Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Need help identifying my Jackson
Hopefully there's at least a few big Jackson nuts here, as I don't feel like making an account at the Jackson forum.
The thing I'm wondering about is the Pro series they had going in the 90's, and whether or not my guitar is one of those 'really good' ones, mainly out of curiosity.
A bit ago I bought a Jackson for a 80-90$ from a friend of a friend who didn't want it. It needs a good cleaning, setup, etc, but that's not the important part. On the headstock it has the 'professional' thing next to the logo. I decided to try to do some research, and apparently Japan made some USA quality guitars in the 90's, but I couldn't find that much information. All the MIJ Pro guitars I see are all fancy with inlays, body work, etc, but mines pretty plain, or 'not expensive looking'. Not cheap, but you hopefully get the picture.
The specs on my guitar:
22 frets, normal dot inlays, rosewood fretboard
Sort of a 'shiny' black, superstrat shape
HSH, 5 way switch and 1 volume control
That's about all I can think of. Can't get pictures, too much work.
(Edit: It also has jumbo frets and a thin neck, as well as a blank truss rod cover)
The bottom of the volume control (on the underside of the guitar) it says 'made in Japan' but I couldn't find any other indication anywhere else on the guitar.
And the serial number 924811 if that helps at all.
So does anyone know more about this than me? Is it one of these fabled ultra high quality guitars? Is it a steal at 90$ (Most guitars are, I guess)?
Last edited by Magical Muffin; 11-04-2009 at 01:35 PM.