Jackson JS32T Kelly - Satin Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Poplar Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Satin Black
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Real Jackson Quality for Less!

Part of Jackson's J Series, the JS32T Kelly solidbody electric guitar packs a lot of value. A pair of high-output ceramic-magnet humbuckers hits your amplifier with huge tone - just what you need for an aggressive performance. And while the price is low, you'll be astounded at how good the JS32T Kelly plays. The compound-radius fretboard makes it easy to blaze around the neck, and the graphite-reinforced maple neck is designed for a long life of reliable action. Whether you're just starting to rock or are looking for a value-packed shred machine, you'll be impressed with the Jackson JS32T Kelly.

Jackson JS32T Kelly Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Compound-radius fingerboard boasts the best of both worlds
  • Jackson high-output pickups deliver the ultra-hot tone you need to tear it up
  • Aggressive looks for an aggressive guitar
Compound-radius fingerboard boasts the best of both worlds

The Jackson JS32T Kelly sports a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 12" radius that keeps things nice and confortable for natural, relaxed chord work. Up top, a 16" radius lays it all out flat for effortless, low-action, and high-speed runs with monumental string bends without fretting out. The JS32T Kelly balances the best of both worlds.

Jackson high-output pickups deliver the ultra-hot tone you need to tear it up

Looking for rock-solid metal tone? The Jackson JS32T Kelly delivers! That's because Jackson hooked the JS32 Kelly up with a pair of their custom-built humbuckers. These high-output humbuckers give you plenty of punch and serious bite - just what you need for today's most aggressive guitar styles.

Aggressive looks for an aggressive guitar

If you're after a guitar that looks as mean as it sounds, then Sweetwater has your axe. The JS32T Kelly's body shape alone is enough to convey instant attitude. Throw in Jackson's distinctive pointy headstock and shark fin inlays, and you've got one menacing guitar with the Jackson JS32T Kelly. Exactly what you've been looking for, right?

Jackson JS32T Kelly Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A high-performance guitar for an amazing low price
  • Dual Jackson custom humbuckers deliver hard-hitting high-gain tone
  • Compound-radius rosewood fingerboard feels great for rhythm and lead playing
  • Slender graphite-reinforced maple neck keeps your action fast
Get more for your money with a Jackson JS32T Kelly solidbody electric guitar from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Kelly
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Poplar
Body Finish Urethane
Color Satin Black
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Speed Neck profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12"-16" compound radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Sharkfin
Number of Frets 24, jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Compensated/adjustable strings-through
Tuners Sealed die-cast tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup High-output Humbucker
Bridge Pickup High-output Humbucker
Controls Master volume, master tone, 3-way selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 2910123568

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Jackson Kelly

I've been wanting one of theses for awhile now and I am amazed by it. It's a sleek next for a great soloing experience. I love it.
4.5/5

Go For It

This guitar is incredible for the value. One of the first things I do when purchasing a mid-level guitar is to immediately replace the stock pickups. This guitar features the best stock pickups that I've heard in a great while. My only complaint is that the position for the strap near the neck makes the guitar sink, but this can easily be fixed. For the money and value, you can't go wrong. Plus Sweetwater rocks.
4/5

Is it Larceny or Just a Steal?

It is amazing what you can buy for $300 or even less these days. I wanted a budget guitar with hot pickups and a fast neck, so after much research I decided a Jackson JS32 series guitar would be my best bet. And I was not disappointed. I purchased the guitar sight unseen. It was delivered in two huge boxes, perhaps the best packing possible.The guitar was setup perfectly. However, I did not see anything that indicated the guitar received the famous Sweetwater 55 step check. In fact, the guitar was delivered with no manual, no truss rod wrench, nada (nothing). Normally guitars ship with a plastic bag with the manual, wrench, string information. Not this time!The satin finish is great, nicer than expected. The bound neck is great, a bit thin for my huge hands, but the inlays and finish are incredible for anything near this price point. The neck is a bit narrow for my large mitts, but evidently it is more perception than reality, probably due to the thin neck. With that said, it is the by far the fastest neck I have every played. The combination of the .009 - .042 strings and the great neck add up to lighting speed and incredible bends; it's just super easy to play. It has 24 frets on a 25.5" scale, but the upper frets are all but useless for me. I finger pick more than flat pick, and initially had difficulty with finger picking on the guitar, but the more I play it, the more comfortable I am getting with that aspect. My only complaint, and have not figured out why, I have a heck of a time hammering on-off the high E string in the first position.I am perfectly happy with the sound. From country clean to metal dirty... I bought the guitar for its high output pickups, and I am not disappointed. I have had to back off the gain on my amps and amp modelers...The bridge pickup is great for single lines and chords, the neck pickup is fine until you smack out full fisted chords at higher gain levels--at that point, the result is a muddled mess--not unusual for any guitar. I guess that is why power chords were invented.The controls feel fine. The tuners are okay. They feel a bit on the cheap side, but the guitar stays in tune. I don't know their ratio, but I prefer a larger ratio. A slight turn makes a huge change. The cord jack is very robust, a bit utilitarian looking, but who cares. It is super solid.My only real complaint is that the guitar does not hang right on me while standing. The head rotates towards the floor, and the strap cuts across my neck. I have tried positioning the strap over the bottom bout of the guitar, and that helps, but still, if you let the neck go, gravity takes over and rotates the guitar ala ZZTOP. I changed to a Planet Waves Traditional Leather Strap and that also helps, but the strap creeps up the shoulder towards my neck and you cannot let the neck go.Bottom line: Arrived in great condition, setup was virtually perfect, fit and finish are fine, and it sounds better than expected. It stays in tune, looks great, and is super easy to play. What else is there? And all for way less than $300. A steal!
Music background: Crazy Amateur
3.5/5

Is it Larceny or Just a Steal?

It is amazing what you can buy for $300 or even less these days. I wanted a budget guitar with hot pickups and a fast neck, so after much research decided a Jackson JS32 series guitar would be my best bet. And I was not disappointed. I purchased the guitar sight unseen. It was delivered in two huge boxes, perhaps the best packing I have witnessed. The guitar was setup perfectly. However, I did not see anything that indicated the guitar received the famous Sweetwater 55 step check. In fact, the guitar was delivered with no manual, no truss rod wrench, nada (nothing). Normally guitars ship with a plastic bag with the manual, wrench, string information. Not this time! The satin finish is great, nicer than expected. The bound neck is great, a bit thin for my huge hands, but the inlays and finish are incredible for anything near this price point. I have not measured the nut width, but I doubt very seriously it is 1.69" as advertised. It is closer to 1-5/8", with is a bit narrow for my large mitts. With that said, it is the by far the fastest neck I have every played. The combination of the .009 - .042 strings and the great neck add up to lighting speed and incredible bends; it's just super easy to play. It has 24 frets, but with the small neck scale (I am used to strats), the upper frets are all but useless for me. And I realize this is not a finger picking style guitar, but I finger pick, and so far, can't do it on this guitar. I am perfectly happy with the sound. From country clean to metal dirty... I bought the guitar for its high output pickups, and I am not disappointed. I have had to back off the gain on the amps...The bridge pickup is great for single lines and chords, the neck pickup is fine until you smack out full fisted chords at higher gain levels--at that point, the result is a muddled mess. I guess that is why power chords were invented. The controls feel fine. The tuners are okay. They feel a bit on the cheap side, but the guitar stays in tune. I don't know their ratio, but I prefer a larger ratio. A slight turn makes a huge change... My only real complaint is that the guitar does not hang right on me while standing. The head rotates towards the floor, and the strap cuts across my neck. I have tried positioning the strap over the bottom horn of the guitar, and that helps, but still, if you let the neck go, gravity takes over and rotates the guitar ala ZZTOP. Bottom line: Arrived in great condition, setup almost perfectly, fit and finish are fine, and it sounds better than expected. And all for way less than $300. A steal!
Music background: Crazy Amateur
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Jackson, Jackson Solidbody Guitars