Jackson Pro Series Monarkh SCP review

A thin-bodied single-cut with an eye-catching finish and punishing tones

Jackson Pro Series Monarkh
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Sonically dependable with a stunning finish, the Pro Series Monarkh SCP is a state-of-the-art single-cut that further enhances Jackson's rep as the high-performance metal guitar brand.


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    Playable in every sense of the word.

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    The finish is really something.

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    Classic Seymour Duncan humbucker pairing.


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    No left-handed models.

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    Price does not include a case.

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For a company synonymous with the Rhoads, Kelly, Dinky, et al – especially when equipped with floating trems we might add – the Jackson Monarkh always feels like a more subdued breath of fresh air in a sea of spikiness. 

Here, we have the Pro Series Monarkh SCP, another shred-ready, metal machine that ditches that non-more-black look for a transparent purple burl finish. Jackson’s take on the trusty old LP differs from most manufacturers’ attempts at the Gibson classic, most notably at the cutaway.

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