Poll: Which one?
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KE2 Jackson
30 71%
JS1200 Ibanez
12 29%
Voters: 42.
#1
Jackson Kelly KE2



BODY Alder with Flame Maple Top on Transparent Colors
NECK Neck-Thru-Body Quartersawn Maple
NECK DIMENSIONS 3rd Fret: .775”, 12th Fret: .835”
TUNING MACHINES Die-Cast Tuners
FINGERBOARD Ebony
NO. OF FRETS 24 Jumbo Frets
BRIDGE PICKUP Seymour Duncan® JB™ TB4 Humbucker
MIDDLE PICKUP N/A
NECK PICKUP Seymour Duncan® Jazz™ SH2N Humbucker
CONTROLS Master Volume,
Master Tone
BRIDGE Floyd Rose® Original™ Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
PICKUP SWITCHING 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
HARDWARE Black (Chrome on Transparent Colors)
STRINGS NPS, XL, (.009 to .042)
CASE Includes Deluxe Molded Case
PICKGUARD None
SCALE LENGTH 25.5”
WIDTH AT NUT 1-11/16”
UNIQUE FEATURES Compound (12” to 16&rdquo Fingerboard Radius,
Mother of Pearl Shark Fin Position Inlays,
Bound Fingerboard and Headstock,
Matching Painted Headstock on Transparent Finishes,
Off-set “Kelly” Body Shape,
Inlaid Mother of Pearl Jackson Logo,
CTS® Pots and Switchcraft® Switches



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JS1200




JS Prestige neck
Basswood Body
22/6105 frets
Rosewood Finger Board
Edge Pro bridge
DiMarzio PAF Joe (H) Neck PU
DiMarzio Fred (H) Bridge PU
Abalone Dot Inlay
chrome hardwear



now, I'm leaning towards the KE2, because I love the Explorer shape, OFR, It's made in america, and it's neck through body contruction.


I played the JS1200, it's a great guitar, but I don't think it's worth 1500, I can get it used for 900 which isn't bad. It's made in Japan, which in electionics, is as good or better than america, but the woods aren't as great. It has a Edge Pro tremolo, which probably isn't as good.


I plan on getting both sometime in the future, which should I get first?

Which ever I get, it will be at least 3 years until I get the next one.
#2
out of those 2, I'd probably go with the jackson mainly because it has better wood
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#5
ive always liked ibanezs...i have two and although ive never played that specific model, it looks pretty nice...and i think syn (synyster gates) used that ibanez before he got the deal with schecter so apparently it works for one of the best
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#6
ive played the satriani and love it. plus the body on the jackson is ****ing weird.

satriani is a better buy in my opinion
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#7
i love the tradition guitar shape, the other one is just breakin my balls. to over the top. if i were you, id probably buy the ibanez, maybe one of the cheaper satch versions and mod the sh1t out of it.
#8
Apple vs Orange. that said I would go with the Jackson. Better wood, 24 frets OFR, and neck through. The JS though his a very nice guitar, but I would probably go with the Kelly because its a 24 fretter. Now KE2 against a Paul Gilbert, it may be a different story lol.
#9
Do you really wanna get someone else's custom guitar?
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#10
Ok, lets compare:

Jackson: USA-made, Neck-Thru, Higher Quality woods (alder, and ebony), Bound Neck and Headstock, 24 frets. Also: freakin' sick finish.

Ibanez: Japanese made (still good, but honestly, below Jackson USA's quality), Basswood and Rosewood (typically cheaper woods, no denying that. Also: rosewood is a lot easier to work with compared to ebony), No binding, 22 frets (and last time I checked, they are only Medium frets, which might be an issue..) Aaand.. kinda standard finish.


Honestly? I'd go with Jackson hands down.
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#11
gay, the kelly has neck binding? ew... I guess it isn't too bad.

Yeah, the Jackson pretty much has everything the other guitar has but better quality. The JS1200 has coil taps though and the pick ups I wanted. oh well.

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i love the tradition guitar shape, the other one is just breakin my balls. to over the top. if i were you, id probably buy the ibanez, maybe one of the cheaper satch versions and mod the sh1t out of it.


nah, the cheaper version is junk lol.
#12
JS1200 - the neck is comfortable and fast. The way it is set also has a greater tolerance to lower action. Provided money is of no concern as, like any signature guitar, it is overpriced.

The wood in the JS1200 was chosen for its tonal qualties, not it's price. Basswood is warmer than Alder.
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#13
Quote by nan0
gay, the kelly has neck binding? ew... I guess it isn't too bad.

Yeah, the Jackson pretty much has everything the other guitar has but better quality. The JS1200 has coil taps though and the pick ups I wanted. oh well.


You can add a coil tap yourself f or about $15 and an hour of your time
And whats your problem with binding? IMHO, it makes it feel a lot smoother.
#14
my friend has a kelly and its a really nice guitar to play
i'd go with that
#15
i don't think you could say basswood is worse than alder... it's preference... as basilisck says, it's warmer.

it's really up to you. are you in the US? those jacksons are very expensive if you aren't...
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#16
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ive always liked ibanezs...i have two and although ive never played that specific model, it looks pretty nice...and i think syn (synyster gates) used that ibanez before he got the deal with schecter so apparently it works for one of the best

who cares? he sucks

get the kelly, you wont regret the neckthru
and it has 24 frets, which may come in handy some day. Not to mention, it has the its going to be a very versitile guitar with those pickups and alder body
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#17
Actually, one of the reasons I like that guitar because alder and basswood are very similar, but basswood is a bit warmer.

Both should have about the same tone, especially if I put the JS1200's pups in it sometime in the future.

I guess I could add a coil tap, but it isn't a major problem.
#18
id go with the satch guitar...but that is just becuase im not a fan of the whole...you know...scary guitar look....makes me curl into the fetal position
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#19
id go with the satch guitar...but that is just becuase im not a fan of the whole...you know...scary guitar look....makes me curl into the fetal position
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#20
Scary guitar? Are you afraid of snakes?

I love them to death, I have Satriani's Snake Strap on my explorer right now, but it's a epi.