When Chris Broderick joined a revitalized Megadeth in 2008, fans were awestruck by his dazzling thrash fretwork. Jackson now honors this modern metal master with the Chris Broderick Soloist, in six-string and seven-string models. Currently performing with Act of Defiance, Broderick teamed up with the Jackson® Custom Shop to create the perfect instrument for his shredding guitar work.

Contemporary guitarists require tonal versatility and punchy clarity to keep pace with the rapid twists and turns of today’s metal. A pair of Broderick-designed custom DiMarzio® direct mounted humbucking neck and bridge pickups punch well above their weight, cranking out monstrous tone that will pin your ears back. The volume control conceals a push/pull switch for coil-splitting, unlocking even more tonal options while the tone control’s push/pull switch enables the tone circuit. A killswitch allows for the stuttering effects that have become integral in modern metal. The Jackson® Single String hardtail bridge creates perfect intonation along the entire length of the neck to ensure complex chords ring true, working in harmony with the Planet Waves® Auto-Trim tuning machines for tuning stability that can withstand a good pick-hand thrashing without shifting. The 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets is ideal for all playing styles, comfortable for both low riffing and soaring leads.

Designed with Jackson® Custom Shop Master Builder Mike Shannon, the Broderick Soloist has all of the brooding style you expect from a Jackson. Maple body binding, a matching quilted maple headcap and quilted maple neck binding add a touch of elegance to this brutal beast while Ernie Ball® strap locks ensure your axe won’t go flying during onstage acrobatics. A sophisticated riffing machine, the Broderick Soloist HT 6 is designed for the most demanding music produced today.

Other specifications include:

Model Number: 2803156886
Series: Artist Signature
Color: Transparent Blue
Body Shape: Soloist™
Body Binding: Maple
Body Material: Mahogany with Arched Quilt Maple Top
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Binding: Maple
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Graph Tech® TUSQ
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Headstock: Jackson® Reverse AT (3-Over/3-Under)
Neck Plate: None
Neck Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard: Ebony
Position Inlays: None
Bridge Pickup: Chris Broderick Designed Custom DiMarzio® (Direct Mounted)
Neck Pickup: Chris Broderick Designed Custom Direct-Mount DiMarzio®
Controls: Volume (push-pull coil split), Tone (push-pull on/off tone control activation), Killswitch Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Special Electronics: Killswitch
Bridge: Jackson® Single String Guitar Bridge
Tuning Machines: Planet Waves® Auto-Trim
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: None
Control Knobs: Black Dome Style
Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
Unique Features: Ernie Ball® strap locks, Planet Waves® Auto-trim Tuners, kill switch, Quartersawn Maple neck, Mahogany sides and back, natural binding on body & headstock, matching Quilted headcap, Quilted Maple neck binding, 12" radius, Ebony fingerboard, Chris Broderick designed Custom Dimarzio® direct mounted pickups.
Hard Case
9 lbs 14 oz

For more information on the Jackson USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist HT6, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
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