KE2 Kelly review by Jackson

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (28 votes)
Jackson: KE2 Kelly

Sound — 9
Really great sound. I play mostly metal, hard rock and punk and alternative. This guitar is suitable for all. Very crunchy, beefy sound at the bridge pickup, and a bluesy, jazz, warmer tone on the neck pickup.

Overall Impression — 9
I've been playing for 3 and a half years now, and I can tell you it's a must buy for an intermediate or a pro guitarist. I definitely recommend it.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is BUILT for live playing. I think the hardware will last forever, The guitar is kinda unbalanced because of the locations of the strap buttons, but that's really not a big deal to me. The finish is orgasmic, very, very nice to look at.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action was too low for me... So I had to adjust it a little bit. Overall, everything came out great! The pickups were very well adjusted. Guitar was flawless, no scratch, bruise, crack, etc. It was pretty much in perfect shape.

Features — 9
Built at 2010 in the US. 24 Jumbo frets, ebony fingerboard. Eerie Dess Swirl finish. Comes with Killer SH-2 and TB-4 humbuckers. 1 tone, 1 volume knob and a 3-way pickup selector. Floyd Rose original trem. Includes Hardshell guitar case.

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    Huge fail on the USA for $513.00. First it has an OFR then a LIC Floyd, more confusion with the body wood. I don't know if you're just so gassed and made errors in your review or you got burned into thinking you were getting a USA KE2 for $513.00 bucks. Either way it's a Jackson and you got a decent axe even if it's not a USA you can always upgrade the hardware.
    USA kelly is alder body, not poplar. It must be a kelly professional made in japan from the description. Not a USA