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Jackson goes all-in with its updates for X Series guitars and basses

Jackson may not have been at NAMM 2022 but that hasn't stopped it announcing a huge wave of updates for its X Series electric guitars and basses.

There's every popular Jackson shape you could want int this list; Dinky, Kelly, Rhoads, Soloist, Warrior guitars with Concert and Spectra basses. There's some real head-turners with the finish options too. 

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X SERIES SOLOIST SLX DX CAMO

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  • Nyatoh body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and painted black back finish 
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
  •  Active Jackson covered high-output humbuckers
  • Three-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone control •
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish: Tiger Jungle Camo 
  • $849.99 USD, £859.00 GBP, €999.00 EUR, $1999.00 AUD, ¥143,000 JPY

X SERIES SOLOIST SLX DX

  • Poplar body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays 
  • Duncan Designed HB-103B bridge and HB-103N neck humbuckers 
  • Three-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone control 
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish options: Granite Crystal and Red Crystal 
  • $699.99 USD, £639.00 GBP, €749.00 EUR, $1599.00 AUD, ¥102,300 JPY

X SERIES SOLOIST SL3X DX

  • Basswood body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement 
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays 
  • Jackson high-output humbucker bridge and Jackson high-output mini rail humbucker middle and neck pickups 
  • Five-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone control 
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish: Frost Byte Crackle and Yellow Crackle
  • $899.99 USD, £859.00 GBP, €999.00 EUR, $1999.00 AUD, ¥121,000 JPY

X SERIES WARRIOR WRX24

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  • Poplar body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement 
  • 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
  •  Jackson high-output humbucking bridge and neck pickups 
  • Three-position pickup toggle switch, single volume control and single tone control 
  •  Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • $749.99 USD, £759.00 GBP, €889.00 EUR, $1749.00 AUD, ¥143,000 JPY

Jackson X Series Dinky DK3XR HSS 

  • Nyatoh body with sculpted 'shredder’s cut' heel
  • Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, scarf joint and satin back finish
  • 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 24 jumbo frets and inverted pearloid sharkfin inlays
  • Jackson high-output humbucking bridge pickup and Jackson single- coil middle and neck pickups
  • Five-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone control
  • Jackson-branded Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Caution Yellow and Neon Pink finish options 
  • $599.99 USD, £579.00 GBP, €679.00 EUR, $1399 AUD, ¥93,500 JPY

X SERIES SOLOIST SLA6 DX BARITONE

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  • Extended 26.5"- scale length 
  •  Arch top nyatoh body with white binding 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and painted black back finish
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha tooth inlays
  • EMG 81 bridge and EMG 85 neck humbuckers
  • Three-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone control • 
  • Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • $899.99 USD, £759.00 GBP, €889.00 EUR, $2049.00 AUD, ¥132,000 JPY

X SERIES RHOADS RRX24 CAMO

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  • Nyatoh body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and satin black back finish
  •  12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays 
  • Active Jackson covered high-output humbuckers  
  •  Three-position pickup blade switch, dual volume controls and single tone control
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish: Winter Camo
  • $899.99 USD, £869.00 GBP, €1,019.00 EUR, $1999.00 AUD, ¥143,000 JPY

X SERIES KELLY KEX

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  • Poplar body • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement 
  • 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
  •  White neck and headstock binding 
  • Jackson high-output bridge and neck humbuckers
  • Three-position pickup toggle switch, single volume control and single tone control 
  • Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system
  • Finish: Ferrari Red 
  • $799.99 USD, £719.00 GBP, €839.00 EUR, $1799.00 AUD, ¥110,000 JPY

X SERIES CONCERT BASS CBXNT DX V

  • 35”-scale, five-string bass
  • Poplar body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and gloss colour matched back finish 
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays 
  •  Jackson J-Style bridge and Jackson® P-style neck pickups 
  • Black skirt-style knobs with indicator for the master volume control, blend control and 3-band EQ (bass, mid and treble) 
  • Jackson Bass Bacher V hardtail bridge
  • Finish options: Gloss Black, Snow White and Fireburst

X SERIES SPECTRA BASS SBX IV

  • 34”-scale, four-string bass 
  • Nyatoh body 
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement 
  • 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and white dot inlays 
  • Dual passive Jackson medium-output humbuckers 
  • Volume control (with push/pull selector for active/passive options), blend control, 3-band EQ (active only) and two-way toggle switch (pickup coil split) 
  • Jackson HiMass bridge
  • Finish options: Gloss Black and Matte Army Drab
  • $699.99 USD, £539.00 GBP, €629.00 EUR, $1599.00 AUD, ¥111,100 JPY
Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.