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Jackson MG Series DXMG Dinky Electric Guitar (2008 Model)

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Jackson's dinky body style is world famous for very good reasons -- it's light, comfortable, and very fast looking. The 2008 Jackson MG Series DKMG D...Click To Read More About This Product

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Jackson's dinky body style is world famous for very good reasons -- it's light, comfortable, and very fast looking. The 2008 Jackson MG Series DKMG Dinky Electric Guitar sports the trademark Jackson reverse pointy headstock and EMG HZ humbuckers to deliver super-modern looks and harmonic-rich tones to match. Luxurious touches include shark-tooth fretboard inlays and bound fretboard and headstock. 24 jumbo frets and a Floyd Rose-licensed Jackson recessed double-locking 2-point vibrato.

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!

  • Carved basswood body with maple veneer top
  • Bolt-on rock maple neck
  • Bound compound-radius rosewood fretboard (14" to 16") with 24 jumbo frets
  • EMG HZ pickups
  • Master volume, master tone
  • 3-position blade pickup switch
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Jackson low profile JT580 LP double-locking 2-point tremolo
  • Bound reverse headstock
  • Shark-tooth fretboard inlays
  • Ivoroid neck and headstock binding
  • Sealed die-cast tuners
  • Black hardware
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 1st fret: .775", 12th fret: .800"
  • compound-radius 14" to 16"

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(based on 81 reviews)

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Awesome Axe

This is a fantastic guitar. I bought one two months ago and played 10 other guitars heads up with this one (includong a Jackson Pro model and a few different Fender Strats) and...Read complete review

This is a fantastic guitar. I bought one two months ago and played 10 other guitars heads up with this one (includong a Jackson Pro model and a few different Fender Strats) and this guitar had the best tone and FEEL of any of them. The only reason I gave it less than 5 for features is that as it ships it only has one battery (EMG recommends 2 for better response and more headroom on the pickups, I installed the second and it ROCKS, these pickups lose some of that EMG oversaturation on the low end and do become much crisper). And also (I am talking EMG active...not Hz...mine has the Zack Wylde set...85/81...I believe all new DKMG's are active) I also discovered that if you like the sound of Duncan Humbuckers (or a strat with single coils) that if you reverse the pickups position (81 at neck and 85 at bridge) these pickups take on the sound of a more standard set (with better output and string definition). That is to say they act more tonally like a gibson or Strat with the typical lead sound and rhythm sound and the middle position even takes on the more high end tinny characteristic of a more standard set of pickups. For those that enjoy older types of rock this configuration is probably best but I love it the way it ships (you DO NOT get this type of tonal range from any other pickup set I have used). The Floyd Rose is a dream and once set up correctly NEVER needs to be tuned except for occasional adjustments due to humidity and temperature variations. Rock solid construction and even though Japanese (you can find evidence of mass production if you look hard enough) really has the look and feel of a much more expensive guitar (if you don't lift the covers...that is where you find dust that wasn't blown off in the construction...or painted in to the unfinished surfaces). All in all a must buy for anyone that wants a pro look and feel for a semi-pro price.


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cool shape but bad quality

This guitar has a cool body shape but the quality isnt good. First of all the floyd rose does Not have the best quality. You dive it down a couple of times and its...Read complete review

This guitar has a cool body shape but the quality isnt good. First of all the floyd rose does Not have the best quality. You dive it down a couple of times and its already out of tune, and the strings arent even new.Second,its a bolt on something I completeley dislike because of that "big block" that keeps you from better fret access.Its not like the ibanez bolt on which is an AANJ(all acces neck joint)that's actually almost the same as a neck through,its more of like a fender strat bolt which is just square and annoyingThird finally but not least the DAMN PICKUPS.oh my god they are the muddiest pickups I have heard and that completeley annoys me. My esp ltd m-50(my first guitar) which costs about half the price has a better sound than this piece of crap.And its not my amp because i run my guitars through a line 6 spider 3 75w amp which has a great sound.Ive tried it through a cheap 15w amp i have and still my esp ltd sounded a helluva a lot better,I mean the difference is huge.Definitely not worth the money,way overpriced for the quality,I recommend that you go with Esp ltd ,schecter,or ibanez for the same price.

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Great for metal/rock

By mrmetal000

from Ohio

I got this guitar a few months ago, and it hasn't failed on me yet. I hardly ever have to tune it. It's got a great sound thanks to the EMG pickups. The action is great. If you're looking for a great guitar for metal or rock, this one is for you.



By asldkfjahsdf

from California

I bought this guitar last summer and i still havent played anything better, to me at least. i put new emg pick ups in it. EMG 81 and 85s to be exact. This guitar allows you to do anything you want from normal classic rock or even as nutty as Jason Becker or Batio. All in all this is a guitar i will have for the rest of my life.


Jackson DXMG

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I looked at these guitars a few years ago in cataloges and thought about getting one. I just recently decided to purchase one. This guitar plays great. I relly like Japaneese made guitars, the quality is there at a low price. The EMG-HZ pickups sound good. I acctually like them as well as the active EMG pickups. This is guitar is great for 80's hair metal.


This guitar is wicked.

By RvNknG

from Toronto, Canada

This guitar owns. nothing else to say.


worth every penny

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

if you;re thinking about getting this gtr, just do it. you won't regret it. the fretboard is amazing, the compound-radius neck is so so. i dumped out the emg's it came with and put in some dimarzio evo's. so now it sounds and plays awesome. def worth more than the asking price.



By frank m-DPVxl

from arizona

this guitar is awesome ive had it for a while now!let me tell you that this will make your solos scream!it will make everything so much has a nice smooth neck and when i got it i didnt have to get it set up or anything it was in tune out of the box.ran through a crybaby wah original and a mt-2 boss,and it blew my mind away!ive played higher priced guitar like gibson sg's and steve vai's ibanez but id prefer this guitar!



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is amazing. The neck is fast, the action is low, the body is light and comfortable so you can really shred on it. The EMGs give great metal tone and great clean tone as well. There's almost now fret buzz with the low action. Buy this guitar or quit playing.


Jackson DXMG Dinky

By Jeff-TGwVg

from Prescott Valley, AZ

I am currently seeking to buy this guitar! I have played my friends Jackson DXMG Dinky through a Spider II Line 6 amp and I just fell in love!The EMG HZ pickups deliver perfect and none to very little feedback! I recommend this guitr to and expierenced guitarist in the metal genre!


Jackson Black DXMG

By Moses-qDa5i

from AZ

After searching I finally decided on the Jackson DXMG. At first I did not want a black guitar but found that the pic does not do this guitar justice. I was shocked when I opened the box and discovered how beautiful this axe really is. I could not find a scratch on it. The features are great! One solid guitar for a great price. This is one comfortable guitar. I really like the reverse headstock w/sharkfin inlays. That was probably the main reason beside the fact that I've always wanted a Jackson. By the way the inlays look great. Moto makes no difference. I am absoulutely satisfied and I will more than likely by another to Hot Rod. Buy you're next axe from these guys, they are the good guys! Thanks Again!



By Gibsonboy3000

from Houston TX

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I just got this guitar today, it is wonderful, at first I had a hard time messing with the floyd rose but like all new guitars you have to work out the strings to get them to stay in tune. Another bad thing is that when you do a major whammy dive the E string is so loose it starts rubbing against the bridge pick up and I have the pick up as low as it could go!!! but other than that it is a wonderful guitar a lot of attitude and crunch, this guitar is a must buy!!!



By JacksonPlaya

from Boise, Idaho

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This is a metal master. It got a 4.5 on features because even though they are EMG's, they aren't 81/85. The Quality was a 4.5 because it was made in Japan and there are a few minor flaws. The rest is so nice!



By Shredded Sheik

from Texas

This guitar totally kicks A**. I got this as an upgrade from a Charvel from the early 90's (Which still is my fav to this day). The EMG-HZ's deliver awesome "crunch" and harmonics. Jammed on a buddy's with the Active EMG-81 & 85's. I will upgrade to those later. The body is nice and light. I did notice some fret buzz on the low E. What can I's a Jackson and it totally kicks. Can't beat the price...get your's today!!!


Very Nice

By Asthma Cat!

from NJ

I bought this guitar a few months ago, and it is just great. It was fairly cheap, and was well worth the money. Great quality, gotta love the emgs.


A Wise Investment

By Short-Cut to No-Where

from Cherry Valley, CA

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This guitar is worth every cent (period). It plays like a dream. I let a couple of fellow guitarists play it and they loved it. It's action is like playing a $2,000 Jackson. Buy it.


this is nice!

By Edward Stanley

from Norton VA

A few years ago I bought the Jackson DXMG Dinky. Let me tell you I can't set it down! I always have it plugged to my randall half stack. The features aren't to complicated to do but the do deliver a perfect sound. The EMG-H4s are amazing! I have always preferred passive over active anyway. You can shred on O.D. or play a clear tone on clean. Anything you want is in this guitar.


Great Guitar For the Price

By Amongst the ashes

from Toronto, ON

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I've owned this guitar for about two years now, and for the price it is quite amazing. The only thing I don't like is the EMG HZ's they're ok but I got them switched out right away with the kfk emg series. Some people have a problem with it staying in tune with the floyd rose but mine has never had that issue it stays in tune for ever. I have it paired up with a 6505 and a jcm2000 dsl 100 and it just shreds through both amps.


fast as a bat outta hell

By trip806

from texas

This thing was built for speed. It plays extremely smoothly and allows quick position changes. I have owned it for almost two years and it is my favorite instrument. My only complaint is that the floyd rose parts are extremely hard to replace, because they aren't original parts only "liscensed".


get this guitar!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have the older DXMG Dinky that only has the EMG-HZ's. That guitar is nice and plays pretty well, but this one comes with an 81/85 set. If you need that signature EMG tone , but don't have the money for a ESP or a Schecter, then this is the guitar you need.

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Jackson DXMG

By Ted Bratton

from Des Moines, Iowa

Owned it for a year now, never once regretted it, it suits me well for 80s metal, 70s rock, or 60s jazz. Neck fits nice in my medium sized hand, thin but round. Fretboard is flat and wide with decent sized frets which are quality. Back of neck is laquered but is very smooth, although I don't like bolt on the heel doesnt get in the way too much; so in other words the neck is fabulous for the price. Paint, knobs, pup blade, tuners, input jack, nut, spring cavity, everything...0 problems. The only setup I had was a truss rod adjustment to adjust some very minor fretbuzz on the 1st and 2nd fret of the low e. Although I prefer actives for my metal I've found this pickups suprisingly sweet when the volume and tone is rolled down a bit, distorted or not. Clean tones are fabulous, distortion is sharp but sometimes a bit muddy. Neck pickup is a bit bassy, neck is obviously ceramic if you know the sound, for cleans I prefer middle setting. Beautiful sounding guitar, plus, it doesnt feel like its mede of styrofoam or lead. Good stuff jackson.


Love this beauty

By JacksRules

from Vadnais Heights, Mn

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It plays fast, looks awesome and gives a nice sound, everything I was looking for in a guitar. Plus the inlays are very nice. I've found this guitar awesome for rock and metal and even a bit of blues.

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