The Bloodline: Jackson History
The Jackson bloodline began back in the late 1970s, when heavy music experienced a flamboyant and virtuosic resurgence in popularity and a small Southern California guitar repair shop became the epicenter of a new level of shred-approved excellence. Ever since then, Jackson guitars have been universally lauded as the metal guitars; the shred machines, highly-original, high-performance instruments of distinctive style and formidable substance. From metal's chart-topping peaks to its darkest recesses, for discerning guitarists all over the globe, Jackson is the only way to go.
To make a long story short, a new generation of talented and extravagant young guitarists who came of age in the burgeoning MTV era of late ’70s and early ’80s needed more–in fact, demanded more–from their instruments. Six-string luthier Grover Jackson and his small staff of highly-skilled craftsmen answered the call with a new breed of high-performance custom guitars bearing Jackson’s own name on their headstocks.
Recent years have seen the Jackson bloodline continue to flourish, with all of the company's most famous models - custom and production series alike - enjoying great success. Jackson signature instruments have also come into their own, with magnificent models bearing top metal names such as Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Mark Morton and John Campbell (Lamb of God), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Chris Beattie (Hatebreed), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) and others. Furthermore, the Jackson Custom Shop remains the longest-operating true custom shop in the United States, with many members of its original staff still working there and doing what they do best–providing axe- wielding metallurgists worldwide with world-class high-performance instruments that have no equal.
The Original High-Performance Metal Guitar!
For more than 25 years now, Jackson guitars have reigned supreme over metaldom and all its many subgenres with impunity as the sonic weapons of choice for discerning heavy guitarists worldwide. Onstage and in the studio, they are universally lauded as the metal guitars; the shred machines—finely tuned instruments of distinctive style and formidable substance.
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