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Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar White with Black Bevel

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Classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank.

Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank. Upgraded features such as striking aesthetics, new high-output ceramic-magnet pickups, graphite-reinforced maple necks, bound fingerboards and headstocks, and black hardware deliver more for less.

The sleek JS32T Rhoads has a basswood body, bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement, compound-radius (12"-16") bound rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays, and bound headstock. Other features include dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets and three-way toggle switching, adjustable string-through compensated bridge, black hardware and die-cast tuners. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Basswood body
Bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement
Compound-radius (12"-16") bound rosewood fingerboard
24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays
Bound headstock
Dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets
Three-way toggle switching
Adjustable string-through compensated bridge
Black hardware
Die-cast tuners
Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Body: Basswood
Body Shape: Rhoads
Body Finish: White/Gloss Polyurethane, Black/Satin
Neck
Neck Shape: Speed Neck
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8mm to 406.4mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
Neck Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
Headstock: Jackson Pointed 6-In-Line
Neck Plate: Jackson
Electronics
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1 - Bridge Pickup, Position 2 - Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3 - Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Hardware
Hardware: Black
Bridge: Jackson Compensated and Adjustable Strings-Through-Body
Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
String Nut: Plastic
Miscellaneous
Strings: NPS, .009-.042 gauges
Accessories
Control Knobs: Dome Style
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JacksonJS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it.

The only thing entry-level about this guitar is the price.

The only thing entry-level about this guitar is the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

The primary reason I give this guitar 3 stars is because of the fret access. One spec I can't live without is 24 frets. This is also THE reason I was looking at this...Read complete review

The primary reason I give this guitar 3 stars is because of the fret access. One spec I can't live without is 24 frets. This is also THE reason I was looking at this model rather than the higher end ones. Bottom line: You cant get to frets 22-24 unless you have it up to your chin and make sure your thumb is no longer grasping the neck. This is because the angle of the guitar branching off from the neck is too perpendicular, so by the time you're at fret 24 the body has flared away a good 1.5 inches – at least. It's deceptive because seeing that the body doesn't begin until fret 19 one would think those last 5 frets wouldn't be an issue, but they are. That was a dealbreaker for me.

The only other real negative is neck dive. V's have a reputation for this but this was easily a 10/10 on the offending scale; the neck didn't gradually slip down to point at the ground it was one swift motion. Given the price I wouldnt mind paying to re-place the strap pins and fix the problem.

The build is quite good. The satin finish on the body and the neck was ultra smooth and fast. The controls seemed sturdy enough and I had no sense that the neck joint or any other point in the guitar would ever be in danger of breaking. I'd heard in an online review that this guitar feels too light to the point it feels cheap but I did not sense that at all. For the size it felt solid – though not heavy – and I'm a guy who definitely wants to feel like I'm holding a man's piece of professional equipment and not a toy.

Can't say too much about the pickups other than they don't suck because I didn't take it into the expensive tube amp room and just plugged into a Spider IV. The amp was able to "be itself" while not feeling like the pickups were weak in any way.

Ultimately if you're just starting and this is your first guitar you should definitely get it. But if you've been playing a few years & are into metal or classical the lack of upper fret access will eventually make you regret the purchase.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it.

By Gear hoarder

from Troutdale Oregon

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

    The only thing entry-level about this guitar is the price.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great metal guitar

    By STR8UP

    from KY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar for heavy metal. The stock pick ups sound great with plenty of bite but are also articulate, not muddy. The neck is extremely fast and feels very comfortable. If you're into playing old school Metallica or Megadeth, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awsome!

      By Silentjay

      from Santa Rosa, NM

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Sound and Great Playability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Showing OFF

        Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

        I received this guitar yesterday and have been playing it non-stop. I really like the feel of the guitar, light weight, but sturdy. The neck is the easiest neck to play on of all my guitars (5 Now) and is almost effortless to play. I am glad I got this guitar, it looks awesome and plays great!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed

        By Event Horizon

        from Sacramento CA

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        Pros

        • Fast neck
        • Good Feel
        • Good quality
        • Smooth Satin Finish
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Neck Dive
        • Very Poor Fret Access

        Best Uses

        • Good Guitar For Beginners

        Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

        The primary reason I give this guitar 3 stars is because of the fret access. One spec I can't live without is 24 frets. This is also THE reason I was looking at this model rather than the higher end ones. Bottom line: You cant get to frets 22-24 unless you have it up to your chin and make sure your thumb is no longer grasping the neck. This is because the angle of the guitar branching off from the neck is too perpendicular, so by the time you're at fret 24 the body has flared away a good 1.5 inches – at least. It's deceptive because seeing that the body doesn't begin until fret 19 one would think those last 5 frets wouldn't be an issue, but they are. That was a dealbreaker for me.

        The only other real negative is neck dive. V's have a reputation for this but this was easily a 10/10 on the offending scale; the neck didn't gradually slip down to point at the ground it was one swift motion. Given the price I wouldnt mind paying to re-place the strap pins and fix the problem.

        The build is quite good. The satin finish on the body and the neck was ultra smooth and fast. The controls seemed sturdy enough and I had no sense that the neck joint or any other point in the guitar would ever be in danger of breaking. I'd heard in an online review that this guitar feels too light to the point it feels cheap but I did not sense that at all. For the size it felt solid – though not heavy – and I'm a guy who definitely wants to feel like I'm holding a man's piece of professional equipment and not a toy.

        Can't say too much about the pickups other than they don't suck because I didn't take it into the expensive tube amp room and just plugged into a Spider IV. The amp was able to "be itself" while not feeling like the pickups were weak in any way.

        Ultimately if you're just starting and this is your first guitar you should definitely get it. But if you've been playing a few years & are into metal or classical the lack of upper fret access will eventually make you regret the purchase.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Circio

        from White Marsh, Maryland

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        Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

        Got mine at a discount maybe because they put a black pickguard on black body which I didn't realize till I started searching this model after I bought it and fell in love with it. Played great at GC and it didn't take me long to realize I HAD to have it! Great quality with fast neck and super sounding (quiet) pickups. Nice to have a change from the Floyds where tuning and setup takes time. This guitar played perfect on the floor and I recently changed the strings and it sounds even better. Killer deal for the price! Get one now because guitar manufacturers have a way of running batches and then discontinuing the models even if the particular model is good.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        worth it.

        By rossoneri

        from Boca raton, FL

        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 JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

          I gave it a five because, for the amount I paid, this guitar does exactly want you would expect it to and it's definitely a bang for your buck. Cleans sound bright and smooth, dirty sounds heavy and powerful. The feel of this guitar is so smooth with that satin Esq neck. Easy accesible frets and so comfortable to play in the classical position. The attention to detail on this guitar is great but there are still a few minor little quirks about it. For example tiny scratches on the volume knob and a small scratch on the 14 fret(no fret buzz just a comestic issue that's barely noticeable), to name a few. Overall we know why we're even thinking about getting this guitar, it looks sic, it stands out, and it's such a different direction from a start body guitar. I was tired of playing those type of body's so when I saw this it caught my eye. Not only those is look amazing but it really does sound fantastic. After putting 10's on it and setting it up, it definitely sounds and feels more than what I paid for it. If you like how it lookss then get it because you won't be disappointed with the sound.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very satisfied experience with Musicians friend!!!

          By Enzo

          from rochester mn

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

            great guitar added to my collection, very happy with my purchase, highly recommended

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wish I had played this guitar earlier!!

            By Steveo

            from So Cal

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            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 JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

              I've had this guitar now for about a week and I got to tell you...I can't put it down. I own a few of the other major brand guitars but this is my first jackson. I'va always wanted to play a Rhoads model so I just went out and bought one because of the price. If this is the low end model then I can't believe it could get any better. To be honest...I've played a Dinky model before but Wow! What a fun guitar this one is. Amazingly fast and easy neck/fretboard. Way nice metal tones from the stock Jackson pickups and very comfortable to play. I'm really digging the compound radius freatboard and the Good build quality too. Set up was good also. If you like playing metal...this is your axe without a doubt.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pleasantly surprised!

              By Jmill145

              from Konnectukut

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

                Very impressed with this thing. The neck feels great, not super slim, just about perfect for someone who is used to a traditional Strat neck. Fretwork on mine was flawless and the action is low and without buzz. I strung it up with tens so the truss rod required a bit of adjustment, but other than that it was well set up out of the box.

                The pickups are so-so, but it screams with a JB in the bridge. It has the standard imported mini pots and lack-lustre switch, but they work fine and I have not felt the need to replace them yet.

                All and all it's a great "fun" guitar, not really one I'm going to take to gigs, or even out of the house, but tons of fun for playing your favorite 80's licks.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One Smoking Axe!!!!!

                By Risky14sure

                from Chicago, Illinois

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • One Hott Axe
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

                  Way more guitar for the money than expected. Glad I bought it!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  chunk of a Les Paul & weight of a feather

                  By The musicians girl

                  from Lives in West Virginia

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

                    Bought the jackson-Rhoads for my boyfriends birthday and Xmas gift and he just loves Randy Rhoads, he has a tribute wall of the Rhoads-Randy and Kelle- I put this up on his wall and he was so excited when he saw it! He just loves it! He likes the bite of the pickups, the ease of the action. It sounds sweet, it's got the chunk of a Les Paul with the comfort of a light weight guitar, it's a beautifully crafted instrument and Randy Rhoads would be proud!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME GUITAR FOR THE PRICE!!!

                    By realrocker

                    from Ft. Lee

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

                      I am a soldier in AIT right now and medically being held over and i looked online and found this guitar. When I had recieved this guitar it was unscratched and all I had to do was tune it and play! It holds a tune greatly. Sounds amazing. NO FRET BUZZ! I highly recommend this guitar for anyone from beginner to experienced! I give this guitar a HOOAH!

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      100 lbs of guitar for 85 lbs of money

                      By QRYCHE

                      from Lumberton, NC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Cosmetic Issues
                      • Very Neck Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Jackson JS32T Rhoads Electric Guitar:

                      Just got it 11/1/13 and what a great value.The neck is much more rounded than my mij Jackson and not as comfortable.It is very neck heavy with several cosmetic issues.Frets are not so smooth. Once tuned it played very well and intonation was A1. For the price the pickups sound great with lots of sustain.Finally....easy to play, sounds great and awesome looking . I would buy another one.Wish they had the mij neck.

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