#1
Got my hands on this tonight, practically for free. I'd say its a DKMG or DXMG based on the EMG-HZ pickups, but the headstock isn't right for those models. I've only found a handful of pics online of this particular combo of shark fins, pickups and headstock. Anyone want to take a shot at it?

#2
Is it a neck through or a bolt on? 'Cause I remeber soloist having 3+3 headstocks and sharkies, as far as I remember dinkies had piranha inlays on 3+3 models, but I may be wrong. It also might be a limited run model made for a store chain, they did a bunch of those.

If it's a bolt-on can you post a pic of the neck plate?
#3
^ Yeah more info would help. the dkmgt (and maybe the dkmg as well) had piranhas but they have the regular 6-a-side headstock as RangerNY66 said.
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#4
Is it an X series?
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#5
Thanks for pitching in guys.

Its a bolt-on neck. Here's the neck plate:



This is definitely a bit of a mystery. I grabbed it used at the local Guitar Center where it sat for a while and got marked down to number ridiculously low enough to take a flyer on the thing. Its a fairly well made guitar for sure. I know it wasn't $2000 new, but its no Squire Affinity or Ibanez Gio either. The combination of the 3+3 headstock, shark fin inlays and EMG-HZ pickups doesn't match anything I can find even in old Jackson catalogs.

TSC, I think you may be right. It may have been a special edition for a particular retailer. I'm gonna reach out to Jackson to see if the S/N will give them a clue.

Regardless, I love the thing. Played it for hours last night. Its definitely worth putting a little work into.
#7
I could be wrong but that serial number looks like it's probably a japanese one. if so it's probably a nice guitar, and if you got it at a really good price, hard to go wrong.

EDIT: yeah you could contact jackson, or maybe check out the jackson charvel forum (jcfonline.com)
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#8
It's a dinky DXMGT
Nice ride, for practically free.
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I could be wrong but that serial number looks like it's probably a japanese one. if so it's probably a nice guitar, and if you got it at a really good price, hard to go wrong.

EDIT: yeah you could contact jackson, or maybe check out the jackson charvel forum (jcfonline.com)


Yeap, the serial number would point to it being made in Japan.

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It's a dinky DXMGT
Nice ride, for practically free.

You're absolutly right. I think it might have been a Musician's Friend exclussive, but that's just a guess based on a quick google search.
#10
Yes, it's a DXMGT and the serial indicates 2004ish Japan. Those were an exclusive model for GC or MF back in the mid 2000's.
#11
RangerNY66 I have the same guitar serial number has 3 where yours has a 2. It was sold to me as a soloist but those are supposed to have neck through body
#13
I exchanged emails today with someone at FMIC and he said this should be a Jackson Dinky. I'm waiting to hear back for more info. I think its bass wood
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I exchanged emails today with someone at FMIC and he said this should be a Jackson Dinky. I'm waiting to hear back for more info. I think its bass wood


The correct answer was already presented in this thread - it's a Dinky DXMGT. Made in Japan at Chushin Gakki as a limited edition/exclusive run for one of the major US chains in the early/mid 2000's. I believe the body is alder, which would fit with most of the Chushin Gakki Dinkies.

That serial number format is the one used for the bolt-on Japanese Jacksons from 1996 onwards, starting with 96xxxxx in 1996 and rising to somewhere in the 98xxxxx range by the time production stopped in 2011. You're right in that a Soloist is neck-through - the Soloist and Dinky are an identical shape aside from the neck joint. If it's a bolt-on neck, then it's a Dinky*.

*Unless it's 24.75" scale, in which case it's a Fusion. (But this model isn't - it's 25.5", which makes it a Dinky!).