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Jackson DK2M Red Ghost Flames Electric Guitar
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The Jackson DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar has a single Seymour Duncan bridge humbucker mounted on a sleek alder body for plenty of warm, chunky tone and ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Hand-painted ghost flames create a look that stands out from the rest!
The Jackson DK2 Dinky Electric Guitar has a single Seymour Duncan bridge humbucker mounted on a sleek alder body for plenty of warm, chunky tone and stunning lead bite. Its ghost flame treatment is hand-painted and gives this Dinky a look all its own. The shred-eriffic rock maple neck sports a bound compound-radius maple fretboard. 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!
- Hand-painted ghost flames
- 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
- 24 frets
- 25-1/2" scale
- 1-11/16" nut
- Matching headstock with pinstripe
- Jackson-licensed Floyd Rose low-profile double locking trem
- Sharkfin inlays
- Ivoroid binding
- Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucking bridge pickup
DK2M Red Ghost Flames Electric Guitar
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Bought this guitar about 6 months ago. Out of the box it played fine as was expected with a mid-priced Jackson, but decided to go with a hotter, Dimarzio Evo pickup with a push/pull pot. Wish the trem was an original Floyd, although the action and playability is outstanding. I am not a fan of volume pots positioned that close to the bridge pickup, but this guitar's action and sound is outstanding. A scream of a deal, IMO.
man this guitar sucks!!! I thought it was going to be an awesome guitar by the looks of it. But when I got the damn thing, I started playing it and found that the frets were scratching the strings and that the bar was hard to move. The pickup was loose and there was paint on the back of the neck. Don't trust these guys!!!!
Reading the reviews posted I was skeptical to buy it, but my Jackson doesnt have the problems mentioned below. Its a truly nice guitar, with some sweet features, however it only has a volume knob- no tone knob. This is not a ideal guitar for a profesional but for someone of my skill level it is perfect. The strings are like butter under my fingers, this guitar shreds!
The DK2M in Red Ghost Flames is a beautiful, top quality guitar. However, be advised that the finish (on mine, at least) was what I would call transparent ghost flames, as the flames and the base paint were almost the same color. VERY subtle, and not like the picture, which shows dramatically contrasting Red Ghost Flames.
This guitar is meant for one thing and one thing only: to the wall shredding. The action is low, the neck is thin and fast as hell. The JB is a snarling beast which gives off a great ragged tone and lets harmonics jump out. The Floyd is very nicely put together and allows all the dive bombing, squealing and wide tremolo moves you'd require. If this is ALL you want to do with a guitar than this thing is custom built for you. However; if you want to do any clean passages or dial in a different/softer/warmer/woodier tone you're SOL. There is no tone control or neck pickup to play around with; the only thing I could suggest is to turn the guitar down and turn up your amp but then, you may find the guitar sounds weak. The JB is a fairly bright pickup and the guitar's tone woods are also pretty bright so it may not quite work if you also want do whack out some heavier riffs. My personal suggestion is if you want the sound this guitar provides and some others get the KE3 Kelly for around the same price. It has a Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz in the neck which will give you a nicer clean tone and with the JB a more potent rhythm tone.
First, I would like to say this guitar, like all Jacksons, is a great guitar for the money. I've owned & played many of these beasts since the early 80's so I should know a good one when I see it!Second, anyone complaining about the Red Ghost Flames paint job should note that ghost flames were originally on hot rods & custom cars & the whole point of them being "ghost" flames is that sometimes you see them, sometimes you don't. It all depends on the angle you are viewing the flames. Check out your local hot rod & custom car shows or any magazine displaying these cars & you'll see what I mean. Jackson Guitars is doing what they do best....putting a cool paint job on a guitar that will catch your eye! If you want a flame paint job that is CLEARLY defined...Jackson has those too!Third, if you are complaining about the fit or construction of the neck pocket....did you get your guitar in the clearance or scratch & dent section? I rest my case. Personally, I haven't seen any Jacksons with a problem I couldn't live with or fix myself.
The one I recieved had none of the problems listed below. Typically fast Jackson neck, 1 volume and a bridge p/u, the way these guitars were made in shreds heyday. The color is a candy apple red base coat with very subtle GHOST flames. Frets all good, Floyd returns properly, black binding on maple, very cool
I have owned this guitar since November '07. Since then it ahs taken non stop abuse and punishment. Yet it still plays flawlessly. The neck is thin, has low action and is made for balls to the wall shredding. This guitar is very capable of any genre, but with the stock pick-up it provides a mediocre clean tone with a high-end lead driven distortion. If you swap out the pick-up then your options are limitless to what you can play on this beast. When I first saw the page for this gutiar I immediately looked passed it as the picture (black with red flames) makes it look like a cheesy kids toy. But when I walked into the guitar shop and saw the Candy apple red finish I nearly shot a load. Everything about this guitar is perfect.
I know of 5 different people now who have purchased this guitar and have either returned them or are waiting for a tag to ship them back. Something is seriously wrong with this run of guitars, as the E string is in the wrong place and the neck pocket is wrong. ALso the guitar is not black with red ghost flames, it's red with red ghost flames, it's difficult to actually see the flames. Somewhere along the line Jacksons Quality team fell asleep as these guitars aren't good enough to call seconds. They are totally defective. And I don't say this trying to discount Jackson guitars as I love the brand, but as I said five different people getting five different guitars (all this RGF model) all having the same neck pocket issues, there's something seriously wrong here. Avoid this one and buy a different Jackson.