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Jackson DK2L Dinky Left-Handed Electric Guitar (2008 Model)
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The left-handed Jackson DK2L 2008 model features an alder body with flame maple veneer, bolt-on maple neck, compound radius (14" to 16") rosewood fin...Click To Read More About This Product
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A Jackson Dinky for those who are in their right mind.
The left-handed Jackson DK2L 2008 model features an alder body with flame maple veneer, bolt-on maple neck, compound radius (14" to 16") rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan humbucking (bridge) and single-coil (middle and neck) pickups, Jackson low-profile double-locking tremolo and black hardware.
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!
- Body: alder with flame maple veneer
- Neck: bolt-on rock maple with scarf joint head stock
- Neck dimensions: 1st fret: .735", 12th fret: .810"
- Tuning machines: sealed die-cast tuners
- Fingerboard: compound radius (14" to 16") rosewood
- Frets: 24 jumbo frets
- Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucker
- Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan STK-1 single coil
- Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan STK-1 single coil
- Controls: master volume, master tone
- Bridge: Floyd Rose licensed Jackson low profile double locking tremolo
- 5-position blade pickups switching:
- Position 1. Bridge pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and middle pickups
- Position 3. Middle pickup
- Position 4. Middle and neck pickups
- Position 5. Neck pickup
- Hardware: black
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Width at nut: 1-11/16"
- MOTO shark fin position inlays
- Ivoroid binding on neck and headstock
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This guitar is definately a very good choice for anyone looking to upgrade to a better guitar, especially for us lefties who have limited choice. I own the transparent blue model, and the paint job is amazing (much better seen in person than in picture). The neck is very fast and is perfect for a shredder such as myself. My favorite feature is the Floyd Rose, which stays in tune no matter how much I abuse it. Very light weight since it has an alder body. The JB in the bridge is a great pickup, but I am switching mine out for a EMG HZ H4 pickup. I personally do not like the Middle or Neck pickups at all (they have a very thin sound and are terrible with high gain), so I will soon change those out as well. Aside from the pickups, I can't see any downsides to it.
I've had this guitar for 6 months so far, and I can't put it down. Everything about this guitar is amazing. I got it in transparent blue. The picture does not do this guitar justice. In person it is one of the nicesest looking guitars I've ever seen. I love the way the neck feels its so comfortable, this guitar has improved my playing more than anything else. The pick ups sound excellent. Last but not least the floyd rose is the most fun part of the guiar. I'm a Jackson guitar customer for LIFE!!!
I got this guitar in transparent red. I have been very pleased with it's sound and especially the floyd rose tremolo system. If you are someone like me that had a beginner guitar and you are fed up with it, this is the guitar to get. For all those out there who are looking for an electric guitar with good quality, this is GREAT! (especially for lefties such as myself) The only downside to this guitar is the paint. For transparent red it is only that color on the top. From the sides to the back it is all burgundy. If color doesn't matter then buy the guitar right now!
Out of the many that I've played, this guitar is definetly one of the best. The Licsensed Floyd is very good, but the screws strip pretty easy, so just be careful. But aside from that, it stays in tune forever! The pickups are excellent, and the neck plays very smoothly. And the finish is even more beautiful than the pictures can show. Overall, it is an excellent gutiar, and I strongly reccomend it!
As reference, I have owned guitars from every brand name you can think of (both left handed models and right handed conversions). Being left handed we have only a few choices when it comes to guitars and finishes, but with that caveat aside I review the Jackson DK2L. Having happily owned 2 Jackson guitars in the past I recently purchased the Jackson DK2L "Dinky" in Transparent Blue finish and here is how it went:First off, this guitar does not include a case so make sure to aquire one at the earliest opportunity. (Jackson 922 or SKB 66 fit this model)If you are shipping by a carrier that handles packages roughly, I strongly suggest purchasing a case with the guitar and have Musician's Friend put the guitar into the case prior to shipment as the guitar is NOT well protected in the factory container (My DK2L required warranty service when I received it because of the poor factory packaging).The transparent finish is top only with a black burst, edge and back. Keep this in mind if you are expecting the entire body to be in the Transparent finish.Fit and finish on this guitar are not what I was accustomed to with my previous Jackson experiences and in the 10 years, since my last purchase, the quality has gone down a bit. Definitely needs professional setup for the neck, trem and action. The one I received had several dead spots in the neck that were easily fixed with professional level adjustment.Once it is setup the guitar plays well and has a good range of sounds. I can get anything from Heavy/Nu metal to Jazz to country twang with the 5 pickup combinations.Neck is fast with a good degree of comfort.It is light weight so even a middle aged fool, like me, can jump around with it.Pros:Brand name, Mid range price, Decent features, Good playability after professional setup, Light weight, Good Looking (not spectacular but nice).Cons:Fit and finish are not what I expected, factory packaging not adequate to protect guitar from rough shipping, Volume control is too close to playing area (removing the knob will help for thrashers).If you do not want a Strat or LP and want to stay in the Fender brand then this is one of the limited choices you have as a lefty. After professional setup it is a decent guitar that would do well as a mid level upgrade for someone serious about guitar but not ready for the thousands required to get into a top shelf guitar.On the other hand, if you are comfortable with the looks of Schecter you can get quite a bit more guitar for your Pound/Dollar.Bottom line:You won't be unhappy with the DK2L if it is an upgrade, but if you own guitars that are top shelf (and top price) you will not find this up to your standards regardless of Jackson's "Pro" moniker for this series.
I purchased this baby about 3 months ago. Let me tell you, this guitar is amazing. It's hard to find a nice left handed guitar. Well this is about as nice as it gets. It refuses to go out of tune with the locking tremolo. My only grudge against this guitar is that you better be careful with it. I was playing a gig and I decided to be stupid so at the end of the show I threw my guitar in the air and I didnt catch it and half of the neck chipped off. So this guitar dosent take much abuse. Still, this guitar rocks!
I've been playing guitar for about 5 years. I've researched several electric guitars through local stores and the internet world. To me, buying a guitar is like buying a home or a car. After weeks of research, i invested into a jackson guitar. Thanks to jackson coming out with this beautiful and amazing sounding guitar, plus all the bells and whistles with it, i will never have to replace it nor purchase another guitar.
well,,awsome guitar ,,amazing pickups ,,the neck is very smothing it worths the price all i can say its perfect!!!!