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Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar

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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.


  • 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
Pro Coverage
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

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Good AND bad - consistent neck fret problems

By David Hatlee

from Albany New York

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

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 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 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".

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Buy it now so you can SHRED today! Upgrade pickups later.

By John Mabasa

from Gaithersburg MD

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

This guitar is almost perfect. Nice body, fast playing fret board. The guitar is beautiful. As for the sound, the sound is great. But it's just missing a bit of "umph" because of the passive pickups. Don't get me wrong though these have decent EMG passive pickups. But getting active EMG 81s will basically make this guitar perfect. Especially for playing metal. If you are one who is saving up for a nice guitar. You can wait a bit more and do nothing, or you can just buy this one and start playing right away. Then save a bit more to upgrade the pickups later. To be very honest with you though, I'm in no real rush to upgrade.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great for a beginner

By Drew Roper

from Woodbridge, VA

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

First off, I'm somewhat of newbie. I learned basic chords in college years ago and then basically put my acoustic guitar down to collect dust. I just recently picked up the guitar again and wanted to buy a decent mid-range electric. I have also started taking lessons at my local shop. I was drawn to the Jackson line due to my love of hard rock & heavy metal. After trying several models, this one felt the most comfortable to practice with at home. I paired it with a Line 6 Spider IV. I absolutely love this guitar and find myself progressing at a very good rate. I have been playing it daily for the past 5 months. To me, it's easy to maneuver around the fret-board once you get the hang of it. I have zero complaints about this purchase.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing feeling

By Walter Perez

from College Park, Maryland

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

I partnered this guit ar with Line 6 Spider IV and the sound was amazing! The neck felt comfortable and so were the frets. Perfect sound for heavy metal!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By luc snyder

from Los Alamos, NM

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

First of all, this guitar is absolutely beautiful. Shark inlays on the fret board, sleek finish, and the sickest looking headstock right next to a b.c rich. Now on to feel. It feels absolutely amazing. The neck is very fast and very good for soloing and shredding. Its very well balanced also. Not to heavy, not to light. The body doesn't sit awkwardly on your leg or against your abdomen. Now on to the tone. These pickups are incredible for being stock. They sustain well and don't buzz. They have some good punch to them and also play cleans better than my gibson 57's. (that's just my opinion though). Over all, very good guitar. For anyone looking for a good guitar with good tone for a more than exceptional price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Walter Perez

from College Park Maryland

Comments about Jackson DKXT Dinky Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for almost two years and the only thing it ever needed was a bridge lift from time to time. It stays in tune very well and I have performed with it. The only thing is that I'm going to get switch from passive EMGs to active ones.


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.

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