Jackson Custom Shop Special Edition PC1 Ebony
Jackson Guitars expand their top-of-the-line Custom Select Series with the new JCS Special Edition PC1 guitar.
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As part of Jackson's Custom Select series, this premium guitar sports the brand's best features and components. This shred machine is crafted in the USA using the build traditions of the '80s era Jackson Custom Shop.
This new guitar is a special version of the Phil Collen signature PC1. It features a satin-black-finished mahogany body. It has the familiar double cutaway super strat shape that helped propel the brand into popularity.
Bolt-on to the body is a quartersawn carbonized maple neck. As expected from a shred-friendly guitar, the neck is oiled and has a comfortable profile. It is topped by an ebony fretboard with 12" to 16" compound radius and 24 jumbo frets. The guitar has a scale length of 25.5" and a nut width of 1.6875".
For modern tonal flexibility, Jackson employed HSS pickup configuration for the JCS Special Edition PC1. It has a DiMarzio Super 3 DP152 humbucking pickup (bridge), Sustainer Driver (middle) and DiMarzio HS-2 DP116 (neck).
The three pickups are wired to a 5-position blade and to three knobs that control master volume, master tone and intensity control for the 18-volt sustainer system that is built-into the guitar. 2 Mini toggle switches are also provided for turning the Sustainer on/off and for switching between fundamental/harmonic blending.
Other hardware include Gotoh Cast/Sealed locking tuners, Floyd Rose Original Double Locking 2-point tremolo and Floyd Rose Locking nuts. All the hardware are black in keeping with the black satin finish.
Additional features include a matching painted quilt maple headstock, abalone overlay ’90s logo, Custom Shop decal, Phil Collen signature decal on pegboard, a Jackson Custom Shop certificate, 2” poly logo guitar strap, Jackson 351 Black Bomb pick pack and deluxe Jackson molded case.
The new JCS Special Edition PC1 guitar is currently available for preorder for around $3,700. Head over to Jackson Guitars for more information.
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