Misha Mansoor, the lead guitarist of progressive metal band Periphery, has joined with Jackson Guitars to create a new signature series – The Juggernaut. These are comprised of the Juggernaut HT7 and HT6, two sleek models described by the company as ‘the next evolution of shred guitars’.
Having initially collaborated two years ago to create the Misha Mansoor USA Signature Model, Jackson and Mansoor have now expanded the line to include the Pro Series versions. The HT6 and HT7 guitars have been built to Mansoor’s exact specifications and combine elements of Jackson’s Dinky and Soloist models to create something equally familiar feeling and totally unique.
The Juggernauts feature a similar body shape to the Dinky and Soloist designs, with a slim horn and a handshake heel that makes it easy to reach the upper frets. Custom Jackson MM1 pickups are used specifically to cater to Mansoor’s dynamic style of playing, and are controlled with a five-way switch and also includes a push-pull tone knob. The guitars also feature a hardtail bridge for extra sustain, resonance and stability, and are available in a range of finishes.
See Mansoor discuss and demonstrate the Juggernaut series in the videos below.
For more information head to jacksonguitars.com.au.