Jackson JS1 Dinky
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Jackson JS1 Dinky

JS1 Dinky, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Jackson belonging to the JS1 Dinky model.

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Hatsubai 24/06/2011

Jackson JS1 Dinky : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Not that great"
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These guitars are budget guitars meant for someone who hasn't been playing for a long period of time and just wants to get started with their guitar playing. Here are the specs on the guitar:

Alder body
Maple neck with 22 jumbo frets and rosewood fingerboard
2 humbucker pickups
Vintage style tremolo
One volume and one tone control and a 3-way toggle switch

UTILIZATION

The fretwork on this model isn't that great. There are also some neck joint gap issues. With these lower guitars, the luthiers spend much less time on them. Usually, they just give them the quick once over, and they're good to go in their eyes. Given the price point, time is money, so it's somewhat understandable. The tolerances aren't quite as tight, and it can be seen with the neck joint and other small areas such as those. The trem on this thing is pretty trash, too. It's made out of pot metal, it sounds bad and it doesn't really stay in the tune. The nut could be fitted better, but it wasn't snagging, so that's a good thing.

SOUNDS

The guitar didn't really resonate like it should. I think they used some trash alder or something. I like alder in a certain weight range, and this was pretty heavy. Some people think that a heavier guitar is a thicker sounding guitar, but I find that it usually just equals dead weight. The pickups in these were some no name pickups. I have no clue who makes them, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're some in house things. The bridge pickup was muddy and undefined. The neck pickup was super thin and lacked what I look for in a proper neck pickup. I wouldn't even recommend replacing the pickups in this guitar, personally.

OVERALL OPINION

If you're looking for a cheap beater guitar, this might work out for you. However, if you're a serious musician, I recommend looking for something a bit better quality. You'll get more for your money, and it'll be more enjoyable to play. These lower end guitars just really aren't my thing, but I could be spoiled after playing higher end guitars for the past 5+ years of my career.