This 2017 Jackson Monarkh SC is a factory demo model in new, mint condition. There are no defects at all. The finish and hardware all appear perfect. It just couldn't be sold as new because it had been a demo guitar.
I have also inspected the playability of this guitar and it is fantastic straight out of the box. The action is low and fast. The strings ring out clearly at all of the frets.
The Seymour Duncan Blackouts (a $200 pickup set) deliver a very versatile tone. While they are known for high gain, metal sounds, they are also very usable for overdriven and clean tones.
These guitars do not come with a case or gig bag, but I will include a quality, water-resistant gig bag with 20 mm high density foam padding for no additional charge.
"Brimming with technology and style, the Pro SC is an amped-up, hot-rodded metal machine, aimed at the demanding player who needs a no-compromise performer.
The Pro SC features a 24.75" scale length, single-cutaway mahogany body with arched maple top, speedy one-piece set maple neck with a pair of graphite reinforcement rods and a 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid ghostfin inlays.
A pair of Seymour Duncan® Blackouts AHB-1 active humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions provides aggressive tone, throwing out a hotter-than-average signal with up to 14dB less noise—perfect for driving high gain amplifiers with thick, grunting distortion. The Jackson fully adjustable radius compensated bridge creates perfect intonation along the entire length of the neck to ensure complex chords ring true while the anchored tailpiece and Jackson die-cast locking tuning machines work in harmony for tuning stability.
Cloaked in classic Jackson style, the Pro SC wears brooding black three-ply body binding and hardware, including the plastic nut, Dunlop® dual-locking strap buttons and two volume and single tone controls, while the stark white single-ply neck binding creates an elegant contrast against the darker fingerboard and matching 3x3 (3 over, 3 under) AT-1 headstock."