The June edition of Guitarist features an in-depth look at the upcoming Jackson 30th Anniversary Soloist, a limited-edition homage to the godfather of high-performance guitars.
Each 30th Anniversary Soloist is hand-crafted by Senior Master Builder Mike Shannon, who talks about some of the axe’s classic features in the magazine’s review.
“If you notice, the Anniversary model has the original logo with the ‘o’ and ‘n’ of ‘Jackson’ actually touching,” Shannon notes. “The rear control cavity is larger, again like it was back then, and we left out the first side dot on the Anniversary models, too. It’s really close to an ’84, the earliest Soloist that we made.”
Simon Bradley of Guitarist seems to agree, as he writes that the 30th Anniversary Soloist is “an authentic recreation of a classic, built by a man who was involved with the original.”
Click here to read the full review. In addition, click here to read an interview with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen about his storied history with the Soloist.