Jackson releases Marty Friedman's striking new signature model, the Pro Series Signature MF-1 Purple Mirror

Jackson Pro Series Signature Marty Friedman MF-1, Purple Mirror
(Image credit: Jackson)

Jackson has kicked off its 40th anniversary year with a bang. The company's plethora of new gear for 2021 includes a mind-boggling array of Pro Series, X Series and affordable JS Series electric guitars, a fresh selection of high-spec Pro Series and X Series basses and a string of new head-turning signature models.

Among the highlights of the new artist additions is former Megadeth shredder Marty Friedman's new Pro Series Signature MF-1.

Sporting a striking cracked purple mirror top, the MF-1 features a construction of a mahogany body with a three-ply white/abalone/white binding, a set mahogany neck with a scarf joint and graphite-reinforcement rods and a bound 12"-radius 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays.

Electronics consist of a pair of passive EMG MF signature humbucking pickups, controlled via two volume and tone tone knobs and a three-way selector switch.

Other features include a Jackson TOM-style adjustable bridge with an anchored tailpiece, a reverse Jackson 3x3 AT-1 black headstock, all-black hardware and a 24.75" scale length.

Says Friedman, “It’s just a gorgeous guitar. The people at Jackson came up with a way to develop this – it’s actually really a custom type of job but they managed to do it in such a way to put it out to the public at a reasonable price point.

“I used this model in the photo session for my Tokyo Jukebox 3 album, and you really can’t take a bad picture with this guitar. Depending on how the light hits it, it really changes its personality and image a lot.”

The Marty Friedman MF-1 is available now for $1,199. For more information, head over 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.