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Serious sonic capabilities and a scalloped neck joint.
The Jackson 2008 DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar is both a looker and a screamer with Seymour Duncan STK-1s in the neck/mid and a Duncan JB in the bridge position and flashy finishes. 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!
DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar (2008 Model)
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Amazing and Beaty full guitar
Well, this is a wonderful guitar, professional enought, if you want to go to the next level this is your guitarappearance: I have the transparent blue guitar, is magnificent! it looks much...Read complete review
Well, this is a wonderful guitar, professional enought, if you want to go to the next level this is your guitarappearance: I have the transparent blue guitar, is magnificent! it looks much better than in the photo, I have seen few guitars as beautiful as this, the Maple top shines in the spot lightfinish: very good, paint and touch excellentThe white binding in the neck an headstock looks greatThe neck handle is quite comfortable, not as thin as ibanez RG or JEM but enought to be a very fast Shred neck, Is solid and transmits very well vibration, you feel that the extra wood improves your attack and sustainThe distance between the strings is broad and the fretboard is very wide. the strings arent hinder each other when youre shredding (Its great for me because I have big hands) the super jumbo are great, very fast pickups: are very good, the bridge Humbucker has a special clarity to the overdrived riffs and chords of Hard Rock and heavy Metal, bright and clear, great clean sound for clean Funk strumsThe single coils are sound clear and warm, with a lot of body Great for clean Chords, fatty but no muddy but I would like more power in them, perhaps I would change it for a Quadrails humbuckersThe tremolo is very comfortable, solid onstruction, stay tuned ever, The bar is very resistentoverall: a brilliant solo guitar, Very versatile in its sound (You can play Jazz Fusion, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive)Is not a guitar Thrash or death metal, maybe the Kelly or Warrior Model are better suited
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I bought this guitar in eerie swirl about 8 months ago. it came with no tremolo bar which i was looking forward to using so I had to have thyem ship that. After i...Read complete review
I bought this guitar in eerie swirl about 8 months ago. it came with no tremolo bar which i was looking forward to using so I had to have thyem ship that. After i got the arm I realized the 5-way switch didn't work when switched to the humbucker, so I took off the control plate and saw that a wire wasnt soldered to the switch, which had to be it. So i fixed that problem. I went to play it again and the sound sucked even worse. the single coils had more distortion and the humbucker sounded half broken, I could barely even hear it. I sent it back for a full refund and picked up the same guitar but in a different color and it was much better, but with my bad experience I didn't want to get another one.
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This is a nice guitar but I feel to be honest not the greatest value. I have played many guitars over the years and I have owned a few jacksons my first was a the cheapest one they offered at the time and this feels no different. The pickups are nicer and the first one I had did not have a floyd rose so there are the obvious differences but as far as the feel its the same. While I don't think jackson can make a bad guitar I didnt feel I got my money worth. If you want a sexy paint job this is the guitar for you it looks great very heavy metal In the crimson swirl but if you have limited resources try lower models first this is no different just prettier. And if you have money to spend skip this and get a soloist I dont understand why they dont just make this in a neck through at this price I feel it should be and after playing and owning the dean ml this guitar feels very small and light which could be a good thing if thats what you are in the market for so to recap. Great paint not a bad sounding light guitar quality is very good no flaws that I can see oh the action is kinda high for a guitar in this range by jackson but I havent had it setup so to be fare that might be easily fixed.
I traded an Agile PS-1000 and a wah pedal for this thing and it was so worth it, I love it. It plays like an old friend and it's body style is just like an Ibanez. The pickup configuration is great there's no muddyness or anything. The only problem is a slight grounding that causes a little bit of buzz. the neck is wide and thin and plays great. Balance is great when standing up and it's very light.
I played this today at a music store and i wasn't really impressed. I have a DK2M and it plays much smoother than this one does. The neck seemed thicker and wasn't that comfortable. The Floyd was the same as on my DK2M, it's really good. I prefer a H-0-H or H-S-H pickup configuration but i usually keep it on the bridge pickup so whatever. It would be really nice if the DK2 (and DK2M) had more than one volume knob, but again, whatever. It's not awful, but it could be better. I guess if you're into one of the more expensive finishes you'd probably like this, but I prefer solid colors so I'll stick with my DK2M.
I bought this guitar, in Eerie Dess Swirl color, and it looks just like it does in the picture.Jacksons in my opinion, are some of the nicest guitars you can own. They sound amazing. Just check out Marty Friedman to hear just how good they sound.But my favorite thing about Jacksons are the tuners. They hardly ever go out of tune. So you don't have to tune them much.This version of the Eerie Dess Swirl may be cheaper, but it features a beautiful maple wood neck, that the more expensive version lacks. So I like this one better. And I also believe it sounds just as good.Amazing guitar, and a great choice.
I've had this guitar for 6 months, I bought it used but still paid a good price.this one has the active pickup and volume control switch turning my Duncans into screamers, the neck is wider than gibsons and fenders but thats ok my fingers are long and fat and chording is more comfortable for me. The floyd rose allows me to go for deep moaning and back to wails of pain and stays in tune endlessly. For the price of this Guitar its worth it new or used compared to what I've had to pay for alot of Guitars over the 30 yrs I've been playing..I have Duncans in my SG and Iommi and Burstbucker in my Les Paul and the Duncans are just as good of a pickup that can be put in any guitar. This Guitar is comfortable to play, the neck dont stick way out there harmonics are sweet and just what I was lookin for when I picked this thing up for the first time, thats why it road home with me. Buy this guitar and see for yourself or try one out and go from there.
Bought this axe and first reset the floyd and changed the strings. Once finished, this Jackson turns out to be a beast!! The Floyd stays in tune well and the fretboard allows you to glide effortlessly and quickly. Pretty good harmonics and great tone for smooth blues to shredding metal. This is my new favorite guitar!!!!
I bought the DK2 after checking many others in the same price range. The JB in the bridge is fantastic. Real PA tone and good sustain. The guitar is great to look at but, it needed alot of setup. Stays in tune reasonably well. My main complaint is the muddy sound above the fifth fret. Notes lose individule sound and ring into the next. Maybe its only mine but I dont think so.At the price I would not replace it if it was stolen.
No matter what style of music you play this thing can and will do it. I went to my local music store and pluged into a Marshall JMV stack and was amazed at what I got out of it. I honestly have not been playing for that long, only about a year and a half, but i can tell you that you are definetly getting what you pay for with this guitar. I could get amazing sounds for metal, classic rock, and blues. If I wanted to I have no doubt that I could also have gotten jazz and so on to. When I played it however it didnt have the tremelo bar on it so I cant comment on that but even so this is a must buy for any serious guitar player
I played this guitar at our local guitar shop and I have to say... THIS THING ROCKS!! I plugged it in to my Marshall Vintage Modern amp and it sounded wicked. The single coils are awesome for playing Hendrix stuff and blues. The other pickup just is flatly the best pickup EVER. It rocks for doing some EVH tapping and playing some Angus Young hammer-ons. The floyd is pretty good and handles well with the Herman Li style of whammy. Overall, this guitar is very versatile and well worth the price. This thing can take you far in the world of guitar playing and is highly recommended by me. BUY IT!!!!
My first DK2 in EDS was stripped at the nut. My second one showed up and both look identacle so that's good , it is a nice paint job. The tremolo bar cannot be tightened all the way. When you get the guitar, all the pickups are as low as they can go. Once you adjust it some the guitar feels great. Also on my 2nd one touugh, the screws holding the truss rod cover are sideways but that's not a big deal. I play it through a Mesa Boogie Single rectifier and it sounds powerful. One thing I didn't know was that the 2 singles are dual stacked. Everything is great except the Locking tremolo which is ok but not the best. All in all, it's worth the price.