Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar Black 886830919961

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New Jackson X Series guitars are loaded with purebred Jackson DNA-hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboard with the distinctive shark-fin inlays, and stunning finishes. Classic Jackso... Click To Read More About This Product

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New Jackson X Series guitars are loaded with purebred Jackson DNA-hot humbucking pickups, bound compound-radius fingerboard with the distinctive shark-fin inlays, and stunning finishes. Classic Jackson models imbued with the X factor, with fantastic tone, ultra-fast playability and unbelievable value for 21st century guitarists.

The DKXT Dinky X Series has an archtop basswood body (quilted maple veneer on trans red finish), bolt-on maple neck, and passive EMG-HZ H4-AN (neck) and H4-B (bridge) humbucking pickups that deliver well-balanced tone with tight bass, glassy mids, and crunching highs. Its bound compound-radius rosewood 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. Other features include 24 jumbo frets and TonePros fully adjustable bridge with through-body strings for thick sustain. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Series: X Series
  • Body Shape: Dinky
  • Body Wood: Basswood, Basswood (with Quilt Maple Veneer on Transparent Color only)
  • Body Finish: Polyester, Polyurethane
  • Headstock: Jackson Pointed 6 In-Line
  • Neck: Maple, Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Tilt-Back Scarf Joint
  • Headstock
  • Neck Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12 to 16 Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4
  • mm)
  • Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
  • Frets: 24, Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Bridge: TonePros Fully Adjustable Bridge with Through-Body Strings
  • Pickups: EMG HZ H4-B Pickup (Bridge)
  • EMG HZ H4-AN Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and
  • Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Unique Features: Arched Top, Tone Pros Bridge, EMG HZ Pickups
  • Case sold separately
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty against defects for guitars purchased after 1/1/2000.
One year parts and labor warranty for guitars purchased before 1/1/2000.


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JacksonDKXT Dinky Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good tone (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Where the journey should begin...

Having played for a good 3 or so years now (with some major hiatuses and cba periods which really slowed me down), and having bought some seriously un-worthwhile and overpriced guitars because I...Read complete review

Having played for a good 3 or so years now (with some major hiatuses and cba periods which really slowed me down), and having bought some seriously un-worthwhile and overpriced guitars because I was a sucker for the looks, I can say this is easily the best piece of wood I've ever owned...had been playing for about 2 years but never really took it seriously and didn't get far, and it's as if this guitar made me rediscover the instrument, and music itself; couldn't put it down once I picked it up.
FLAWLESS feel (the neck speaks to me and the notes practically play themselves), excellent tone with or without distortion on (EMG, seriously what else is there), comfort and versatility (the strat shape is about as good as it gets here), a great look (nice, welcoming strat shape with a lovely white binding on the neck and some sharktooth inlays to give it a classic metal look; the cherry finish also spices things up in my opinion), just all around a wonderful guitar. Been playing it now for about a year without a day of not picking it up, during which time I went from struggling with three-string sweeps to becoming something of a decent guitar player with at least an idea of pretty much every scale and technique; I wouldn't say I'm "good," but I definitely wouldn't say I'm mediocre anymore, and I feel like I owe nearly all of my progress to this guitar; it's PERFECT for learning the instrument, and just as perfect for recording, playing shows, really anything to be honest; if versatility were a guitar it'd be this, in my opinion. It should be the first buy for anyone who's serious about playing, NOT a squier (trust me, you don't wanna go bare minimum with your first guitar, as it'll give you a bad impression, and that in turn will make you not want to play; good playing is indeed about the player, but if you can't play yet you really need something decent to get you started, and for the price you really can't beat this thing).
In time, it will become a very close friend to you as you master the different techniques, from three-string triads to six-string tap sweeps...Dinky will never let you down, and will make the journey as smooth and easy as it can get.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good AND bad - consistent neck fret problems

For the money this guitar is excellent. There is a lot to like, BUT also some crucial deal-breakers. I'll try to summarize... THE GOOD: - Looks absolutely beautiful, stunning guitar -...Read complete review

For the money this guitar is excellent. There is a lot to like, BUT also some crucial deal-breakers. I'll try to summarize... THE GOOD: - Looks absolutely beautiful, stunning guitar - Despite being passive HZ's, the pickups are very good for all style - metal to mellow - The weight and balance is great - it's very light and comfortable - In this price-range it's a good buy and versatile for all style - The string-thru body / system is extremely easy to maintain - Stays in tune surprisingly well (one of my biggest fears about a mid-range guitar) once it's tuned and in a stable temperature environment - Nice warm sound and sustain THE BAD: - The NECK and FRETS are CONSISTENTLY problematic (probably due to cheap mass production from India, no offense to India). I'll address that in detail in a moment... - Right out of the box the frets have burrs and have sharp edges, you WILL need to have them filed-down to avoid tearing your hands up - The neck strength and shimming is weak. While playing the neck will flex too much (without trying) and affect your attack as well as the fretting give / threshold BOTTOM LINE AND DETAILED EXPERIENCE: I ordered this from guitarcenter.com and was told that "any setup / neck issues" would be taken care of by the local Guitar Center shop with no hassle. NOT true. Although my local Guitar Center shop was VERY accommodating, they could/would not fix the neck and fret problems without paying an extra fee called "repairs". When is the last time you had to pay extra for a brand new guitar to work right at a store? Never! But that's what was asked of me. I brought it to the local GC and in order to have it play right I was informed (after the sale on guitarcenter.com) that I would need to pay a setup fee to get the kinks worked out with the neck / frets. WHILE I WAS AT THE SHOP they had one of these right on the shelf, and it had the SANE neck/fret problems as the one I bought here on the site. It was quickly determined that the poor workmanship and production on the neck/frets was not an isolated incident! (Yet still, I would have been required to pay a "repair fee" to the store on this brand new guitar, beyond what you would expect). The frets are POORLY cut and the neck is POORLY SHIMMED right out of the box AND on the rack at the store. If you want a guitar that WILL require a re-setup and fret filing and an extra fee, then this is an good guitar for the money. HOWEVER, it should not be this bad in the $400+ range, and that is it's downfall. Pick up a Charvel or Ibanez in this price range and you will find that the frets and neck are MUCH better crafted and ready to play. The neck on this guitar, especially the frets, are not up to par with the rest of it. For the price it sounds great and looks absolutely beautiful and COULD/WOULD be a fantastic purchase, but is crippled by the inferior neck and will require a major overhaul for anyone who is used to the quality of an Ibanez or Charvel in this similar price range. These frets or poorly cut with burrs and the string leveling is sub-par for the price-range. Other than that it's a beautiful guitar and the body / sound / tuning is really great. The neck and frets and nut are a disaster for a PRO player, but I would call this: A High-End intermediate guitar with a lot of potential. Just don't get screwed into paying extra to have the fretboard "fixed".

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

(FRETBUZZ)

By JacksonSull1van

from Bedford, NH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fretbuzz
  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

This guitar overall is a great guitar although the fret buzz is really bad. If you like having the action really low I would not suggest this guitar to you even though the guitar is meant for fast playing and is meant to have a low action. The guitar also is built with really green wood and warpes really easy in different conditions. I suggest getting a hard case with this. Overall it is a really good guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metal for intermetate

By Krowulfr

from Southern MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fast neck
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Setup Well
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    Setup very well out of box surprisingly. Great pickkups as far as passive go. Not dinged or scratched. Dicent strings. Fast neck, rather slim if used to larger necks like D taper. Great value for anyone.

     
    4.0

    Very good, cheap hardware

    By Joe

    from NY

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    I got this on clearance at GC for 350, it played so well that I had to have it. The neck is stupid fast and the pickups don't sound like wet diapers plus this guitar has a basswood body. I put straplocks on it, changed the strings and that's where I saw some problems. Everytime I put a string through the string ferrules kept popping out, granted they stayed there once I put them back in but it's really sketchy, secondly the volume knob on mine is kind of loose and there's no way of tightening it I think. The original strap buttons had giant screws that I couldn't put into the schaller buttons so I had to break off toothpicks and glue them into my guitar to install them properly. Other than those minor things, this guitar rips and I would have probably paid the 500 for it if Jackson had better quality control.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    When Jackson says join the bloodline

    By ProneToes

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Extended Scale
    • Fun To Play
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Needed A Lot Of Work

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    They mean it...Literally.

    Thought i had ordered some sort of Indian torture device when i ran my hand down the neck for the first time. Fret sprout/sharp ends were unplayable for me... This sent me into a several hour fret job that included files, emory board, razor blades and other various tools to get it to a satisfactory level. Any person without a little experience dealing with frets would be in a serious bind and would either have to get it to the shop or suffer dearly.

    Once i got past this little hurdle i noticed a problem with the volume knob. It seems ok if you place multiple fingers on it and turn it back and forth but when you try to operate while playing by rotating with the inside of your palm you quickly learn that any pressure binds it against the body and is impossible to turn. I plan on looking into this when i change out the pots etc. for actives.

    Moving on, one of the fret inlays seem a bit crooked in spots and few aren't quite cut the right length.

    Bolt-on neck as expected is pretty flimsy overall... Tuning keys seem to be pretty nice and easy to use with none being much tighter or looser than the others. Seems to intonate and hold tuning fairly well.

    Paint was actually very good and high gloss black with no noticeable imperfections. Adjustable TonePros bridge is pretty nice and works as expected.

    Passive EMG's are not bad but i think most people will opt for something else or actives.

    Neck seems to be pretty straight overall and not much fret rattle after a truss adjustment and proper set-up for alternate tunings. You will have to file the nut or replace it for any hopes of getting a bottom E larger than .42 or so.

    Comes with the Dunlop locking pegs and strap system parts which was a bright spot i guess.

    Overall, i would be a bit upset if i were a brand new player and/or payed the normal price and not got it extremely cheap. Being the X-series which is a step above their lowest line it needs more attention to detail for liking. To be fair some of the sharp fretwire issues could've been due to drastic changes in temp and geography the guitar has been through, but, then again, it was pretty bad.

    After many hours of work and honing the neck feels like a custom shop and is infinitely better and more enjoyable to play. At first i was really doubting even going through the trouble of upgrades but i think now it's going to be ok for at least some Blackouts.

    Unlike some reviewers/people, i would never expect to buy any guitar, especially an overseas job and not have to immediately do a full set up and string change to suit my intended role for it. Why anyone would think these things are perfect for their specific needs or in satisfactorty condition outta the box and even bother playing on the strings that come on it really puzzles me.

    I would recommend this to a friend only at a reduced price.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar except for string rattle

    By Tha Hammer

    from Englewood, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    The guitar came intact but the setup right out of the box was awful. Fret buzz and rattle on the low E string.

    I had to take it to my local guitar shop to get the low E string rattling problem fixed. Setup + rattle fix = +$50. I wanted to return the guitar but needed it for a gig the next day so I was stuck with it.

    Great guitar for the money except for the low E string rattle problem. Even after the fix, there is still some rattle. I guess the neck is kinda twisted that cannot be adjusted by the truss rod. Everything else feels real good.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The guitar feels good under your fingers

    By Tha Hammer

    from Englewood, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    As this guitar, for whatever reason, was on sale briefly, I had to have it. After being frustrated with Floyd Rose trem, I was looking for a hardtail and this baby was the perfect one I was looking for. It came out of the box very nice and the action was low and super. The sound was also great for metal tunes.

    Now, one big gripe. Mine came with the neck a little bit twisted. I mean, all in all, the neck was for the most part straight but for odd reasons, the 1st and 2nd fret area fingerboard had a slight bow. Because of this, the low E string, when played open or fretted on the 1st or 2nd fret, the string made rattles. I tried adjusting the truss rod but to no avail.

    I had to take the guitar to a repair shop and have an expert fix the bow at the end of the neck. He said he would have to do some adjustments to the frets and nut.

    I don't know what kind of monkeys work at Jackson's QC, but this is not what I expect from a named brand like Jackson. If any Jackson staff is reading this, please inform me on how to get some reimbursement of the adjustment fee I had to shell out on a brand new guitar.

    Anyway, the guitar is nice for the price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar out of the box

    By bennie08

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

    This guitar came out of the box setup very well for the price. I had to adjust the nut and the action a bit but most of that is personal preference. I own a nice Gibson LP, a couple Strats, and a Jazzmaster so I have a lot of quality guitars to compare this to. It definitely holds it's ground. The quality is very good and I couldn't be any happier with my purchase. This guitar is suited more for hi gain and overdriven sounds which was what I wanted out of it. I'm not a fan of active pickups and really dig the sound of the emg passives, it sounds unique to my ears but that's to be expected as this is my first time hearing them. It is very light weight so I'd take caution if you play live and are rough with your axe, playing out usually puts gear through more abuse than one would expect. Overall this is a great guitar and I still cannot figure out why the price dropped, maybe someone could enlighten me? Anyways, good for the money although not my favorite in my collection it is incredibly fun to play. Hope this review helps.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great guitar

    By red

    from albany

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

      mine arrived in great shape got the black one on sale for the price great guitar

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just right!

      By oldpro

      from Big Sky, MT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

        This is a great little guitar.It's really fast and easy to transition from scale to scale. EMG's/ absolutely no buzz. If you like screamers this is your guitar. Great high end all the way up to the 24th fret. Beginners this is the guitar for you. Don't buy cheaper off brands, you will just end up frustrated. All around good middle of the road guitar.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good deal...

        By Gilgashred

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

          For the sale price this guitar is a steal. Seems other reviewers have had some misses but mine showed up flawless. Checked the fretboard with a fret rocker to find a few uneven ones. i usually fret level and polish anyways but it's a good start. The EMGHZs sound better than my previous foray with them although I might try some SD Blackouts. Definitely a nice rhythm guitar for hard rock and metal, practice, jam sessions and a backup guitar.

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