“The first thing that really intrigued me about Jackson was they were like the company that could,” said Act of Defiance guitarist Chris Broderick. “When I was talking to them I was like, ‘is there any chance we could maybe do an asymmetrical body?’ And they were like, ‘yeah, sure.’ ‘What about stainless steel frets on my guitar?’ ‘Yeah, no problem.’ ‘What about the 12″ continuous radius? I really want a continuous 12-inch radius.’ ‘Oh yeah, sure.’ When you meet a company like that, that is so willing to experiment with you and really work on your design, something that is very personal to you, they can’t be beat.”
Together with Broderick, Jackson added a few new additions to his carefully designed signature lineup with the USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6 and Soloist HT 7 models.
Watch our exclusive Jackson interview below as Broderick dives deep into the specs for his USA hardtail models — from the Soloist shape to the killswitch and everything in between.