1986 Jackson Strat

Work order 9653. The original owner bought this guitar from Jackson's booth at Paris Music Show. It was built in late 1986 and features a very early example of a Lightning Sky graphic. A Shadow midi pickup was later installed on the guitar and an additional midi switch added for it. Original pickup is now back on it and apart from the strap buttons it's just like it left the factory.

Some cool details to note are the "flip flop" locking nut and the black fiber headstock cap. I really liked this guitar when I first saw pics of it as it combines the specs of two of Warlord guitarist Bill Tsamis' guitars - his black custom Strat and his Lightning Sky Soloist. The guitar has a huge sound and the pickup configuration allows for many tone variations.

Big thanks to Val!