Jackson Adrian Smith Custom Shop Masterbuilt Limited Edition NAMM 2 Minutes to Midnight Graphic 2021 OHSC
Jackson Adrian Smith Custom Shop Limited Edition “2 Minutes to Midnight” released originally for the 2020 NAMM convention. Built by masterbuilder Dave “Red” Nichols and hand painted by artist Craig Fraser the “2 Minutes to Midnight” graphic is a depiction of the infamous Iron Maiden mascot “Eddie” and shows Eddie with a riffle in hand and an atomic bomb exploding in the background.
With the Jackson USA Signature Limited Edition Adrian Smith San Dimas 2 Minutes To Midnight, the Jackson Custom Shop presents a very special treat for fans of the British metal institution Iron Maiden to celebrate its 40th anniversary. As an exact replica of the guitar known from countless Maiden shows, the San Dimas built by master builder Red Nichols comes with the hand-painted artwork of the “2 Minutes To Midnight” single from the 84 album Powerslave. But it’s not just the looks that make this guitar stand out. An extremely slim Quartersawn Maple neck provides agile playing characteristics, while the single DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker provides juicy Distortion in the style of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.
The basis of the Jackson 2 Minutes To Midnight Guitar is naturally the San Dimas preferred by Adrian Smith, whose construction Custom Shop Masterbuilder Dave “Red” Nichols realized with carefully selected woods. While the alder body with its classic lines sits comfortably on the player, the bolt-on Quartersawn Maple neck offers extremely agile playing characteristics for driving riffs and endless solos thanks to its narrow profile and Compund Radius fingerboard. The absolute highlight of the electric guitar is also the graphic finish handcrafted by Craig Fraser with the artwork of the 1984 hit single “2 Minutes To Midnight”.
The Jackson USA Adrian Smith 2 Minutes To Midnight naturally delivers the juicy sound of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker makes the guitar amp sweat and elicits an extremely fat Distortion with broadly placed mids, which puts both individual notes and chords strikingly in the room. The pickup also delivers convincing sounds in the clean channel, with the Volume and Tone controls helping to find the perfect setting.
Of course, a high-quality hardware equipment completes the USA Signature Limited Edition Adrian Smith 2 Minutes To Midnight electric guitar from the Jackson Custom Shop. The bridge is the tried and tested Floyd Rose Original Double-Locking Tremolo, which is not only particularly smooth to handle, but also handles every action, no matter how violent, with a whammy bar and without any detuning. The classically styled headstock also features Gotoh tuners with Jackson branding for precise tuning of the signature guitar.
This guitar features a solid alder body, and one-piece maple neck. Equipped with a DiMarzio DP100F Super Distortion in the bridge position. Controlled by 1-volume, 1-tone knobs and no switch. The 25.5″ scale length neck has black dot inlays and 22 jumbo frets with a slim “C” shape neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Jackson tuning machines, a Floyd Rose locking nut, a Floyd Rose original double locking tremolo bridge, and knurled black dome knobs.
Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 strings and includes original hard shell case, COA, hang tags and case candy. This guitar is in near mint condition with only very faint surface scratches on the front and back of the body.
- Make: Jackson
- Model: Adrian Smith Custom Shop
- Sub-Model: Masterbuilt Limited Edition NAMM
- Masterbuilder: Dave “Red” Nichols
- Year: 2021
- Finish: 2 Minutes to Midnight Graphic by Craig Fraser
- Finish Type: Polyurethane
- Country: USA
- Serial #: #12348
- Weight: 8lbs 0.5oz.
- Condition: Excellent
- Body Shape: San Dimas Soloist
- Body Type: Solid
- Body Wood: Alder
- Scale Length: 25.5″
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Finish: Matching
- Finger Board: Maple
- Neck Radius: Compound
- Neck Profile: Adrian Smith Signature
- Inlays: Black Dot
- Nut: Floyd Rose Locking
- Frets: 22 Jumbo
- Pickup Config: H
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio DP100F Super Distortion
- Pots: 1-Volume, 1-Tone
- Hardware: Black
- Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Diecast with Cloche Heads
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Original Double Locking Tremolo
- Knobs: Knurled Black Dome
- Other Features: Certificate of Authenticity
- String Gauge: 10-46
- Case: Original Hard Shell Case
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