Unbeatable at this price point!!!
For a penny short of three bills, I don't see how any metal guitar enthusiast could pass the new Jackson JS series up. Jackson really has stepped up their game on the lower priced models and this Kelly is no different. It's not unlike the Kelly Professional XL series from the mid nineties. It features a fully bound neck and headstock, high output Jackson humbuckers, and a super fast neck. Could it be better? Of course! But certainly NOT at this price. I love the carved out heel which makes the upper fret access much easier. Lets face it, the real enthusiasts are going to swap the pickups anyhow. As a non-gigging weekend warrior guitarist, I think they're pretty decent as far as stock pickups go. I've been able to get some great clarity on clean settings and the harmonic squeals come off very well too.
The basswood body is very lightweight. The body style is very comfortable. The neck is unreal and so very fast. All this, plus Sweetwater's 55 point inspection (played almost perfectly when I got it), their two-year warranty, and their unbeatable customer support, make this a remarkable purchase for you budget conscious shredders.
I wish they made guitars of this quality as inexpensive when I was starting out!!!