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Jackson Launches Reimagined Pro Plus Series

Jackson Launches Reimagined Pro Plus Series

With premium features catering to highly-technical playing, multi-dimensional tone, and ergonomic design, the brand-new Jackson Pro Plus Series is designed to provide the ultimate high-performance experience for modern players.


The Jackson Pro Plus Series guitars feature a wide range of options to suit every guitarist's preference, including arch tops, Seymour Duncan, Bare Knuckle, or multi-voiced Fishman Fluence pickups, expertly crafted multilaminate neck-thru or bolt-on necks, Luminlay side-dots, compound radius ebony/maple fingerboards, premium body woods, Cryo/stainless steel/EVO frets, stunning finishes, and Floyd Rose 1000 series locking tremolo systems.

Pro Series Dinky MDK EverTune 7 ($1,999.99 USD)

Featuring a 26.5” scale length, this modern 7-string guitar’s basswood Dinky body is paired with a sturdy graphite-reinforced bolt-on three-piece maple/wenge/maple neck. The satin finish on the back of the neck creates greater playing comfort, while a heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel makes for quick and easy neck relief tweaks. Designed for fast and intricate playing, the 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard hosts 24 jumbo stainless steel frets and offset pearloid dot inlays, while Luminlay side dots provide fretboard guidance even on the darkest of stages. Active multi-voiced FishmanFluence Open Core PRF-CO7 bridge and neck humbucking pickups give this powerful instrument its dynamic tone — capable of over-wound hot-rodded crunch or vintage snap. With the five-way blade switch players can leverage the tone control with push/pull activation to switch from voice one to voice two. Once players tune the EverTune F7 bridge, it will never go out of tune, making this DK Modern the perfect instrument for both the studio or live. Even if the van breaks down on the way to their next gig, players can still show up late, skip the soundcheck and take the stage. Other next-level features include a volume and tone control, Gotoh locking tuners, Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut and locking strap buttons. Available in Gold Sparkle and comes with a gig bag.

Introducing the Pro Plus Series | | Jackson Presents | Jackson Guitars

For more information, please visit jacksonguitars.com.

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Donner X Third Man Triple Threat
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