Megadeth's 2008 recruit and axeman extraordinaire Chris Broderick landed his own signature model back in 2012. In collaboration with Jackson Custom Shop Master Builder Mike Shannon, modern metal master, Chris Broderick designed his own special take on the venerable Soloist. The USA Signature Chris Broderick Soloist is a sophisticated riffing machine loaded with the premium features needed to keep up with the most demanding music produced today.
Those premium features include 25.5" scale, offset arch top mahogany body, premium 5/8" quilt maple top or plain maple top (Gloss Black only), through-body quartersawn maple neck, 12" flat radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo stainless steel frets, binding around the body, neck and headstock, direct mount DiMarzio Chris Broderick signature pickups, Floyd Rose Lo-Pro tremolo bridge, Planet Waves™ Auto-Trim locking tuners, Ernie Ball® strap locks, push/pull volume with coil split, push/pull tone control, kill switch and matching reverse AT-1 headstock.
This Jackson was custom built by Mike Shannon for Chris Broderick and used to tour around the world! He used it on the played on his very last show with Megadeth at Bloodstock 2014 and through Gigantour 2013!
This Jackson was part of our premium instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios.
From 2015 press release:
Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick is selling one of his Jackson CB-6 signature USA six-string guitars. All profit will go to his former NEVERMOREbandmate Van Williams and his wife Dori, who are still dealing with all of the expenses of Dori's fight with cancer.
Says Chris: "I have played [this guitar] across the world with MEGADETH and it does have some wear due to me thrashing around the globe with it, but plays and sounds great.
"I will sign it where the winning bidder would like, which would make a great collectable item in anyone's guitar collection.
"There is only a couple of weeks left until Christmas so pick this great guitar up and remember that it's to help Van and Dori with their fight against cancer."