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Jackson JS30WR Warrior Electric Guitar (2008 Model)

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Featuring one of the coolest body designs ever, the 2008 Jackson JS30WR Warrior is phenomenally comfortable and well-balanced. A genuine alder electr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Searing stage appeal and galactic tone.

Featuring one of the coolest body designs ever, the 2008 Jackson JS30WR Warrior is phenomenally comfortable and well-balanced. A genuine alder electric guitar body with bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and string-through body provides maximum resonance to assist the smoking Jackson CVR2 humbuckers.

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!

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Jackson CVR2 humbucking pickups
  • String-though body bridge setup
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-cast tuners
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
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    4.7

    (based on 37 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Picked this beauty up on Craigslist for a steal.

    I saw an ad on Craigslist for this model and after doing some research found that I could get it for a price that seemed criminal. Seriously, I couldn't pass it up for the...Read complete review

    I saw an ad on Craigslist for this model and after doing some research found that I could get it for a price that seemed criminal. Seriously, I couldn't pass it up for the price. I expected a beat up and scratched old husk of a knockoff but when the guy pulled this baby out of the trunk, I drooled . I gladly paid the guy his asking price and thanked him. It was in pristine condition with the factory color coded strings still running the length of it. After adding some bright neon green DR strings (for style of course) it sounded amazing. Easy transitions with the huge frets on this thing. My only complaint is that its heavy as a cinder block. I put a heavy canvas strap on it but it will make your neck sore after a few hours. I recommend this guitar for the metalheads as well as the classic rockers because the pickups sound good in either channel.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible Tuners

    I bought, then later sold one of these guitars. I replaced the bridge pickup with a Duncan Detonator, which really helped the sound. My biggest problem with this guitar is that it...Read complete review

    I bought, then later sold one of these guitars. I replaced the bridge pickup with a Duncan Detonator, which really helped the sound. My biggest problem with this guitar is that it never, no matter what I did, stayed in tune. I bought it because I always got noise when I muted the strings on my Warrior XT's, figuring that no Floyd-Rose tremolo would do the trick... I didn't count on new and different problems!

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    5.0

    Picked this beauty up on Craigslist for a steal.

    By Razedonrokk

    from Decatur AL

    Pros

    • Jumbo frets make for feather light action.
    • Looks phenomenal.
    • Stock pickups are decent quality.

    Cons

    • Intonation stays slightly off

    Best Uses

    • Shredding metal riffs and heavy power chords.

    I saw an ad on Craigslist for this model and after doing some research found that I could get it for a price that seemed criminal. Seriously, I couldn't pass it up for the price. I expected a beat up and scratched old husk of a knockoff but when the guy pulled this baby out of the trunk, I drooled . I gladly paid the guy his asking price and thanked him. It was in pristine condition with the factory color coded strings still running the length of it. After adding some bright neon green DR strings (for style of course) it sounded amazing. Easy transitions with the huge frets on this thing. My only complaint is that its heavy as a cinder block. I put a heavy canvas strap on it but it will make your neck sore after a few hours. I recommend this guitar for the metalheads as well as the classic rockers because the pickups sound good in either channel.

     
    5.0

    plays good, just off balance

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Jackson has basically put their high-quality playability into a sloppy design. This thing is very obtuse, but if you can live with that, well, it's basically a Jackson, and that is good. I have never played a Jackson in where the neck was off, unless it was used. It's a great guitar, but I don't like the body all too much.

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar for the price

    By Snowpants91

    from Brockway, PA

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    A great guitar for the value, you can't beat this. The sound is great, and it plays great. Only complaints I see is tuning issues, which they aren't as bad as people say they are. It doesn't stay in tune like a guitar with locking trem, duh, but you might have to tune it every other day, it will only slightly be out a little, besides it doesn't hurt to tune it up before performance anyways.I got this guitar in november of 06, and it's one of the best electric guitars I have played for the price.

     
    2.0

    Terrible Tuners

    By Peter

    from undisclosed

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    I bought, then later sold one of these guitars. I replaced the bridge pickup with a Duncan Detonator, which really helped the sound. My biggest problem with this guitar is that it never, no matter what I did, stayed in tune. I bought it because I always got noise when I muted the strings on my Warrior XT's, figuring that no Floyd-Rose tremolo would do the trick... I didn't count on new and different problems!

     
    5.0

    AC/DC

    By H30_0033

    from CG Minnesota

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    I was playing this badboy at a local music store and I started playing Hells Bells and it sounded different but a good different and Master of Puppets sounds great on this thing to I like it Im considering trading my SG for this thing just sounds GREAT if you have the money BUY THIS! It's a good deal.

     
    5.0

    AWESOME

    By Savman1

    from Undisclosed

    I wanted this guitar when I first saw it because of it's looks. I was tired of the ordinary look. When it got here, I fell even more in love. It feels better than any guitar I've ever strapped on. It plays awesome. It really rocks, but I play country too. I can get many differnet sounds out of this guitar with the tone knob.

     
    5.0

    Metallica Beast

    By KirkHammett94

    from Redding CA

    This guitar is, without a doubt, amazing. As soon as i went into my local music shop,and looked at it, i was in love with it. The only flaw is that it doesnt have a whammy, but who cares, bend the strings. The harmonics are great.the style,the playabilaty,the price,everything is amazing. GET THIS GUITAR TO ROCK OUT SOME METALLICA ON IT!!

     
    5.0

    Shred it up!

    By Vortex628

    from Naples, Florida

    Wow is all i can say about this guitar i picked it up and it was amazing. i was looking for a esp guitar at the time but didnt have the cash for the higher end models but when the guy handed me this i tried it out and was amazed the pickups dont miss a beat and its look will captivate all those at your gig(if you do gigs) the only problem i had was that i recommend buying a heavy strap and a straplock because it has some weight and you dont want this beast to take a fall.Overall its a great guitar and one worth buying and only $300!

     
    5.0

    Pretty Awesome!!!!!

    By Gibsonmaniac57

    from Columbus IN

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    I got this as a Christmas Present about 2 years ago. It is really good for Metal. Then again i also recommend that you do a pickup change. Maybe for EMG's or maybe Seymour Duncans of something. The Stock Pickups are ok, but there not the best. Overall Great Guitar!

     
    4.0

    Well worth the money!

    By Thanatos

    from Kansas City MO

    This is a great guitar if you dislike floyd rose tremelo's. I bought this guitar used and was going to steal the neck off of it but it played so nice I just kept it together. The stock pickups are not very good, I replaced them with Duncan JB and 59' and this guitar is sweet now. I find myself using it more than any of my other more expensive guitars.

     
    5.0

    Advanced Shredding for cheap.

    By The Mad Guitarist-5GZs1

    from Washington State.

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    I went and bought the metallic blue Jackson and am impressed with what I got for so little Green. really good playability along with pretty good (could be better) Harmonics. Havent had a problem with the strings goin out of tune, I imagine they would considering some metal-heads out there bend the things over to the opposite side of the fret board continuously. yep...the strings do have a slight "twang" to them, one of the main reasons "ive found" it does this is due to either one or both of these things, cheap distortion or small/cheap amps. I own a relatively "inexpensive" Fender FM 412 Cabinet & matching Fender FM100 head and the Guitar just Screams (Does Great). give it a shot, its really worth it for the money, Buy one!"...Obviously buying a cheaper Guitar just isnt gonna have the same Tone as a expensive one, but for the money?...you cant beat it. what do I reccomend after buying it? get some better pickups, EMG's or Seymours kick butt. Rock on Guys & Gals!, Rock on!.....

     
    5.0

    Shred This Mother Up

    By yngwie21

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    I just got this guitar a few days ago and wow... it is amazing. The neck has a fast design so it's easy to get your hand to where it needs to go. I'm playing Master of Puppets and Holy Wars on this thing with ease. Solos on this are amazing, with my old guitar it was hard and sloppy, with this one it's like cutting warm butter with a steak knife. If you want a great guitar for a great price, this is the one.

     
    5.0

    Epic Axe

    By Iscariot

    from Vancouver

    Well this was my second guitar. I bought it mainly for the looks to be honest, its an absolute METAL axe.the shape itself is really comfortable although it took a little getting used to as my last guitar was simple shaped SG, But once you break it in it plays amazingly.The neck is really comfortable something to be expected from jackson guitars. Its not to think or thin, So its smooth and plays great even on the higher frets.Great for shredding and soloing.The pickups though arent that great though if you compare it up against the higher model warriors. although for the price the tone is pretty good. played with the right amp and you can get some great metal tones out of this.The neck pickup is good, has a really crunchy tone to it, plays amazing if you want to rock out some riffs.The bridge pickup is basically the neck one but with a little more bass, it plays great on the lower frets you can get a really nice warm tone for soling.The finish on this Axe is probably my favorite part of the guitar, i've knocked this thing up against everything imaginable and to this day its still look brand new, it was defiantly built to last.so yea if your looking for a guitar to will turn eyes this is your Axe Great shape, good tone and absolutley worth it for such a cheap price.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By GuitarPlayer658

    from USA

    I got this guitar for my birthday (but in red), and its great. The only complaint I had was the headstock is kinda heavy and it kinda pushes down more, but thats something small. It has a nice slim neck for faster playing, and it looks mad cool.

     
    5.0

    EXTREME!!!

    By B.S.-Gf6No

    from Arenzville, IL

    O.K. This may be the first guitar I own, but I've played others. It's one of the best all around guitars ive seen. everything is perfect except the low E string buzzes every-now-and-then. also the pickups kind of echo your sliding motions.(so be accurate!) All and All an extremely excellent axe. must buy.

     
    5.0

    For Metal, and those who choose not to whammy.

    By Jason Mills

    from Eckerman, MI

    I see people saying the head is heavy. It only makes from longer sustain. Instead of having a "zonky" tone that sits in the body, it has a crisp sharp tone that sustains as long as you pin the strings(well almost). The neck is as comfortable as can be. BUT, if you want amazing sound, change the pickups. I swear by EMG-HZ passive in the bridge for great metal sound. And leave the factory neck pickup, the sound is very warm and clear which is kinda tough to find anymore since you either get one or the other instead of both. I have been recording for 10 years and it's set up I use when making all Life's Eclipse music. You can search it out and hear what I mean as far as Clean, and Heavy go.

     
    5.0

    Can't beat the price

    By Old Geezer

    from IA

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    I have come to the conclusion that some people just like to complain. This is a guitar that is worth much more. It is not a $1000 guitar. If you expect a $1000 axe, buy a $1000 one. This guitar is a decent quality guitar that, as I said is worth more than it costs. If you're on a tight budget, like me, it's a good way to go. It has a nice feel to it and fits my body well. It plays well, with good action. I'm very pleased. I've been playing for 39 years and have played quite a few different guitars at one time or another. I would saw this axe rates well above average.

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price, but a little top heavy

    By Edi B.

    from San Antonio, TX

    Jackson JS30WR Warrior, Black FinishThis is my third electric guitar and is so far the best, although I will be upgrading to a Dean here shortly. The neck has a nice feel to it allowing for quick and easy movement across the fretboard. There is only one really glaring problem that I've had with this guitar (hence the 4.0 quality rating) and that is the fact that it is very top heavy. If you like to play standing up you're going to want to get a very sturdy strap as it will try to dip down a lot. The pickups, while nice, are not the best. I customized my Warrior with dual DiMarzio pickups which really helped it put out some nice riffs. If you're looking for a nice guitar for a good price and have to have the warrior shape, don't hesitate to buy it. I would just recommend you look at the King V or Randy Rhodes model due to the warrior's top heavy problem.

     
    5.0

    This mighty guitar with a few tiny flaws

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I was in a guitar shop, but I wanted more than an strat shaped guitar. I wanted something cool, and unique. My eyes fell on this, and I knew I would buy it. Worth $300 easily. Sweet clean tone and awesome distortion sound out of my peavy 210 studio chorus amp. The only flaw is that when you restring the guitar there tends tons of of fret buzz. It goes away after a couple of days. It's also not best at balancing, so use a strap that wont slide alot.Great guitar. period.

     
    5.0

    Twang Trouble

    By Lansain

    from MA

    JS30WR Jackson Warrior Electric Guitar Pros and ConsPros:- Looks sick.- Sounds great.- Relatively lightweight.Cons:- Twang on upper frets. (Solution: Neck adjustments)- Semi-Awkward to play when sitting, but doable. (Solution: Stand up)- No tremelo bar. (Solution: Try bends instead)Great guitar. You may wish to get some better pickups if you're serious about your music, but the stock pickups are fine.

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