Jackson Soloist - The Legacy

The Legacy

The Soloist is perhaps the most underappreciated 1980s designed guitar. Unlike many guitars which were subtle variations of old Gibson and Fender guitars, the Soloist took the neck through construction, paired it with the comfortable and familiar Fender shape with Gibson neck specs, frets, and electronics. It was the perfect melding of old and new making a final product unique in tone and feel from anything else. Fender, Gibson, and Martin (AKA the big 3) have all offered a fairly direct Soloist copy in the past. Countless import and domestic companies have thrived making Soloist copy guitars. Guitars that have become more famous than the Soloist, such as the Ibanez RG series and the ESP M series guitars would probably not exist today if it were not for the innovations the Soloist put into practice.

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