Jackson announces their collaboration with metalcore guitarist, Josh Smith. This signature Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist™ SL7 ET is the solution to an issue that guitarists, even Smith himself, have been grappling with for years—how to achieve the thunderous low end only capable with a 7-string without any of the maintenance issues that commonly plague these models.
The New Signature Soloist™ Guitar Allows Players To Harness the Power That Is Unique To Down-Tuned Instruments, Respecting Over 200 Years of Extended Bass Ranges That Satisfy the Heavy Riffs of the Heavier Side of Rock.
JACKSON LAUNCHES SIGNATURE SOLOIST™ WITH NORTHLANE’S JOSH SMITH, AN ODE TO ONE OF GUITAR PLAYING’S FOREMOST 7-STRING INNOVATORS
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (December 7, 2022) — Jackson launched the Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist™ SL7 ET in collaboration with the prolific metalcore guitarist, Josh Smith. As a founding member and songwriter of the band Northlane, Jackson is proud to add Smith to the Signature family. His lush walls of sound and thoughtful harmonic structures provide striking contrast to Northlane’s signature thunderous tone. At the core of Smith’s ability and unmistakable penchant for sonic exploration is his Jackson 7-string. Now, players everywhere can tap into their own sense of tonal discovery with a design that is tastefully pared down allowing players to take ownership of the instrument.
Formed in 2009, Australian progressive metalcore act Northlane emerged as trendsetters in the space, constantly evolving and ambitiously chasing uncharted territory with each album release. Founding member, co-songwriter and rhythm guitarist Josh Smith is central to the band’s expansive and pummeling sound, and Jackson is proud to present the all-new Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist™ SL7 ET in his honor.
“Jackson makes incredibly consistent and stable instruments. They intonate well, they hold tune on the road and the guitars never seem to break,” said Josh Smith. “Having a signature soloist is a dream come true. I purposely kept the design very subtle. It’s a great companion for anyone tuning low who wants a little versatility. It’s both an ideal studio guitar and great for the stage!”
ThisPro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist SL7 ET model delivers on all these promises of reliability, but it is far more than just a road ready guitar. Thanks to its signature Josh Smith Bareknuckle Impulse pickup set and lengthy 27” scale, this Soloist™ retains a shocking amount of clarity even when being played through dizzying amounts of gain stages and down-tuned to oblivion. Optimized equally for lightning fast riffs and chugging power chords alike, the alder body is sculpted for ultimate comfort across all playing styles.
“It was a great experience to work with Josh to recreate one of Jackson’s most iconic shapes in his image,” adds Jon Romanowski, VP Category Management - Jackson. “Although Josh makes it look effortless, taking an arsenal of drop-tuned, long scale instruments on the road is no easy feat. The true beauty behind this instrument is the way in which it takes a problem that heavy metal guitarists have been running into for years—the unreliable nature of 7-string guitars—and provides an elegant, one stop solution. Fans are going to love replicating Smith’s iconic sound into a style all their own.”
The Pro Series Signature Josh Smith Soloist™ SL7 ET is a bastion of quality and tonal excellence that will not only allow players to stop worrying about their instrument making it through each gig, but give them the freedom to redefine what a down-tuned instrument is capable of.
Learn more about Smith’s collaboration with Jackson as he discusses and demonstrates his all-new Pro Series Signature Josh Smith SoloistTM SL7 ET guitar: