Jackson teams up with former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick to launch impressively spec'd Pro Series Soloist model

Chris Broderick plays his new Jackson signature Soloist guitar
(Image credit: Jackson Guitars)

Jackson has launched its new Chris Broderick signature Pro Series Soloist electric guitar.

Available in both six- and seven-string configurations, the Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist features a mahogany body with an arched poplar burl top, through-body maple neck with a scarf joint and graphite reinforcement, and a 12"-radius, 24-fret bound laurel fingerboard.

Electronics include a pair of direct-mounted DiMarzio Chris Broderick Signature humbuckers, which promise “powerful clear harmonics with accentuated pick attack and tight lows for versatile tone."

Controls include volume and tone knobs – each with push-pull functionality for coil splitting and the enabling of the guitar's in-built tone circuit, respectively – a three-way selector switch, and a mini-toggle killswitch. The latter allows players to produce a modern metal-esque stuttering effect. Other features include a Jackson AT-1 headstock and black hardware.

The guitar is also available in either hardtail or tremolo configurations, equipped with a Jackson Single-String hardtail bridge or a Floyd Rose Special double-locking system, respectively.

In a press release, the former Megadeth and current Act of Defiance guitarist noted his desire to see skilled and aspiring guitarists alike take the guitar for a spin when they see it in a guitar store.

“I really want them to notice the playability, the features and the sound," Broderick said. "You always want to play music from the standpoint of inspiration and not duty. Always remember why you play the instrument, that it was fun and how amazing it was to just get something like your first pinch harmonic.”

Each configuration is available in two colorways: Gloss Black and Transparent Blue. The six-string models are priced between $900 and $1,200, while the seven-string models are priced between $1,000 and $1,300.

For more information, head to Jackson.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.