Jackson USA Custom Shop 10-String Players Choice Dan Spitz Quilted Maple 1990’s Transparent Black

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Jackson Players Choice Rhoads PCS 10-String Dan Spitz OHSC QMT

Jackson Players Choice Rhoads PCS 10-String built by Grover Jackson and co-designed for Dan Spitz of Anthrax. This is a very rare and iconic guitar that was originally built in the early 90’s for the players choice series which is a replica of Dan Spitz of Anthrax 10-string Jackson. This guitar has a lot of very cool and interesting features that you will likely only find on this model, and there are very few known to have been made.

This guitar features a quartersawn maple neck-through design with solid quilted maple wings, a quilt maple top and quilted maple back which caps the maple-neck through on both sides. The 10-string configuration gives an octave or unison string for the higher D, G, B & E strings while leaving the single lower E and A strings. The additional 4 tuning machines are located centered at the end of the body between the two points, which caps the maple neck-through. Dan told me that this design was influenced by Joe Perry’s  B.C Rich 10-string that Dan saw Joe Perry play as a kid.

It is very clear by the craftsmanship and attention to detail on this guitar that a substantial amount of time and energy went into the design. The quality of the quilted maple is unbelievable and is finished in a transparent black stained finish which is clear coated with polyurethane. Every edge, wood seam, contour and detail is very well done. The body itself is slightly smaller size overall than a traditional Rhoads and there are a few more contours and edges likely to compensate for the added layer of quilted maple to the top and back of the body. This shape would fall in line with the “Extreme Rhoads” shape for a comparison to a modern day Jackson shape that is available today.

The 25.5” scale length neck has an unfinished back with a bound ebony fingerboard, reverse mother of pearl shark fin inlays and 22 narrow tall frets. The fret size is similar to a modern Gibson fret size which is out of character for Jackson guitars as they ordinarily have Jumbo frets. The bound headstock has a quilted maple top in trans black which matches the body. The gold hardware blends well with aesthetics of the transparent black finish over the quilted maple figuring, and a special brass vintage style Jackson Tune-O-Matic bridge pieces the hardware configuration together. This guitar has a full and heavy sounding distortion tone as well as the crystal clear clean tones equipped with the original EMG 81 & 85 pickups controlled by a single master volume knob and 3-way pickup selector switch. The gold Jackson branded Schaller tuning machines and other gold hardware is still in great shape with minimal pitting.

This guitar is in excellent condition however it does have some chips at the tips of the V points which is very common but always unfortunate, as well as light surface scratches throughout the body and neck with some very minor pitting of the gold hardware (see photos). The guitar is otherwise in excellent shape and comes with the original hardshell case as well as the warranty card which documents the model and serial number.

* Make: Jackson
* Model: Players Choice Rhoads
* Sub-Model: PCS 10-String Dan Spitz
* Finish Type: Polyurethane Transparent Black
* Country: USA
* Serial #: 0002
* Condition: Excellent
* Body Type: Solid
* Body Wood: Quartesawn Maple with Quilted Maple Wings
* Top Wood: Quilted Maple Top & Back
* Scale Length: 25.5″
* Neck Joint: Neck-through
* Neck Wood: Maple
* Finger Board: Ebony
* Neck Radius: Compound
* Neck Profile: C
* Inlays: Reverse Mother of Pearl Sharkfin
* Nut: Bone
* Frets: 22 Medium
* Pickup Config: HH
* Neck Pickup: EMG 81
* Bridge Pickup: EMG 85
* Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
* Hardware: Gold
* Tuning Machines: Schaller 10-String with Cloche Heads
* Bridge: Special Vintage Style Tune-O-Matic
* Knobs: Knurled Gold Dome
* Other Features: 100% Factory
* Case: Original Hard Shell Case

* Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆
* Body Back: ✯✯✯✯☆ -Chips on V tips and light surface scratches
* Body Front: ✯✯✯✯☆ -Chips on V tips and light surface scratches
* Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Fret Life: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Neck: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Neck Binding: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Neck Pocket: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯✯
* Headstock Back: ✯✯✯✯☆
* Pickups: ✯✯✯✯✯

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USA Custom Shop 10-String Dan Players Choice Dan Spitz Quilted Maple