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Jackson DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar
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The Jackson DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar is both a looker and a screamer with Duncan Designed SC101s in the neck/mid and an HB102B in the bridge positio...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Jackson DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar is both a looker and a screamer with Duncan Designed SC101s in the neck/mid and an HB102B in the bridge position. Blue orange flame model is hand-painted and signed by the artist--an unheard-of feature in a guitar at this price. The alder body is fitted with a shred-eriffic rock maple neck and a bound compound-radius rosewood fretboard. Transparent finish models have a stunning flamed maple top. A scalloped heel means uninhibited access to the upper frets, while a Floyd Rose double-locking trem lets you dive as deep as you want.
Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!
Blue orange flames DK2 is hand-painted and signed by the artist
Alder body with flamed maple top (transparent finishes only)
Made in the Japanese factory that has been making imported Jacksons for 20 years
Rock maple bolt-on neck
Bound rosewood compound-radius fingerboard
Matching headstock with pinstripe
Jackson-licensed Floyd Rose low-profile double locking trem
Duncan Designed SC101 neck and mid pickups
Duncan Designed HB102B bridge pickup
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I searched and searched and finally found the guitar that fit perfectly to my needs. The Dk2. After looking at the specs on tons of guitars, then going out and playing them...Read complete review
I searched and searched and finally found the guitar that fit perfectly to my needs. The Dk2. After looking at the specs on tons of guitars, then going out and playing them (Esps, Schecters, Jacksons, Deans, Epiphones, Ibanez and so on), I found what I was looking for. All the others were quite nice, but I've found that I like the necks on the Jacksons best. They are thin in width and are smooth as hell. Better for my hands (The Deans probably would have been my second choice). The double locking tremolo is pretty neat. You can lock the strings down so you won't have to tune as much. Especially if you are using the whammy. And the pick-ups don't sound bad at all. The bridge is similar to the Duncan JB. Just downgraded a bit. But you still get crisp (from distorted to clean) tones out of them. The single coils are nice as well. Perfect clean tones. I am however having trouble hitting pinch harmonics on this guitar. I'm not sure if it's the stock strings or what. But I'll figure the guitar out soon enough and work around everything. Overall it's an amazing guitar. I play along the lines of melodic death metal to progressive. You can get so many sounds out of it. All for a darn good price too.
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This guitar is average at best. The pick-ups are very bland and the licensed Floyd Rose won't stay in tune even after a perfect set-up. My volume/tone knobs keep falling off even after...Read complete review
This guitar is average at best. The pick-ups are very bland and the licensed Floyd Rose won't stay in tune even after a perfect set-up. My volume/tone knobs keep falling off even after tightening. Overall, I will be returning this guitar because of my disappointment. I hope this is a one time thing..
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This was my first real guitar. When i got it, i got setup with some 009 gauge strings and set the action real low. It plays perfectly. Whatever style you want to play. It has a pretty good neck pickup sound, too. When i got it, i had to adjust the intonation but it works great for all the stuff i do. The Flyod Rose setup is kinda a pain when you want to change strings, but you get used to it. You can do harmonics on it real easily. A small flaw is that it has no sustain so i had to add some extra gain on my amp, but i would have paid way more for something like this. I gave it a 9 for quality on because Jackson could have given us real Seymour duncan pickups instead of "Duncan" designed. Oh well... works great.
This is a great deal! The tonal variations are very usable and sound great. Two single coils with different resistances for different sparkle and SC "quack", and a hum for full, meaty sounds. Usable tone control increases some of the top-end and the pots didn't make a sound while adjusting. Action was low but it had fret buzz and needed to be setup again. Finish was great, this is an Eerie dress swirl finish model and it looks great. The chrome hardware is a little cheezy, the black finish would look better but nonetheless it does it's job and the guitar still looks great. Exremely fast, comfortable, versatile guitar. Great fret access. Well-built, great finish, great tones. An excellent buy for sure!
This is the first time that I have ordered any musical equipment over the internet, let alone, Musician's Friend. I checked at a couple of local music stores to see if they could order the DK2 Dinky in Blue Orange Flame. The answer came back "NO." So, I ordered from Musician's Friend. I tweaked the fine tuners, unlocked the locking nut to allow for string stretch and tuned up. I didn't realize how much more can be accomplished on a guitar that has the 3 additional frets and a Floyd Rose. I am used to a vintage tremolo with locking tuners, but this is completely different. Dive bombs, pull ups, not a problem. The Duncan Design pickups are great. There is no hum from the 2 single coils and the humbucker is just a step down from a Duncan JB. It's not what you play but what you play. Overall, I am impressed with the way this guitar arrived (2 1/2 days). The guitar plays great straight out of the box. I know that this guitar will give me years of enjoyment and great playing versatility. Way go go Musician's Friend and Jackson. Thanks for a great quality product.
This dinky is like no other, it rocks. When you play this jackson the first thing you want to do is own it. Any person that wants to play heavy metal should pick this guitar up and start to ROCK.
The more I play this guitar, the more I like it. I reviewed it about a week ago and it didnt make the list and I am kind of glad that it didnt. In my last review I said that I thought the pickups weren't hot enough. After playing for the last week I have found that the pickups are actually really good. The bridge pickup is pretty hot. The different pickup combinations give you lots of great tones. I got the flame paint job which is also really nice. This is an exceptional value.
This guitar is so cool. It's great for rhytum and extremly great for lead. When your playing lead it sounds so sweet and pure, i love this guitar. The only thing that i don't like about it is the floyd rose(I have broke 2 strings trying to put them on.) but overall it is a nice guitar. OZZY IS GOD!!!
I been playing guitar for 12 years. This guitar out of the box needed fine tuning to my needs. Playing it for awhile it felt different from the SGs I normally play. But afew days into playing it and It's Duncan Design pickups pick up a wide range of harmonics tones and even high pitch notes. The guitars slimmer tapper neck I noticed seemed to feel different from the bulky ones I enjoy but I seen past that for the sure fact it is a guitar ment to sherd. After afew days of working out the bugs. It gives off a rich sound with out and with the amp. The resination from the body is moderatly convenant for when I am teaching my girlfriend guitar. Most jack asses who play this guitar and says it sucks don't know shit on instrument care and should just put the guitar back in the box and mail it back to the store. After my fine tuning to the action and the pic ups it works for my progressive rock sounds and can suit the solos that are as fast as john petrucci. and as smooth as BB king or Joe Satriani. It is more of a guitar for the people who know how to yeild the Axe like the warrior we are!
Wow... what a great guitar! The finish on this guitar is perfect. The hardware is suprisingly good for a guitar in this price range. Once the trem is tuned and locked it stays there. And the trem arm doesn't have any play once you tighten it down thanks to a plastic bushing that keeps evrything snug. The Duncan designed pickups actually sound pretty good. Crisp single coils and a meaty humbucker. The rest of the guitar is great. Nice binding and fret work. Jackson has always been good at that. This guitar is worth twice the price you would pay for it, and a much better value than the "brand X" guitars. If you like playing rock and heavy metal, you won't be sorry.
personally, i don't like this guitar very much. I plan to sell. I think it's a good guitar, I just think it is overrated and that it's overpriced. But it's pretty good. I plan to sell mine to buy an ibanez artcore series.
This guitar is amazing. It plays so smooth I knew as soon as I played it, I was gonna buy it (Trying it through a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier didn't hurt). My only complaint is that the single coils in the neck and middle position aren't that great, but I think with a DiMarzio YJM and a DiMarzio hs-3, it would be a lot more versatile and you could get that really smooth sound out of sweep picking like you do with the SH-1 59' humbucker (got one in my Les Paul Standard). The bridge pickup is excellent though, so i definitely recommend you to buy this guitar if you expect to change the single coils in it.
My friend has had this guitar for a little bit over a year now and I have played it alot since then. The only thing I dont like about it is the strings. They're way to close to the fret board. That makes it really hard to nail a pinch harmonic. I prefer guitars that have strings a little farther from the fret board. But it's a great guitar to have. It's definitely worth the price.
I like this guitar because it has a "custom shop look."The pickups deliver biting tone.I use this guitar for hard rock and metal.The floyd rose is perfect!
Last summer I purchased this guitar at a local shop and I recomend it, if you love playing hard, and heavy it's a screamer. With my modifications adding EMG 81/SA pickups it sounds great but all around a recommend it for price, value, and playability, this thing rocks!
This guitar is to die for. Dont waste your money on a Soloist. This thing is one heck of a screamer. If your looking for screaming harmonics this is your guitar. The body was made just right to produce the harmonics of an 80s/pantera squeel. I highly recommend this to all the shredders out there. I recently purchased all of the colors that go with this guitar and I am proud to say that Im obsessed!
I bought mine new in '97 and have been happy with it ever since. Everybody wants to know how I get the great sound (through Marshalls, Fenders, Crates, it doesn't matter) I bought an RR4 and it's a piece of crap compared to this guitar.
I can't believe the value you get with this awesome machine. Every component is solid, polished, comfortable. . . . If you're debating between a Jackson and some guitar that you've seen Everywhere, try the DK2. For the money, I don't think you'll go back to those other "popular" styles that are just too common. It doesn't hurt to stand out! Got mine on clearance, so it's worth almost twice as much right out of the box. Play one; you'll understand.
I recently purchased the Jackson DK2 guitar and I love it. The action is super, the neck feels great and the Floyd Rose is very responsive. The body, neck and headstock look great as the neck is maple, rosewood fretboard, black body, chrome hardware. Very cool. The body is lightweight and feels comfortable. I am not certain what is meant by "dinky" as the body and neck are appropriately scaled and comparable to other models. The downside of the guitar is that restringing might be a bit time consuming due the Floyd Rose tremolo system. Other than that, I would encourage any player of any style to feel confident in this purchase.
This guitar isn't too bad for the price. but I owned it for a month, and the volume pot went out, and I have had other problems with the electrics of it. the pickups on this dont give a clear tone, so if you play metal you'll be happy. But if your gigging and want a guitar that will last, go for something else.
After switching to Jackson, I would never go to another brand. This guitar is great for starters and veteran players too. It is a very good quality guitar.
The best guitar you can buy in th eprice range, without a doubt. Comfortable, fast neck. The humbucker kills, kind of like the 500T from Gibson. The single coils sound great for a clean tone, fat and bluesy, not thin like other single coils. You won't be able to put this guitar down.