#1
Hey everyone.

I've had the same Washburn electric guitar for over 5 years now... and I believe it's time for me to pick up a new guitar.

The problem that I'm facing, however, is that I have very little money at the moment. Upon browsing Jackson's website, I came across the Jackson Kelly JS30KE. It has a great look to it, and it got pretty good reviews from what I saw.

What confuses me is the price difference from Jackson's JS series compared to their other guitars. A Kelly JS30KE goes for only $300, while Jackson's other Kelly goes for something like $700- and they both seem to have similar specs.

Jackson says that the JS series is good for beginners... I would call myself intermediate. But what makes the JS series better for beginners than, say, their other two Kelly's? Is any quality sacrificed?

If anyone on here has owned a Kelly, or are familiar with them, please give me your opinion on the matter. Should I get the JS Kelly or would it be worth it to try and save up for one of the other two Kelleys?

Or alternatively, is there a better guitar that I could get for around the same price range?

Thanks.
#2
js has less quality materials and is made of cheap stuff while the KE3 is made of great woods and realy goood hardware, hence almost the 2x price
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#3
It's just cheaper. Get a KE3, or any of their Japanese guitars. Very good intermediate guitars. I have a DK2 and a KE3, and I've been playing for 6 years now. Can't complain about anything.

They improved the pickups and the tremolos on the new models too. Now they have real Floyd Roses and Seymour Duncan pickups.
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Quote by AzureNight
It's just cheaper. Get a KE3, or any of their Japanese guitars. Very good intermediate guitars. I have a DK2 and a KE3, and I've been playing for 6 years now. Can't complain about anything.

They improved the pickups and the tremolos on the new models too. Now they have real Floyd Roses and Seymour Duncan pickups.


Yeah, I saw that they had put Seymour Duncan's on 'em. That's really nice... but I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy some Seymour Duncans myself and put them onto the JS Kelly?

The KE3 is a really nice guitar, though. I love that "Skulls" paint job that's available for it.
#5
I never had a KE3, but i have the jsrr30 (rhoads)
basically the same with a different shape.
I love that thing, lasted 3 years now, only problem is that a soldering has fallen loose once, and I broke the top two tuning machines off (got pissed, threw it) but it still plays great!
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