For over 30 years, the name Jackson Guitars has instantly invoked images of menacing-looking, wicked-sounding, speed-demon-style shred machines and for good reason; that’s what they specialize and excel in. The Jackson JS32T Kelly continues that tradition in every aspect at an uber-affordable price!
The old-school, streamlined Kelly body shape is sleek and full of attitude. Basswood gives it a wide tonal spectrum with a tight low-end. The black hardware against the clean, Gloss White finish is striking, especially with the black and white “Zebra” style pickup covers. The JS32T is also available in Satin Black with all black hardware for a blacked-out effect. The Tune-o-matic bridge and string-through-body design provide maximum stability and sustain. The Jackson High Output pickups utilize ceramic magnets and are voiced for a full, rich tone and serious gain. Tight, chunky, aggressive lows and singing highs delivered at crushing output levels characterize the sonic mission statement of the JS32T Kelly.
The 1-piece maple speed neck has a graphite-reinforced truss rod, a standard feature on all JS models, that adds even further to the stability of the JS32T’s tuning and intonation. The 24-fret, rosewood fingerboard features a 12″/16″ compound radius. What that means for the player is an easy, natural feel on the first frets at 12″ that smoothly transitions to 16″ radius on the upper frets for low action, effortless bending, and lightning-fast shredability. Top it off with the distinctive, pearloid sharkfin fret markers and this guitar definitely means business.
At this price, it’s easy to assume that this is a lesser-quality instrument but that’s simply not the case. The Jackson JS32T Kelly is a killer guitar with one purpose; to take all the punishment you can give it and deliver it back times 10!