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Old 08-26-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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WHAT Guitar is this?!

i know its a jackson with a firecrackle finish but im getting it from a guy who says its a 1987 JACKSON SOLOIST. it looks like a 5A but im not sure due to the pickups. and they have a single rail? im only trading a 100$ crate cab so its not gonna be a loss by any means and i love how it looks but any information on this is helpful i cant upload the image due to the large space of the picture... but it has what looks to be a floyd rose and silver hardware with shark fin inlays and a rosewood fretboard. the headstock is black with jackson and i believe the neck is maple and has no paint on the neck. it has 3 mini switches a tone control and volume control and the crackle doesnt look like ANY on the internet for the 5A. its got a few dings and the truss rod cover has 3 screws (like a trianglish shape) i dont believe its a fake since its got the official jackson logo stamped into the metal bolt on but i dont know the model number yet.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:23 PM   #2
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Well first off if it's a bolt on then its a Dinky and not a Soloist.

I'm not too up on my 80's Jacksons but many Dinkys came with HH, HSH, and HSS pickup configs.

What does the Floyd Rose say on it? Does it have Jackson stamped on the Floyd anywhere?

You can go to Jackson's site under support and dig through their old catalogs. See if you can find something similar.

mini switches on a Dinky don't ring a bell but who knows. . . .

And you're trading a $100 crate cab for the guitar? Normally deals that are too good to be true are. This smells funny or the person has no idea what they have. Do they need money for contraband?
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:29 PM   #3
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Looks like it is a Jackson Strat Body Model and they did have switches back then for active electronics. . . . http://support.jacksonguitars.com/c...987_catalog.pdf

Crackle, switches, the inlays, it's all adding up.

What condition is that guitar in? Is it all jacked up? Do ALL of the electronics work still?
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:55 PM   #4
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I met the guy on facebook on a buy/sell page. he said he got it from a old man who claimed it was a soloist. i couldnt get a good look at the tremolo on the picture but it seems skinnier then a floyd rose (maybe the angle) i have a fr special on my main guitar so i have a idea on what a floyd rose original looks like too through google. and no its in reasonable condition. havent tried the electronics yet. guy says guitar wont stay in tune but that could just easily be not setting up the fr right. its a broad idea i know but i came to see what you guys might think of it since im trying to research it too cause the guy hasnt gotten me the information yet. theres only a few dings on the back and the plates are a bit scratched that cover the springs/electronics. plus if it was a custom soloist (as he claimed it was) couldnt you request a bolt on? jackson has high end models in both bolt and through neck but maybe im wrong idk
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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he also said he got it for 100$ from said old man which must be why this guy is trading the cab for it.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:04 PM   #6
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additional info is the plate is like the soloist style ones. its got black and then like a silver border from the appearance in the picture

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Old 08-27-2015, 12:26 AM   #7
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post a pic or link. that would help out a lot.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:51 AM   #8
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I would if the "file wasn't too large" and I don't know how to get a link cause it was over facebook soo

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Old 08-27-2015, 08:16 AM   #9
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I wouldn't trade a cab for a guitar with a cheap FR on it, personally. Think of how many beers you can fit on a cab! You can't hardly fit any on a Jackson, and even then, you still have to hold still to balance them! Totally inefficient.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:23 AM   #10
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Save the pictures or take a screen capture. Upload them to Photobucket. Then you can link them in your post.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:58 PM   #11
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Did you ever get any more info on this Jackson? You have me curious now!
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I wouldn't trade a cab for a guitar with a cheap FR on it, personally. Think of how many beers you can fit on a cab! You can't hardly fit any on a Jackson, and even then, you still have to hold still to balance them! Totally inefficient.

iirc the Jackson-branded Floyds of the late 80's and early 90's back then were made by Schaller.
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Haven't tried that, does it come in a 6 pack?
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #14
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iirc the Jackson-branded Floyds of the late 80's and early 90's back then were made by Schaller.


this is true however you have to be carefull. briefly Jackson had it's own design which can be a real bitch to find parts for these days.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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well I'll let all you guys know when I get it to give specific information. the guy about the beers is right though.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:40 PM   #16
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I got the guitar. the model number is 9759733. can anyone tell.me what guitar it is? it is CLEARLY old. does not have made on USA by the Jackson symbol. Has jackson tuners. the pickups by the neck/mid are single coil styled but had tape on the top not a rail. which leads me to believe it had covers at some point. the humbucker doesn't have magnets.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:42 PM   #17
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oh and has the Jackson liscenced floyd rose. and has licensed under floyd rose on it
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:42 PM   #18
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I got the guitar. the model number is 9759733. can anyone tell.me what guitar it is? it is CLEARLY old. does not have made on USA by the Jackson symbol. Has jackson tuners. the pickups by the neck/mid are single coil styled but had tape on the top not a rail. which leads me to believe it had covers at some point. the humbucker doesn't have magnets.


the humbucker has a plastic cover but i assure you there are magnets underneath. that # is most likely the serial #.
pics would help
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