I 've been considering the Jackson USA select range for a while as a possible alternative to Ibanez.
First and foremost they're superb guitars. I couldn't find a fault constructionwise on the different Soloists I tried whether they're graphic finish ones or solid colour ones or maple topped ones.
I found the necks were noticably thicker than a JEM neck, and had painted backs to them which felt as sticky as ever.
Other than that they were great, very solid feel, a fair bit heavier than a JEM, but with a super smooth feel to the ebony board and all the examples I tried had really low action in a nigh on buzz free environment
The original Floyd rose held up to all I could subject it too without the store owner taking the guitar out of my hands striaght away, but I can't comment on how stable it would be in a gigging situation.
I thought the sound was a bit harsh, not like the forceful punch of the Evo's I'm used to, but then tis was through a very unfamilar amp and I didn't bother to fix the setitngs too much.
Would I get a USA Soloist instead of a JEM? Probably not; they don't suit my playing style as well as the JEM in terms of playability and sound. Would I go out of my way to hunt down a DK-1 or a PC-1 if I couldn't get a JEM, oh HELL YES