Re: Info about unusual Soloist?
: Does anyone know anything about the 1992 Jackson Soloist Professional ATT/ATN?
: I own a trans red archtop model. Mahogany back/maple cap body with 24 fret ebony fretboard and maple set-neck. Reverse "sharkfin" abalone inlays. Bound neck and headstock. 2 X Reflex Silver Series humbuckers with Reflex "Black Box" active circuitry. Licensed Floyd Rose made by Schaller Germany.
: How many of these Soloists were made? What are they valued at? Any famous players who own such a model?
: Donovan (Durban-ZA) It's a lttle late in the game for the most part. Grover sold the company. The professional is made in Japan and not Ontario. However it sounds like a beautiful guitar. They were quite spectacular. Soloist features were one piece neck thru body, not a set neck, with poplar sides glued to a center piece of solid mahogany or maple usually. Arch tops were usually all mahogony with the exception the top which could be figured maple. No body binding right? Neck binding and the headstock too, right? That was considered a custom model option as opposed to a student model, back in the day. Ebony fret board on soloists, but arch tops usually employed rosewood. The idea being they wanted to give you a strat look and a Les Paul sound and feel. What else could a guy want? Unfortuneately who knows if it is possible but,I bet that is a pretty bold guitar nonetheless. Active electronics, usually 2 singles and a hum, maybe mini-switches. When Grover left so did many of the reasons artist used his guitars. Don't know anyone famous anymore playing that one. Sounds like a $600-900.00 guitar.