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Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar

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Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank. Upgraded fea... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank. Upgraded features such as arched tops, new high-output ceramic-magnet pickups, graphite-reinforced maple necks, bound fingerboards and headstocks, and black hardware deliver more for less.

The JS22 Dinky Arch Top has an elegantly arch-topped basswood body, bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement, compound-radius (12"-16") bound rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays, and a bound headstock. Other features include dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets and three-way blade switching, synchronized fulcrum tremolo bridge, black hardware and die-cast tuners. Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Dinky
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Maple with graphite reinforcement
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Sharkfin
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: High-output humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: High-output humbucker
  • Brand: Jackson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Body: Basswood
Body Shape: Dinky
Body Finish: Metallic Blue/Gloss Polyurethane, Black/Satin
Neck
Neck Shape: 3rd Fret: .755", 12th Fret: .815"
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
Neck Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
Headstock: Jackson Pointed 6-In-Line
Neck Plate: Jackson
Neck Binding: White
Electronics
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1 - Bridge Pickup, Position 2 - Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3 - Neck Pickup
Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Fulcrum Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast
Miscellaneous
Strings: NPS, .009-.042 cauges
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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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JacksonJS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love Guitar Center, Love this Guitar

I'm a mom of a really excited teenaged son who has been playing for about 3 years. His first electric guitar had some wear and tear issues that the replacement policy dealt with (LOVE...Read complete review

I'm a mom of a really excited teenaged son who has been playing for about 3 years. His first electric guitar had some wear and tear issues that the replacement policy dealt with (LOVE GUITAR CENTER!!) and now it was time to step up. He went and played LOTS of guitars at GC. (I don't know diddly about buying guitars, but, I know how to buy equipment, so I kept asking WHY this one was better than another etc.) After some helpful advice from staff, and 3 different trips to make sure, he honed in on this one and wouldn't budge. We looked at everything priced $500 and under and the neck feel, how long it stayed in tune... all the little annoying questions I asked, he liked this one and didn't go for the higher priced ones. He likes heavy metal (heaven help me!) and, I think he's good. (When I holler to yell at him to turn down his CD, he yells, "that was ME" so, it can't be ALL just a mother's opinion). So, the evidence points to this guitar being a solid one for the intermediate player.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It looks nice but had problems.

I saw the Jackson online and fell in love with it. It looked cool and was a good price. I could buy it without having to explain the price tag to my wife....Read complete review

I saw the Jackson online and fell in love with it. It looked cool and was a good price. I could buy it without having to explain the price tag to my wife. Anyway I played a bit in the store and decided to buy it. When I get home I started playing and noticed some of the sounds were flat, like dead flat. I took it back to GC and they said the neck wasnt worth fixing so they order me a new one. I get it a few days later and the finish is smudged. The clerk said idk it'll buff out. I didn't care because I put it through its paces and it sounded fine. Fast forward a bit and the cord jack just gets loose and falls out. It's fixed now. Overall it's an ok guitar the tremolo throws you out of tune fast too. It's good for beginners but I would suggest getting one from the box. I went in there recently and played "another" Jackson js22 and it had the same flat notes on the same parts of the neck that GC said was not worth fixing.

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love Guitar Center, Love this Guitar

By Axe Mom

from North East, MD

About Me Novice

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

I'm a mom of a really excited teenaged son who has been playing for about 3 years. His first electric guitar had some wear and tear issues that the replacement policy dealt with (LOVE GUITAR CENTER!!) and now it was time to step up. He went and played LOTS of guitars at GC. (I don't know diddly about buying guitars, but, I know how to buy equipment, so I kept asking WHY this one was better than another etc.) After some helpful advice from staff, and 3 different trips to make sure, he honed in on this one and wouldn't budge. We looked at everything priced $500 and under and the neck feel, how long it stayed in tune... all the little annoying questions I asked, he liked this one and didn't go for the higher priced ones. He likes heavy metal (heaven help me!) and, I think he's good. (When I holler to yell at him to turn down his CD, he yells, "that was ME" so, it can't be ALL just a mother's opinion). So, the evidence points to this guitar being a solid one for the intermediate player.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A True Axe

By David Rosser

from Fairbanks, alaska

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

The Jackson Js22 Dinky is an amazing guitar. It plays anywhere from smooth jazz to heavy metal. This was my third electric guitar and my favorite. It plays and feels very smooth and will give you almost no troubles. The only issue I have with the guitar is that the tuners are non-locking and they will come slightly out of tune after about eight hours of play. I have customized my bridge to fully float and the wammy system is truly stunning. The neck is by far the FASTEST neck I have ever played on. I can highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a considerably cheap yet high quality axe.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar For A Good price

By Chris

from PA

Site Member

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

Just one thing to say about this guitar, AMAZING! Great price also. Needed improvement and getting used to in the beginning because it was new to me and it has a larger neck then my old Squire. But it just helped me improve so much. Been playing lots of Green Day, and Linkin Park. Both are my favorite bands. Great guitar for a person trying to find a good price for a great guitar!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the buy

By VVladislav

from Oregon

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

I have been playing my Ibanez RG-120 for the last Decade! So i decided it was time to get another guitar to play with while keeping the ibanez. SO i tried this one out and a few others. this one is closest to sounding to my ibanez but it has a much smoother sound to it in both clean and distortion. It is great for Black Metal. The pickups are good but they will soon be switched out for something much more useful for metal. However It is great for melodic notes, palm mutes,and more... the fret board is smooth, the design is great and gets a lot of looks on stage. With the Satin Black design you'll notice your hand or arm does not slip while doing repetitive notes ( I tried it). It is overall a great guitar for the price. Worth buying and playing. Sounds good on CD as well.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing sound & Quality!

By Adrian D. Gonzalez Ibarra

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

This is my first electric guitar but with that being said I've played other electric guitars from Epiphone to Gibson's electric guitars and I will say that Jackson plays just as well. The 3 way pick up switch allows for great tone and versatility. I got the Metallic Blue and it looks and feels amazing. The sound is another story, the sound is just simply amazing, works well for almost all types of music. Very well built guitar and it plays well for such a low price. The neck feels great, it allows me to move up and down tirelessly. Very easy to play and feels great to. From playing this guitar I know I will be sticking with this brand for years to come.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent quality

By THOMAS WILLIAMS

from Montgomery, AL

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

I am a total beginner. So my review will be limited my own experience. The guitar is well build with a stunning finish, I have the metallic blue. The neck is thin and smooth, so from what I can tell it at least feels fast. The action is low and there is no fret buzz. Overall I was shocked that I could afford a Jackson and will be sticking with this brand for many years. The sound is suburb whether playing clean or with distortion, and the three way pick up switch gives multiple tones.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

LOVE my cheap lil' Dinky!

By Geo

from Menifee

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fast Compound Radius Neck
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Hardware needed some tightening
  • Tremolo is unreliable

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Shredding
  • Small Venues

Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

I bought this little toy to play with on a Saturday splurge at the Murrieta,CA location. I have a wide range of guitars and basses from MIMs to American made, and this little Chinese Jackson or "Chackson" as I call it, rocks! It needed a small setup. Plus, some tightening of hardware, machine heads, strap buttons and tuning post washer that had a slight buzz. Next to go was the whammy bar. The springs were tightened down, and a hard foam insert placed in the tailpiece to "hardtail" it. A velcro string dampener helped with any remaining buzz (which was slight and more so in other guitars I've setup). I also sanded the back cover/access plate because it didn't fit very flush and needed to be forced in prior. Last but not least I adjusted the pickup height, staggered the posts and threw on a pair of Ernie Ball Power Slinkys. It rips!

(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The product ok, but not the shipment

By Luis

from Guatemala

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

    Our order (2 items) was shiped individualy, and for that reason I had to pay extra to the courier.
    Additional to that, the store send me a $10 gift card that also came in a separate shipment and also was charged to my account. Not happy. Next time (if any), please consolidate my order in one single shipment.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Dissapointed

    By Savannah

    from Washington

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

    Very dissatisfied with this guitar. I got it as my first brand new guitar. I came to find out that there's a screw missing in the back and the knobs are wired completely wrong. There are two knobs, one is supposed to be for tone and the other for volume, long story short, they're both wired to tone and I can't turn up or turn down my guitar. Now I have to go through the whole process of waiting for Guitar Center to send me a return label, mail it back, and then wait for a new one.

     
    4.0

    It's good for the price.

    By Miles

    from Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

    It's a great guitar, sadly there was fret buzz

     
    5.0

    Good buy for my first guitar

    By Brett

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

    At the age of 40 I decided I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. This was my first guitar, electric or acoustic, so I do not have anything else to compare it to; however, I find that this guitar is fairly easy to hold and play. It was a bit out of tune when I bought it but had it properly set up and it is now even easier to play. My "practice" guitar for my first few lessons was a Fender Stratocaster and I really like the feel of that neck but as a beginner I couldn't justify the price. The price on this was good and I like the way it feels when I hold it. So far I can't complain about this Jackson Dinky.

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar For The Price

    By H311born

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

      For the price this guitar is a metal machine, very nice fretboard, however I've had minor issues with the imput jack coming loose but thatthat's it so far. Overall vert happy with the guitar.

       
      5.0

      Sounds Great

      By Chris

      from Fayetteville NC

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

        After a 20 year break I wanted to get into electric guitar again. I found a JS 22 used at a great price in excellent condition. To be honest I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised by the quality and the sound of the JS 22. The pickups sound HOT for stock. For the price you will not be disappointed!

         
        4.0

        Great guitar. Just swap original pickups

        By xKillEmAll95x

        from Cleveland,OH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. The original pick ups in it were no good. Had a lot of feed back. Also the strings that come with it are very low/standard gauge. I suggest getting better strings. I also had Active Emg 81b/85n installed and it made this guitar amazing.

         
        3.0

        It looks nice but had problems.

        By JJ

        from IL

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

        I saw the Jackson online and fell in love with it. It looked cool and was a good price. I could buy it without having to explain the price tag to my wife. Anyway I played a bit in the store and decided to buy it. When I get home I started playing and noticed some of the sounds were flat, like dead flat. I took it back to GC and they said the neck wasnt worth fixing so they order me a new one. I get it a few days later and the finish is smudged. The clerk said idk it'll buff out. I didn't care because I put it through its paces and it sounded fine. Fast forward a bit and the cord jack just gets loose and falls out. It's fixed now. Overall it's an ok guitar the tremolo throws you out of tune fast too. It's good for beginners but I would suggest getting one from the box. I went in there recently and played "another" Jackson js22 and it had the same flat notes on the same parts of the neck that GC said was not worth fixing.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It was okay

        By Serps

        from New York, New York

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Tremolo Bar is unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Jackson JS22 Dinky DKA Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar about a year ago, it was fun at first me not knowing much about the guitar. I noticed after a while this guitar wasnt the best, there was alot of fret buzz, tremolo wasnt reliable as in the fact it threw the guitar out of tune completely also it wouldnt keep in tune. But other than that it played fine, tone was great so was the sound and it felt amazing. Other than that, try to look for something else.

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