In its June issue, UK’s Total Guitar magazine reviews the new Jackson X Series Monarkh SCX, offering an in-depth look at its key features, design and playability.
“Shredders of all stripes will find that — like all good Jacksons — the Monarkh flatters their playing,” notes the mag. “The jumbo frets, compound radius fingerboards and the ‘Speed Neck,’ with its generously sculpted heel for a ridiculously playable and fun guitar.”
The final verdict?
“Clearly the Monarkh is Jackson’s riposte to the likes of LTD’s Eclipse Series and PRS SE Standard 245, both of which ably service a similar market. And if the Eclipse is the most LP-orientated, the PRS Standard 245 the most refined, then the Monarkh is the most explicitly metal, and that’s right on brand.”