Jackson Guitars: Unleashing the Power of Heavy Metal through Jeff Loomis

Jackson Guitars have played an indispensable role in shaping the iconic sounds that define Heavy Metal Music. Renowned guitarists like Scott Ian of Anthrax, Misha Mansoor of Periphery, and Dave Davidson of Revocation have all relied on Jackson Guitars to evolve their distinct heavy metal tones.

One such legendary figure harnessing the power of Jackson is Jeff Loomis. Jeff Loomis, known for his work with Nevermore and currently with Arch Enemy, has mesmerized metal fans with his epic riffs and soul-stirring solos. Collaborating with artists such as Jason Richardson, Marty Friedman, and Glendover, Loomis has made monumental contributions to the metal scene. His signature solos on classic Nevermore albums like Dreaming Neon Black, Dead Heart in a Dead World, and This Godless Endevor, as well as his current work on Arch Enemy's latest releases Will to Power and Deceivers, have been made possible by his partnership with Jackson Guitars.

Beyond Jackson Guitars, Loomis has further enhanced his sound with the Line 6 Helix. Praising its capabilities, he states, "I keep it simple by crafting my presets with the Helix Rackmount Unit. With automatic channel switching facilitated by our drummer, it becomes effortless." Reflecting on his enduring relationship with Jackson Guitars, Loomis shares, "I fell in love with Jackson guitars as a teenager, and that passion has never waned. When the opportunity to join the company arose, it was an obvious choice for me. They gave me the chance to design my new guitar, a dream come true."

Pro Series Signature Jeff Loomis Soloist SL7™
Signature Jeff Loomis Kelly™ Models


26.5”-scale, 7-string guitar
Basswood body with sandblasted ash top
Through-body three-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement and satin color matched back finish
12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, pearloid sharkfin inlays and Luminlay® side dots
Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
Active Seymour Duncan® Jeff Loomis Signature Blackouts® bridge and neck humbucking pickups
Three-position pickup toggle switch and single volume control


25.5” scale length
Sandblasted ash top
One-piece maple neck-through-body with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets, pearloid sharkfin inlays and Luminlay® side dots
Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
Seymour Duncan® Jeff Loomis Signature Blackouts humbucking pickups
Three-way toggle switch and single volume control
Floyd Rose® 1500 double-locking tremolo bridge system
Available in Black with a matching Jackson pointed 6-in-line headstock

Loomis also attests to the prowess of Line 6 gear, saying, "The Line 6 stuff sounds phenomenal. It offers the perfect range of tones I need for Arch Enemy, whether it's heavy distortion or pristine cleans. It's all right there at my fingertips so I don’t need to do any tap dancing."

By embracing the synergy of Jackson Guitars and Line 6 Helix, Jeff Loomis continues to push the boundaries of heavy metal music, captivating audiences with his distinctive style and unparalleled technical mastery."