Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Brandon Ellis has been captivating the metal realm since taking over lead guitar duties on the band’s 2017 album Nightbringers. Jackson® is proud to honor the incredible talents of the self-taught axe ace with the Pro Series Signature Brandon Ellis Kelly™. This signature behemoth seethes with metal sophistication, while also delivering massive sound and high-performance efficiency.

This signature Kelly features lightwood and resonant poplar body-wings and a through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint for enhanced sustain, stability and comfort. Built for pulverizing speed, a 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard hosts 24 jumbo frets and reverse pearloid sharkfin inlays.

Ready to roar, this sig model is also equipped with a single Seymour Duncan® Parallel Axis bridge humbucking pickup. This humbucker rips with plenty of over-wound attitude for bright, expressive high-end and endless sustain, while a Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo system provides exceptional dynamic response and reliable tuning stability throughout extreme pitch changes.

Other features include a single volume control, Dunlop® dual-locking strap buttons and Jackson sealed die-cast tuners.

As distinctive as its namesake, the Pro Series Signature Brandon Ellis Kelly™ comes in a distinct Green Crackle finish with reverse pointed 6-in-line black headstock with green Jackson logo and black hardware.

Neck-through-body construction has been a Jackson hallmark since 1980, allowing for greater playability comfort and enhanced sustain. Neck-through is a method of guitar construction which involves extending the piece of wood used for the neck through the entire length of the body. Graphite-reinforcement rods flanking the truss rod provide even more neck stability to help the instrument withstand the rigors of the road.

This sig model is equipped with a single Seymour Duncan® Parallel Axis humbucking bridge pickup. This unique pickup combines Seymour Duncan’s patented dual-pole design, an alnico 5 bar magnet and over-wound coils for a bold, bright tone with an articulate, clear high end and a tight, focused low end. This pickup design will noticeably increase the guitar’s natural sustain with clear and defined sound at all gain levels. Think present chords with growl and leads with a nice glassy quality.

Brandon Ellis is the leads guitarist for the American melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. The band was formed in 2001 in Michigan. Not only does he deliver brutal riffage, he composed a good deal of the material on Nightbringers based on the influence of the band’s trademark sound. Out of the eight studio albums they have released to date, the last seven have charted on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Jackson guitars began back in the late 1970s, when heavy music experienced a flamboyant and virtuosic resurgence in popularity and a small Southern California guitar repair shop became the epicenter of a new level of shred-approved excellence. Ever since then, Jackson guitars have been universally lauded as the metal guitars; the shred machines—highly original high-performance instruments of distinctive style and formidable substance.