NGD - Jackson USA Content

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Vyn, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:16 PM.

  1. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    I'll post some better images when I get home (and if this damned weather clears up). Bit of back story on this one - the local Jackson dealer ordered two of these in identical schemes back in 2014ish. One sold straight away, the other didn't and languished out the back for years until someone decided to pull it out of the case and on the shelf. I happened to be walking in to pay off another guitar I had on order and while I was waiting saw this hanging up. Between the time it took for me to get it off the hook to play and placing a deposit on it I think took all of 15min when the sales guy said that I could have it for $1900USD including case (mint USA Jackson in Australia for less than $3500USD? Sold).

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    Specs:
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Quater-sawn Maple neck-through
    Scale: 25.5"
    Body/neck finish: Silver Sparkle
    Inlays: MOP
    Bridge: OFR
    Bridge P/U Seymour Duncan® Invader™ SH8 Humbucking
    Neck P/U Seymour Duncan® Full Shred™ SH10 Humbucking

    It's up there with the best guitars I've ever played and is definitely the best guitar I own at the moment. It's super light, yet sounds massive. Really comfortably to play as well, I'm classical based so I've always played in the classical position for which this is perfect for. No neck dive.

    The only bad news is for my wallet because I think I'll be keeping a better eye out for USA Jacksons now :p
     
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  2. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred The Truth Is Out There

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    Congrats man
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    Damn! Awesome score!!! Congratulations on your NGD, that's a sick axe!
     
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  4. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    wow...congrats! looks awesome! moar pics!

    i'm gonna pm you my address so you can ship it to me lol
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Sick! :hbang:
    HNGD!
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Well hot damn.

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  7. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Unfortunately it's mine :p But here's some more pics!

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    The sun's already gone down so it was hard to bring out the sparkle. However, the flash proved successful!

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    xAGx SS.org Regular

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    Man that thing is gorgeous. I miss my warrior. I had just a basic js series warrior that I threw some spare EMG'S in as my first "real guitar"

    I'd like to snag a higher price point one eventually down the road as i loved my first one
     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    How's the Invader/Full Shred combo treating you? I have the Invader on my RG821 and I enjoy it, and I'm considering replacing the stock neck pickup with a Full Shred.

    Cool guitar btw.
     
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  10. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    I like it - it's a balanced combo and does a lot of things well. I may try them out in another guitar because I'm shoving Black Winters in this :D
     
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    MASS DEFECT SS.ORG Infiltrator

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    Nice score! I assume custom Jacksons are hard to come by in Australia. That's a steal for that price.
     
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  12. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards? Contributor

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    Beauty, not enough Warriors in the world!
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    They're a pain in the arse to get in the first place as we have an extra layer to get through in the form of Fender Australia. Custom orders go through the dealer to Fender Australia and then onto Jackson USA. I think at the moment I know of a HT7 Juggernaut for sale second hand on one of the local classified sites here but other than that I think I've seen 1 or 2 Base model USA Soloists come up and that's it.
     
  14. 7 Strings of Hate

    7 Strings of Hate Mid-Level Asshole Contributor

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    I think warriors are ugly, but this one looks pretty nice. Score man.
     
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    Jacksonluvr636 SS.org Regular

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    Wow that is killer man congrats.

    I have been looking at a USA Jackson but the ones I see are the signature models. They look so nice but the newer headstock kills it for me. Just cannot get past it.
     
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    rexbinary MOD King Contributor

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    Wow man what luck! Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations this looks awesome. Good to here about the pickup combo as I've heard a lot of negative comments about the Invader. I see though you have it quite low.

    I always liked the Warrior shape but lately Dave from Revocation has me GASing for one hard.
    The Jackson USA GAS starts with the mistake of buying/playing one for the first time. I bough mine second hand and was instantly hooked.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    That's the height that it came with. I haven't really bothered fiddling with it because Black Winters are going in it the moment they turn up on my doorstep, then I'll dial it in. It's also getting setup for Drop C so that'll change everything again.

    Haha, tell me about it. I've just finished setting up a stack of saved searches on various sites ha!
     
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    goobaba SS.org Regular

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    Very cool!

    My local Guitar Center had a used Jackson USA V that was amazing, I think it was going for $800, I regret not pulling the trigger on that one...
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    I’ve been gassing for a Warrior super hard lately, so thanks for making it worse. She’s a beauty.
     
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