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Jackson unveils a mind-boggling array of new Pro Series, X Series and affordable JS Series guitars for 2021

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NAMM 2021 isn't taking place in the physical realm this year, but you'll find all the hottest January gear launches in our guide to the biggest guitar, amp and pedal releases of 2021 so far.

We recently took a look at Jackson’s impressive new Artist Signature Series and made-in-Japan MJ Series models. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg as far as what the brand has in store for 2021.

The company has also unveiled a wide range of new Pro Series, X Series and affordably-priced JS Series electric guitar models – more than two dozen in all – and we have them all on display here.

For a deep dive into Jackson’s massive 2021 offerings, head below.

Pro Series DK Modern EverTune 6

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The Pro Dinky DK Modern guitars boast an ergonomic basswood Dinky body, graphite-reinforced bolt-on three-piece maple/wenge/maple neck, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, 12"-16" compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, offset pearloid dot inlays and Luminlay side dots and Fishman Fluence pickups.

The Pro Series DK Modern EverTune 6 ($1,599) sports a Satin Graphite finish, a reverse 3x3 AT-1 color matched headstock and black hardware. Pickups are active multi-voiced Fishman Fluence Open Core PRF-CO7 bridge and neck humbuckers with five-way blade switching, single volume control, push/pull tone control and an EverTune bridge.

Pro Series DK Modern HT7 MS

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The multi-scale (25.5”- 27”) Pro Series DK Modern HT7 MS ($1,699) comes in a Eureka Mist finish with a reverse Jackson 3x4 AT-1 color matched headstock and black hardware.

This model is equipped with multi-voiced Fishman Fluence Modern PRF-MH8 bridge and neck pickups with three-way blade switching, single volume control, tone control with push/pull knob and Hipshot 7 fixed bridge.

Pro Series King V KVTMG

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The Pro Series King V KVTMG ($999) comes in a Snow White finish with color matched pointy headstock and chrome hardware.

Features include a mahogany body, graphite-reinforced through-body maple neck with hand-rubbed oil back finish and wrap-around heel, 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and alumiloid piranha tooth inlays, EMG 81 and EMG 85 humbucking pickups, three-way pickup toggle switch, single volume and tone controls and Jackson TOM-Style adjustable bridge with anchored tailpiece.

Pro Series Monarkh SC and SCP

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The Pro Series Monarkh SC ($749) sports a classic Satin Black finish with color matched 3x3 AT-1 headstock, three-ply w/b/w binding and gold hardware (the SCP comes in a Transparent Purple Burst with black hardware for $899).

Features include a 24.75” scale length, single-cutaway mahogany body, set maple neck with hand-rubbed oil finish on the back, scarf joint and graphite-reinforcement rods and a 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid ghostfin inlays.

There’s also Seymour Duncan (JB/'59) humbucking pickups, three-position pickup toggle switch, individual pickup volume controls, single tone control and Jackson fully adjustable radius compensated bridge with anchored tailpiece.

Pro Series Rhoads RR24

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The Pro Series Rhoads RR24 ($1,399) is offered in a choice of blue-and-white Lighting Crackle or red-and-black Maul Crackle with color matched reverse pointed headstock, color matched pickup bobbins and black hardware.

The RR24 features a basswood body, through-body maple neck with graphite-reinforcement rods, 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There’s also direct mount Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 bridge and Seymour Duncan ’59 SH-1N neck pickups, a three-way pickup toggle switch, single volume and single tone knobs and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo system.

Pro Series Soloist SL3R

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The Pro Series Soloist SL3R ($1,399) features a Mirror top, white body binding, mirror piranha tooth inlays, chrome hardware and reverse Jackson pointed 6-in-line mirror headstock.

Features include a basswood body, through-body maple neck with scarf joint, graphite-reinforcement rods and oiled back finish and 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets.

There’s also direct mount Seymour Duncan Distortion TB-6 bridge, Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 RWRP Single-Coil middle and Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 Single-Coil neck pickups, a five-way pickup blade switching, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo system.

Pro Series Soloist SL2A MAH

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All SL2 models feature through-body maple necks with scarf joint and graphite-reinforcement rods, 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboards with 24 jumbo frets and piranha tooth inlays, Seymour Duncan Distortion bridge and neck humbucking pickups, three-way toggle switching and single volume and tone controls.

The Pro Series Soloist SL2A MAH ($1,099) is offered in a Unicorn White finish with color matched pointy headstock, two-ply black/celluloid pearl binding and black nickel hardware. Features include a mahogany body with ash top, Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge and pearloid inlays.

Pro Series Soloist SL2A MAH HT

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The Pro Series Soloist SL2A MAH HT ($999) is also offered in a Unicorn White finish with color matched pointy headstock, two-ply black/celluloid pearl binding and black nickel hardware. Features include a mahogany body with ash top, Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge and pearloid inlays.

Pro Series Soloist SL2Q MAH

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The Pro Series Soloist SL2Q MAH ($1,099) is offered in a Transparent Purple finish with a color matched pointy headstock and gold hardware. Features include a mahogany body with quilt maple top, Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge and alumiloid inlays.

Pro Series Soloist SL2P MAH

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The Pro Series Soloist SL2P MAH ($999) comes in a Transparent Black finish with color matched pointy headstock and black nickel hardware. Features include a mahogany body with poplar top, Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge and alumiloid inlays.

Pro Series Soloist SL2P MAH HT

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The Pro Series Soloist SL2P MAH HT ($899) also comes in a Transparent Black finish with color matched pointy headstock and black nickel hardware. Features include a mahogany body with poplar top, Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge and alumiloid inlays.

Pro Series Soloist SL7A MAH

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The Pro Series Soloist 7-string series boasts a 25.5” scale length, mahogany body with ash top, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement, scarf joint and oiled back finish, 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha tooth inlays.

There are also direct mount Seymour Duncan Distortion 7 bridge and neck humbucking pickups, five-way pickup blade switch and single volume and tone controls.

The SL7A MAH ($1,299) comes in a mystical Unicorn White finish with color matched reverse pointy headstock, two-ply black/celluloid pearl binding and black nickel hardware and also includes a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo system.

Pro Series Soloist SL7A MAH HT

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The Pro Series Soloist SL7A MAH HT ($1,199) comes with all the same features as its SL7A MAH counterpart, with a Jackson HT7 string-through-body hardtail bridge in place of the Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo.

X Series Dinky DK2X and DK2X HT

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The X Series Dinky DK2X and DK2X HT offer a poplar body, bolt-on maple neck with satin back finish and 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are active Jackson high-output bridge and neck humbuckers with three-position blade switching, single volume and tone controls, black hardware and reverse Jackson pointed six-in-line black headstock.

The X Series Dinky DK2X ($599) is offered in classic Gloss Black or Snow White and features a Jackson-branded Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo bridge system, while the X Series Dinky DK2X HT ($549) is also offered in classic Gloss Black or Snow White, only with a Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge in place of the Floyd Rose tremolo.

X Series Dinky DK3XR HSS

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The X Series Dinky DK3XR HSS ($499) comes in Gloss Black, Cobalt Blue and Neon Green with a color matched reverse Jackson pointed six-in-line headstock and black hardware.

The Gloss Black finish also features white pickup bobbins and a white Jackson logo on headstock, while the Cobalt Blue and Neon Green finishes feature pink pickup bobbins and a pink Jackson logo on headstock.

Other appointments include a poplar body with sculpted shredder’s cut heel, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius laurel fingerboard with rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets and inverted pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There’s also a single Jackson high-output humbucking bridge pickup and dual Jackson single-coil middle and neck pickups, five-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and a Jackson-branded Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Kelly KEXM

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The X Series Kelly KEXM ($749) sports a Neon Yellow finish with pointy black headstock and black hardware. Features include poplar body wings, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and black sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are dual Jackson high-output humbuckers, with a three-position toggle switch, single volume and tone controls and Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Kelly KEXS

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The X Series Kelly KEXS ($999) boasts a Shattered Mirror finish with matching Jackson pointed six-in-line headstock, white body binding, mirror sharkfin inlays and black hardware.

Features include mahogany body wings, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets.

There are also dual Jackson high-output humbuckers with a three-way position switch, single volume and tone controls and Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system. 

X Series King V KVX-MG7

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The X Series King V KVX-MG7 ($899) comes in a Satin Black finish with Primer Gray Bevels, with a pointed seven-in-line black headstock and black hardware. Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are active EMG 81-7H bridge and EMG 85-7H neck humbuckers, a three-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system. 

X Series Rhoads RRX24 Camo

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The X Series Rhoads RRX24 Camo ($799) comes in a choice of Black Camo or Woodland Camo, with a matching camo reverse pointy headstock and black hardware.

Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There are also dual covered Jackson active high-output humbucking pickups, a three-position pickup blade switch, dual volume controls and single tone control and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Rhoads RRX24-MG7

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The X Series Rhoads RRX24-MG7 ($899) sports a Satin Black finish with Primer Gray Bevels, a reverse Jackson pointed seven-in-line black headstock and black hardware. Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement, scarf joint and satin color matched back finish and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are active EMG 81-7H bridge and EMG 85-7H neck humbuckers, with a three-position pickup blade switch, two volume controls and single tone control and a Floyd Rose Special seven-string double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Soloist SLX DX Camo

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The X Series Soloist SLX DX Camo comes in Multi-Color Camo ($849) or Winter Camo ($799) with matching camo pointy headstock and black hardware. Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are Jackson active covered high-output humbuckers, with a three-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Soloist SL1X

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The X Series Soloist SL1X ($799) is offered in Platinum Pink and Taxi Cab Yellow finishes with a black Jackson pointy headstock and black hardware. Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and white dot inlays.

There’s also Duncan Designed HB-103B humbucking bridge and Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails middle and neck pickups with zebra pickup bobbins, a five-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Soloist SL3X DX

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The X Series Soloist SL3X DX ($699) comes in a new Absynthe Frost finish with black hardware and black Jackson pointed six-in-line black headstock. Features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There’s also Duncan Designed HB-103B humbucking bridge and Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails middle and neck pickups with zebra pickup bobbins, a five-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

X Series Soloist SL3XM DX

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The X Series Soloist SL3XM DX ($649) is finished in Satin Black and sports  black hardware, dome-style control knobs, black sharkfin inlays, zebra pickups bobbins and a black pointed six-in-line headstock.

Other features include a poplar body, through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets.

There are also Duncan Designed HB-103B humbucking bridge and Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails middle and neck pickups, a five-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge system.

JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS24 DKAM

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The JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS24 DKAM ($299) comes in a choice of Black Stain or Red Stain finish with a pointy black headstock and black hardware. Features include a mahogany body with arched top, bolt-on caramelized maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound caramelized maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and black sharkfin inlays.

Pickups are dual Jackson high-output humbuckers, with a three-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and two-point fulcrum tremolo bridge.

JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32Q DKA HT

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The JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32Q DKA HT ($299) comes in a choice of all-new Transparent Black Burst, Transparent Green Burst and Transparent Purple Burst finishes, with pointy black headstocks and all-black hardware.

Features include a poplar body with quilt maple top, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound amaranth fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There’s also Jackson high-output neck humbucking pickups, a three-position pickup blade switch, single volume control and single tone controls and a Jackson HT6 string-through-body hardtail bridge.

JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS22Q-7 DKA HT

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The JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS22Q-7 DKA HT ($299) sports a Transparent Black Burst finish with all-black hardware and a Jackson 3x4 AT-1 black headstock. Features include a poplar body with quilt maple top, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound amaranth fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha tooth inlays.

Pickups are Jackson high-output seven-string bridge and neck humbuckers, with a three-position pickup blade switch, single volume and tone controls and Jackson HT7 string-through-body hardtail bridge.

JS Series Rhoads JS32 MAH

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The JS Series Rhoads JS32 MAH ($399) boasts a Natural finish with gold pickguard, black hardware and black pointy headstock. Features include a mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint and a 12”-16” compound radius bound amaranth fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.

There are also Jackson high-output bridge and neck humbuckers, with a three-position pickup toggle switch, single volume and tone controls and Jackson-branded Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo bridge system.

For more information on all these new models, head to Jackson.