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Jackson Guitars have landed!
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:31:26 Europe/London
Jackson Guitars have landed!
A brief history:
Jackson Guitars originated in 1980 when guitarist Randy Rhoads approached the company with an idea for an individualized guitar. The collaborative design effort between Rhoads, Grover Jackson, Tim Wilson, and Mike Shannon resulted in the creation of the Concorde, an innovative revamp of the traditional Flying V. The Rhoads guitar model designs were such a departure from Charvel's Stratocaster-based models that Jackson elected to label them with his own name.
Throughout the heavy metal heyday of the 1980s, the Jackson brand was associated with high-quality, American-made, custom instruments, and was endorsed by many popular guitarists of the period. In addition to the original Randy Rhoads models, the 1980s spawned distinctively designed Jackson models such as the Soloist, King V, Kelly, and the Dinky, all of which remain icons of the brand.
The 1990s brought changes in musical trends. While still making the high-end American-made products, brands like Jackson began producing inexpensive, Asian-made versions of their staple designs in an effort to make their products more accessible to lower-end buyers.
In the Fall of 2002, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation purchased Jackson, and U.S. operations were moved to the Fender factory in Corona, California. Present day Fender-era Jackson and Charvel guitars are being produced at the Corona works. Fender still manufactures various lines of lower-end imports, as well.
After several years of running a successful company doing sub-contracting work for many well-known guitar companies and extensive design consultancy, Grover Jackson is now co-owner of a new guitar brand, GJ2 Guitars, in Orange County, California. His partner in this venture is former Fender Senior Vice President Jon Gold. Grover Jackson maintains his commitment to the high-quality USA made guitars.
The right Jackson for you:
Jackson electric guitars cater to a wide range of playing abilities, for example. The JS series is a very stylish range that is perfect for beginners and more affordable for introductory musicians. Take a look at the JS Series below:
Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank. This guitar has brilliant new high-output ceramic-magnet pickups, agraphite-reinforced maple neck, a bound fingerboard and headstock, and black hardware. Ideal for beginners or anyone looking for an affordable, reliable axe for hard rock and metal this is quite the beast.
Moving on to the Jackson PRO series, the clue is in the name! This professional looking and sounding guitars are more suited to the advanced guitar player:
Jackson's Pro series of guitars are made for the musician that wants a real workhorse guitar with top grade hardware no matter if that is to use in the studio or live. Unlock your full potential as a player with the innovative Jackson Pro range. A high-performance electric guitar, this ergonomic instrument opens up new horizons of playability, resetting the bar of what’s possible in guitar design.
(History source: wiki)