Jackson Soloist Custom 1988 - Amber Sunburst
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Jackson Pre-Production Soloist 1981 - 1989

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Product Specs

  • Pre-Production Soloist
  • Custom
  • 1981 - 1989
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Model Family
  • Jackson Soloist
Neck Construction
  • Neck-Through
Number of Frets
  • 24
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
  • Jackson Pre-Production Era


Jackson guitars emerged out of Charvel in the early '80s, as Charvel was becoming an in-demand bespoke guitar manufacturer. Jackson took up Charvel's custom order business, adding a few new models of their own, and continuing to ramp up the elaborate finishes and appointments. Jackson remained a custom-order only manufacturer until around 1989, when they opened up standard production models manufactured in Japan. While Jackson continued operating their full-custom US shop through their acquisition by FMIC in 2003, the "Pre-Production" era from 1981 - 1989 represent a rare slice of American guitar history. The Pre-Production Soloists here are fast-playing "superstrat"-style machines.

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