Model: 2919000568 | X Series
Gus G. has spent the past decade affirming his status as one of metal’s reigning guitar virtuosos. Personally handpicked by Ozzy Osbourne in August 2009, he served as the heavy metal legend’s lead guitarist through spring 2017, while also establishing himself as an acclaimed solo artist with more than a dozen studio albums to his credit. He’s also managed to find time to perform worldwide with acts as diverse as Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and his own band, Firewind. Firewind released their 8th studio album Immortals at the beginning of 2017, earning critical acclaim and landing the Greek-based band on international sales charts.
Jackson pays homage to the Greek Metal God with his very own signature X Series Gus G. Star model, offering a new take on one of Jackson’s original avant-garde body shapes.
Features a mahogany body with a one-piece through-body maple neck stabilized by a pair of graphite reinforcement rods and scarf joint, and a 12” radius rosewood bound fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays.
A pair of Seymour Duncan® Gus G. Signature Blackouts power this pointed machine, with a single master volume control and three-way toggle switch to shape and refine tone. Also equipped with a Jackson® compensated and adjustable bridge with anchored tailpiece, black hardware and Jackson® pointed 6-in-line headstock.
Available in Satin Black with White Pinstripes and Satin White with Black Pinstripes.
Jackson X series models feature a selection of EMG® and Duncan Designed™ humbucking pickups for unparalleled tonal versatility from clean to heavily distorted. All tremolo-equipped models feature Floyd Rose® Special bridges.
True neck-through-body construction has been a Jackson hallmark since 1980. For greater playability and sustain, X Series models feature a neck-through design usually reserved for much more expensive instruments. Further, graphite support rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability to help the instrument withstand the rigors of the road.
X Series models feature compound-radius fingerboards. Jackson pioneered the use of this innovative design, in which the fingerboard gradually flattens toward the heel from its more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for comfortable and natural-feeling chording and riffing near the nut, with optimal shred articulation and bending nearer the heel.
The X Series presents a wealth of distinctive Jackson stylistic options from the subdued to the striking. Sharkfin or “piranha” fingerboard inlays. The traditional Jackson six-in-line headstock or an AT headstock with tuners on either side. Deep solid colors or beautifully figured tops. The X Series has something for everyone.
|Model Name:||X Series Signature Gus G. Star, Rosewood Fingerboard, Satin Black with White Pinstripes|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint|
|Neck Binding:||1-Ply White|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||24|
|String Nut:||Black Plastic|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Headstock:||Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Sharkfin|
|Bridge Pickup:||Seymour Duncan® Gus G Signature Blackouts AHB-11S|
|Neck Pickup:||Seymour Duncan® Gus G Signature Blackouts AHB-11S|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||Jackson® Compensated and Adjustable bridge with anchored tailpiece|
|Tuning Machines:||Jackson® Die-Cast Locking|
|Control Knobs:||Black Dome Style|
|Strings:||NPS, .009-.042 Gauges|