Jackson Guitars Adrian Smith model
December 19, 2008 by Chaz
With the ongoing history that is being built between Iron Maiden’s Axeman Adrian Smith and Jackson Guitars, it’s no surprise that the two are teaming up to populate Adrian Smith’s Signature Custom Superstrat. As listed on Jackson Guitar’s site, it states that the following -
“NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) titan Iron Maiden is one of the most successful and influential metal bands of all time, thanks in no small measure to the molten yet melodic guitar work of Adrian Smith. With timeless songwriting craft and peerless live performances, Maiden continues to record and tour, charting all over the world and selling out stadiums in any country with electricity. Based on his original late ’80s Custom Shop guitar, Smith’s signature model boasts supreme Jackson tone, playability, versatility and classic good looks”
Here’s a little history behind the Adrian Smith Custom Model. After Iron Maiden’s show in Athens on August 2nd 2008 (Saturday night), Adrian’s Custom prototype Jackson Superstrat was stolen. That particular guitar was a one of kind exclusive for Adrian Smith himself. Since the Jackson Adrian Smith model will be released and circulated to the general public, it’ll be much harder for the prototype and the thief to be found.
With that said, Jackson didn’t release the specs of the factory model just yet, so we are assuming it will have the similar specs as the prototype, which isn’t no slouch of it’s own.
Jackson Adrian Smiths Signature Guitars
- Jackson Strat Col. white Adrian Smiths Signature Model, white scratch plate
- Ebony fretboard
- Adrian Ssmith signature on front of headstock
- Humbucker bridge pickup
- Two single-coil pickups (middle and neck position)
- Rectangular black molded Jackson guitar case
All we can really tell you at this point is it’s a Strat style guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo system, a humbucker in the bridge position and a Fender style headstock. It appears the guitar has an Ebony fretboard as well.
Also announced here on Gear-Vault, Fender are releasing a Dave Murray Signature. More to come as Gear-Vault learns more!