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Originally known for playing Ibanez Destroyers almost exclusively in his earliest days with Def Leppard, Phil Collen was introduced to the Jackson line by producer Robert “Mutt” Lange in 1983 while recording Pyromania. After meeting with Phil in person, Jackson owner Grover Jackson built a neck-through Soloist model to Phil’s specs, which paved the way to an endorsement of the Jackson line by the multi-platinum-selling guitarist. Over the next few years, the two worked together in building one of Jackson’s first artist signature guitars—the PC1.
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design. Early models featured the pointed Jackson headstock, but after Fender’s acquisition of the Jackson brand in 2002, a more traditional Strat-style headstock appeared on the model. The PC1 is shredder-approved with appointments including a 25.5" scale length, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with 24 frets, and a 12" to 16" compound radius fretboard. The quilted maple-topped mahogany body shares the stage with DiMarzio Super 3 and HS2 pickups, as well as a Jackson Sustainer neck pickup. A Floyd Rose Original locking tremolo, along with matching gold hardware, rounds out the Phil Collen model. Available in a variety of colors, the Chlorine finish gives a watery shine to the guitar shown here.
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