Price paid: $ 2000
Purchased from: CMC Guitars
Sound — 10
As you might have guessed, I play metal. More specificly; Thrash/heavy metal such as Slayer, Sepultura, Soulfly, Gojira and such. The guitar is made of Alder and it has a Seymour Duncan JB TB4 in the bridge and a '59 SH1N in the neck. The guitar delivers great metal sound, as well as great clean sound - not something I use alot, but when I do, it sure sounds great. Which I must admit I kind off expected for such and expensive american guitar. The pickups are actually pretty quit, so noisy pickups haven't been a problem yet. Because it comes with duncan pickups, the guitar can deliver are wide arrey of tones (I think it was primarely made for metal, but I surrely get great tones besides metal tones) so this guitar sound great over all. It also has incredible good sustain (when is is setup right ofcourse).
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is great. The best I have ever playd. My other guitar is a ESP LTD JH-600 with a original floyd and S&Key inlays - even though it is a great guitar, my Jackson just completely oversahdows it. I have been playing metal active for about 6 years now, and I'm playing through a Marshall JVM410H, so it can't get more metal - if this guitar were stolen, I would buy it again, any day. I don't think I will find a guitar that is better, unless I switch genre, and that is not going to happen anytime soon. The best metal guitar ever. If you consider buying it, my advice would be; go and buy it - you won't regret it!
Reliability & Durability — 10
I haven't playd live yet, but I am sure it will do great. I haven't experienced any trouble when I rehearsel with my band either. The strap buttons a solid, no balance trouble. You can depend on this guitar, even when you go apeshit. I never go to a gig without a backup, more because of the floyd rose, but I am sure this guitar would do just fine. I haven't had more confidence in a guitar as I have in this one.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came setup from factory. It came in E standard tuning, with a perfect "in-balance" floyd rose. My band plays in D standard, so I quickly re-tuned it with different strings, so the factory setup doesn't mean so much to me. No dead notes and ss I wrote before there are no flaws in the paintjob - well, not falws I have found yet. The white binding arount the headstock and neck is also looking perfect. According to my eyes there are no flaws at all.
Features — 10
In my opinion, there ain't a guitar more metal than the SL2H. I bought it in 2011 by a shop named CMC Guitars - GREAT place by the way! The SL2H is an American made guitar. It features 24 jumbo frets, passive Duncans, original floyd rose, thin neck as well as neck-thru construction. The guitar comes in alot of cool finish's. I bought it in black, and the finish of it looks really good! I haven't found a flaw yet. The fretboard is great looking too. No major mistakes such as loose screws or anything. It also came in a deluxe Jackson case.