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  • Number Of The Priest
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    Wow. That's interesting to hear that even the Pro Series is now made in China. I'll also poke around in my local shops to see for myself.

    The previous observation I made was that the X Series production moved to China: https://www.jcfonline.com/forum/equi...a-recent-thing

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  • LCW
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    Originally posted by Number Of The Priest View Post
    These ones caught my eye.


    PRO SERIES SOLOISTâ„¢ SL3M, MAPLE FINGERBOARD, RAINBOW CRACKLE

    https://www.jacksonguitars.com/gear/...l3m/2911000500


    For some reason, these Pro Soloist Rainbow Crackle models are Made in China (not Mexico or Indonesia). There are 3 of them at my local dealer and all are stamped MIC.

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  • eighthnotetone
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    NAMM 2020 was great this year. I haven't been able to make it the past few years, so it was nice to finally get out there again. After seeing the MJ Dinky in real life, I had to have one. Been hunting for the right one for over a month and just ordered it. Real excited.

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  • BenoA
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    Originally posted by sully View Post

    Indeed I was!
    I know, I shook your hand!

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  • sully
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    Originally posted by BenoA View Post
    Don't know if it is too early but I'll be at NAMM 2020. It's like a dream come true for me. Going back to my teenage years in the 80s and discovering about the trade show in Guitar World and GFTPM.

    So I bet our friend sully will be there.

    So just an early "roll-call" to see who will be there. ;-)
    Indeed I was!

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  • darrellm
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    I am loving that Charvel So-Cal Style 2 in natural Ash. Haven't bought a Charvel since 2008 but that is pulling all the strings, nice to see something a bit different.

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  • Number Of The Priest
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    Not sure how I missed this before, but one thing I just noticed is that there is now a Charvel So-Cal Style 2, which means Tele-style with pickguard. I don't believe this variant ever existed before. It makes sense to finally have one, considering there has been San Dimas Style 1 (Strat-style with no pickguard), San Dimas Style 2 (Tele-style with no pickguard), and So-Cal Style 1 (Strat-style with pickguard) since 2008.

    https://charvel.com/gear/shape/so-cal/style-2?sort=new

    I have mentioned before how I thought the Jackson Adrian Smith San Dimas was a peculiar name because "San Dimas" in the modern context typically meant "no pickguard", and his guitar should actually be called a "So-Cal" because it has a pickguard. People countered by saying it's a Jackson and might not follow the same rules that govern Charvel's nomenclature. Well for NAMM 2020, Jackson released a Misha Mansoor So-Cal, which has a pickguard, exactly what you'd expect from the name "So-Cal". Jackson released a Gus G San Dimas, which has no pickguard, exactly what you'd expect from the name "San Dimas". The only Adrian Smith guitar to follow that rule is the San Dimas with the "2 Minutes to Midnight" graphic, which has no pickguard, also released at NAMM 2020.

    If I had any authority at Jackson, I'd "retcon" the pickguard-equipped Adrian models to have the name So-Cal, but we know even incorrect names are difficult to change in the guitar realm once they've stuck. For example, Leo Fender's "tremolo bridge" name stuck, instead of the more technically correct "vibrato bridge".

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  • wilkinsi
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    Is that Warrior fan fretted?

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  • Number Of The Priest
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    Wow roody, you really came through! Thanks again!

    So, no appearances or further discussion about the Charvel MJ Series (first discussed near the beginning of this thread). Most peculiar.

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  • darrellm
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    Thanks again Roody, always great to see your photos.

    Disappointed not to see any F-birds or Destroyers from Jackson this year.

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  • roodyrocker
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    ...and a few more

    Vigier:
    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...7316110&type=3

    Suhr:
    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...3983510&type=3

    Mayones:
    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...0650849&type=3

    Caparison:
    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...3985353&type=3

    Ernie Ball Music Man:
    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...=3&uploaded=23
    Last edited by roodyrocker; 01-19-2020, 10:11 PM.

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  • wrldeatr7
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    Lots of nice stuff this year. Those baked bodies look awsome. Finally they're doing some multi-piece necks. The Winterstorm Cory Beaulieu and Rhoads are nice. Surprised to see 2 new Warriors. I'm all for white guitars, but I'm not crazy about the white flat non-beveled reversed-headstock Warrior. For X-Series (and USA for that matter), they've got to start doing matched headstocks already, c'mon. Black headstocks look so cheap. And if the JS Warriors are beveled so should the X and Pro Warriors.

    The new Dave Davidson Pro Warrior looks fantastic, even though I'm not crazy about natural finishes, but at least this one is beveled again and much nicer than the weird flat ash-top version. I may have to get one of these, I have been wanting a 7 string Warrior but the US Davidson is just too pricey and the Pro distressed ash didn't look too good.

    Seems like nearly all the Indonesian models are now mahogany body and set-through neck (with the exception of the natural X Warrior). For a while there they were doing a bunch of true neck-thrus. Any chance Jackson will drop the set-thru silliness...you know, as a cost-cutting measure?

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  • tanpsi
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    Those new Style 2 look amazing! The fixed bridge looks strangely familiar

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  • roodyrocker
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    ...And some more links, starting with our very own Sully!

    https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...=3&uploaded=17

    Fender: https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...1202399&type=3
    Gibson: https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...4536449&type=3
    Kramer: https://www.facebook.com/rudy.rouwey...4536950&type=3

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  • Number Of The Priest
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    As always, thank you roody! You covered all my favorite brands!

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