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Jackson JS20 Dinky Electric Guitar 2008 Model  

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The 2008 Jackson JS20 Dinky is an electric guitar that features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, one humbucker and 2 single-coil pickups, fulcrum-styl...Click To Read More About This Product

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High-powered yet low in price.

The 2008 Jackson JS20 Dinky is an electric guitar that features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, one humbucker and 2 single-coil pickups, fulcrum-style tremolo, one volume and one tone control, and a 5-way toggle switch.

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!


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    4.3

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    A Value for the Price

    I dig this guitar overall. It was the first electric I purchased as I began to learn the fundamentals. It has been a great tool at that level. I enjoy the sound it...Read complete review

    I dig this guitar overall. It was the first electric I purchased as I began to learn the fundamentals. It has been a great tool at that level. I enjoy the sound it makes through my Antiquated Vox Tube amp, very beefy in the mid pickup position, and cleaner through the neck pickups only.I've had a few small problems. The first was the neck. It does not play at the 10th or 11th fret area. This is either due to the fret's being unaligned, or warping (previous to my purchase). Another, is the volume and tone dials. Both do not respond evenly, and have an extremely narrow region where they funcion. This is not so much of a problem, I can work around this. Lastly, my tremelo. The threads crossed inside, and with an attempt to unscrew it, it broke off, leaving a small piece inside. No more tremelo. Overall, this guitar was a great purchase, I still rock on it today. It's sound it gives hits home in all diverse musical genre's that I play.

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    Jackson JS20 Dinky

    First off this is my friends guitar, I just have it at my house cause im always workign on it. I play and Ibanez rg320dx. This Guitar is good for the price but...Read complete review

    First off this is my friends guitar, I just have it at my house cause im always workign on it. I play and Ibanez rg320dx. This Guitar is good for the price but ahs a couple major problems. First off the neck feel a bit to wide and thick. Also since the neck is bolt on the mounting plate and body stick out a good 5 or 6 inches on the back of the neck. The bridge is a major pain to tune into dorp tunnings and hardly stays in tune. It will knock out on bends, pinch harmonics, wammy bar usage , and other guitar technics. The sound isn't bad, but it also isn`t good. There is a pretty annoying huming background noise on the neck pickup. The pickups are set kinda high and even when adjusted still get in the way of picking. The Volume knob is also set to close to the strings and gets in the way. The guitar alos has a pretty heavy weight to it. The body has a nice look to it though for the price. I would recomend this guitar to beginners and thats about all. If you play more seriosuly look at getting a Jackson mg series or getting an Ibanez rg series guitar.

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    5.0

    jackson JS 20

    By neteel

    from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    Awesome guitar for the price, Great look!!! I love it, if you don't use the tremolo, stay tuned, but barely. (sometimes) Ceck single coil pick up, not enough presence (like a strat) Humbucker pickup great.
    Tone work really well.
    Install a Floyd Rose tremolo with locking system and you will never change guitar ever... it will stay tune all the time and you will be able to use the vibrato!!!
    If you have some budget, change the neck (single coil) pickup for a Texas special from Fender.

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    4.0

    Disappointed

    By Sketch Alley

    from Southern California

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    I was really excited when I bought this guitar. I have a cheap BC Rich with EMG85 pickup in the body and a single BC Rich pickup in the neck. So when I bought the Jackson I thought I was upgrading. Boy was I wrong. I play metal and I hate the Jackson's tone. The guitar overall is fine, I just hate the pick-ups. So now I have to buy an EMG for it. I'm bummed.

     
    4.0

    good Guitar

    By Spanky-26oWW

    from oklahoma

    this guitar is a pretty awesome one. it's my first electric, and i'm in love. i've had it for a few months now, and it's holding up pretty well. you probably need to change the strings once you get it. my e string broke after a day, but that was easily fixed. it sounds great clean and distorted. so just do your thing.

     
    3.0

    Ok guitar...

    By FHmetalguitarist

    from Sanford, NC

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    When I first got this guitar, I was very happy. But the better I got I realized it isn't that great of a guitar. I would say it is pretty good for beginners but that's it. It is very hard to tune. I like to play standard, drop D, and drop C. It is really really hard and takes forever to tune to drop C from standard tuning. Also when I go to a friends to jam for a few hours, it goes out of tune within a hour or two.

     
    4.0

    its alright

    By gibsonplayer92

    from Boston

    Alright well this is the second guitar that Ive had. I got this guitar within my first year of playing. It is definitly a spet up from any beginner guitar packs that you may get. it is great to learn on and easy to play. minor defects like problems with tuning. But for beginners its nothing that they will be too worried about. after having this guitar for 3 months by playing improved dramaticall and im moving up and getting a gibson sg. This was an excellent guitar to lean to play on

     
    4.0

    Good for beginners

    By elchico04

    from ann arbor, MI

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    Well this was my second guitar, and ever since I got it I had been regretting that I should have just saved up more for a better guitar. There are a couple frets that make a really odd sharp noise when picked. The pick ups are okay, nothing special. The guitar stays in tune very well for me and it has a nice thin neck with extremely low action. Overall, a good guitar for a beginner but something that you will grow out of if you keep on playing.

     
    5.0

    Wicked guitar!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    had it just 2 days now and my fingers are almost bleeding from the "not being able to put it down " syndrome. Man, for that price you can't lose. When everyone is asleep, I plug into my Fender mini twin and put the earphones in, turn the gain up full and let rip YAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!Love it!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Sweet Metal Guitar

    By Mortal Crisis Man

    from Powhatan, VA

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    I Have play this guitar before and I plan to by it some day. When I play it in the store I had it hook up to a Peavy cab with the Joe Satriani head. My amps no where near as nice but i'm pretty sure it would sound just as good. I give it a ten for value because your never going to find a jackson that sounds and plays as good for such a small price tag. Keep on rockin'.

     
    5.0

    A great guitar

    By rockGOD360

    from Denham, LA

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    It helped me get a better feel for the music.

     
    4.0

    Not bad,

    By review-.fN8v

    from Madawaska, ME

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    Its kind of in the wrong spot in the middle, it doesnt have enough crunch to be heavy, but its clean sound is a little too rough. It isn't awful, but they could have used better quality for the tuners. And the saddles are very low quality, along with the nut. But still good for the price.

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