View Full Version : prices of Jacksons up since Fender took over?

Doctor Shred
08-03-2011, 08:00 PM
It seems to me like the prices of Jacksons have jumped a little since Fender took over. A new Soloist is over 2 grand. I've new ones list for $2999!

Are some people now seeking out the old "real" Jacksons, driving up the prices on those?

All I know is on the Bay prices for USA Jacks are through the roof lately.

08-03-2011, 08:22 PM
Inflation happens. Everything is more than it was 10 years ago.

The guitars are still awesome, and you can still get new soloists for $1799

08-13-2011, 03:11 PM
It seems to me as though the price hikes have only occured recently. Oil crisis being the main reason.

10-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Back in the '70s they were giving the goddamn things away.

Cygnus X1
10-29-2011, 09:19 PM
Back in the '70s they were giving the goddamn things away.


Uh, LOL...
Peak was late 80's, then a drop in everything "shredder" occurred as heavy metal turned into hair metal, then grunge.
I HAD a music store in the early 90's and fortunately my area was 5 years behind the times so Jackson/Charvel was still a little hot.

I know you're kidding.
But I had to respond.

To the main point, MSRP is not reality.
I foresee a trend where the quality shredders are a buyers market that will bloom.
Ibby's and ESP's included!

Give it another 5 years or so.