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Jackson DKMGT Dinky Electric Guitar with EMG Pickup

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The TurboCharger is an active 0-20dB gain boost that can send your preamp into convulsions in a heartbeat. Sculpted string-through alder body with a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic styling with reverse pointy headstock and EMG TurboCharger!

The TurboCharger is an active 0-20dB gain boost that can send your preamp into convulsions in a heartbeat. Sculpted string-through alder body with a carved top and flame maple veneer on the Jackson DKMGT provides great resonance and is easy on the shoulder. 2 EMG HZ humbuckers crank out crunchy rhythms and soaring leads. Bolt-on rock maple neck with bound rosewood fretboard and MOTO piranha inlays.

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!

Carved alder body
Flamed maple veneer
Rock maple bolt-on neck
Bound rosewood fretboard
EMG humbuckers
EMG TurboCharger gain boost
25-1/2" scale


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Buy This !

This is an amazing deal. The quality on this guitar is top notch (for the price range). It arrived in perfect condition. The neck joint is nice and tight and the reverse...Read complete review

This is an amazing deal. The quality on this guitar is top notch (for the price range). It arrived in perfect condition. The neck joint is nice and tight and the reverse headstock is a nice change. I have two high end Esp LTD model guitars that cost twice as much as this and the quality on this guitar is just as good and the fretwork is actually better. I wish I would have just bought a Jackson in the first place! This price is almost half off what this guitar usually costs. It is not worth it to go for the 2006 model for twice as much just because of the active emgs. These EMG HZ H4 pickups are just a passive version of the EMG 81s. Do not listen to people that say that EMG HZ's are horrible pickups. I dont like them as much as the SD Jazz / JB combo, but they are Great. The design is identical (to emg 81s), the only difference is these don't have the preamp built it (which makes the 81s active). I have a guitar with EMG 81's that I was planning on taking the pickups out of and putting in this. I will NOT be doing that now. There is only a very slight difference in sound between the two. To me this gets rid of some of the "digital" and "sterile" sound that the active EMG's seem to have at times. The blue finish is an awesome color. It looks slightly different than it does in these pictures. The boost DOES work. To the people who say it doesn't you obviously do not know what you're doing. It is quite useful at times and a nice addition. Do NOT pass up on this deal, seriously. BUY THIS NOW. I'm playing this straight into a Traynor YCV50 Blue.


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Not what I purchased

This guitar is not as advertised. It does not have a boost. I have made customer service aware of this issue but to this point they only note a disclaimer at the bottom of...Read complete review

This guitar is not as advertised. It does not have a boost. I have made customer service aware of this issue but to this point they only note a disclaimer at the bottom of page. I only get excuses why it has not been updated. Buyer Beware! Customer service has provided zero help in correcting this issue.

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Jackson DKMGT Dinky

By GuitarDan

from Anchorage, AK

I was a bit squeemish about a mail order guitar, but living in Anchorage, Alaska, the prices here made me go ahead and order one. I've played guitar for a long time and had many different guitars from Fender, to Ibanez, to Chavel, to a custom built Roscoe guitar. This is the best guitar I have ever owned. It's a beautiful guitar and the EMG-HZ's are excellent pickups. To me, Jackson has always been synonymous with heavy guitar sounds, but this one is very versatile. Anything from jazz, to heavy metal sounds great. It stays in tune and plays like a dream. Intonation is perfect directly from the box too. My only recommendation is to replace the .009 strings with a bit heavier guage (just my preference).

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Please read my review, I have helpful info:

By Avenite

from California

I tried this guitar and the DXMGT Dinky (same guitar but with slightly different looks and no gain booster) and they are almost the same without the gain booster on, but when I turned on the gain booster it added some serious distortion BUT, and this is a big "but", there is either a very loud hissing or a loud buzzing sound (depending on the amp). The amps I tried it with were a 65W Crate, a 30W Line 6, a 30W Marshall, and a larger Marshall (forgot the wattage). The guy I talked to at the store said it was probably just too much distortion for the small amps. Thats why I rated the features and quality a 7, it's a good guitar, but not everyone can use it to their full potential. I'll come back to the value, but the overall is 8 because I realy liked the guitar except for the white noise, which might not even bother you, and might not even be a problem if you have a larger amp. Here's why the value is a 1 is because the store I went to had this one for $629.99 and the one without the gain booster (DXMGT Dinky) was $449.99, a $180 difference, and for less than the difference you could get the DXMGT model, with a pretty good distortion or overdrive pedal and it probably won't overload your amp.

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shred machine...

By Jackson1

from Malden, Ma

this guitar was made for metal music. It's got a fast neck, the body is contoured perfectly, and sits well on your body while standing. I thought for the $ i'd replace the pickups, but they scream! This was a fantastic investment..Jackson really got this one right.


Great guitar, great finish

By JacksonFTW

from Oregon

The guitar looks so much differnet then in the picture above, its alot darker and looks alot smoother. Overall looks alot better. The pickups sound good DISTORTED but Arn't the best sounding pickups if you want a full clean sound. The turbo charger is nice and I use it more then I thought I would. I did have to take the guitar into a local music shop to get the action lowered and the pickups placed correctly but after I did that the guitar is awesome. If your into the punk/rock/Metal kind of scene then for the money this guitar is amazing.


Awesome Sound

By lazyboneme

from Euless, TX

I bought a jackson little difernt than the one shown. Mine has differen inlays, soloist head and only volume and tone control. But the hardware, the design is the same. I have line 6 15w amp and it sounds awesome with it. The frets are smooth. Man this guitar is to die for... I mean it is state of the art.... and look the price ... not bad .. i'm sure my jackson will last for years...


Best Guitar Purchase I've Made

By Great in My Garage!

from Redmond, OR

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This is by far the best guitar purchase I've made. I've wanted a guitar with EMG's for a while. I just got this a week agao and I haven't been able to put it down. I mailnly play rock and metal but experimented a lot with this one on a clean channel it's got great tone. The body is light and easy to play. The Neck has better access to the hight frets then other guitars I own (Peavey, Fender and some others). The pick-up tone is clean with very litlle feedback at high volume (80 watts). Overall this is the Best Guitar I've bought, and at a great price!)


Im not the same guitar player after getting this..

By James V.

from Lexington, KY

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Ive been playing for about 3 years, on a Fender Standard Strat, and I didnt even think of getting a new guitar until I saw this one on this site, on sale so cheap. This guitar is great. The gain booster really makes my soloing stand out. I can get that screaming metal sound I love, or the fat chunky sound of some of these newer bands. I really have nothing bad to say about this guitar, other than Im having trouble finding a case to fit it. Other than that, I could not be happier with it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By lespalu2

from OHIO

i just got it today but from how long i played it i can tell how good it is. its treble boost is cool if ur n a band it helps u to go into a solo with out having to mess with the nobs to get ur volume up. the EMGz r pretty sweet tp they give u a sweet clear metal sound. but i have to say the reverse head stock is my favorite thing about it. if i chould change 1 thing it would be the color.


Excellent Product

By Scotty_2hotty

from SW Virginia

Even though they're HZ's the pickups on this thing sound HOT, the gainboost supercharger looks cool in writing, but has little effect on the sound, it's like cranking the gain on your amp from a 6 to an 8. This neck is one of the smoothest I've felt, and very comoforatable for lower string sweeping. The body is durable and extremely light, I expected this guitar to weight double my Ibanez s-series, but both fit like a glove over my shoulder, you don't tire from hours of play, aside from the lactic acid buildup in your wrist maybe :P I reccommend this guitar very highly, especially considering the price, MusiciansFriend does it again with their inate wholesale abilities.


A good value here.

By wda38

from Fort Worth Texas

I bought this guitar for playing multi-tunings on the fly and as a back-up. Actually I bought it to play "Side of a Bullet", cause the Slipknot tuning is so drastic. Drop C# or something like that. It played great out of the box and still plays perfect.


Great Guitar

By Permafreeze2538

from Omak, WA

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This guitar is great. Almost no fret buzz, and it holds tuning well. And the third knob does work, you just have to pull on it till it clicks, then you turn it up. Turned all the way up you can get a sort of natural overdrive. So far, I've had no problems with it. Jacksons are great.


sounds excellent

By itsthatsimple01

from reno, NV

my buddy has this guitar. when we jam this thing sounds EXCELLENT. i love the color of it too. but this thing sounds soooo good. definitly good from a metal point of view. pretty good price tag on her too. i would recomed it to anyone who plays rock or metal for sure!


Volume booster works fine

By ScreamBloodyGore

from Fargo, ND

Unlike the previous reviewer, the "turbocharger" feature works fine. All you have to do is pull the knob up and you get an instant boost. Perhaps they need to include a note about it in the case that it comes in.Anyway, the guitar came setup pretty good considering it's from the factory. I'm still going to get it setup by a professional, but overall pretty good. This is a METAL guitar but I suppose you could probably use it for just about anything. Great value for the money - get one while you can.


Rockin Jackson Guitar

By Metalhead-p5zBc

from Ohio

This guitar is the most comfortable, easy to play guitar I have ever played. The neck feels awesome. You could not ask for better string action. The pickups sound great for everything. The only thing I wish were different is if it had EMG 81's. But the HZ's sound great. The Turbocharger is a cool feature.


Jackson is amazing

By augustburnsred777

from Brewster, OH

I didn't have alot of money so I bought this guitar. And I'm glad I did because this is one of the best guitars I've ever played. The boost gives it so much more of an "umph" is crazy. The strings that come with it will need to be changed in a matter of two weeks. At least mine did. But overall this guitar is awesome. I recommend this guitar to anyone.



By Sisco

from henderson, nv

This is the best guitar I've ever owned. everything about it is great. The color is much darker than the pictures though, and it has a sparkle in the light. The body is smaller than the standard strat too. Other than that, this is the BEST deal on this site!!! precision, precision, precision


Japanese Dinky

By Gideon Stargrave

from Martinsburg, WV

I purchased this Dinky about 2 weeks ago and I am fairly pleased with my purchase. This is the first guitar I have purchased without playing first. The finish and color are beautiful. The neck is thin and fast. The pickups are somewhat hot, and the "turbocharger" will give some extra gain to an under-driven amp, so you can plug into just about anything and get some crunch. (To the other reviewers - the third knob does "do something", just pull the knob to activate the turbocharger and dial in your gain.) This guitar will need to be setup professionally because the intonation is off and the action can be better, which takes me to the reason I only gave 5 stars on quality. The intonation on mine is impossible to get 100% perfect. It gets very close, but not perfect. Maybe I?m too picky as I?m used to playing more expensive guitars. My tech says, ?What did you expect for $$$?. I won?t be taking this in the studio, but for live performance and rehearsal, you bet. Bottom line, its a Jackson, its beautiful, its inexpensive and it jams.


Jacksons are amazing!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got this baby recently and it is a beast. Even though it doesn't have any way, shape, or form of tremelo it is still amazing. The H-Z's have given me no troubles at all and will probably not as long as I own this. Great price, worth every penny and more. Very cool color with a killer reverse headstock. SWEEET. BUY this if you like Jacksons, great deals, or EMG's!!!!


Jackson dinky is no dinky its a monster

By EvilDiscoMaster

from Kansas

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Let me tell yah I have a jackson dealer that builds guitars from scratch and he sete up all his guitars and the best playing guitars he has are JACKSON!! this guitar is excellent it is a but expensive but for the wonderful craftsmanship it is great. My only complaint is that the tuners felt sorta flimsy but they work just fine. Take my word for it Jackson Dkmgt is a great instrument for every style.


Not what I purchased

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is not as advertised. It does not have a boost. I have made customer service aware of this issue but to this point they only note a disclaimer at the bottom of page. I only get excuses why it has not been updated. Buyer Beware! Customer service has provided zero help in correcting this issue.

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