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Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar Black

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The Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar is a pro-level instrument. It features an alder body, quartersawn eastern hard rock maple neck-thru-body, c...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pro-level design and appointments for the metal aficionado.

The Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar is a pro-level instrument. It features an alder body, quartersawn eastern hard rock maple neck-thru-body, compound-radius ebony fingerboard, Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups, Floyd Rose Original tremolo and black hardware (flame maple top and chrome hardware on trans finishes). Comes with hardshell case.

USA series features
From bridge to headstock, USA Select Series Guitars and basses represent Jackson’s top-line best. Nowhere else will you find U.S.-built production-model shred machines of such stellar design, peerless performance and superior craftsmanship, brought to life by the best luthiers and builders in the business. Of all Jackson’s most acclaimed and beloved instrument families, the USA Select Series puts the best of Jackson’s best in your hands.

Quartersawn maple necks and ebony fingerboards
From time-honored neck-through models such as the Soloist and Rhoads to the bolt-on classic DK1, Jackson USA Select guitars feature ultra-stable quartersawn maple necks and the finest ebony fingerboards with mother-of-pearl and real abalone inlays.

Original Floyd Rose tremolos, Jackson hi-mass hard-tail bridges and Tonepros locking bridges
Jackson USA Select guitars are built with the very best parts for the very best tone, stability and durability for stage and studio alike. Take bridges: USA Select models feature original Floyd Rose tremolos, Jackson Hi-Mass hard-tail bridges and TonePros Tune-o-matic bridges.

Class and elegance
From basic elegance to incomparable flamboyance, Jackson’s USA Select series delivers great Jackson style. Colors range from sinister matte black to vibrant solids. Hand-painted graphics range from the understated to the outlandish, or choose one with a beautifully figured top. Necks with oiled finishes and classic inlay work. And much more. In body styles both classic and brand-new, the USA Select series is the U.S.-made top of the Jackson line, sought by players worldwide.

The best materials
Only high-grade alder, basswood and mahogany are found in USA Select models. All quilt and flame tops are hand selected by Jackson Custom Shop builders to ensure that the highest-quality materials are used.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Other
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Jackson
  • Neck wood: Quartersawn Maple
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Sharkfin
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Jazz SH-2N
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: JB TB4
  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose original
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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    JacksonKE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No surprises

    By T Raptor

    from Seattle

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    I got my KE-2 in 2007 the last year of the Cemetary paint scheme. I had always wanted a Jackson and I ended up making payments on this for about a year before it was paid off. When I say "No Surprises" I mean that what you see is what you get. You wont be disappointed by something of low quality you did not expect. The components are high quality from the woods to the original floyd rose trem to the pups and switches. The quality of construction is very good from the fretwork to the paint. Of course the neck through construction is great. The neck profile is flat and wide as one would expect, very typical Jackson profile. The pickups sound good for most types of playing, although the guitar is slanted towards rock obviously...mine with the paint job looking like the cover of an Ozzy album even more so. Some may think it is a bit heavy but only because it is made from a lot of good quality tone wood, it is well balanced for sure. It doesnt bother me to play sitting down, it certainly is not a big issue like a V. The case it comes in is very nice and HUGE, it has to be for the guitar to fit. It is not super delicate but one should take reasonable care to not knock the pointy parts of the guitar and chip paint off. If you think you would really like this guitar or if you have always wanted a Jackson then buy one, chances are you are going to be very happy when you open up the case for the first time to see your new axe.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    JACKSON USA KELLY KE-2 KILLS ALL OTHER GUITARS

    By Shadesofcraig

    from NEW ENGLAND

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    I have several guitars, Gibson, Fender, BC Rich, Ibanez, and this guitar is by far the coolest looking, best sounding and playing guitar I have. It is comfortable standing or sitting, works for any style, and that Floyd Rose really does stay in tune no matter how much you use it. If you are thinking about getting this guitar and aren't totally sure, let me help you, GET IT, YOU WON"T BE SORRY.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is almost perfect. I put in an emg 81 in the bridge and it is just insane. Very faswt neck, neck through really helps reach the upper frets and the Floyd Rose almost NEVER goes out of tune.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just plain out wicked!

    By Damage 138

    from Albany N.Y.

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    An absoutely amazing guitar. One of the fastest necks I've ever had the pleasure to play. Great tone. And it looks killer. Only thing I wish it had was seperate volume controls for the pickups. Overall my favorite guitar in my arsenal. I can't stress it enough-just get one!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a killer

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    no need to talk... it is a killer guitar... one of my best best, dude. i love every single thing this guitar has, except for its lack of coil tapping. i really like the crisp sound of coil tapped humbucker, especially duncan pickups. but i use it everyday... a sexy killer beast...

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar has a good range of use.

    By me-g7Z71

    from Somewhere, CT

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    This guitar can be used for many kinds of music, and is very comfortable to play.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    sweeet

    By JTCnSF

    from San Francisco, CA

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    Everything about this guitar is perfect. The paint is unbelievable, and the construction is spot on. Seems lighter than older models. Very SWEET guitar.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    its the greatest thing since sliced bread

    By germanredneck6448

    from dryden, Mi.

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    it's a kelly, what can i say? the absolute reason i live and play. i love the body style, the color, the the fret board, the pickups, basically everthing. they are the ultimate in jackson guitars.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The metal player's dream guitar!

    By jim maniates

    from binghamton,n.y.

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    This is one well-made guitar. It looks great and plays effortlessly up and down the neck. The pickups are hot yet well balanced. The action was set extremely low but can be easily adjusted, and the guitar is light and comfortable when playing seated. If you're ready to step up from those midrange-bolt-on neck guitars, this will blow them away! Comes with a solid case and allen wrenches.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Heavy Metal

    By Matt-DX6YT

    from Brentwood CA.

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    Very happy with my Kelly. Only have a couple of complaints. Could have come with better pickups. No locking strap hubs. But I loved the allen wrench holder behind the headstock. The action on the neck is exellent. Also don't like the tremolo bar hitting the volume pot.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    USA Jackson ke-2 IM SOLD !

    By USA Jackson ke-2 kelly player

    from seattle

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    By far the Best of the beast , I love this giutar its my pride and joy ! I have the blk flame top , The costruction is pure magic the way it feel in your hands campares to a fine woman ! maby better ,,ok it is better ! I love the neck and detail to it , The real mother of pearl inlay is just frosting on the cake , unlike allot of other high end guitars that use pearloid fake mother of pearl not to name any names but LP how chezy is that ! This guitar is so versitile lots of people look at it and say oh a metal guitar cant do much else with it . They are so wrong I get great tone out of this guitar thru a all tube marshall jcm900 full stack and a all tube Mesa rockett 44 , you can get the sweet blues out of it , or if jazz is your thing or what have you this guitar has the tone metal and arpegieos marty friedman jason becker yngwie are my thing and it does so perfect at that ! Its the best of the beast get one now you'll love it !

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Truly impressive guitar.

    By FullMetalJackson

    from Grand Junction, CO

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    What a great guitar! Not only does it look awesome (mine is Blue Ghost Flames), it plays even better. You'd be hard pressed to find a faster fretboard. Yes, it is somewhat uncomfortable to play sitting down and it is a little neck heavy balance wise, but so what! The Seymour Duncan pickups are killer and the Floyd Rose tremolo rarely (and I mean basically never) goes out of tune. If you want killer looks and extreme playability, this is the guitar for you.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar is perfect.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar a few years ago and it's the best guitar I've ever played, and I've played every guitar I've ever seen. Nothing comes close to how easy this guitar is to play. I bought this guitar right after I played a PRS. I think my taking this guitar over a PRS makes my point.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review

    By Adam T.

    from NJ

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    I recorded our album with a Kelly and it sounded and performed awesome in the studio. I beat the heck out of the bar and it stayed in tune 99.9 % of the time. I loved it, highly recommended.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    two years straigh perfect tone

    By progressive_death_funk_jazz

    from Houston, Texas

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    the low action in combination with the embony fret board allows for some of the quickest playing you'll encounter without an excess of fret buzzing. the pick ups allow a variety of tones. also the the selection of wood on jackson models is supreme. my guitar is a two piece but blends so well you wouldn't note a change. overall this is a 10.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great player

    By testarossa91586

    from Springfield, IL

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    sounds great, plays great, better access to the upper frets. and it totally has a great classic looks of 80's metal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A beautifully crafted instrument!

    By Weekend Rockstar-cU0Al

    from Redding, CA

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    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    I?ve owned my Kelly (Marty Friedman Signature Series) for several years now. The neck is as straight as an arrow with very low action and not a hint of string buzz, the original Floyd Rose floating bridge NEVER goes out of tune, and the stock Seymour Duncan pickup has always provided awesome sound regardless of what I play through.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shupe

    By Shupe

    from Greenfield, IN

    Comments about Jackson KE2 Kelly USA Electric Guitar:

    The quality and attention given by Jackson is amazing. The pots/selector are so smooth and quiet. It took me a while to get used to the massive frets. I love how easy it is play and move around with this guitar.

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