My SLAT3-7 arrived yesterday. Thanks to UPS for leaving it leaning against my front door.
Since a certain drunken dwarf wouldn't leave my house last night after cover band rehearsal, I haven't had a chance to take pics yet. I will, however, give some first impressions.
1.) The new Jackson ATA cases are awesome.
2.) The green swirl looks much better in real life than in Jackson's promo pics.
3.) Jackson's Pro line quality has been turned up a notch. This guitar is gorgeous, and the fit & finish is great.
4.) It's nice being an endorser - they did a setup and put it in Bb for me at FMIC before it shipped. However, this is a reasonable sample, as this was the last green swirl they had left, so they couldn't cherry pick one for me.
5.) It plays like butter. Seriously, this is the best-playing Japanese Jackson I've experienced that wasn't made before 1993. Seriously, this makes the COW look like a toy, and those were pretty good.
I've played most of this guitar's competition (though not the new LTD H1007s), and this pretty much clobbers them. I had debated long and hard about buying a Loomis (which I like) instead of one of these. I'm glad I didn't.
Craptastic pics, finally! Hopefully I can get better ones when VA stops doing its Kansas impression:
I figured you'd like it since you like the old Pro/model 6/750xl necks
and now that you have it in front of you does the HS look as huge to you as it does in pics?
I didn't think so, I really liked the ones I played at Matts, toob ad they were already spoken for.