The Jackal

The Jackal was a commission from a long time customer of ours. He previously bought a couple of our stock models, liked different aspects about them and wanted to combine them into his own custom model.

The Jackal’s shape was loosely based on our “Sentinel V2” design but with a deeper bottom cut and removing the offset. Our customer asked us to give it some carving to the edges, to give comfort and an aesthetic contrast of the different woods.

We went through several design revisions and spec changes until we settled on something that worked for all that our customer wanted out of the guitar.


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Jackal Specifications

Body
Spalted Maple Top
Maple Middle Section
Spalted Hornbeam Back

Neck
Bolt on joint
9 Piece – Maple, Sapele & Wenge

Fretboard
2 Piece “Zen” Bocote & Ebony
M.O.P & Abalone top Inlay
Luminlay® Side Dots
25″ Scale Length
24 Stainless Steel Frets (Medium / Jumbo)

Hardware
Gotoh®Black Nickel SG381 Locking Tuners
Gotoh®Black Nickel 510 Tremolo Bridge
Korina, Rosewood & Ash Knobs
Graphtech® Black TUSQ® Nut
Schaller® Straplocks
2 way Truss Rod

Electrics
Bare Knuckle Pickups® Aftermath (Bridge)
Bare Knuckle Pickups® PG Blues (Neck)
Bare Knuckle Pickups®Custom Etched Tyger Pickup Covers
2x 500k CTS Volume Pots
2x 500 DPDT Push/Push Tone Pots
3 way Lever Switch
Killswitch
Switchcraft® Output Jack

Finish
Satin cellulose (Body)
Resin Gloss (Top)
Satin cellulose (Headstock Faceplate)