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Jackson SLATHX 3-8 Quilted Maple Top 8-String Electric Guitar  Transparent Black 

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The eight-string SLATHX 3-8 features an arched Soloist Basswood body with a quilt maple top veneer, a through-body maple neck with graphite reinforce...Read More

Available 01-11-2017

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Neck-through-body construction, quilt maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups and hardtail bridge.

The eight-string SLATHX 3-8 features an arched Soloist Basswood body with a quilt maple top veneer, a through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement for superior stability, Direct Mounted Seymour Duncan - Sentient (neck) and Seymour Duncan - Nazgul (bridge) pickup set, a bound compound-radius (12-16) dark rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays, 24 jumbo frets, 26.5 scale and a string-through body hardtail bridge.

FEATURES
  • 8-string guitar
  • Arched Soloist Basswood body with a quilt maple top veneer
  • Through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • Direct Mounted Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Seymour Duncan - Nazgul (bridge) pickups
  • Bound compound radius (12-16) dark rosewood fingerboard with Piranha Pearloid inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets, 26.5 scale
  • String-through body hardtail bridge
  • Case sold separately

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JacksonSLATHX 3-8 Quilted Maple Top 8-String Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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4.0

Great bang for the buck 8 string

By Stealth Monkey

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Jackson SLATHX 3-8 Quilted Maple Top 8-String Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is awesome! I've been playing for about 20 years and just dipped my toe into ERGs about three years ago. I started playing 8's on a cheaper Agile Scepter with a 28" scale just to get a feel for it. While I liked the extra range (I mainly play Jazz, rock and some metal) I faced some challenges with the longer scale and thus decided to upgrade instruments but downgrade the scale to 26.5.

    I have owned several guitars in the past ranging from el cheapo to pro level and this model has the feel to me of a much more expensive guitar than what I was expecting. The neck is fast and slender, fretwork is top notch and the pickups are very versatile. I usually rip the pickups out of my guitars and load them up with SD JB in the bridge and an SD '59 in the neck to stay consistent but the Nazgul and Sentient combo is killer. Jazz tones are easily achieved and metal tones are even easier.

    A note on scale, tuning and how it comes out of the box.
    - The guitar came with strings on it that I consider too light. At the top it came with a 65 which makes the F# VERY flubby. I immediately replaced these with a set of Ernie Ball 8 String Slinkys (74 on top). The guitar needed minimal setup after this and seemed like it was setup with this in mind from the factory but it was probably coincidence. I tune a half step down and with the 74's this is not an issue however, if you want to tune to drop E you may want to consider throwing an 80 on the top string.
    -The stock tuners are meh and I will be replacing them with Sperzals. One thing to note here the Ernie Ball 8 string sets are tapered on the top string. This is good because a standard, non tapered 74 will not fit through the tuner string hole without drilling.

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