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Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar   

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The X factor = fantastic tone, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value.

New Jackson X Series guitars are loaded with purebred Jackson DNA-hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboard with the distinctive shark-fin inlays, and stunning finishes. Classic Jackson models imbued with the X factor, with fantastic tone, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value for 21st century guitarists.

The DKXT Dinky X Series has an archtop basswood body (quilted maple veneer on trans red finish), bolt-on maple neck, and passive EMG-HZ H4-AN (neck) and H4-B (bridge) humbucking pickups that deliver well-balanced tone with tight bass, glassy mids, and crunching highs. Its bound compound-radius rosewood 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. Other features include 24 jumbo frets and TonePros fully adjustable bridge with through-body strings for thick sustain. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Series: X Series
  • Body Shape: Dinky
  • Body Wood: Basswood, Basswood (with Quilt Maple Veneer on Transparent Color only)
  • Body Finish: Polyester, Polyurethane
  • Headstock: Jackson Pointed 6 In-Line
  • Neck: Maple, Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Tilt-Back Scarf Joint
  • Headstock
  • Neck Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12 to 16 Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4
  • mm)
  • Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
  • Frets: 24, Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Bridge: TonePros Fully Adjustable Bridge with Through-Body Strings
  • Pickups: EMG HZ H4-B Pickup (Bridge)
  • EMG HZ H4-AN Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and
  • Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Unique Features: Arched Top, Tone Pros Bridge, EMG HZ Pickups
  • Case sold separately

Get the axe with the X-factor and order the DKXT Dinky today.

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JacksonDKXT Dinky Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good tone (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Where the journey should begin...

Having played for a good 3 or so years now (with some major hiatuses and cba periods which really slowed me down), and having bought some seriously un-worthwhile and overpriced guitars because I...Read complete review

Having played for a good 3 or so years now (with some major hiatuses and cba periods which really slowed me down), and having bought some seriously un-worthwhile and overpriced guitars because I was a sucker for the looks, I can say this is easily the best piece of wood I've ever owned...had been playing for about 2 years but never really took it seriously and didn't get far, and it's as if this guitar made me rediscover the instrument, and music itself; couldn't put it down once I picked it up.
FLAWLESS feel (the neck speaks to me and the notes practically play themselves), excellent tone with or without distortion on (EMG, seriously what else is there), comfort and versatility (the strat shape is about as good as it gets here), a great look (nice, welcoming strat shape with a lovely white binding on the neck and some sharktooth inlays to give it a classic metal look; the cherry finish also spices things up in my opinion), just all around a wonderful guitar. Been playing it now for about a year without a day of not picking it up, during which time I went from struggling with three-string sweeps to becoming something of a decent guitar player with at least an idea of pretty much every scale and technique; I wouldn't say I'm "good," but I definitely wouldn't say I'm mediocre anymore, and I feel like I owe nearly all of my progress to this guitar; it's PERFECT for learning the instrument, and just as perfect for recording, playing shows, really anything to be honest; if versatility were a guitar it'd be this, in my opinion. It should be the first buy for anyone who's serious about playing, NOT a squier (trust me, you don't wanna go bare minimum with your first guitar, as it'll give you a bad impression, and that in turn will make you not want to play; good playing is indeed about the player, but if you can't play yet you really need something decent to get you started, and for the price you really can't beat this thing).
In time, it will become a very close friend to you as you master the different techniques, from three-string triads to six-string tap sweeps...Dinky will never let you down, and will make the journey as smooth and easy as it can get.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice guitar for the money

This is my first "name brand" electric guitar, and overall, I'm pleased with it. The bare wood neck is very smooth, the action is nice and low, and the EMG...Read complete review

This is my first "name brand" electric guitar, and overall, I'm pleased with it. The bare wood neck is very smooth, the action is nice and low, and the EMG pickups have nice tone without any dead spots, unlike other pickups which I've played in the past. The quality of sound coming from this guitar makes it very fun to play.

I did have one, relatively big, issue with the guitar when I received it... the nut was cut very oddly. The grooves were noticeable deeper than they should have been, and the D string was spaced incorrectly compared with the rest of the strings; it was much too close to the A string. After the 7th fret it was wonderful, but shipping out a brand new guitar like this is unacceptable. If I can notice this issue and everyone I show the guitar to can notice this issue, I have no idea how it was shipped this way.

I ended up taking the guitar to a nearby shop to have them perform warrantied Jackson service and a complete setup. This shouldn't have to be done on a brand new guitar.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jackson=amazing.

By Jbrillaladykillaa

from wisconsin

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Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

I have an older version on this model. Emg passive pick-ups, dinky body same specs just reverse headstock, plus turbo gain knob for emgs. This by far is my favorite guitar I've ever played. Easy to shred crazy metal licks and also has that beautiful sound when clean. Super light weight guitar and has a great sound. Jackson is simply amazing, this new model I will be picking up soon, if you play metal or heavy music this is a guitar for you.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Where the journey should begin...

By Ÿriel

from London, UK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    Having played for a good 3 or so years now (with some major hiatuses and cba periods which really slowed me down), and having bought some seriously un-worthwhile and overpriced guitars because I was a sucker for the looks, I can say this is easily the best piece of wood I've ever owned...had been playing for about 2 years but never really took it seriously and didn't get far, and it's as if this guitar made me rediscover the instrument, and music itself; couldn't put it down once I picked it up.
    FLAWLESS feel (the neck speaks to me and the notes practically play themselves), excellent tone with or without distortion on (EMG, seriously what else is there), comfort and versatility (the strat shape is about as good as it gets here), a great look (nice, welcoming strat shape with a lovely white binding on the neck and some sharktooth inlays to give it a classic metal look; the cherry finish also spices things up in my opinion), just all around a wonderful guitar. Been playing it now for about a year without a day of not picking it up, during which time I went from struggling with three-string sweeps to becoming something of a decent guitar player with at least an idea of pretty much every scale and technique; I wouldn't say I'm "good," but I definitely wouldn't say I'm mediocre anymore, and I feel like I owe nearly all of my progress to this guitar; it's PERFECT for learning the instrument, and just as perfect for recording, playing shows, really anything to be honest; if versatility were a guitar it'd be this, in my opinion. It should be the first buy for anyone who's serious about playing, NOT a squier (trust me, you don't wanna go bare minimum with your first guitar, as it'll give you a bad impression, and that in turn will make you not want to play; good playing is indeed about the player, but if you can't play yet you really need something decent to get you started, and for the price you really can't beat this thing).
    In time, it will become a very close friend to you as you master the different techniques, from three-string triads to six-string tap sweeps...Dinky will never let you down, and will make the journey as smooth and easy as it can get.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    DKXT Dinky is the best

    By karatepaul

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      It's easy to move up and down the fretboard and produces exceptional sound for the buck. After two months, I think its one of the best investments I've made.

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      When Jackson says join the bloodline

      By ProneToes

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Extended Scale
      • Fun To Play
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Needed A Lot Of Work

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      They mean it...Literally.

      Thought i had ordered some sort of Indian torture device when i ran my hand down the neck for the first time. Fret sprout/sharp ends were unplayable for me... This sent me into a several hour fret job that included files, emory board, razor blades and other various tools to get it to a satisfactory level. Any person without a little experience dealing with frets would be in a serious bind and would either have to get it to the shop or suffer dearly.

      Once i got past this little hurdle i noticed a problem with the volume knob. It seems ok if you place multiple fingers on it and turn it back and forth but when you try to operate while playing by rotating with the inside of your palm you quickly learn that any pressure binds it against the body and is impossible to turn. I plan on looking into this when i change out the pots etc. for actives.

      Moving on, one of the fret inlays seem a bit crooked in spots and few aren't quite cut the right length.

      Bolt-on neck as expected is pretty flimsy overall... Tuning keys seem to be pretty nice and easy to use with none being much tighter or looser than the others. Seems to intonate and hold tuning fairly well.

      Paint was actually very good and high gloss black with no noticeable imperfections. Adjustable TonePros bridge is pretty nice and works as expected.

      Passive EMG's are not bad but i think most people will opt for something else or actives.

      Neck seems to be pretty straight overall and not much fret rattle after a truss adjustment and proper set-up for alternate tunings. You will have to file the nut or replace it for any hopes of getting a bottom E larger than .42 or so.

      Comes with the Dunlop locking pegs and strap system parts which was a bright spot i guess.

      Overall, i would be a bit upset if i were a brand new player and/or payed the normal price and not got it extremely cheap. Being the X-series which is a step above their lowest line it needs more attention to detail for liking. To be fair some of the sharp fretwire issues could've been due to drastic changes in temp and geography the guitar has been through, but, then again, it was pretty bad.

      After many hours of work and honing the neck feels like a custom shop and is infinitely better and more enjoyable to play. At first i was really doubting even going through the trouble of upgrades but i think now it's going to be ok for at least some Blackouts.

      Unlike some reviewers/people, i would never expect to buy any guitar, especially an overseas job and not have to immediately do a full set up and string change to suit my intended role for it. Why anyone would think these things are perfect for their specific needs or in satisfactorty condition outta the box and even bother playing on the strings that come on it really puzzles me.

      I would recommend this to a friend only at a reduced price.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well Worth The Money

      By Matt Key

      from Virginia

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      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      All in all I am very pleased with my purchase. If any problems occur I will not be sluggish to update this though as of now a perfect 10 feels to be quite accurate.
      Features have to have 5 stars for obvious reasons. Look at it! (Quilted Red) She's simply breathtaking and may I clarify looks even better in person. The two passive EMGs may give you a hard time finding a crunchy tone throughout your amps main distortion though unless using a pedal (or amp with customizable channels) to get the sound you're looking for. Tuning machines have yet to give me a problem and seem to be very well put together. The stock action on this beauty is phenominal. absolutely no adjustments needed, with zero fretbuzz from drop b to e standard. The neck on a more con point of view is a little on the fatter side once you get past the 12th fret but with me being the bigger guy I am I have no problems, might just cause some issues with smaller framed buyers.
      Haven't owned for too long so I can't give too solid of an answer. Seems to be very well pieced together and the bolt on maple neck provides extra comfort but I will post a later review maybe after I've had her for a while and possibly been banged around a little bit (which will in face break my heart). Though every penny I dished in was well worth it. No regrets, price felt right.
      For the quality of the materials the price (as previously stated) felt to be very accurate. One thing I will say is that the volume knob is slightly loose. Not a big problem and can be easily fixed though. It was most likely obtained throughout store use. (bought locally)

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      (FRETBUZZ)

      By JacksonSull1van

      from Bedford, NH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fretbuzz
      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      This guitar overall is a great guitar although the fret buzz is really bad. If you like having the action really low I would not suggest this guitar to you even though the guitar is meant for fast playing and is meant to have a low action. The guitar also is built with really green wood and warpes really easy in different conditions. I suggest getting a hard case with this. Overall it is a really good guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Metal for intermetate

      By Krowulfr

      from Southern MN

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      Pros

      • Fast neck
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Setup Well
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

        Setup very well out of box surprisingly. Great pickkups as far as passive go. Not dinged or scratched. Dicent strings. Fast neck, rather slim if used to larger necks like D taper. Great value for anyone.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The guitar feels good under your fingers

        By Tha Hammer

        from Englewood, NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

        As this guitar, for whatever reason, was on sale briefly, I had to have it. After being frustrated with Floyd Rose trem, I was looking for a hardtail and this baby was the perfect one I was looking for. It came out of the box very nice and the action was low and super. The sound was also great for metal tunes.

        Now, one big gripe. Mine came with the neck a little bit twisted. I mean, all in all, the neck was for the most part straight but for odd reasons, the 1st and 2nd fret area fingerboard had a slight bow. Because of this, the low E string, when played open or fretted on the 1st or 2nd fret, the string made rattles. I tried adjusting the truss rod but to no avail.

        I had to take the guitar to a repair shop and have an expert fix the bow at the end of the neck. He said he would have to do some adjustments to the frets and nut.

        I don't know what kind of monkeys work at Jackson's QC, but this is not what I expect from a named brand like Jackson. If any Jackson staff is reading this, please inform me on how to get some reimbursement of the adjustment fee I had to shell out on a brand new guitar.

        Anyway, the guitar is nice for the price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar out of the box

        By bennie08

        from Indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

        This guitar came out of the box setup very well for the price. I had to adjust the nut and the action a bit but most of that is personal preference. I own a nice Gibson LP, a couple Strats, and a Jazzmaster so I have a lot of quality guitars to compare this to. It definitely holds it's ground. The quality is very good and I couldn't be any happier with my purchase. This guitar is suited more for hi gain and overdriven sounds which was what I wanted out of it. I'm not a fan of active pickups and really dig the sound of the emg passives, it sounds unique to my ears but that's to be expected as this is my first time hearing them. It is very light weight so I'd take caution if you play live and are rough with your axe, playing out usually puts gear through more abuse than one would expect. Overall this is a great guitar and I still cannot figure out why the price dropped, maybe someone could enlighten me? Anyways, good for the money although not my favorite in my collection it is incredibly fun to play. Hope this review helps.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just right!

        By oldpro

        from Big Sky, MT

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

          This is a great little guitar.It's really fast and easy to transition from scale to scale. EMG's/ absolutely no buzz. If you like screamers this is your guitar. Great high end all the way up to the 24th fret. Beginners this is the guitar for you. Don't buy cheaper off brands, you will just end up frustrated. All around good middle of the road guitar.

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