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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.

     
    5.0

    Rockin' guitar for the money

    By DeathDragon44

    from Atlanta, GA

    Jackson is hands down the greatest guitar for heavy riffs and lightning quick solos. There is no sacrifice here for the lesser model.

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By jcoop24

    from newtonfalls ohio

    This was my first guitar and by far it is the best i ever played no joke the best part about this guitar is the neck and body it is a great guitar its worth more than it is priced.

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar! Incredible Value!

    By Fuzzjunkie

    from Down South

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    I've been using this guitar for almost two years now and still love it. I had been playing for a while and fell off the wagon when I thought I'd just get something 'cheap' to start playing again. I have yet to see a need to upgrade. It did need a little set-up, raising the pickups and adjusting the string heights, but after that I've left it alone. You can get great clean tones out of the single coils, very Strat-like. If you just like to scream, set it on the HB and you're ready. The fretboard gets better and better with age. Nice and slick. The tremelo is more of a vibrato style than a Floyd. You can't go dive bomb it and expect to stay in tune. I just added two more springs and threw the bar in the closet. Overall, I think you'd be hard pressed to find something as nice for twice the price.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Axe

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This is one of many guitars I've owned. I've had twice as expensive guitars than this and I must say I like this one most. I've played Strats, Gibsons, etc. This was used when I buyed it but it sounded extremely good. Best thing about this guitar is it's fast neck. This one is just pure evil!

     
    5.0

    BleedMarshall

    By BleedMarshall

    from Dandridge, TN

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    My son owns this guitar, and I have to say that it is a fine instrument for it's price range and for price ranges above it. It plays as if it is a higher end guitar, but for hundreds less. Real fast neck. Fine pick-ups, and outstanding tone.

     
    4.0

    Fender blues and a humbuckers too!

    By Diebold

    from Newark, OH

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    My wife talked my into this guitar. (I am so lucky!) It has a conventional shape, as opposed to my flying v and my RR3. This one has a great single coil sound off of the neck pickup. Bridge humbucker is hot enough to go from "Hey Joe" to "Tush" with out changing guitars. Yeah, we play classic rock! I play through a double stack digital modeler (Crate X 212) that I have programmed for Gibson Humbucker style guitars. Both Jacksons that I have sound excellent on similar settings. I will use the JS-20 for Clapton, Hendrix and ZZ Top. Not my main axe. but not a huge downgrade either. This is a very good guitar for the money. Jackson has the best electronics in mid priced guitars that I own! The necks are fast. The tuners are not the best but this is not a super expensive guitar either.

     
    5.0

    Jackson JS20 (Not So) Dinky

    By Old Floyd Fan

    from A stones throw from Redmond, WA

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    I bought mine used, but I tell ya its a kick a** guitar for this price. The pickups are awesome (why not their Jacksons). The tuners are cheap but for some reason even with dive bombs they stay in tune fairly well. I realy love this guitar, it will play anything you want clean or crunchy.

     
    5.0

    Good Sound in general

    By MgaM

    from Montreal, QUE

    I think intermediate user like me have to get one Jackson JS20 right now !

     
    3.0

    Jackson JS20 Dinky

    By HxC Matty K

    from Richmond , Va

    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.

     
    5.0

    Bodacious guitar, Radical price!!!

    By Metaltrout9

    from Sacramento CA

    I've been jamming on this thing for about 1 1/2 years and it rocked right out of the box. The stock pickup is pretty rad to start out with but i threw in a DiMarzio super distortion do get some better sound. I also don't use the tremolo but man everyone i let play is is impressed with the quality and even more so when i tell them the price. Awesome neck, awesome sound, awesome Jackson

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