#1
I bought this Jackson DK2M Pro a month ago as a daily practice guitar and I had average expectations from it. Most of my guitars are USA-made, so I'm used to well-made guitars. Anyway, it arrived and I was immediately impressed - the feel of the neck was great, the fret work was finished very well, and the overall quality of the guitar was excellent. This guitar is made in Japan, and it comes equipped with Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) pickups - an absolutely awesome combination for rock and metal.

So, I've had a month to jam on this guitar, many hours each day. It's been awesome. Even the licensed Floyd Rose bridge it comes with has been absolutely rock solid. Yeah, rock solid. The guitar stays in perfect tune, intonates perfectly, and the neck profile is just right - not quite as thin as an Ibanez Wizard, yet not as thick as an Ibanez X-neck (Destroyer). The matte finish on the maple neck is very nice, and it feels fast, and the black delrin inlays and binding look killer.

How does it sound? Fantastic. Very crunchy distortion with awesome sustain from a floating-bridge guitar with a bolt-on neck. No fret buzz at all - the neck was set up perfect from the factory. The volume and tone pots are very high quality, as is all the hardware. Dare I say, this guitar's quality is almost as good as my Soloist. Yeah, I said it. It's that good. $600 gets you one new, and it's worth every penny. I would have no problems at all taking this guitar live or recording with it. Enjoy the pics.















#2
Those are seriously sweet ass guitars. I've tried a couple out and they've had the best neck of any guitar I've had my hands on. I'm looking to get one in blue.
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#3
A good LFR? No way. I thought they were all deemed terrible.

I might actually look at that. I kind of steer clear of FRs because the only guitars in my price range have licensed ones.
#4
Verry nice-looking. And for $600, it shounds like a good guitar that could rival US Jacksons perhaps?
#5
I like Jacksons, they just don't make enough 7s and their neck heel feels like a brick to me.
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#6
it looks a lot like the jackson dinky dkmg except for a different neck and headstock and pickups.
#7
I played that same guitar and loved it, I'm definetly getting it. But the store doesnt carry trans finishes and I just wanted to know how thick the veneer would be? Is it paper thin? Im hoping its around 1\8".
#8
Now that I think about it, the DK2M I played the other day had a different trem (it was more like an OFR than the trem shown above)...
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#9
WANT! It's actually a first time I see mahogany fretboard with black inlays.
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#10
Wow, that looks killer!

I'd look into it for my next guitar, but I don't want a FR, licensed or not. I like to change tunings a lot, and I don't use trem much.

How are the pickups? I've heard that those two SD are a good combo. And I love Maple fretboards, it's a shame that I don't see many on "metal" guitars as often.
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#11
Join the jackson clubs know lol. I nearly got one of those but found a great deal on the soloist. Also the lfr is very reliable guys and you can swap it out for an ofr
#12
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WANT! It's actually a first time I see mahogany fretboard with black inlays.

It's maple...
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Wow, that looks killer!

I'd look into it for my next guitar, but I don't want a FR, licensed or not. I like to change tunings a lot, and I don't use trem much.

How are the pickups? I've heard that those two SD are a good combo. And I love Maple fretboards, it's a shame that I don't see many on "metal" guitars as often.

Well, Jackson has some fixed bridge Dinkys, but only this one has a maple fretboard. You could try blocking the trem?
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#13
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Well, Jackson has some fixed bridge Dinkys, but only this one has a maple fretboard. You could try blocking the trem?


Yeh, maybe, or then again I could try building my own based off a Jackson. I've always wanted to build a guitar.
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#14
Thanks for the review, but I once tried one of these and absolutely hated it... It just felt like a toy to me. Like it was made of plastic... There was something about it that I just didn't like. The weight, the feel... And I have a friend with a KE3 and he says that the bridge is terrible and can't hold the tune.
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#15
Looks nice but the volume knob placement would annoy the hell out of me.
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#16
Can I request a picture of the width of the neck?
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Can I request a picture of the width of the neck?

I would also like to see this.
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Cheers.

Have you played an Epi' LP before? If so, how does the neck compare with comfort/size between the Dinky and the LP?
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#22
jackson lfr's are supposed to be the best LFR's. sturdiest. good buy. i want a soloist.
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#23
I'm hoping to get one of these in a month or so.
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#24
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A good LFR? No way. I thought they were all deemed terrible.

I might actually look at that. I kind of steer clear of FRs because the only guitars in my price range have licensed ones.



The MIJ LFRs are kickass, my Jackson Professional has a LFR on it and it stays rock solid, just like TS's
#26
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it looks a lot like the jackson dinky dkmg except for a different neck and headstock and pickups.


that's because they're both dinkys

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Cheers.

Have you played an Epi' LP before? If so, how does the neck compare with comfort/size between the Dinky and the LP?


the jacksons neck is about the same width as my les pauls, but is slightly slimmer. string spacing is also slightly smaller on the jackson, imo it plays a lot better.
#27
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Looks nice but the volume knob placement would annoy the hell out of me.

i actually like it, it's easy to use it while you play... i got used to it on my dk2...
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#28
I have one of these in inferno red. Sounds freakin great. Very nice guitar with good build quality. Unfortunately I ve slowly come to dislike the neck. I find myself going back to my rg321 because of it's wizard neck. Think I maybe selling if off for a RG1570.
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