Jackson Superstrat
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Jackson Superstrat

Superstrat, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Jackson in the San Dimas series.

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Hatsubai 18/08/2011

Jackson Superstrat : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Similar to the Charvels"
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The Superstrat Jackson San Dimas models is just a designation for the old school Strat body that was used on these guitars. They're very similar to the Charvels that were released around this era, and they play similar as well. The guitar features an alder body, a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, dot inlays, an original floyd rose, an HS configuration, one volume knob, one tone knob and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

The guitar was a bolt-on, and the neck pocket was perfect on this. There were no major gaps that would have potentially hindered tone. The guitar itself was just right in terms of weight, and the edges on the neck were nicely rolled. It had that broken in feeling that I really love. The frets were quite nice on this, although the edges were a touch sharp. A quick file with a special triangle file that I have fixed that issue, but it's something to keep in mind with some of these older guitars. The guitar also has an original floyd which is one of the best bridges on the market.

SOUNDS

The guitar had a Seymour Duncan Custom in the bridge with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails in the neck. The Custom in the bridge really delivered a nice sound. It was fat, yet it had some cut to it. It's similar to the JB in that it can do nearly any genre you can think of, but I really think they excel once you start adding some gain to them. They're a little tighter than the JB, too. The Hot Rails in the neck is a great pickup for those ultra fat and smooth lead tones. It's very powerful, so keep that in mind. Clean tones aren't the best in the world, but they can work with the correct EQ.

OVERALL OPINION

These are pretty cool guitars, and I really liked the HS configuration on this. In fact, I generally prefer two pickup guitars to one or three pickup guitars. They just seem to be a bit more natural to me than anything else. You lose that in between position, but you gain some room for your picking hand.