Up for sale, a 1990's Grover Jackson Soloist in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A rare Japanese domestic market model, the Grover Jackson instruments were the precursors to the Jackson Stars line, expertly crafted at the Chu Shin factory. Featuring neck through maple construction with poplar body wings, a bookmatched flame maple top, and a 24 fret rosewood board with jumbo fretwire, this Jackson has an immediate, clear acoustic quality, providing the perfect platform for the upgraded pair of DiMarzio Illuminator humbuckers.
Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13 guitar, the Illuminator humbuckers are extremely versatile, handling massive overdrive for very tight and aggressive rhythm tones. Lead work is expressive, dynamic and very liquid, and the Illuminator pickups are a bit bold, with the clarity and presence that John Petrucci demands. Each pickup position has its own sonic signature, and while the neck position is louder than a typical vintage humbucker with more headroom and a wide-frequency bandwidth, the bridge pickup has a distinctive midrange punch, more treble range, and tight lows. Weighing 7lbs 11oz, we've had this Soloist professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 9-42 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a shred-worthy slender D shape, fairly flat central to the carve with prominent shoulders, rolled fretboard edges, and heel-less construction. The profile measures .750" deep at the 1st fret and .850" at the 12th. The jumbo fretwire shows virtually no wear, playing cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted truss rod. The locking nut measures 1 5/8" in width, and the matching headstock is fitted with the original Gotoh-made Jackson-branded black tuners.
The electronics function as intended, with Master Volume and Tone controls with knurled black knobs and a three-way pickup selector toggle. The Jackson-branded Floyd Rose Licensed vibrato is designed for deep divebombs and broad, expressive wails with ideal tuning stability, and the unit comes complete with its arm. The bookmatched flame maple top is finished with a gloss Trans Blue finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing on the treble side of the pick path, light marks and scuffs on the body perimeter, and a spot of finish touch up adjacent to the treble side bridge pickup mounting screw. The neck profile gloss is smooth and flawless.
A Charvel-branded gigbag is included.