Iron Maiden is one of the most successful and influential metal bands ever, and Adrian Smith’s molten yet melodic guitar work has long been a driving force behind their distinctive and dynamic sound. With timeless songwriting and thrilling live performances, Maiden continues to record, tour internationally and rock stadiums everywhere with electrifying prowess and unwavering heavy metal passion.
Jackson pays tribute to the legendary axeman with the X Series Signature Adrian Smith SDXM model. Offered in an affordable price range, the SDXM features a basswood San Dimas® body and a bolt-on maple neck with graphite-reinforcement rods that refuse to budge, no matter how much environmental stress it’s exposed to. Its 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays is the perfect launching pad for rapid-fire riffing or complex chords.
The SDXM packs a Jackson high-output humbucker in the bridge position and Jackson single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. The humbucking pickup was painstakingly voiced for full, rich tone while providing maximum overdrive and sustain, whereas the single-coil middle and neck pickups deliver that unmistakable Strat® snap. A five-way blade selector switch with single volume and tone controls open up endless tonal possibilities, while the Floyd Rose® Special double-locking tremolo system keeps the guitar in tune through any and all abuse you throw its way.
12"- 16" COMPOUND RADIUS MAPLE FINGERBOARD
Jackson pioneered the use of the innovative 12"-16" compound radius design, in which the maple fingerboard gradually flattens toward the heel from its more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for comfortable and natural-feeling chording and riffing near the nut, with optimal shred articulation and bending nearer the heel.
HSS CONFIRGURATION: JACKSON HIGH-OUTPUT HUMBUCKING (BRIDGE) & JACKSON SINGLE-COIL (MIDDLE & NECK)
An atypical configuration for Jackson, this guitar features a humbucker in the bridge position and single-coil pickups in the neck and mid positions. The Jackson high-output humbucking pickup was painstakingly voiced for full, rich tone while providing maximum overdrive and sustain. The Jackson single-coil middle and neck pickups deliver that tried-and-true Strat sound.