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2004 Jackson USA Select Series SL2H Soloist Natural Flame Top Near Mint w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 2004 Jackson SL2H Soloist in showroom clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Part of Jackson's USA Select series of instruments, this SL2H boasts neck through maple body construction, alder body wings, and a slab ebony fretboard. Loaded with a pair of hot DiMarzio pickups, this Soloist is perfectly poised to live up to its name. The Liquifire DP227BK in the neck position was designed in collaboration with John Petrucci, delivering a flowing, singing solo tone when paired with a heavily overdriven amp and crystalline, detailed sparkle with a clean setting. The Activator DP219FBK at the bridge uses coils tuned to specific frequencies, accentuating the resonant fundamentals and harmonics of the pickup, with a very dynamic response to pick attack. The sound is powerful, clean, and open, with excellent harmonic overtones and tight lows. Weighing 8lbs, this Jackson positively sings with near endless sustain, low action, and fresh 10-46 strings.

The slender and fast maple "speed neck" is as effortless to play as one expects, yet the bound ebony fretboard provides enough shoulder to still give the profile some substance. The profile measures .805” deep at the 1st fret and .880” at the 12th. The ebony fretboard features pearl shark fin inlay and flawless jumbo fretwire which has its full factory height and perfectly rounded crowns. The fretboard has a compound 12-16" radius, the scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the locking nut measures 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the original chrome Jackson-branded tuning machines are intact, with both hex adjustment tools still mounted to the back.

The straightforward electronics work as intended, with Master Volume and Tone controls as well as a three-way pickup selector switch. The chrome hardware is positively gleaming, including the USA Floyd Rose, which allows for the deepest dive bombs and most expressive pitch shifts, all with flawless tuning stability. The Natural gloss finish highlights the tight, dimensional tiger flame that extends liberally across the top with no bald spots, and there’s barely a scratch on this showroom clean USA Jackson Soloist body and neck profile sport a pristine smooth transparent gloss finish.

The original Jackson-branded zippered hardshell case and factory paperwork are included.