The world’s longest-operating custom shop, turning out world-class custom guitars ever since Grover Jackson first affixed his name to a headstock in 1980.
The reason for this amazing longevity is simple: Jackson began as a custom shop. In the beginning, there were no production guitars—every Jackson guitar was a highly original high-performance custom instrument.
Whereas some production guitar makers open their own custom shops well after reaching a certain age or level of success, Jackson existed from its very earliest days as nothing but a custom shop, building distinctive and meticulously crafted instruments for a very exacting clientele. Further, from the very start, no design was too crazy and no idea was too far out—if someone could conceive of it, Jackson’s talented, imaginative and occasionally demented craftsmen could build it. This early emphasis on unique and outlandish one-off instruments proved enormously influential on Jackson’s most famous and oft-copied body shapes.
If you can dream it, we can build it. It’s a longstanding tradition of U.S.-made greatness and devotion to craft that continues to this day. The Jackson Custom Shop—the original custom shop.
THE JACKSON CUSTOM SHOP
IS THE WORLD’S LONGESTOPERATING CUSTOM SHOP.
JACKSON MASTER BUILT
Jackson Artist Signature guitars and basses bear the names, preferred features and personalized touches of a select group of metal’s finest and most acclaimed players worldwide. They’re designed in conjunction with Jackson’s master builders as the ultimate expression of the artist’s talent and style.
Beginning with the legendary Randy Rhoads (with whom Jackson history began in 1980) and encompassing molten modern master such as Mark Morton, Phil Collen, Adrian Smith, Scott Ian, Phil Demmel, Chris Beattie, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and more, Jackson Artist Signature models put the shredding sounds of the greats in good hands—yours.
PHIL COLLEN SIGNATURE
FLAME MAPLE FRETBOARD, AU NATURAL
As a longtime Jackson endorser (since 1986) and lead guitarist for one of the world’s biggest-selling rock bands, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen has deftly wrung numerous classic riffs from Jackson guitars. It’s impossible to imagine the ’80s and ’90s rock charts—or Jackson history—without him. With exotic woods and a Jackson Sustainer/ Driver system, Collen’s PC1 Dinky was one of the original Jackson signature instruments.
Mahogany body with quilt maple top, bolt-on quartersawn eastern hard rock maple neck, compound-radius flame maple fingerboard, licensed Fender® Strat® headstock, DiMarzio® pickups with Jackson® Sustainer/Driver in H/S/S configuration, Floyd Rose® Original tremolo, gold hardware.
DiMarzio® Super 3™ Humbuckingg
DiMarzio® HS2 Stacked Humbucking
Master Volume, Master Tone, Intensity Control
5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck
18-Volt Jackson® Sustainer SystemPickup
Number of Frets:
1-Piece Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
25.5" (648 mm)
12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Floyd Rose® Original Locking
1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Floyd Rose® Original Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
Knurled Dome Gold
Mahogany Body with Quilt Maple Top
NPS, .010-.052 Gauges
Deluxe Jackson®; Molded Case
DEMMELITION KING V™
PHIL DEMMEL SIGNATURE
ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD, RED WITH BLACK BEVELS
AIn the world of brutal, no-holds- barred metal, Machine Head is more than a band. Lead guitarist Phil Demmel, a Jackson friend and endorser since his late-1980s days with Vio-Lence, joined the group 2003. Demmel appeared on critically acclaimed 2007 release The Blackening, which took the metal world by storm, won numerous awards and reader polls, and earned Machine Head its first GRAMMY nomination. Demmel’s signature King V models speaks directly to his versatility as a metal guitarist, with a number of shred-friendly
Built to Phil Demmel's exact specifications, the upgraded PDX-2 features a three-piece through-body maple neck, compound-radius (12"-16") bound rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and classic Jackson shark fin inlays, EMG® HZ pickups, dual volume controls and three-way blade pickup selector switch, and a Floyd Rose® Special bridge.