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The Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar is a lavishly appointed version of the King V. With a Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo, alder body ( flamed maple top on transparent finishes), qua... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar is a lavishly appointed version of the King V. With a Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo, alder body ( flamed maple top on transparent finishes), quartersawn maple neck with thru-body design, compound-radius ebony fingerboard with real mother-of-pearl sharkfin inlays, Seymour Duncan SH-4 neck pickup, and a Seymour Duncan TB-4 bridge pickup. Includes hardshell case.

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!

Features
  • Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo
  • Alder body ( flamed maple top on transparent finishes)
  • Quartersawn maple neck with thru-body design
  • Compound-radius fingerboard
  • Ebony fingerboard with real mother-of-pearl sharkfin inlays
  • Seymour Duncan SH-4 neck pickup
  • Seymour Duncan TB-4 bridge pickup
  • Includes hardshell case.
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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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JacksonKV2 King V USA Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My main axe

Beautifull yet simple.
The first thing I did was change out my strings.
The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill...Read complete review

Beautifull yet simple.
The first thing I did was change out my strings.
The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill its set up perfectly.
The third is Duncan custom shop pickups.
I do these things to all of my guitars.
Stock I could have played this guitar and be perfectly happy. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and have to seek out my own unique tone for all of my guitars.
The stock strings are rather thin and I don't like 9's, I can hardly feel the strings.
The finish is nice and glossy, however I have a ding and it wasn't a hard hit just a soft bump and it took the black off in that little spot like it was nothing so I'm parnoid as all hell to touch anything with it. The neck is super solid, I back the truss rod off all the way and the didn't move with no strings, some guitars you can flex the neck back and forth but not in the case of this baby, it still feels rock solid. That makes me feel very comfortable with going thicker then stock strings.
When the guitar showed up the neck was perfectly straight, the action was super low and there was no fret buzz what so ever. With thicker strings and still having no bend to the neck it still plays flawlessly, which I think is a testament to Jackson's quailty. Out of 10 I would have to give it a 9, hands down the best guitar I own. Do yourself a favor, it your have the money and your on the fence about buy it!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

BUYER BEWARE!!

Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the High Price!

By Mesoreptile

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Paint is brittle and thin.

Best Uses

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

Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

This is my first USA series Jackson and it does not disappoint!! First, the ebony fingerboard is the best I have ever seen- super tight grained and the color is uniformly flawless!! The binding is very nice, bone colored, and made of a multilayered poly material. The real MOP inlays are stunning and the MOP Jackson Logo adds a touch of class. The hardware is second to none, with a genuine Floyd Rose, made in Germany!! It is loaded with brand name switches and POT's and you can tell the difference as these "feel" smoother, operate quieter and have no play (wiggle) in their operation. I opened the electronics compartment to inspect and the wiring is all heavy duty shielded cables in a shielded compartment. Even the tone switch has a high quality Electrolytic capacitor (most imports use ceramic button capacitors). The only complaint I have is with the paint.........yes it is a great color (black) and expertly polished to a mirror finish..... but......extremely fragile, thin and brittle.... it already has a number of small dings on it The pro series model I have excels in terms of paint as it is much thicker, and far stronger and harder.... that thing has taken abuse and has no dings or dents at all after years of use so for this, quite expensive, model to already have a number of paint issues......I think Jackson needs to look into this as others have also noted this problem....(hence 4 stars and not 5!!)

Sound is awesome- simply the best sounding guitar I have. The pickups are astounding for being passive (louder and more crunchy than the EMG 81 I usually use!!). Has loads of sustain and fantastic acoustic properties (from the Alder/Maple mix and neck through construction). The neck is not too thin and not too thick, and plays fast. The frets are medium, and even though I prefer Jumbo they are not bad and may even be more comfortable!

Overall a stellar guitar that, as long as you baby the paint job, will not disappoint!!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

BUYER BEWARE!!

By Disappointed consumer

from Boise, ID

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

      Please do yourself a favor and look into the shielding problems with this guitar...before you pay the big money to own one.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My main axe

      By Drew

      from Miles City MT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

        Beautifull yet simple.
        The first thing I did was change out my strings.
        The second thing I did was put in a fat tunsgsten block and noiseless springs, then readjust untill its set up perfectly.
        The third is Duncan custom shop pickups.
        I do these things to all of my guitars.
        Stock I could have played this guitar and be perfectly happy. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and have to seek out my own unique tone for all of my guitars.
        The stock strings are rather thin and I don't like 9's, I can hardly feel the strings.
        The finish is nice and glossy, however I have a ding and it wasn't a hard hit just a soft bump and it took the black off in that little spot like it was nothing so I'm parnoid as all hell to touch anything with it. The neck is super solid, I back the truss rod off all the way and the didn't move with no strings, some guitars you can flex the neck back and forth but not in the case of this baby, it still feels rock solid. That makes me feel very comfortable with going thicker then stock strings.
        When the guitar showed up the neck was perfectly straight, the action was super low and there was no fret buzz what so ever. With thicker strings and still having no bend to the neck it still plays flawlessly, which I think is a testament to Jackson's quailty. Out of 10 I would have to give it a 9, hands down the best guitar I own. Do yourself a favor, it your have the money and your on the fence about buy it!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        If you have the means....

        By Grindcrusher74

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          If you have the means, treat yourself to one of these guitars. It's just a perfectly crafted instrument. The Duncan humbuckers are better than any active pickup set could dream of being. The neck is so fast and playable it feels effortless. The guitar is surprisingly well balanced and feels good standing or sitting. You really just have to try a USA Jackson - it's difficult to put into words how unbelievably awesome these guitars are. There's nothing even comparable in terms of quality and playability, particularly if you play metal.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The KING of all V Guitars!

          By Pyro Joe

          from Tulsa, OK

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          This guitar totally blew my mind the minute I opened it up. After staring at it for a solid 10 minutes, I plugged her in and got a real surprise of tones, and quality of craftsmanship! This guitar's original floyd rose does not go out of tune either, I can whammy away on the tremolo bar and it'll stay in tune no matter what! The pickups are excellent for passive pickups, I will soon switch em out for EMGs because I am more of that type of person, but I have gained new respect for seymour duncan, these pickups are HOT! Overall, a Sweet guitar well worth the price!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          USA Jackson Guitars Rule

          By DV8

          from Bangor, PA

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I've playing on Jacksons for over 15 years now and they are absolutely the best guitar you can buy for the money. USA Jacksons are a step up into "pro-quality" level instruments and considering the company in that arena -they are priced cheap. I have 4 USA Jacksons: RR1, KV2, Kelly, & Warrior. Each of them hold their own against top line models of BC Rich, Dean & Gibson. -By the way, I own USA models by all of those makes too -Jackson does it just as good or better. For argument sake I consider my Jackson guitars to be neck and neck with my Dean USA V & ML. But those guitars are $3500 each.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best guitar EVER!!

          By someguy-gYwk.

          from somewhere

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          This is the most amazing guitar I have ever played. The neck is fast, the action low, and ZERO fret buzz. The pickups are very versital and the OFR is always in tune, no matter how much it's abused. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd but it. It's woth every cent if you can afford it!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By Rikesh Patel

          from Muscle Shoals, Al

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar over the summer. The Floyd Rose tremolo is kickass, the fret board is REALLY smooth to play on and you can get killer speed with this guitar. The Seymour Duncans sound better than EMG 81 and 85 in my opinion. Also, Millie Petrozza and Dave Mustaine have used these guitars in the past on tour and records. This guitar is made for just about everything from jazz all the way up to speed/thrash metal.

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          KING V 2

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I love my guitar. I gave it a 4 in terms of features, due to a bad choice of installing the tremolo system. The floyd rose with the insert blocks is the cheapest and a very unreliable tremolo system ever! You break strings, you break an insert block, and what do you do, you salvage your strings, or change them, or purchase a new block if you lose it or break it. How bout NO insert blocks? The 'fast load tremolo' is a great choice for this guitar and must definitely be considered by dudes in Jackson-guitars. Killer tone, thanks to the seymour duncan pickups. Great wood quality. And of course a very outstanding design flying V. Jackson makes the prettiest flying V, and I'm sure everyone agrees. As far as strings, they should really use higher gauge strings. This guitar can take it fore sure, absolutely. I'd suggest something around 11-52. Altho I'm using a 11-70 set and I gotta tell ya, I went thru a lot of filing to get that thing in that hole. This machine is a tank. It reaches into the back of your throat and pulls out your writhing skeleton. This is metal crafted with little remorse for the eardrums and souls of its people.

           
          5.0

          Awesome!!!!!!!

          By Ishmael

          from Spring

          Comments about Jackson KV2 King V USA Electric Guitar:

          I played this guitar at the local guitar store. This blew away any guitar that I had ever played. Jackson uses the best stuff for everything on this guitar. It has low action so it plays FAST! Whenever I go there, I abuse the original floyd rose. Every time I come back, It's still in tune. It has a neck-thru design which provides incredible sustain. The seymor duncans make it sound brutal. I am planning on buying one of these in the near future.

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