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Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar Satin Black 

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The Jackson JS22-7 DKA Dinky JS Series seven-string packs a huge punch for the price. It features an arch-top basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, 16"-...Read More

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A value-packed entry into the world of seven-string guitar playing.

The Jackson JS22-7 DKA Dinky JS Series seven-string packs a huge punch for the price. It features an arch-top basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays, 26.5" scale length, dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups, single volume and tone controls, direct-mount hard-tail bridge and die-cast tuners.

FEATURES
  • Dinky JS Series seven-string
  • Arch-top basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays
  • 26.5" scale length
  • Dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups
  • Single volume and tone controls
  • Direct-mount hard-tail bridge
  • Die-cast tuner
  • Case sold separately

Expand your technique without breaking the bank. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar

  • body
  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Shape: Dinky
  • Body Finish: Matte Polyester
  • neck
  • Neck Shape: 3rd Fret: 0.790", 12th Fret: 0.850"
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Piranha Tooth (Small Shark Fin)
  • Fretboard Radius: 16" (406.4 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
  • Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Oil
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Scale Length: 26.5" (673 mm)
  • Headstock: Jackson AT (3-Over/4-Under)
  • Neck Plate: Recessed Ferrules (No Neck Plate)
  • electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Bridge Pickup: Jackson High Output 7 String Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Jackson High Output 7-String Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • hardware
  • Bridge: Jackson HT7 7-String Hardtail with Strings-Through-Body
  • Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
  • miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Arched Top, Recessed Neck Attachment Ferrules (No Neck Plate)
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JacksonJS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (5)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No way is this good for the price. WRONG

So, as I strolled into my local music store, a Fender/Jackson rep was hanging out with the guys. We started talking about amps, guitars, rigs, blah blah. So I asked...Read complete review

So, as I strolled into my local music store, a Fender/Jackson rep was hanging out with the guys. We started talking about amps, guitars, rigs, blah blah. So I asked him about Jacksons 7 string lineup and if there would be anything cheaper than the 399.00 model, as a question and he brought it out from the back and handed it to me. I was seriously intrigued at first glance. Of course, its elegant looking, and very lightweight. I plugged it in to my rig, hotrod deluxe III, Ds2, and WOW, I was shocked and incredibly impressed at first powerchord. Let me say, if you are someone looking to buy a cheap 7 for the first time, like I was, this one is a great way to start yet another unhealthy guitar addiction, as I already have 3 Les Pauls, a custom Warmoth, I've had strats, teles, and played a hand full of other 7s. Trust me when I say, this is the best 7 string for under 800 I've found. This will be a purchase you wont regret, I know that I wont.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Must've got a lemon.

It's the first 7-String I've ever bought, and boy does it have a lot of problems.

The tuners have a horrific time staying in tune (Which I guess for a...Read complete review

It's the first 7-String I've ever bought, and boy does it have a lot of problems.

The tuners have a horrific time staying in tune (Which I guess for a 200 do11ar guitar its to be expected, but it's still annoying. I've had toy guitars with better tuners.)

The Saddle height adjusters constantly slip from the vibration. I have to adjust them at least 4 times a week.

The fret buzz... Oh god the fret buzz. I've tried the heaviest strings I could find, and it's still bad. The action on this guitar was screwed from the beginning. ( I'm probably going to get the whole guitar redone, from hardware to finish.)

One of the pickups was lowered pretty much as low as it could go. Easy enough to fix sure, but really?

I'm sure that I got one of the guitars that must've slipped past the QM department. So I don't really know what this guitar would be like without all of the problems it has. It's fun to play on, though I stay away from plugging it in to my amp.

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3.0

Nut cut too low, but so is the price

By V

from NY

About Me Novice

Pros

  • 7 Strings
  • Straight Neck

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Frets Need Work
  • Nut Was Cut Way Too Low

Best Uses

  • Beginner
  • Practicing

Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

I bought it for my son. He is keen to try a 7 string. The neck was straight, but the frets not so much and the nut was cut way too low. Choosing between an exchange that would obviously last some serious time and giving my son the gift in time, I went with my tech suggestion (he offered and did fill in the nut slots). The tech replaced the strings for 10-62. It still has buzz, but since I filled in the nut I do not think I can exchange it.
On another hand the sound and other guitar feats are ok for this low price.

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5.0

Great guitar, Great value!

By KillingAlice

from Sigourney, IA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    When I bought this guitar, I just wanted a low priced 7 string to screw around with. Its turned out to now be my favorite guitar I own. This guitar is a STEAL at 200!!!

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Cheap for a reason

    By Drewsky Brewsky

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    Pickups are complete garbage. Both were unpotted and squealed something awfull.

    I wore the black finish off the bridge in about 30 minutes of playing. The pots and wiring were also terrible.

    The neck was straight, and the switches worked. The nut looked like it was cut by a 12 year old child. Complete hack job.

    Its a good base to start, but don't expect much from the get go. I spent 200 on new pickups and wiring. It now sounds and plays extremely well now.

    I would also like to mention, I contacted Jackson about the pickups. They told me I had to ship the guitar (I pay shipping) to a service center for them to inspect them. I told them I pulled the pickups, so I could just ship those. They stated since I removed the pickups, it voided the entire warranty of the guitar. Wow. After this purchase, I wont buy Jackson again. Regardless of price. Customer service should have been better than that.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Must've got a lemon.

    By Damnshy

    from Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Saddles
    • Tuners

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    It's the first 7-String I've ever bought, and boy does it have a lot of problems.

    The tuners have a horrific time staying in tune (Which I guess for a 200 do11ar guitar its to be expected, but it's still annoying. I've had toy guitars with better tuners.)

    The Saddle height adjusters constantly slip from the vibration. I have to adjust them at least 4 times a week.

    The fret buzz... Oh god the fret buzz. I've tried the heaviest strings I could find, and it's still bad. The action on this guitar was screwed from the beginning. ( I'm probably going to get the whole guitar redone, from hardware to finish.)

    One of the pickups was lowered pretty much as low as it could go. Easy enough to fix sure, but really?

    I'm sure that I got one of the guitars that must've slipped past the QM department. So I don't really know what this guitar would be like without all of the problems it has. It's fun to play on, though I stay away from plugging it in to my amp.

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    5.0

    Best bang for your buck!

    By Johnny C.

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Decent Pickups
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Great Playability
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Tuners Could Be Better

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    I picked up this guitar to see what Jackson had to offer in terms of an extended range guitar with the intentions of purchasing one of the higher end models if I was impressed. Boy, did it deliver! Right out of the box it was almost perfectly set up, after 10 minutes of tweaking to my liking this thing was killing it. I decided instead of shelling out hundreds to replace this gnarly piece, just to swap out the pickups.(Noting that the stock pickups are very solid for a guitar of this price though.) After throwing it some DiMarzios she was growling. The neck profile is very thin, but still round enough to have a natural feel. The only bad thing I can say about this guitar is that the tuners aren't the greatest so I would advise swapping them out for something a little better. That being said, this is hands down THE best 7-string you can get at this price. I will be sticking with Jackson for my extended range guitars for a long time after this.

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    4.0

    Great Guitar For any player,

    By noiselink325

    from San Luis,AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • None At This Price

    Best Uses

    • As A Project Guitar
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    First of all, the pictured guitar is like a prototype or something, the real product looks better, has arched top an the pick up switch is lower than the knobs, just google the model an you'll see.

    this is my opinion of this guitar:

    Tuners and the bridge are ok, the guitar stays in tune perfectly, electronics do the job, the fretboard doesnt have any sharp edges, mate finish is very nice but may be easy to scratch, pick ups are not terrible,body is not too heavy or too light(feels solid), just change the strings inmediately and you're good to go.

    Sure, the JS22-7 is cheap but what?, that makes it even better because you can always upgrade as you feel and even changing everything it wont be a lot of cash, anyway you'll find yourself changing pick ups on pretty much any guitar regardless of its price.

    Overall, I am very pleased, recommended this instrument for begginers or adventurous players who want to try extended range guitars without breaking the bank, go for it!

    NOTE: Just for the curious the Ibanez GRG7221 wich is the inmediate contender in price tag and market fell short in construction and feel(too light and feels very fragile), just personal taste anyway, you may like lightweight guitars, no problem.

    Good luck!

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    5.0

    Can't go wrong here!

    By Matty C

    from Horseheads, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Great For Mods

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Everything Requiring 7

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    If you are thinking about getting this instrument, go ahead! I didn't buy this from MF but I wanted to throw another positive review on the pile.

    This guitar is light, yet solid. I got this guitar to play while at work (one I don't need to worry about knocking around) and replaced the bridge pickup with a Dimarzio Super Distortion 7 (a beastly yet underrated 7 string passive). I decided to keep the neck pup, it sounds exactly how I would want it to, surprisingly enough!

    My only complaint is that the one piece neck is vulnerable to movement with weather change but what do you expect for the price, a maple/walnut laminate? Just keep your included 4mm allen wrench handy to adjust the truss rod once in a while and you couldn't be better off!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    far better than I expected

    By DXMG

    from Colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Build quality
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    Much better than you might expect for the price. The neck feels good, very thin and easy to play. The body is a basswood body with a mile of satin poly on it, so basically it does the job and is light. The pickups are pretty bad, but can easily be changed, and the best part is that this guitar is nice enough that you wont feel like you are wasting money doing it. Easily the best entry level 7, by far and away. Probably one of the better mod platforms for more serious users as well.

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    5.0

    Great For The Money

    By MetalMayhem

    from Apex, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

    For such a cheap guitar, the JS22-7 feels, plays and looks amazing. Straight out of the box, everything was great aside from needing to be tuned. The pickups aren't perfect, but they're more than you'd expect from a 200 dol1ar guitar. The strings are a bit floppy and should be replaced with thicker ones, but that's not a big deal. The only other thing that needs work are the pots. They work great, but are a bit floppy. For any guitarist that needs a 7th string, this is a great starter, or could be upgraded and be gig worthy.

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    5.0

    Just buy it

    By thatguy55

    from lancaster, ky

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    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 JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar about a month ago and its perfect. It has a slim fast neck, the stock pick ups are good, not great but they work, it's super light due to the Basswood construction, the scale length helps with low tunings, I play in drop G. The only con I have is the stock strings, I replaced them with a set of Dunlop Heaveycore 10-60's, and now it holds tuning beautifully. definately buy this guitar if you want a cheap 7.

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