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yay or Nay?
In my search for a Jackson ATT I came across this last night
I know the solid ones are supposedly basswood, I have the opportunity to grab a blue one that is very clean but
I've heard mixed reports on the solid colored ones?
this is the culprit
thoughts?


alternatively I can grab this for considerably less, the paper thin necks on these is making me hesitate

 

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$800 too much for that?
 

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Ya I passed on both of them he wanted $500.00 for the Jackson Fusion (which is a bit high ) it's really clean
but I've seen USA fusions goes not a lot more recently
A couple of people said the same thing over on the JCF.
The basswood ones sound dead.oh well back to the hunt for the elusive ATT Pro :(
 

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I've got a current Charvel, that I'm actually going to sell soon (I've decided I really like 24 frets better and my GMW is the best 22 fret bolt on I've ever played)
I recently picked up an ESP Eclipse II and really kind of like the shorter scale,
SO now I'm jonesing for either an ATT or a 750XL, I want one with a trem, I may not even like it but I want to try one.

Gee anyone who 's got one could even send it to Quigs and let me try it for a while (he works right near me ) :agreed::agreed::agreed:
 

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I even spoke to a Jackson Rep about this the other day, he has no Idea why they don't have a short scale archtop in their line up
as he surfs the JCF and sees how popular these things are.
 

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both true I much prefer the Jackson but when I saw this 750 I figured I'd check it out, I was hoping it was a trans one
at that price if nothing else I could've flipped it or traded it :)
 

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Wirelessly posted :)dio:)

Yeah, the 750XL is basically a Soloist shape LP.
 

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$800 is fair for the quality, though it might not be the sound you are looking for. I had a basswood 650xl that smoked. Though that is neckthrough, 750 is more set neck. That 650 was one of the only basswood guitars I have ever liked. 650 is one of the most underrated Charvels though. Those smoke most later/pro USA Jacksons.

And just to keep things real here, the whole "Solid Color 750xls are basswood" is based on the testimonial of *one* guy who sanded his down. One guy. That's unfortunately how a lot of stuff works for the earlier years of Jackson in the internet forum age. One guy has something and it circulates until it is absolute truth. I wouldn't be surprised if they all were basswood. But things were variable enough (knob recesses, pull up routes) during those years I wouldn't be surprised if some solid colors were Les Paul woods too. There's no definitive answer out there.

How much is that Fusion? I had a Fusion Pro and the neck was actually not paper thin. Medium thin. I've had an 89 Student Soloist, my Ontario Rhoads, and a TOM AT I sold Jacksonplayer here that all had thinner necks than the Fusion Pro.

I've never played an AT that was bad, and I've had three. The Red one I bought from Chris that I sold Crooks that he sold to someone else in particular was quite good. It had a fatter neck than my current trem AT and sounded a lot deeper.

This one.

 

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he wants $500 for the Fusion, I'm actually waiting on pics from him on that one .
I'm on the fence about this whole 750XL thing . I'd hate to have to take a loss on it if I don't like it (I don't even know if I'll like a 24 fret 24.75 neck)
that Red Jackson is killer .....drool
 

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I've never played an AT that was bad, and I've had three. The Red one I bought from Chris that I sold Crooks that he sold to someone else in particular was quite good. It had a fatter neck than my current trem AT and sounded a lot deeper.

This one.

After upgrading all the hardware and pickups, I sold that to Andy. It was great, but I just didn't need two floyded ATs, and the Amber one I kept is prettier.
 

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here's another shot of the 750 (he has a nice 650XL too ) I may try to weasel that one away from him too
 

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650s are way way underrated, mine was one of the coolest superstrats I've ever owned. Most are gorgeous too. The matching headstock and toothpaste logo are a great combo. The only Jackson/Charvel that is as underappreciated is the Stealth Pro. Which is fucking AMAZING. I don't like the S style radius body, but I went through great lengths to sell mine to a good friend it was so good.

If the fusion is in good shape I would go for it in a heartbeat. Though $400 is more in line with what they are worth, unless he has nice aftermarket pickups in there. The Fusion Pro I had was amazingly easy to play, easier to play than the ATs I've had. Unfortunately I'm a tall dude and it was too much like a toy to me.

Crooks is right, the red AT had an underwhelming flame and there was a gnarly section of chipped binding, but it was an amazing sounding guitar, as anyone who has owned it (a few of us now) will attest.
 
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