Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V - Red with Black Bevels

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Thru-neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 EMG Humbucking Pickups, and Vibrato Tailpiece - Red with Black Bevels
Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V - Red with Black Bevels image 1
Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V - Red with Black Bevels image 1
$699.99
Sweetwater Savings: $233.33 MSRP: $933.32
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Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V - Red with Black Bevels
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Shred Right

Jackson built the PDX-2 Demmelition King V solidbody electric guitar to Phil Demmel's exacting specifications. For your shredding pleasure, Machine Head's axe man spec'd out this formidable weapon with a menacing signature King V body shape, a 3-piece through-body neck capped with a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and Jackson's classic shark fin inlays. You also get a pair of EMG HZ humbuckers with dual volume controls and a 3-way blade. A Floyd Rose Special vibrato keeps tuning stable even under extreme whammy conditions. Shred right, with the Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V.

Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Compound-radius gives you the best of both worlds
  • Neck-through design for monumental sustain
  • EMG pickups for snarling, agressive tone
Compound-radius gives you the best of both worlds

The Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V sports a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 12" radius thet keeps things nice and confortable for natural, relaxed chord work. Up top, a 16" radius lays it all out flat for effortless, low-action high-speed runs with monumental string bends without fretting out. With the PDX-2 Demmelition King V, you get the best of both worlds.

Neck-through design for monumental sustain

The Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V owes its great tone and sustain in part to something you won't even notice at first glance: a neck-through-body design. The three-piece through-body maple neck doesn't just join the body; it's actually part of the body! This configuration contributes to sustain in a big way, since the entire guitar is structurally integrated, with the pickups, bridge, and tailpiece affixed to the actual neck.

EMG pickups for snarling, agressive tone

Jackson's PDX-2 Demmelition King V is packin' heat. A pair of passive EMG humbuckers spit out enough attitude to keep you shredding all night, every night. At the bridge, you get an EMGHz-4A, optimized for fat, snarling lead tone. In the neck position, there's an EMGHz-4, voiced to give you everything from spanking cleans, to thick chunk, to a massive wall of sound. EMG designed these passives to emulate the sound of their classic active 81 and 85 models. The HZs are likely the quietest passive pickups in existence, and (unlike actives), you never have to worry about dead batteries.

Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Rad-shaped lightweight Demmelition basswood body
  • Gloss-finished 3-Piece maple through-body Speed Neck with graphite reinforcement
  • Compound-radius (12"-16") bound rosewood fingerboard with with 24 jumbo frets and Shark Fin inlays
  • Black headstock binding; white neck binding
  • Scale length: 25.5"; dual-action truss rod
  • Jackson Pointed 6 in-Line headstock
  • EMG HZ Humbucking bridge and neck humbuckers; 3-Position Blade
  • Volume (neck pickup), volume (bridge pickup)
  • Black Hardware; Floyd Rose Special vibrato bridge; Jackson Tuning Machines
  • Floyd Rose R3 string nut, nut width: 1.6875"
The Jackson PDX-2 Demmelition King V is built to shred

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape King V
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color Red with Black Bevels
Neck Material Maple, through-body
Neck Shape Speed Neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12"-16" Compound Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Sharkfins
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Special vibrato
Tuners Jackson
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG HZ Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG HZ Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Pickup Selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 2916062540

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

Amazing Metal guitar!!

This thing has a fast neck!! Perfect set up right out of the box. The looks are killer and the red color looks even better in person! The only thing I would change(and I currently am) are the passive EMG pick ups. They really don't do a great job of emulating the EMG 81/85 as stated. The double locking Floyd Rose does its job! Dives are no problem with this thing and stays in tune! Very light and is balance perfectly! Overall very, very satisfied!!
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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Jackson, Jackson Solidbody Guitars