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Jackson at Guitar Showcase 2021: meet the Chris Broderick signature range – sophisticated riffing machines

Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist
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Jackson began back in the late 1970s, when heavy music experienced a flamboyant and virtuosic resurgence in popularity and a small Southern California guitar repair shop became the epicentre of a new level of shred-approved excellence. 

Ever since then, Jackson guitars have been universally lauded as the metal guitars; the shred machines—highly original high-performance instruments of distinctive style and formidable substance. From metal’s chart-topping peaks to its darkest recesses, for discerning guitarists all over the globe, Jackson is the only way to go.

The company that could

Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

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With his dazzling thrash fretwork, former Megadeth and current Act of Defiance and In Flames guitarist Chris Broderick is heralded as an exacting and modern metal master. 

When Broderick first came to Jackson to design his own signature model, he had clear demands in mind for his take on the venerable Soloist. Finding a more-than-willing partner up for the challenge, Broderick coined the longstanding high-performance guitar giant as the “company that could.” 

The results of the collaboration are sophisticated riffing machines loaded with premium features to keep up with the most demanding styles of music. 

Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ – offered in six- and seven-string guitar options – features a 25.5” scale length, resonant mahogany body with arched poplar burl top on Trans finishes and through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement for rock-solid stability and enhanced sustain. 

Its 12”-radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is ideal for all playing styles, comfortable for both low riffing and soaring leads.

DiMarzio® Chris Broderick signature humbuckers

Contemporary guitarists require tonal versatility and punchy clarity to keep pace with the rapid twists and turns of today’s metal. Direct mount DiMarzio® Chris Broderick signature humbucking bridge and neck pickups deliver powerful clear harmonics with accentuated pick attack and tight lows for versatile tone, from heavy chording to searing solos. 

The volume control conceals a push/pull switch for coil-splitting, unlocking even more tonal options while the tone control’s push/pull switch enables the tone circuit. Switch between pickup combinations with a three-way toggle, while a mini-toggle kill switch allows for the stuttering effects that have become integral in modern metal. 

All tremolo models feature a Floyd Rose® Special double-locking bridge system, while hardtail models come equipped with a Jackson® Single-String bridge. 

Offered in either Gloss Black or Transparent Blue with a colour matched reverse Jackson AT-1 headstock and black hardware, these pedigreed 6 or 7-string metal machines are a force to be reckoned with. 

Your choice of eight models

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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 6, Gloss Black (2912233503) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 7, Gloss Black (2913335503) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 6P, Transparent Blue (2912233521) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 7P, Transparent Blue (2913335521) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT6, Gloss Black (2914455503) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT7, Gloss Black (2914456503) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT6P, Transparent Blue (2914455521) (Image credit: Jackson)
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Jackson® Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist

The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT7P, Transparent Blue (2914456521) (Image credit: Jackson)

Models include:

  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 6, Gloss Black (2912233503)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 7, Gloss Black (2913335503)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 6P, Transparent Blue (2912233521)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ 7P, Transparent Blue (2913335521)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT6, Gloss Black (2914455503)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT7, Gloss Black (2914456503)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT6P, Transparent Blue (2914455521)
  • The Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist™ HT7P, Transparent Blue (2914456521)

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Chris Broderick interview

Chris Broderick interview

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Read MusicRadar's new interview with Chris Broderick to find out more about the development process behind his Jackson signature models