I've always loved the Jackson's necks, so I risked and bought this guitar blindly. Right when I started playing on it, I felt this relief of "not screwing up", but even the contrary. I tested a lot of 8-string guitars, but this one is the best in it's price range - great manifacturing, very comfortable neck, especially if you're into shredding - Jackson were always amongst the top notch in this category and this guitar makes no exception. Totally recommend!
Don't be afraid of this 8 strings guitar because it's easy to play on its very thin neck even quickly ! Something very interesting in this neck, ultra thin and easily playable even for neophyte or experimented, and pickups are quite powerful when used with amps like Mesa Boogie Dual or Tri Rectified and great cabs that sound. I recommend you to try it in in a store, with a Bass Amp and 4x10 or more 8x10 cabinet, just to realize the power of this kind of guitar in bass frequencies ... surprising !!!! Great job from Jackson on this thin neck reinforced with carbon fiber ! Something is very strange , I often listen to the noise of the strings across the neck, and you can hear the strings ringing very loud and with a sustain in the thin maple neck with its rosewood fret-board (dalbergia latifolia) (12"-16" radius, 24 jumbo frets, 673 mm scale)