DK2T Dinky Pro review by Jackson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.6 (51 votes)
Jackson: DK2T Dinky Pro
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Price paid: € 624

Purchased from: Musikhaus Hermann

Sound — 10
The guitar was built for a heavy metal look and sound but i can play almost anything on it, the pickups are original Seymour Duncan, electronics are shielded so it has low noise, it has a very good, bright sound, like a Standard Stratocaster with humbuckers. I play at home and use a Behringer GMX212 modeling amp; a very versatile guitar and amp.

Overall Impression — 9
I play rock and metal, sometimes blues, the guitar has a good sound with distortion or overdrive and very low hum noise. I have been playing for 4 years, before this I had a Japanese Squier Stratocaster, still do, but the frets are worn out. This Jackson is a very good guitar I wouldn't change it for anything and I'd buy another one if I wear the frets again or get a new Custom Jackson neck for it. But for now I wouldn't change anything about it, it works great!

Reliability & Durability — 9
It is a very reliable guitar, it stays in tune very well, good sustain the Bridge pickup has lots of power and the hardware seems to be of good quality. The finish is solid, resistant to denting and scratching, just not to fingerprints :D. The neck is super thin and straight, just hope it won't warp in time. It is a very good quality guitar made by the Japanese.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar was set-up pretty well, I think directly from the factory, it wasn't opened. It had a low action 1.5 mm 1st string and 2 mm 6th string both at 17th fret. Very low fret buzz. The pickups were adjusted well and tight, and the pot knobs were screwed in securely. The finish is solid black. No flaws so far, I only set the strings a bit higher (by 0.5 mm) because when I hit them a bit harder they kinda buzz a bit, but that's just personal preference.

Features — 8
My Jackson Dinky DK2T was made in Japan, year 2009. Features: Body: Solid Alder, Superstrat Shape, Solid Black Finish; Neck: Bold-On Hard Maple, Wizard II Profile; Fretboard: Bound Rosewood with Pearloid Shark Fin Inlays; 12' to 16' Compound Radius; Scale 25.5" (64.8 cm), 24 Jumbo Frets; Hardware: Jackson Tune-O-Matic Bridge with String-thru body; Standard Jackson Die-Cast Tuners; Color Black; Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch; Seymour Duncan TB-4 Bridge and SH2N Neck Pickups; These features are really nice, it is a very well built and solid guitar, the only features that don't make this guitar a high-end one are that the neck wood is not Quartersawn Maple and the Inlays are not Pearl but those don't matter to its sound only to price. Comes with Jackson Hard-Case, Allen Wrench and .09 NPS Strings.

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    w77yyz
    Have it. Love it... all except the machine heads... looking for upgrades.