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Jackson Unites with Heavy Metal Visionary Andreas Kisser

Jackson® has launched the Pro Series Signature Andreas Kisser SL Quadra, a bold new take on the legendary Jackson Soloist™ shape. Although this is Kisser’s first signature collaboration with Jackson, he is no stranger to the brand having dominated stages across the globe with a Jackson guitar in hand for more than thirty years. Best known as the lead guitarist for the highly influential Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, his head-bang worthy riffs, bends and ability to meld genres have established him as an icon in the metal community. A devoted fan of the Soloist™ shape, Andreas worked closely with the Jackson team to design an eye-catching and powerful sounding Soloist model with his preferred specifications in mind – a must-have for Sepultura fans worldwide.

Kisser grew up in Sao Paulo where he embraced the acoustic guitar, mastering foundational chords from popular Brazilian popular music and delving into classical compositions. A friend eventually introduced him to the realm of hard rock, with iconic bands like Queen and Kiss leaving an indelible mark on his musical perspective. In 1987, he joined Sepultura ahead of the band’s second album ‘Schizophrenia’ and a few years later, he began playing Jackson guitars to match the ferocity of the band’s style. Kisser is credited with bringing a more progressive sound to the band and helping them reach international acclaim. Since then, Sepultura has released fifteen studio albums, with ‘Quadra’ being their latest. It has been the band’s most successful release since 1998, charting in seventeen countries and entering the top twenty in seven countries. Kisser is an innovator in the Thrash and Death Metal genres and has been heavily influenced by the playing and design vision of Jackson legend Randy Rhoads. The Signature Andreas Kisser SL Quadra is the culmination of Jackson and Kisser’s thirty year relationship.

“After three decades of playing Jackson guitars, it is an honor to have the opportunity to release my own signature model,” said Andreas Kisser. “With the Quadra, I wanted to create a guitar that was comfortable to play, looked killer and provided great quality as well as performance. I knew the cover of our latest album, ‘Quadra,’ would be a perfect fit for the artwork. The design was inspired by speaking to friends, studying and researching the history of money.  Sepultura fans have been asking for a signature model from me for a long time, so I’m happy we can finally give them a chance to own the very same ax I use to shred my riffs and solos on stage.”

The Pro Series Signature Andreas Kisser SL Quadra was built with players in mind. The 25.5” scale length and through-body, graphite-reinforced neck with 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard allows for optimal speed and comfort. Premium appointments such as the EMG® 81 bridge pickup and recessed Floyd Rose® 1000 Series bridge provides a stripped-back pickup configuring and rock-solid tuning stability. The nyatoh body is adorned with Sepultera’s 15th studio album artwork – making the Quadra a must-have for Sepultura fans and metal players worldwide.

“This is an exciting moment for Jackson. Andreas is an incredibly talented player and has been a part of the Jackson family for years, so for him to have his own signature model only feels right,” said Jon Romanowski, VP of Product, Jackson. “It was a blast to work with Andreas to craft one of Jackson’s most iconic shapes to his particular preferences. From the EMG 81 bridge pickup and the Quadra graphic to the Floyd Rose 1000 series bridge, this guitar is a stand-out option that Sepultura fans and metalheads alike are going to love.”

Jackson’s Artist Signature models are tailored to embody the very essence of the talented musicians that help define the legacies of the guitars themselves, captivating the features and technicalities that produce distinctive, characteristic sounds. Every year, Jackson® continues to expand its ever-growing collection of Artist Signature models with some of the most influential and well-respected artists in the world, showcasing the brand’s versatility across iconic shapes and styles while paying tribute to heavy metal’s most celebrated players.

The Pro Series Signature Andreas Kisser Solist™ originated in conjunction with Jackson’s world class design and production teams to capture the iconic artist’s signature sounds. Watch as he breaks down the specs and shows off his new signature in this exclusive video and see the model here.

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Pro Series Signature Andreas Kisser Solist™, Ebony Fingerboard, Quadra ($1,399.99 USD, £1,179.00 GBP, €1,359.00 EUR, $2,499.00 AUD, ¥201,300 JPY) Andreas Kisser is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and producer and most known for being the lead guitarist for the band Sepultura, having been featured on every Sepultura release since their second album, Schizophrenia. Sepultura is a highly influential metal band and many players know that Kisser’s contributions to the band has brought it to international acclaim. Additionally, Kisser has also been involved in other bands such as the rock supergroup Hail! and, more recently, De La Tierra. Andreas has been a loyal supporter of Jackson guitars throughout his colorful career. As a fan of the Soloist shape, Andreas worked closely with the Jackson team to design an eye-catching Soloist which includes a nyatoh body with thru neck maple construction and graphite reinforcement, 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard and 24 jumbo frets, a single EMG® 81 bridge pickup and a recessed Floyd Rose® 1000 Series bridge.


Andreas Rudolf Kisser was born on August 24th, 1968 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. Andreas is married to Patricia Perissinotto Kisser with whom he has three kids. His interest in music began at age 10, listening to his mom and dad’s LPs, varying from The Beatles to Roberto Carlos and Tonico & Tinoco (Brazilian popular country music singers). He learned his first chords on his grandmother’s acoustic guitar playing along MPB songs. Later on, influenced by an older friend, Andreas learned about Queen and Kiss, completely changing his taste for music. That made him buy his first electric guitar gear: a Giannini Supersonic and a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. Andreas Kisser formed his first band – Esfinge – which played mainly covers from Whitesnake to Venom and got great attention in the ABC area of the State of São Paulo. His work with Esfinge got him into Sepultura by 1987, when he moved to Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) to start bending the course of Brazilian music history. Along with Max Cavalera, Igor Cavalera and Paulo Junior, he conquered the world traveling the globe spreading Brazilian culture through heavy music. 34 years later, Andreas Kisser is still part of Sepultura. 


Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)–whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel®, Bigsby® and PreSonus® – follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest-quality instruments and digital experiences across genres. Since 2015, Fender’s digital arm has introduced a new ecosystem of products and interactive experiences to accompany players at every stage of their musical journey. This includes innovative apps and learning platforms designed to complement Fender guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, accessories and pro-audio gear and inspire players through an immersive musical experience. FMIC is dedicated to unlocking the power of musical expression for all players, from beginners to history-making legends. In 2021, Fender celebrated 75 years of giving artists “wings to fly,” carrying on the vision of its founder, Leo Fender, and connecting players through a shared love of music.


Jackson began in the late 1970s when heavy music experienced a virtuosic resurgence in popularity and a small Southern California repair shop became the epicenter of a new level of excellence. When extravagant young guitarists needed more from their instruments, a small staff of highly skilled craftsmen answered the call with a new breed of high-performance custom guitars. From that point on, heavy metal history would be written with Jackson’s guitars lauded as the industry’s shred machines. Known for their distinctive style and formidable substance, Jackson® guitars have melded seamlessly with each and every sonic mutation across the metal genre allowing discerning guitarists everywhere to achieve an explosive sound.  Over the years, Jackson has worked with some of the most influential and respected players in the world, and its roster of signature artists boasts guitarists whose impactful and game-changing contributions to heavy metal continue to inspire generations of musicians and fans. Today, Jackson is an owned brand under Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and with a foundation of premium state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the industry’s finest team of seasoned builders, together they are poised for a new and transformative era. For more information, visit

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