Signatures that Aren’t Written in Pen
Jackson Guitars has been delving deep into the recesses of Anthrax founding rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and Lamb of God founding lead guitarist Mark Morton to sculpt guitars of the most satisfactory caliber to complement their styles. And now that they’ve sorted all of that out these guitars are being made available to guitarists everywhere.
Right now I want nothing more in the world than to introduce to you the Scott Ian Signature T-1000 Soloist 1H, the T-1000 Soloist 2H, and the Mark Morton Signature Dominion.
The Mark Morton Dominion
Mark Morton, who has been playing Jackson guitars for the majority of his career in Lamb of God, has introduced a new Dominion model with his name on it. While it’s not the first Dominion he’s played it is an updated model to reflect the style and sound Lamb of God has grown into with its chambered mahogany body that’s been decorated with a flamed maple top. The 24.75” scale mahogany neck supports the compound-radius ebony fretboard that has been accessorized with shark-eye inlays and a graphite nut.
The Dominion is loaded to the teeth with a set of Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers with two designated coil tapping switches as well as designated tone and volume knobs. The hardware includes the Schaller tune-o-matic bridge and a set of Sperzel pearl button tuners; all hardware is chrome. It will be available in two colors. Bourbon Burst and Wine Drunk. I’m sure you can guess what the inspiration was for both shades.
It’s sitting at an MSRP of $2,133.32.
The Scott Ian T-1000 Soloists
No these guitars were not sent back in time from the future to save someone from a cyborg assassin. These guitars were sent back from the future to save the world from sucky wuss music by finding their way into Scott Ian’s hands who has been on a crusade to save us the world from the aforementioned scourge of our time.
This guitar has been introduced in two models. The first one, the H1, was designed by Scott Ian and the revered builder Mike Shannon. It is a neck-through guitar based on his 87 Soloist and features a super-sized mahogany body with a 1/8” maple top coated with a Quicksilver finish. The maple neck features a compound-radius ebony fretboard adorned with lightning bolt inlays. With one volume knob to control the lone Seymour Duncan Scott Ian El Diablo bridge pickup it features a TonePros Tunamatic bridge and Schaller straplocks.
It fetches an MSRP of $2,666.65.
The other model, the H2, shares almost the exact same specifications as the H1, so we can save some time here. The wood choices are the same as are the finishes. In fact the only additions are the Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker in the neck position with an obligatory three-way pickup selecting switch near the top strap button. Closing things out is the original Floyd Rose tremolo.
The H2 model harnesses an MSRP of $2,933.32.