Price paid: $ 449.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I play a load of metal, but I also play a lot of light rock and acoustic music. It can fit into any crowd. I just got it for Christmas and I also got a Spider Jam amp which is amazing. On Christmas day I hooked it up and it sounded so beautiful. It is not noisy. I can play it on insane and I don't hear static, but when you want it to, it will pick up slight touches to the strings. I have made an abundance of sounds from dime squeals to amazing pinch harmonics. The DXMG can just about do anything. If by game and non guitar sounds, it can do pac man, I made it sound like a space ships and bombs.
Overall Impression — 10
Again, I play a lot of metal, heavy rock, and light rock, but some acoustic. It can play any of it. It sounds beautiful when clean, and will make you cry on distortion(in a good way). I have been playing for almost a year. I taught myself. I almost own a Squire Fender Strat, a Fender 15w Amp, a Cry Baby wahwah, and a Spider Jam 75w Amp. I don't think I needed to ask anything before I bought this. If this guitar was stolen, I would buy it again only if I had the money. I can't just buy $450 things all the time. I love how it has 24 jumbo frets, it has a Floyd Rose, and sounds beautiful. I don't hate anything about it, yet. I haven't tried changing strings. My favorite feature is the bridge/tremolo. I loved how I can go down so low, so smooth, then pull up a few notes. I highly recommend this guitar. You will not regret buying the Jackson DXMG Dinky.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I am pretty sure this guitar will withstand Live playing. Nothing has gone wrong. The hardware seems like it will last an extremely long time after what I put it through. The strap buttons are indeed solid. Yes, I would depend on this guitar to bring to a gig by itself. I would only bring two if I had to Switch tunings between songs.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action was great; I could play it at ease. The pickups were perfect. I didn't even have to touch them. The guitar had no flaws other than when I first started playing it, the D string kept going out of tune. After about four times retuning it, it stayed in tune.
Features — 10
My DXMG was made in Japan. It has 24 jumbo frets with a maple neck. It's just plain black. The DXMG is a dinky with an unbelievable Floyd Rose. There is one volume knob, one tone knob, and a three-way Switch. The two EMG pickups really give it an awesome sound. one is placed at the neck, and one at the bridge. It has a double locking tremolo so it locks at the nut AND the bridge.