Misha Mansoor Was Blown Away By His New Pro Series Guitars

By Chrissy Mauck

January 18, 2017

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has been so enamored with this USA signature Juggernauts that he was a bit skeptical at first about rolling out his new for 2017 Pro Series models. However, the Jackson team quickly secured his confidence.

“I think when Jackson approached me about doing a Pro Series model my initial thought was, ‘OK, but I have a great guitar right now; I don’t want to do anything that isn’t sort of that level,’ and they were like, ‘Look, I think we can really nail this,'” recalled Mansoor. “I have to say, they paid so much attention to detail that this guitar, which I was worried would be a bit of a compromise, ended up being so killer. I’m definitely going to be playing these live. They really blew me away with what a great job they did and how true to form all the important parts are.”

Mansoor goes into depth about all of those key components in the video below, particularly noting the new MM1 pickups.

“We designed a set of pickups which sound really really cool,” said Mansoor. “I hold my guitar tone to a very high standard and coming from the USA model these pickups have a lot to live up to. I think they came out fantastic. They’re very very balanced and they sound huge and are dynamic as well.

“They have a different vibe then the Bareknuckle pickups. However, if you want, you can easily swap them out as they are routed so that the Barenuckles will fit in there perfectly, but this was a way to kind of keep the cost in order with the guitar because the Bareknuckle is just super high end boutique stuff.”

Hear more about his latest signature offerings by watching the video below!