Jackson JS12 Dinky - White

JS Series Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Tremolo - White
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Jackson JS12 Dinky - White image 1
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Jackson JS12 Dinky - White
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Rock Out with Jackson!

The shred-ready Jackson JS12 Dinky solidbody electric guitar was made to create sonic mayhem. The amazingly affordable JS12 Dinky serves up massive tone and killer sustain - courtesy of its basswood body, tremolo tailpiece, and two high-output ceramic humbuckers. You'll relish the uber-playability of the maple speed neck and fat-fretted rosewood fingerboard that lets you chord blissfully and shred without the fear of fretting out. Say hello to your new weapon of choice: the Jackson JS12 Dinky.

Jackson JS12 Dinky Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Jackson high-output pickups deliver the ultra-hot tone you need to tear it up
  • Flat fretboard delivers maximum playing comfort and performance
  • If looks could kill...
Jackson high-output pickups deliver the ultra-hot tone you need to tear it up

Looking for rock-solid metal tone? The Jackson JS12 Dinky delivers! That's because Jackson hooked the JS12 Dinky up with a pair of their custom-built ceramic-magnet humbuckers. These high-output humbuckers give you plenty of punch and serious bite - just what you need for today's most aggressive guitar styles.

Flat fretboard delivers maximum playing comfort and performance

The JS12 Dinky features a 12" radius fretboard for smooth playability. This flat rosewood fingerboard (complete with classic dot inlays) is great for fast note runs and big string bends. With a neck that plays this slick, you'll be up at the 24th fret before you know it.

If looks could kill...

If you're after a guitar that looks as mean as it sounds, then Sweetwater has your axe. The Dinky body shape alone is enough to convey instant attitude. Throw in Jackson's distinctive pointy headstock, and you've got one arresting-looking guitar. The Jackson JS12 Dinky is one of the sharpest-looking guitars around; it's a serious axe wielder's instrument of destruction.

Jackson JS12 Dinky Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A high-performance guitar for an amazing low price
  • Lightweight and resonant basswood Dinky body conveys instant attitude
  • Dual Jackson custom humbuckers deliver hard-hitting high-gain tone
  • Flat-radiused rosewood fingerboard feels great for rhythm and lead playing
  • 2-point tremolo tailpiece
  • Slender graphite-reinforced maple neck keeps your action fast
Get more for your money with a Jackson JS12 Dinky solidbody electric guitar from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Dinky
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color White
Neck Material 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24 jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Synchronized tremolo bridge
Tuners Jackson sealed die-cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Jackson High-output Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Jackson High-output Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 2910111576

Customer Reviews

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Jackson JS12 Dinky - White

Surprisingly good guitar, being an entry level cheaper model is obvious that some adjustments must be performed but very good guitar in general. Good, solid tuners, the finish could be better but for the price is OK, good weight, feels solid and balanced, whammy bar is a joke but I don't use it anyway. I own several guitars, this is my second Jackson, the previous one, which I still own for comparison, is an expensive one with Floyd, but this one is very, very close in feel and playability. Pickups are fine but an upgrade will be welcome. I got mine from my friends at Sweetwater, of course! Absolutely recommended!
Music background: Hobbyist, pedal collector, gear enthusiast.

Jackson JS12 Dinky

I've owned quite a few guitars, mostly midrange priced guitars ($500-$1000 that's midrange in my opinion) I play just about every style. Jazz, classiccal, rock, heavy metal, whatever. I bought this guitar because I recently moved to China, and I couldn't take all of my guitars with me and this is just a project guitar I guess. I consider myself a serious player, but had no time to save money much money. I'm giving this 4 stars taking price into consideration. At this price, I don't think you can really get anything better except if you get lucky and find a steal on eBay or a music exchange on Facebook etc.. I changed the tuners and pickups the day after I got this guitar, but of course I plugged it in and checked it out before I did that just to see what ~200$ can really buy in a guitar. The pickups definitely are not the best, but they're not the worst either. Of course this is marketed as a starter guitar, so if you're planning on learning some nirvana, Deftones, SOAD, etc. (taking into consideration the shape. It's a metal guitar, but you can play more with it) the pickups should suit you just fine. The bridge and nut quality are pretty solid in my opinion (as I said, this is my project guitar, so I'm changing them soon) the bridge actually blew me away. Usually a tremolo even on a midrange priced guitar has some tuning issues, but this showed me very little even in comparison to some mid ranged ibanez's, fenders, and schecters that I've played. I still don't use the tremolo that often, though, because there still are some tuning issues, but again, that's probably with most tremolos. It's not perfect, but I'm definitely not saying it's bad.The reason I'm giving this 4 stars is because of the neck. This is a phenomenal guitar, but the neck is pretty uncomfortable to me. It's not compound radius, The whole thing is flat. It's very convenient for playing higher on the neck, but it feels like I'm playing a plank when I'm playing normal chords, or if I'm just playing anything down there in general, but it doesn't feel like I'm playing a baseball bat like on really low end epiphone lp's or similarly priced starter guitars. The action (which, if it's low action, would make it easier to play) is decent. I unfortunately didn't buy from sweetwater this time because I don't think they ship here, but my previous purchases all came set up perfectly out of the box. This, however had some high frets. Customer service and quality control here in China is terrible, and the dealer obviously didn't even try to set it up or anything. My G has to be a little higher than the rest of my strings because of the sub-par fretwork, but this guitar is $180 and my only major complaint is the neck and fretwork and both can be fixed.Sweetwater is awesome, so I highly suggest buying anything from this wonderful company, but I'd definitely recommend going to a guitar center or your local music shop and to try one of these out before buying it, or just asking them if they have something similar. I.e. Starter guitars with flat necks or starter guitars with fat ones if you're a starter. I prefer thin plank over baseball bat necks, but it's not something I'd want to pick up and play like my old Jackson Dkxt.If someone is buying this maybe because they're in the same situation as me, or maybe if you have experience playing guitar and you want to practice your tech/luthier skills on a guitar that's not so expensive or scary to mess with or mess up (or in other words "hot rodding"), this is a great start. Definitely try and swap out the pickups as fast as you can, new tuners would help in my opinion. Mine needs a bit of fret work, but I'm probably just gonna try and find a new neck to put on there soon.After swapping the pickups (dimarzio air Classic in the neck and super distortion in the bridge) and tuners(gotoh), it sounded at least a hundred times better to my ears. Better than some $600-700 guitars I've tried like some schecter diamonds or ibanez iron labels(when they first came out. I don't know about the new ones) of course if I had more money, I'd have gone with something with a better bridge or a more comfortable neck, but life comes first, and I took my old pickups with me to China, so it was fairly cheap for me to get this sounding great. After the changes I made, I wouldn't feel inadequate gigging with this.

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Jordan Dean

I primarily produce electronic music, and I happened to grab a Jackson JS12 Dinky  when I needed an inexpensive guitar. Right out of the box, my experience with this instrument was truly delightful. The humbuckers provide a hot tone that sounds great through guitar effects plug-ins, and the flat fretboard is fun for playing solos and melodies. Most of all, I'm impressed by the solid quality and features, which I just don't expect for such an entry-level price.
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