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Jackson MG Series DKMG Dinky Electric Guitar (2008 Model)
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The 2008 Jackson DXMG Dinky Electric Guitar has everything a metal player needs. A pair of Jackson's Exclusive EMG-81/85 high-output humbuckers deliv...Click To Read More About This Product
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Crunchy tone, perfect playability, and heart-stopping looks.
The 2008 Jackson DXMG Dinky Electric Guitar has everything a metal player needs. A pair of Jackson's Exclusive EMG-81/85 high-output humbuckers deliver a hefty, eminently crunchable tone while the deep cutaway in the sculpted alder body lets your fingers maraud all the way up to the 24th fret of tone heaven. And if that's not far enough, you can yank those notes right on up to nirvana with the recessed-cavity, JT580LP guitar double-locking tremolo system. The flamed maple top, trans red finish and black hardware enhance its fabulous looks, highlighted by piranha tooth MOTO inlays between the jumbo frets on the bound rosewood neck.
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!
- Alder body with Carved Top and Flame Maple Veneer
- Bolt-On Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
- EMG 81 and 85 pickups
- Bound rosewood compound-radius fingerboard
- 24 fret/25.5" scale
- Neck Dimensions - 1st Fret: .735", 12th Fret: .810"
- Floyd Rose Licensed Low Profile JT580LP double locking 2-point tremolo
- Reverse Jackson 6-In-Line Pointed Headstock,
- Compound (14" to 16") Fingerboard Radius,
- MOTO Piranha Tooth Position Inlays,
- Ivoroid Binding on Neck and Headstock
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First the pros. This guitar is loaded. Active pickups, 24 jumbo frets, Floyd Rose, beautiful finish. And it plays like a dream.I had a few dislikes with this guitar. First and foremost, the body is extremely light. Most would see this as a good thing, but if you try to play in the classical position, the combination of the heavy neck and light body makes the neck naturally fall to a level position.The arch top is nice but it lacks a body contour where you would normally rest the forearm of your picking hand, so your arm rests against an uncomfortably hard edge.The reverse headstock is neat to look at, but a pain to tune.I rated it somewhat low for value because you can get the same features in an Ibanez or other brand for cheaper.However, you may just get hooked on the playability of this instrument. I liked it enough to spend the extra money, but ultimately returned it due to the light body and missing body contour issues I mentioned enough.
I have been shreddin' out Metal for 15 years now. Before it was stolen, I used to play on a custom Rhoads which had the EMG 81/85, and after the tragic loss and not alot of money to spend, I thought I would never find a good replacement. I was wrong.... THIS is IT... This guitar is absolutely beautiful, and being a metal head that word should not even be in my vocabulary. I have fallin' for this baby. Ironically I named her Vash. *cough cough* We'll say that is a girls name from now on. Let me just say it stands up to these aggressive fingers. I couldn't be happier with it.
I have now owned this guitar for a year and have never regretted buying it. It was an upgrade from an Epiphone G-400 which is also a decent guitar. But this Jackson just smokes! I bought it already setup and intonated (didn't know how to do that anyway) but after working with the floyd for the first time it took about 45 min to change the strings. Just remember to change one at a time. I'm faster at it now. :) Tuning can take an hour but once its there, its there. I dont have to tune this thing for a week at a time, even tho I check my tuner every time I play. And when I do tune, its always just extremly tiny adjustments on the microtuners. You can dive bomb to your hearts content! Awesome!I hardly ever use an amp as I uually hook from my fx pedal directly to my pc. Lemme tell ya, the extra punch them EMG's put out makes recordings sound much more full! Also don't let people tell you it doesn't have a great clean sound, because I think its beautiful. Just switch it to the neck 85 and it will sound like clean rock heaven. And this is without using any effects on my board, just straight signal. So this guitar rocks hard and soft! I'm not a super-fast player so I can't tell you if the neck is "superfast" or whatever. I CAN tell you that when I play this, I have never had any problems with fingering any note in any fret at any speed of which I am capable. The neck is smooth and feels good to my fingers. What more can I say about it than that? It looks absolutely gorgeous and, at least on mine, the finish is so shiny, like a new red corvette. :P Every time I pull this thing out in front of someone who hasnt seen it, their eyes just goggle at it. Play it outside in the sunlight and its like the sun is shining just for the guitar LOL!I rated a 4.5 on quality becase this guitar is a bolt-on design and I prefer a neck thru. I think they could have achieved that without much more cost. My Epiphone is a neck thru so I know its possible. Other than that minor gripe, it's the coolest thing I own!
I bought this guitar january 2nd, 2009. This is a great guitar to play, you can play it clean and get the smoothest jazz tone ever. You can put it in drop d tunign really quick with the micro tuners, great for shredding!!!!!!!!
I am very happy with the quality of this guitar. I have other guitars that I paid two to four times as much for, but this one definitely keeps up with them in sound and playability. It has a really nice chunky sound and a neck that feels great. My only complaint is that the routing and painting of the tremolo cutout was done a little bit sloppy, but you really have to be paying attention to notice it. If you play rock music then you will probably be very happy with this guitar.
Absolutely nothing is wrong with this guitar. If you're playing guitars in the classical position why would you even look at this beautiful work of craftsmanship? I am in Love with this guitar. Everything about it is Absolutely perfect. The EMG's are Unbelievable, and The Floyd Rose and Locking nut couldn't possible keep it in tune better. And don't even believe it when people say that it's a pain to re-string and tune. 20 minutes tops to put strings on and you never have to tune it! This guitar plays so smoothly and looks so beautiful that I will own it until I die. 750 bucks is well worth the price for such an Amazing instrument.
I bouth this axe about a year ago. Played almost every week at least 3 days. EMG's 81 and 85 is a great cobo. I use the neck for great ritm and the bridge cuts trough anything in a a solo. The clean sound is great. I just find that I need to set trottle down in the volume a little bit. The next is fast and action really good. The brigde is good quality even if it is "licensed" floyd rose. I love the reverse headstock! It gives a great look only jackson can give and it stays in tune forever. Talking about the strings, yes, it takes at least 20 minutes to re-string and tune but it will stay there, trust me on that. That red color just looks awesome with the stage lights!! GO FOR IT you wont be disapointed.
This guitar plays as well as it should with its emg's it has a beautiful tone. It has a hard punch with the right set up, because I use a marshall jvm head with a 1960 a cab the sound is perfect for me.
I got this guitar about six months ago, so I've had time to really iron out my likes and dislikes in this guitar. I absolutely LOVE EMG 81s and 85s. You have to play them to believe them. They are, without a doubt, THE BEST pickup for anything distorted. They put other pickups to shame (even the emg-hz pickups). They aren't great for clean tones, but you just can't have your cake and eat it too. This is a metal guitar. If you want good clean tones, look in the Fender section under Stratocaster (my other guitar, for when I want to play clean.) The fretboard on this guitar is very fast. I really noticed quite a step up from the Strat I was used to playing. The licensed Floyd Rose trem is nice, but I would really like it if it were an actual Floyd Rose. They just seem like they are a little better quality. When I got the guitar, I also got an EMG afterburner (push-pull pot that increases the gain up to 20 decibels). With that, this guitar achieves almost god-like status. I put it right in between the master volume and the tone switch. If you get this guitar, do this mod. You will love it. Overall, this is a great guitar, even without the mod. I can't say enough about it if you love metal. Great looks, great feel, great sound. I love it!