Jackson JS30KE Kelly Electric Guitar

Jackson JS30KE Kelly Electric GuitarAlder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Jackson humbuckers.

Jackson’s new JS30 series includes their best-ever line up of classic styles, and outstanding value. If you’ve ever wanted an amazing Jackson Kelly, but didn’t feel like making the custom shop-priced investment, this is the perfect time to add an aggressive Jackson design to your arsenal.

Jackson builds all of the models in this series with an alder body, a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, Jackson humbuckers and chrome hardware including an adjustable string-thru-body bridge. The transparent finish models even feature a maple veneer top!

The stationary string through tremolo, it’s simply the best. The pickups are great. Clean tone, the neck pickup has the most incredible clarity during solos. The clipping shedding solos is fantastic. And the bridge pickup can get the crunchiest sound with any distortion.
The guitar is pretty plain only 2 switches and one pickup switch. however, they are more than enough. The rosewood fret board is amazing(fast action, smoothness, and comfort).

Quality, ok here’s the tough one because even the “Inexpensive Guitars” are good “Once They are Set Up” like people everyone is a little different, so stock wise this will be right on for many! Overall the woods are great! Neck construction is solid, body is well finished and will last a long time nothing was loose, and worked well, even if had been customer support is good!! Everything is sturdy and well built. Nothing was loose, and worked well.
No blemishes, no loose parts, no dents easy, This guitar is almost made out steel. It seems like, and this guitar is awesome for “the road”.

Get a nice mellow tone, then flip a switch and turn a knob to get an awesome solo-worthy sound.

Great humbuckers for the money…produces good enough clean sound…and when used with a good amp, plays very good distorted.

This guitar has one of the nicest feels out of any guitars. it tends to be neck heavy. Being in a rock band i need a guitar that has a nice smooth ride through the whole show. I would take this cheaper jackson over almost any gibson. Plain out, its a nice guitar.

The best value you will find on a nice playing guitar. Definitely worth the money…sexy looks and awesome play. Great for beginners to experienced intermediates. This is a great price for this guitar. I paid 299…plus tax. So i think this is a great deal for a great guitar.
Had Played instruments ranging from $150 all the way up to $1200. Check latest price.

Ease of Use:
Getting the right tone not to bad if you have a good amp most can vary the tones real well so good tones are not like it was back in the Hay day, getting used to it is not very hard, even when sitting it’s not bad so getting used to it “Shape Wise” some might have to take a few days with it many may not, and moving the front strap post on the back plate (moving it down and forward) will help some.

Tuning is a breeze, action height is quickly adjustable. Great slim neck. When sitting down it’s no different than a strat. High frets are easy to reach, and chords are no problem with the jumbo frets. Adjusting the action could not be easier.

Every tone you need is right here.
Spent up to 3,245 for a guitar and this feels “RIGHT on Par” after i had the action set. Difference between the Super priced Kelly’s and this one are “Graphics”, Inlays, Pickups and your “Choice” of Bridges on the high-end ones.  this instrument making look good. The design of this guitar was well thought out. It has perfect place for your arm to rest on those long solos. pure genius.

Overall what can you say? It’s a JACKSON, it plays well, and for many the set up is good! And even then set up is easy! Million sites now days! Not like it was back in the 80’s and 90’s so you’re getting a Killer Axe at a price everyone can afford! So mow those lawns! Do those chores! Your Investment will be well rewarded!!

Technical Info:
Series: JS Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Bolt-On Maple
Neck Dimensions: 1st Fret: .775 in., 12th Fret: .910 in.
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Tuners
Fingerboard: Rosewood
No. of Frets: 24 Jumbo Frets
Bridge Pickup: Jackson CVR2 Humbucker
Middle Pickup: N/A
Neck Pickup: Jackson CVR2 Humbucker
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: JT390 Adjustable Bridge with Strings-Through-Body
Pickup Switching:
3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Hardware: Chrome
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Case: Optional Deluxe Molded Case
Pickguard: None
Scale Length: 25.5 in.
Width at Nut: 1-11/16 in.
Unique Features: Kelly Body Shape, MOTO Dot Position Inlays

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