4 guys who have them and I know someone in Japan bought one aswell. So assuming from those numbers, there are 9 more and from seeing how fast they are moving I would take your time in making the decision. If you can just save the money up in full, because lets be honest no one is suddenly just gonna buy all 9 (if that is how many new are left) so just take your time....

    and of course post pics and sound clips when you get it ;):D
     
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    At this point it is only worth it if you believe this guitar is a special one for you which is a limited edition Mick's guitar. I felt the same way with PRS Holcomb and for me it was worth every penny. I mean it plays just as nice as any ESP (E-II) models I have tried with similar specs and their price range is not as insane as this one.
     
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    We'll see haha. I'm in no hurry even though my GAS is high! Did you get yours yet?

    Yeah, the price is a bit high so that's why I'm not jumping on it immediately. Thanks for your insight!
     

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