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Jackson JS30 Electric Guitar 2008 Model

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The 2008 Jackson JS30 Electric Guitar has a Dinky-style alder body, maple neck with reversed headstock, and rosewood fretboard nicely equipped with jumbo frets. A JT500 double-locking trem, 2 Jackson CVR pickups, and chrome hardware round out the Jackson JS30 guitar. Jackson includes volume, tone, and a 3-way switch to giver the JS30 electric guita...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The 2008 Jackson JS30 Electric Guitar has a Dinky-style alder body, maple neck with reversed headstock, and rosewood fretboard nicely equipped with jumbo frets. A JT500 double-locking trem, 2 Jackson CVR pickups, and chrome hardware round out the Jackson JS30 guitar. Jackson includes volume, tone, and a 3-way switch to giver the JS30 electric guitar simple sound management.

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!


Dinky-style alder body
Maple neck with reversed headstock
Rosewood fretboard
Jumbo frets
JT500 double-locking tremolo
2 Jackson CVR pickups
Chrome hardware
Volume, tone, and a 3-way switch for simple sound management
22 jumbo frets
1-11/16" nut width
25-1/2" scale
.775" x .910" neck dimensions

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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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(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)


For the price, nothing beats it!

By PS7Jackson

from Miami, FL

I have a few Jackson?s and I can tell you this is a great guitar. I own a PS7 Jackson that I constantly play, but I got eager to get something new and I bought this one as a training guitar for my girlfriend. For the price, this is a good guitar. You get a great guitar with a fast neck for solos and fast paced rhythms, but it?s also a great instrument for the beginner-to-intermediate player. It has good weight and it doesn't feel top or bottom heavy; it is balanced all the way through. The tuners are on the bottom of the headstock, but if you are used to reverse Jackson?s, you won't be out of place here. If you are a beginner, stick with the normal headstock and the tuners facing the ceiling, it will make your learning experience easier. As far as looks are concerned, the black finish is always the coolest and sleekest of the bunch. Black goes with anything, after all. If you can change the hardware to black, it will look 10 times better--a real killer. I actually have the JS30DKT, which is a string-through, but they are both the same, minus the tremolo. Since this one has a whammy, you can do more technique-driven solos or leads. I suggest changing the stock humbuckers for better EMG '81s or Seymour Duncan Screamin? Demons, but that's if you already know your sound--stick with the stocks if you are just beginning. If you are just beginning and are looking for a starter guitar, I suggest you look to another Jackson or the JS30DKT Jackson without the tremolo. Floyd Rose styled guitars can be a pain to tune if you don?t know the basics. Learn the basics and then learn the extras. If you already know the basics and can handle the upkeep of a Floyd Rose, this is a great guitar for you. The neck is amazing, the weight is just right, and the overall craftsmanship is well constructed and solid. Overall, if you are looking for the next step after your training guitar, this is it. Don?t pass this up!

(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar at a Great Price

By KaoticX8

from Mesa, AZ

I bought this guitar about 5 months ago, and till this day, it still sounds great a pushes out monster tone. Its great features including the Floyd Rose licensed tremolo. The pickups are stock, CV-2's, and they sound great and can easily make your pitch harmonics scream. It has a good amount of weight at about 15 lbs and has great looks. Its a great beginner guitar and for the price, i think if youre a beginner, you should definitely buy this guitar.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


sweet for beginners and beyond

By jackson4ever

from Delaware, OH

The JS30DK Dinky was the first guitar I ever bought myself. I picked this one out on features alone and was blown away by the sound. The neck is smooth and fast with great stock action that's easy to adjust. The Floyd Rose locking tremolo is amazing, addictive, and great for everything from bend vibrato to dive-bombing. The bridge pickup is great for classic rock sound and the neck pickup adds more fullness for blues. The two humbuckers handle overdrive and distortion with minimal feedback and hiss. Great sound, great sustain, great guitar for everything from shredding metal to ballads.


it rules

By Kevin

from Providence, RI

this is my 1st guitar and i had pretty bad amp and it still sounded awesome i played blues, metal, and some funk the Floyd Rose rules for all especially metal to make that thing scream, its pretty light and the fret neck is perfect its smooth, thin which is god for shredding, and it rarely went out of tune


Great guitar

By Jgolden

from Harrisburg

i purchased this guitar in dark metallic blue last summer and was pleased with it from day one it had a good sound with the jackson CVR's but i eventually replaced them with a EMG 81/85 and couldnt be happier with the guitar each time i play it i enjoy the experience the floyd rose stays in tune very well through the abuse my little brother and dad have given it overall a good guitar


great sound

By joe velasco

from las vegas nevada

this the first locking tremolio that actualy holds it's tune right out the box,the only thing I did'nt like was the frets were still a lttle sharp and needed work and one fret buzz on the first fret on the b string,I tried to get some of it ,but the paint job is great,I ordered the dark metalic red and I can't get over how good it looks ,I get a good clasic rock sound out of and not to mention the burning lead solos.I'm playing it out and old digitech tone box and a laney tf 100.


Awesome guitar!

By Kookie

from WI

I've had this guitar for about three years and it's never failed me yet. It plays extremely well- it's the perfect guitar for any level of experience. Whether you play at home or you gig regularly, this will do the job. The vibrato can take serious dives and it won't put you out of tune. Simply put- this guitar rocks!


The Amazing Jackson

By Michael

from USA

This guitar is AMAZING. The guitar has 22 frets. It is my lead guitar. You can play so easily. You should so buy this guitar.

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