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Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar Black

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The Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar is a lavishly appointed version of the King V. With a Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo, alder bo...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-06-2018

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A king with regal bearing!

The Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar is a lavishly appointed version of the King V. With a Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo, alder body ( flamed maple top on transparent finishes), quartersawn maple neck with thru-body design, compound-radius ebony fingerboard with real mother-of-pearl sharkfin inlays, Seymour Duncan SH-4 neck pickup, and a Seymour Duncan TB-4 bridge pickup. Includes deluxe Jackson/SKB molded case.

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!

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo
Alder body ( flamed maple top on transparent finishes)
Quartersawn maple neck with thru-body design
Compound-radius fingerboard
Ebony fingerboard with real mother-of-pearl sharkfin inlays
Seymour Duncan SH-4 neck pickup
Seymour Duncan TB-4 bridge pickup
Includes hardshell case.

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JacksonKV2 King V USA Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My main axe

Beautifull yet simple.
The first thing I did was change out my strings.
The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill...Read complete review

Beautifull yet simple.
The first thing I did was change out my strings.
The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill its set up perfectly.
The third is Duncan custom shop pickups.
I do these things to all of my guitars.
Stock I could have played this guitar and be perfectly happy. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and have to seek out my own unique tone for all of my guitars.
The stock strings are rather thin and I don't like 9's, I can hardly feel the strings.
The finish is nice and glossy, however I have a ding and it wasn't a hard hit just a soft bump and it took the black off in that little spot like it was nothing so I'm parnoid as all hell to touch anything with it. The neck is super solid, I back the truss rod off all the way and the didn't move with no strings, some guitars you can flex the neck back and forth but not in the case of this baby, it still feels rock solid. That makes me feel very comfortable with going thicker then stock strings.
When the guitar showed up the neck was perfectly straight, the action was super low and there was no fret buzz what so ever. With thicker strings and still having no bend to the neck it still plays flawlessly, which I think is a testament to Jackson's quailty. Out of 10 I would have to give it a 9, hands down the best guitar I own. Do yourself a favor, it your have the money and your on the fence about buy it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BUYER BEWARE!!

Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My main axe

By DREW

from Miles city

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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
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

    Beautifull yet simple.
    The first thing I did was change out my strings.
    The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill its set up perfectly.
    The third is Duncan custom shop pickups.
    I do these things to all of my guitars.
    Stock I could have played this guitar and be perfectly happy. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and have to seek out my own unique tone for all of my guitars.
    The stock strings are rather thin and I don't like 9's, I can hardly feel the strings.
    The finish is nice and glossy, however I have a ding and it wasn't a hard hit just a soft bump and it took the black off in that little spot like it was nothing so I'm parnoid as all hell to touch anything with it. The neck is super solid, I back the truss rod off all the way and the didn't move with no strings, some guitars you can flex the neck back and forth but not in the case of this baby, it still feels rock solid. That makes me feel very comfortable with going thicker then stock strings.
    When the guitar showed up the neck was perfectly straight, the action was super low and there was no fret buzz what so ever. With thicker strings and still having no bend to the neck it still plays flawlessly, which I think is a testament to Jackson's quailty. Out of 10 I would have to give it a 9, hands down the best guitar I own. Do yourself a favor, it your have the money and your on the fence about buy it!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    If you have the means....

    By Grindcrusher74

    from Chicago, IL

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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 KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

      If you have the means, treat yourself to one of these guitars. It's just a perfectly crafted instrument. The Duncan humbuckers are better than any active pickup set could dream of being. The neck is so fast and playable it feels effortless. The guitar is surprisingly well balanced and feels good standing or sitting. You really just have to try a USA Jackson - it's difficult to put into words how unbelievably awesome these guitars are. There's nothing even comparable in terms of quality and playability, particularly if you play metal.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The KING of all V Guitars!

      By Pyro Joe

      from Tulsa, OK

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      Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

      This guitar totally blew my mind the minute I opened it up. After staring at it for a solid 10 minutes, I plugged her in and got a real surprise of tones, and quality of craftsmanship! This guitar's original floyd rose does not go out of tune either, I can whammy away on the tremolo bar and it'll stay in tune no matter what! The pickups are excellent for passive pickups, I will soon switch em out for EMGs because I am more of that type of person, but I have gained new respect for seymour duncan, these pickups are HOT! Overall, a Sweet guitar well worth the price!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best guitar EVER!!

      By someguy-gYwk.

      from somewhere

      Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

      This is the most amazing guitar I have ever played. The neck is fast, the action low, and ZERO fret buzz. The pickups are very versital and the OFR is always in tune, no matter how much it's abused. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd but it. It's woth every cent if you can afford it!

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      BUYER BEWARE!!

      By Disappointed consumer

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth the High Price!

          By Mesoreptile

          from Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Paint is brittle and thin.

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          This is my first USA series Jackson and it does not disappoint!! First, the ebony fingerboard is the best I have ever seen- super tight grained and the color is uniformly flawless!! The binding is very nice, bone colored, and made of a multilayered poly material. The real MOP inlays are stunning and the MOP Jackson Logo adds a touch of class. The hardware is second to none, with a genuine Floyd Rose, made in Germany!! It is loaded with brand name switches and POT's and you can tell the difference as these "feel" smoother, operate quieter and have no play (wiggle) in their operation. I opened the electronics compartment to inspect and the wiring is all heavy duty shielded cables in a shielded compartment. Even the tone switch has a high quality Electrolytic capacitor (most imports use ceramic button capacitors). The only complaint I have is with the paint.........yes it is a great color (black) and expertly polished to a mirror finish..... but......extremely fragile, thin and brittle.... it already has a number of small dings on it The pro series model I have excels in terms of paint as it is much thicker, and far stronger and harder.... that thing has taken abuse and has no dings or dents at all after years of use so for this, quite expensive, model to already have a number of paint issues......I think Jackson needs to look into this as others have also noted this problem....(hence 4 stars and not 5!!)

          Sound is awesome- simply the best sounding guitar I have. The pickups are astounding for being passive (louder and more crunchy than the EMG 81 I usually use!!). Has loads of sustain and fantastic acoustic properties (from the Alder/Maple mix and neck through construction). The neck is not too thin and not too thick, and plays fast. The frets are medium, and even though I prefer Jumbo they are not bad and may even be more comfortable!

          Overall a stellar guitar that, as long as you baby the paint job, will not disappoint!!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Rikesh Patel

          from Muscle Shoals, AL

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar over the summer. The Floyd Rose tremolo is kickass, the fret board is REALLY smooth to play on and you can get killer speed with this guitar. The Seymour Duncans sound better than EMG 81 and 85 in my opinion. Also, Millie Petrozza and Dave Mustaine have used these guitars in the past on tour and records. This guitar is made for just about everything from jazz all the way up to speed/thrash metal.

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          KING V 2

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I love my guitar. I gave it a 4 in terms of features, due to a bad choice of installing the tremolo system. The floyd rose with the insert blocks is the cheapest and a very unreliable tremolo system ever! You break strings, you break an insert block, and what do you do, you salvage your strings, or change them, or purchase a new block if you lose it or break it. How bout NO insert blocks? The 'fast load tremolo' is a great choice for this guitar and must definitely be considered by dudes in Jackson-guitars. Killer tone, thanks to the seymour duncan pickups. Great wood quality. And of course a very outstanding design flying V. Jackson makes the prettiest flying V, and I'm sure everyone agrees. As far as strings, they should really use higher gauge strings. This guitar can take it fore sure, absolutely. I'd suggest something around 11-52. Altho I'm using a 11-70 set and I gotta tell ya, I went thru a lot of filing to get that thing in that hole. This machine is a tank. It reaches into the back of your throat and pulls out your writhing skeleton. This is metal crafted with little remorse for the eardrums and souls of its people.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely beautiful

          By Iced Earth 725

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          But I own one. It is simply one of the best guitars ever. Low action without fret buzz. Better than any Gibson or Fender.

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By sal_perron

          from Biddeford, ME

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          This is one of the best of the best for true metalheads! As an owner of 2 Jacksons (Kelly+RR copy) I am hoping that this extreme piece of wood and electronics will one day be added to my "family of Jacksons" :)

           
          5.0

          Best metal lead guitar around

          By Thunderous Bludgeon

          from Tucson, AZ

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I have had this perfect piece of work for over one year now and have added a few more expensive guitars to my collection, but this remains by far the best. This was a prefender Jackson and I still can't believe how pecisely this was built. I like the action low and have been frustrated with a few of my other guitars because of fret buzz, but this guitar has by far a much lower action and not a hint of fret buzz anywhere. The tone and sustain is excellent with the neck-through design and every detail is flawless. I love this guitar more than any other I have ever played. To me it is irreplaceable.

           
          5.0

          Nice!!!

          By jin3830

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          Being a Mustiane fan I always wanted a Jackson V, and now I got one. this guitar has extreemly low action and very nice tone thanks to the seymour duncan pickups. that in combonation with the killer looks and beautiful paint job (mine in blue ghost flames) creates one awesome guitar. buy it you won't regret it.

           
          5.0

          Damn good axe

          By 7thSpectrum

          from OHIO

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I have played many guitars over the years, and this one is a gem! Plays smooth and fast, sustain and tone are excellent, intonation was set very well upon arrival, you will not find a better playing guitar from Jackson!

           
          5.0

          Astounding!

          By Lazarusfx

          from Austin, TX

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          A neck as smooth and as fast as a formula one car. A remarkably warm, powerful sound! Smooth, yet biting. Flawless craftsmanship!

           
          5.0

          wow!!!!!!

          By RiffmanForChrist

          from lynshburg,va.

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          my friend has this guitar with a carvin steve vai 100 watt combo and he let me play with his setup. let me tell you this guitar DECIMATES ALL!!!!! The neck is so fast and thin yet its feels just right. the seymour duncans are really good and doing pinch harmonics are easy and they have a very full bodied squeal to them. personally i prefer active EMG pickups, but the duncans are just fine and can handle the really heavy, skull splitting metal, or rock. The Floyd Rose it sick and you rocket harmonics to the STRATOSPHERE!!!!! Overall a very awesome guitar maybe the best i've ever played, very pricy but worth every penny. oh yeah, the case it comes with is HUGE so be careful where you put it.

           
          5.0

          It's Perfect

          By Jackson_Metal

          from Utah

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I've played Les Pauls, Strats, Explorers, Gretches ect. This is the guitar sounds better than all of the previous! You can't beat the 24 fret neck-through body w/ Seymour Duncan pickups. This may be expensive, but it is worht every penny! If you play metal or hard rock, this is the guitar for you. This is Jackson's masterpiece!

           
          5.0

          Expensive but worth it!

          By Sidecar

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I have owned an '88 KV now for over 7 years. I have played this guitar mercilously and it has taken my absue without even flinching. This guitar feels and plays like no other guitar except for a brand new one or a US Jackson Kelly. Still, I put EMG's in it instead of the original Jackson pickups and now it sounds phenominal! Great for speed metal. Very articulate and sounds good clean also. It's expensive but unquestionably worth every penny! The only problem I've really had with it is that the pickup selector is dirty. Just need to open it up and put some contact cleaner on it... but for an almost 20 year old guitar, what do you expect? heh.

           
          5.0

          Kick *** guitar

          By shredmaster2000

          from Florida

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          Jackson makes the best American-made neck-thru guitars on the market today. Great sounding and great looking!

           
          5.0

          I bought this guitar and it kicks so much ***!

          By BlackWidow

          from San Diego

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I really like the Floyd Rose. It makes bending strings nicer and it's fun to mess with. The quality is outstanding! It feels really nice! Mine is the coolest looking, it's black with ghost flames! I recommend this guitar to anyone who has the money, it's one of the nicest I've ever played!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          jackson Kv2

          By MegaCon

          from Waxahachie, Texas

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          My local music store had one of these in stock and I absolutely had to try it. It was the blue ghost flames one, and the picture does not do this guitar justice. This guitar was one of the best guitars I've ever played! No matter how much I abused the floyd, it just wouldn't go out of tune. I'm planning on ordering the one in black ghost flames. I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

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