So I had the awesome chance to acquire these and decided to get them. How often do CS7s come up in the wild - very very very rarely. With the CS now taking 18+ months due to their backlog (unless your Bulbasaur) I figured I needed to get both.
The Soloist Archtop is a great guitar and the punchiest for metal I've ever owned. It's the standard alder+maple combo but man with the Blackout Neck in there it just sounds insane on the third channel of the MarkIV. It vibes really well with the Mark IV. The BO Neck is also a surprise as you can turn it down volume wise and get really nice clean tones or even have the signal clean up pretty well. On the clean channel it's a great clean.
The King V is normally not a shape I'd gravitate towards however this guitar was just calling me towards it. It's a 3pc mahogany neck and wings with ebony and was made for COW from Fear Factory. It sounds massive through the Mark and is surprisingly pretty awesome to play as well. I've tried RR models in the past and never found the shape to fit me. This KV shape has the forearm position on it very close to where soloists are and thus feels great. Not to mention the paint job is just a great Red Blue Pearl... just fantastic and very mid range heavy guitar.
Enough talk though - on to the pics!
The Jackson family.