We finally have an answer to the question “does it djent?” and the answer is yet! Only if you’re asking about the new Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut ET6 ($1299.99) and Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut ET7 ($1399.99) Evertune-equipped models from Jackson, though. I don’t know what the answer is for basically anything else.
The Periphery guitarist’s Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut ET6 features a 25.5″ scale and comes in a Chalk Gray finish with a color matched reverse Jackson 3×3 AT-1 headstock and black hardware, while the ET7 is 26.5″ and features a Gulf Blue finish with a color matched Jackson 4×3 AT-1 headstock and black hardware. Both models have a basswood body, caramelized bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, wrap-around heel and oiled back finish, and a 20″ flat radius caramelized maple fingerboard with rolled edges, 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays.
“For those of you who know what an EverTune is, I’ve been using them in the studio and live and I love them,” said Mansoor. “If you don’t know what it is, it’s a magical bridge that keeps your guitar in tune.
“It’s kind of insane—some super complicated tension-based system, but if you set up the guitar right, you can strike a string as hard as you want and it will never go sharp or flat. You can even set it up in this ‘safe zone’ as I call it where you can still bend – you just give it a little more than you usually would. Anyone who records knows how much time is spent in the studio just tuning your guitar. It’s a huge time saver when tracking and recording.”
Both the ET6 and ET7 also feature the uncovered Jackson MM1 pickups, which feature a five-way pickup blade switch, single volume control, and a single tone control with push/pull select feature.
“The MM1 pickups are just super versatile especially with the five-way switch,” said Mansoor. “We’ve got second position doing split inner coils, which is nice for spanky cleans and mid gain tones, and fourth position, which is split outer coils, which gives you that chimey, almost Strat-like sound. Then you’ve got bridge (first), middle (third) and neck (fifth) with humbuckers.”