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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
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), 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.

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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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5.0

Metal for intermetate

By Krowulfr

from Southern MN

About Me Experienced

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.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    When Jackson says join the bloodline

    By ProneToes

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    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.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar except for string rattle

    By Tha Hammer

    from Englewood, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    The guitar came intact but the setup right out of the box was awful. Fret buzz and rattle on the low E string.

    I had to take it to my local guitar shop to get the low E string rattling problem fixed. Setup + rattle fix = +$50. I wanted to return the guitar but needed it for a gig the next day so I was stuck with it.

    Great guitar for the money except for the low E string rattle problem. Even after the fix, there is still some rattle. I guess the neck is kinda twisted that cannot be adjusted by the truss rod. Everything else feels real good.

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    (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

    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.

    Comment on this review

    (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.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great guitar

    By red

    from albany

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      mine arrived in great shape got the black one on sale for the price great guitar

      Comment on this review

      (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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good deal...

        By Gilgashred

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

          For the sale price this guitar is a steal. Seems other reviewers have had some misses but mine showed up flawless. Checked the fretboard with a fret rocker to find a few uneven ones. i usually fret level and polish anyways but it's a good start. The EMGHZs sound better than my previous foray with them although I might try some SD Blackouts. Definitely a nice rhythm guitar for hard rock and metal, practice, jam sessions and a backup guitar.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          looks good, but buzz city

          By Ren

          from Scranton

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

          Had to send 2 guitars back, nut was broke on one, the other was scratched up and buzzed terrible.. third time the guitar looks great, but going to need a set up. Every fret is buzzing bad, I,m a little bummed but maybe thats what you get for the price. I'm sure the tone will be ok once i get rid of buzz If your wallet is tight and you can get a set up cheap or do it yourself its worth the money

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice guitar for the money

          By Chris

          from Illinois

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

          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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