Jackson Master Builder Pablo Santana’s workbench features the signatures of various employees over the years. On it are routing templates for control cavities of different Jackson models.
guitars for him, but unfortunately he
passed away before those were done.
What was the reasoning behind the
second guitar having a D-profile neck?
Did Randy request it and then change
his mind about it?
On the second one, we didn’t have
the specs so we made it kind of like a
standard Jackson style—which is a little
thinner. At the time, we didn’t know he
preferred the Les Paul-style shape. We
were trying to get the body shape correct, and the neck wasn’t a big question
at the time.
Were the rock maple and the poplar
wings on the second Concorde one of
Again that’s another really tough question for me. That’s how we started making neck-through-body guitars as a standard model. I think it was due to weight
and cost of materials at the time.
What can you tell us about what was
actually on that first sketch napkin?
It was more about the flying-V shape
that he had wanted, along with some
bow-tie inlay sketches.