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Jackson KE5FR Kelly with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar
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The Jackson KE5FR Kelly electric guitar has the classic Kelly body shape and features an alder body, rock maple neck-through-body, 24 fret compound-r...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Jackson KE5FR Kelly electric guitar has the classic Kelly body shape and features an alder body, rock maple neck-through-body, 24 fret compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) humbucking pickups, a Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking two-point tremolo and black hardware. As with all Jackson Pro Series electric guitars, the KE5FR Kelly ships with a molded hardshell guitar case.
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- Body Species: Alder
- Body Style: Kelly
- Neck type: Neck-thru-body rock Maple with scarf joint headstock
- Fingerboard species: Rosewood
- Fingerboard radius (compound): 12" to 16" (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm
- Scale length: 25.5" / 648mm)
- Frets: 24 jumbo
- Nut width: 1.69" / 43 mm
- Inlays: MOTO shark fin position inlays
- Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucking pickup
- Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N humbucking pickup
- 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: Black
- Bridge: Floyd Rose FTR-O2000 double-locking 2-point tremolo
- Tuners: Sealed die-cast tuners
- Additional Information:
- Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
- Case: Deluxe Jackson Molded Case by SKB
KE5FR Kelly with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar
- Neck dimensions: 1st fret: .720", 12th fret: .805"
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The only difference between this Japanese model and a USA model is this has rosewood, no binding, and MOTTO inlays. It plays, sounds, and feels like a USA model. Flawless craftsmanship. It handles blues, rock, metal, country, and in between. Very dynamic guitar.
Overall, I think the Jackson KE5FR is the best guitar I've ever owned, and I have several, including Gibson, and Ibanez. I wasn't sure at first, about the jazz pickickups,but I play through a GFX 1 multi-effects processor,into a Laney GH150C stack, and the sound is amazing, both clean,and dirty. After setting up the tremelo, and replacing the crappy strings that it comes with, I found the neck to be incredibly fast, and the sustain is phenominal!The Floyd Rose tremelo stays reasonably in tune, even after a punishing set with the whammy bar. The fine tuners are very responsive,and quick to use. The reason for the half point taken off,is because I didn't like the position of the forward strap pin.It caused an uncomfortable twist in the strap,and the guitar would pull away from my body, so when I installed locking strap pins,I re-positioned the forward pin to the top,front edge that faces the headstock (about dead center)and that did the trick! The neck does dive, since this is not a balanced insrument. So if that bothers you, get a strap with an adjustable loop, and buckel,and make sure the buckel is at the very rear of the strap. Then attach one of those mini spring loaded key chain clips to the buckel. When you're playing just hook the clip to your belt loop, and bingo! No more neck dive! Overall, How do I like it? A couple of my buddies have offered to buy it. I told them no way, this one's a keeper!