Pro Series and X Series Monarkh Awarded Guitar World Gold

By Morgan Brunner

February 16, 2017

The Jackson Pro Series and X Series Monarkh’s performance was applauded in the January issue of Guitar World magazine, earning a Gold Award from editor Chris Gill.

“Just like you’d expect from Jackson, these are sleek, hot-rodded shred machines that are built for speed and feature just the right amount of edgy, aggressive styling for players who prefer to stand out rather than blend in,” wrote Gill in his review.

Gill was also impressed with the versatility of these instruments, with affordable six and seven-string options.

“Perhaps the coolest of all is how the six-string Pro SC and the seven-string SCX7 possess nearly identical feel and playability, so you could get both (they’re affordable enough for most players to do that) and switch guitars without having to mentally adjust,” wrote Gill.

“Both guitars deliver that killer Jackson tone as well,” he continued. “The Pro SC’s active Duncan Blackouts retain immaculate definition no matter how much gain or distortion you pile on, while the SCX7’s passive Duncan humbuckers have rich, organic tone with deliciously meaty bass and articulate treble.”

The bottom line?

“If you love the feel of a hot-rodded Jackson guitar but your eye is more attracted to the sexy curves of a single-cutaway solid body, the Monarkh models are the affordable answer to your dreams.”

Click here to read the full review and see these models in action.