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Snake™
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Hello fellow UGers, I see you have stumbled upon this thread, intrigued by what I have for you!

For sale/for trade here is a somewhat old guitar, a Jackson Kelly XLR. Made in 1995, it was part of Jackson's old Professional line of guitars, which by many are considered to be some of the greatest import lines of all time (they were MIJ, created at the Chuskin Gakki factory). To juxtapose the XLR to the modern day Jacksons, it would be right up there with the RR24 and the Phil Demmel Signature model (not the PDX one).

Anyways, now onto the guitar. The guitar itself plays amazing. The neck is super fast, and access to the lower frets is great. It does have a bit of fret wear, but not too much. It does have a couple nicks here and there, but it is a 20 year-old axe. Anyways, here are the specs:

-24 fret, bound rosewood fretboard (headstock is also bound)
-Mother-of-Pearl sharkfin inlays (not the Pearloid crap they have now)
-Black finish
-Jackson LFR (which stays in tune quite nice)
-EMG 81/85 combo
-Poplar bound w/ alder wings
-bolt-on maple neck
-one volume pot, three-way switch
-black hardware
-reverse neck and headstock (the R in the XLR)

Price-wise, I am asking for $600 (negotiable).

Trade-wise, I am looking for old Jackson/Charvels (specifically Jackson Pros or Charvel Model 6s) or a Ibanez 540/750. But, offer me anything, as I'm pretty open when it comes to guitars.


PS: I will post pictures in a bit, just need to find my camera.

Hope you are interested in this beast of an axe, thanks for viewing.
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#3
Bump!

Down to $550!
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#4
bump again!
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#5
Bump! $525 now! Offer me anything!
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#6
bumparooski

Also forgot to put this, but it does come with a hardshell case!
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#7
bump bump bump
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#9
Sorry, no interest in the Predator :/ Thanks for the offer though!

Anyways, bumparooski!
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#10
price change bump, down to $500, and open to any trades whatsoever!
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#11
Shit, that guitar is amazing, bro.

If I had the money, I'd be all over it.

Good luck with the sell, and the lucky SOB that ends up with this axe.
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jdr94
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#12
Thats my old xlr isnt it? Those pics look like the ones i took years ago. Ill take it back. Email me
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#13
yup definitely my old XLR unless you have an ugly ass couch like my old one ha ha


even if we cant work out a partial trade I'd like it back. I'll give you $500 shipped on it if I dont have another guitar you'd like. Just email me cause I'm not on here much
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#14
jdr, emailed you!
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#15
Got it and replied. Might as well lock this baby up cause that Kelly is goin back to its home lol
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#16
Well im sad you decided to trade it instead, but please ask that guy to contact me should he ever decide to trade/sell it. Thanks.
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#17
Quote by Snake™
To juxtapose the XLR to the modern day Jacksons, it would be right up there with the RR24 and the Phil Demmel Signature model (not the PDX one).

Nope, I must say. I think it's reincarnated in the KE-3 because of the same specs except alder instead of poplar. Demmel and RR24 are more expensive and neckthru with ebony fretboards you know. Your axe is great but these two are superior to your guitar.
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#18
Quote by Blackwinged
Nope, I must say. I think it's reincarnated in the KE-3 because of the same specs except alder instead of poplar. Demmel and RR24 are more expensive and neckthru with ebony fretboards you know. Your axe is great but these two are superior to your guitar.




The KE-3 is a reincarnated XL(R), but weaker; the XLR had MOP and was of higher build quality than the KE-3. Compared to the Demmel and RR24, I'd say the quality of build is better. I previously owned a RR24, and though it was visually appealing, the XLR beats it out. The ebony fretboard and neck-thru joint are all preference, though they are ones most of us prefer.
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#19
I owned Kelly Std Professional and played RR24 once. I'd say RR24 feels better.
Nevermind cause I've got a '90 Rhoads Pro and imo that thing beats all that guitars in feeling and sound.

Good luck with your axe!
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#20
Quote by Blackwinged
I owned Kelly Std Professional and played RR24 once. I'd say RR24 feels better.
Nevermind cause I've got a '90 Rhoads Pro and imo that thing beats all that guitars in feeling and sound.

Good luck with your axe!


Lucky bastard! I owned a '90 Soloist Pro for about a year, played like butter. How's the neck on the Rhoads?

And thanks dude!
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#21
Btw, this is back up, deal fell through with the last dude.

$500 still is the price!
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#22
Quote by Snake™
Lucky bastard! I owned a '90 Soloist Pro for about a year, played like butter. How's the neck on the Rhoads?

And thanks dude!

Hehe, Rhoads is awesome. I owned the '92 one but then sold it and picked up a '90 white/black. The neck is one of my favourites, not so thin and not chunky at all, very comfortable. I think same is on soloist pro. Don't like the stock PUPs much and maybe will change 'em, otherwise absolutely great axe. Looking for the Kevin Bond RR right now, want one with green bevels in perfect condition. =)
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#23
Yup i owned a rhoads pro and its playability was great. Man, had you not backed out that guitar would be in my hands . You sounded like you definitely wanted to trade that other guy tho. Out of curiousity, what were you gonna trade for?
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#24
Quote by jdr94
Yup i owned a rhoads pro and its playability was great. Man, had you not backed out that guitar would be in my hands . You sounded like you definitely wanted to trade that other guy tho. Out of curiousity, what were you gonna trade for?


I know dude And he was offering a black '90 Soloist Pro, and I was like "this is too good to be true" and it turned out to be the case lol.
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#25
Damn man. that woulda been nice. Well if its still around in a month, like Arnold, "I'll be back" lol
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#26
Oh and although the XLR is not on the level spec wise as a Kelly Pro, Soloist Pro, or Rhoads Pro I feel its playability is. I prefer it over all the Pros but if they had made a neckthru kelly with a rev headstock Id be on it
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Quote by jdr94
Oh and although the XLR is not on the level spec wise as a Kelly Pro, Soloist Pro, or Rhoads Pro I feel its playability is. I prefer it over all the Pros but if they had made a neckthru kelly with a rev headstock Id be on it


Hell yea, a reverse Kelly Pro would give anyone major GAS
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#29
another bump for this badboy! Still $500!
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#30
sadly unforseen bills have killed my funds grrrr
free bump for ya. people really dont understand how greatly balanced this guitar is. although it appears like a ke3r its so much more.
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#31
I want this badly, but I'd doubt you'd take a trade for a beautiful Ibanez S470DX? :\
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#32
jdr: Damn, man, that sucks man but it is true, this guitar is a beast. It easily is better than 95% of MIJ guitars on the market today.

jeleopard: email me pics: stonesnake23@gmail.com
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#33
Bump, still at $500, and offer me anything for trade!
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#34
Bumparooski!

C'mon guys, it's a shredder
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#36
Sorry dude, if you were closer I'd do it. Shipping it is money I don't have T.T
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#38
Bump, dropping it to $475
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#39
Bump again, now to $450!
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to the top!
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