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1980 Jackson USA Soloist Custom Platinum Pink Kahler Trem & Original Hard Case

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Here we have for sale is a early to mid 80s Jackson USA Soloist Custom in Platinum Pink which as you can see is a great example.

This is a beauty from the very early years of Jakson Soloist Custom model the information we have is that this is one of the first Soloist models bought back in the 80's.

As you will see the guitar has no visible serial number but only under the trem there is coding as you can from the picture.

According to several sites the first prototype models had no serial number.

Quote :  San Dimas era (early-mid 1980s)

"There are examples of the Soloist idea going back to the days before Jackson was an official company and just a side project of  while he was running . Early examples have set necks, -shaped bodies,  style , and often Charvel appointments like . In the earliest days of the official Jackson company, the general Soloist style was not quite official. These models often have variations in items that later became standard like size and shape and controls placements.

Original options

Originally the customer had the choice of 3 different bridges:

  •                        Foyd rose tremolo;
  •                          Kahler cam tremolo;
  •                          String through the body (Rhoads style)

Pickup options were vast. A customer could get any configuration and any brand. The standard pickup brand was eymour Dunkan until very early 1985 when the company began using in-house wound pickups standard.

Finishes were practically unlimited. While the standard colors were Platinum PinkFerrari RedIvory and Black, any custom color or airbrushed graphic was available for an upcharge.

Some items changed to help cut costs and speed up production. An example of such a change was in the mid-1980s, when the hand-shaped nibs in the binding beside the frets were discontinued to save time hand-shaving the binding between each fret. In-house manufactured pickups also became standard. Necks were also changed from a laminated style early in the year to a single piece of wood to prevent wood wastage."

Overall condition is good but it does has some marks to the finish and also a paint on the back of the headstock by the A machine head but these are only cosmetic and nothing major but this guitar plays and sounds awesome with tonnes of sustain, very rare finish so don't miss this!