Jackson PC1 Phil Collen
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Jackson PC1 Phil Collen

PC1 Phil Collen, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Jackson belonging to the PC1 Phil Collen model.

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Hatsubai 18/08/2011

Jackson PC1 Phil Collen : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Modified headstock version"
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This is the old style Jackson PC1 that they released. There was actually a very early one of these, but the one I'll be referring to has the slightly rounder Fender style headstock. The reason was due to patent issues as Fender had the rights to the headstock at the time. The guitar features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top, a maple neck, 24 frets, dot inlays, an original floyd rose, HSS configuration, one volume, one tone, a five way switch and two switches for the sustainer.

UTILIZATION

The quilt on this was very awesome. It totally popped out, and it was super deep. It had this 3D look to it that lots of high quality PRS guitars seem to have. The neck on this is very fat, so keep that in mind. If you're a fan of thinner necks, you might want to look elsewhere. The frets on this were in great condition considering its age, and the maple fretboard was wearing quite nicely. I like the worn maple fretboard look, personally. On top of that, the guitar had an original floyd rose which I happen to be a big fan of.

SOUNDS

This guitar has the DiMarzio Super 3 in the bridge with the DiMarzio HS2 in the middle and Sustainer in the neck. The Super 3 is like a super fat Super Distortion. It has tons of mids and some cut back treble. This guitar is really meant for brighter amps such as Marshalls and the such, and that's no real surprise as he tends to play the old JMP-1s. The HS2 in the middle is kinda useless, and I was never a big fan of that. However, the Sustainer is very fun to play around with. To explain everything would take some time, but you're able to use it almost like an ebow or something.

OVERALL OPINION

I find these older ones to be a bit more consistent than the current ones for whatever reason. They just seem to speak to me a bit more, which is somewhat of a shame because I prefer the newer style headstocks. If you find one at a good price, I recommend looking at potentially buying it.