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Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar Skulls

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The Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar has an edgy body design and shark fin inlays that make a bold statement with looks alone. But this rocker is a sonic flamethrower too. Its sculpted edges make it ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar has an edgy body design and shark fin inlays that make a bold statement with looks alone. But this rocker is a sonic flamethrower too. Its sculpted edges make it comfortable to play and the overall balance of the instrument is excellent. It is powered by genuine Seymour Duncan humbucker pickups: a Jazz SH2N at the neck and a JB TB4 at the bridge for lots of firepower and sustain. The JT580LP tremolo lets you bend and twist notes to the max while staying in tune. The Jackson Kelly also has an alder body for plenty of warm, chunky tone; a rock maple neck with a bound compound-radius maple fretboard; and a scalloped heel, which means uninhibited access to the upper frets.

Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut (12") for easy chording and flattens out (16") as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!

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Features
  • Alder body with flamed maple veneer on transparent finishes
  • Bolt-on maple neck with scarf joint headstock
  • Ivoriod Binding on Neck and Headstock
  • Compound radius rosewood fingerboard 12"-16"
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • MOTO shark fin position inlays
  • Seymour Duncan JB TB4 bridge humbuckers
  • Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N neck humbucker
  • 3-position toggle
  • Master volume
  • Floyd Rose Licensed Jackson Low Profile JT580 LP double-locking 2-Point Tremolo
  • Black hardware
Specifications
    • 25-1/2" scale length
    • Neck dimensions: 1st fret: .720", 12th fret .805"
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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JacksonKE3 Kelly Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metal guitar suitable for almost everything

By Alex

from NY

Comments about Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar in the skull finish for Christmas this year and I've stuck by it ever since. this guitar gives a full thick sound for every style of heavy music and even a bit of blues despite its obvious heavy looks. The Floyd Rose pro adds to this guitar with fine tuners and the ability to divebomb insanely. Since i got this guitar all of my band members have got a Jackson each. this guitar is brilliant for beginners and pros. However, the sharp edges of the body easily chip and paint falls off quickly, perfect if you like a vintage look or a slight price to pay for this guitars insane looks, tone and likability.

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME AXE

By Blake Blaylock

from Maryville, Tennesse

Comments about Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar:

This guitar is just awsome the neck is super thin, it has a Floyd Rose and thats good for divebombs and it stay in tune, and the Seymour Duncan pick ups which just sound freakin sweet!!! I would recommend this guitar for any metalhead

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The looks are only surpassed by the sound

By Danny

from Brooklyn, New York

Comments about Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar:

I bought the one with the skull finish, and boy the picture here doesnt do it justice, it is a beauty in person. Once you find the right settings on your amp, you can make the guitar sound amazing. A lot of people say that the pick ups should be replaced, now i dont think so. The pick ups might sound as if they are bad but just adjust your amp's settings correctly and you can make it sound perfect, but thats your choice, you just gotta experiment. Dive Bombs are amazing, Whammy Bar is really nice on it and it doesnt untune the guitar at all, it stays tune for like ever. great guitar, and if ur used to the neck already, it'll even make u play better: it did for me. i totally recommend the guitar, and the skull finish doesnt change the soudn but trust me, it makes it look so beautiful and hot. 5 star guitar, its a metal machine, and even softer songs with fingerpicking or simple chord progressions sound great on it.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best

By Aaron Klein

from Rochester N.Y.

Comments about Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar:

Got my Kelly 18 months ago and Love it.Mine has EMG actives.The neck is thin and smooth< and the floyd is superb.Chunky RAW chords with sweet leads all day long.Highly recomend the KELLY to anyone that wants to play fast and hard.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Axe

By C.S. Meigs

from Washington

Comments about Jackson KE3 Kelly Electric Guitar:

So, after my house burned down I lost my previous two guitars. That week, I was to play a gig at my church (I know, a Kelly at a church, but eh, it works lol). I saw the KE3 used. I picked her up, and knew she was for me. The neck is awesome. Thin, but not flat (I was used to my Ibanez RG, so it was a bit different for me lol. Not better, just different). I use 'er for all styles of music. I genuinely love this guitar. I plan on getting many other axes, but for now, she does the job perfectly fine \m/ I recommend the KE3's highly. Oh, she has a beautiful finish too XD

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