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    Default Jackson USA Select series?

    Hi,

    what's the verdict on these guitars? are they worth the high price tag?

    I have my eye on a KV2...DCGL sells them for $1799 in solid black w/ hardshell case.

    how's the fretwork?

    thanks!

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    it's been a long time since i've seen a high quality Jackson in this area... hardly anyone carries Jackson/Charvel around here....

    But i am a huge Jackson fan and they make amazing stuff.....

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    PS.... i've been wanting a USA Dinky for years!!!!

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    Default Re: Jackson USA Select series?

    Quote Originally Posted by rotting casket View Post
    Hi,

    what's the verdict on these guitars? are they worth the high price tag?

    I have my eye on a KV2...DCGL sells them for $1799 in solid black w/ hardshell case.

    how's the fretwork?

    thanks!
    Verdict is "Excellent", if a pointy is your thing.

    Yes, they are worth the high price tag, a good dealer will always be a couple hundred less than the prices you see posted (always worth a phone call, vs. clicking a button)

    The fret work doesn't get any better, with the exception of a US Parker (but that is a different animal).

    Actually, I don't think you can get better quality than US Jackson. You can get different styles of guitar, more expensive, custom guitars, etc. but the quality only gets so good - Jackson is there. I have seen a few Jacksons need a little adjustment to pup height from the factory, but otherwise you could tune up right off the rack and take it to the stage.

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    I own a few Jacksons and have owned many others in the past and agree with Binnerscot: if they're your thing it's tough to go wrong with the USA made versions.

    It's also worth pointing out that you can usually score them in the used market relatively cheaply.

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    Default Re: Jackson USA Select series?

    Quote Originally Posted by rotting casket View Post
    Hi,

    what's the verdict on these guitars? are they worth the high price tag?

    I have my eye on a KV2...DCGL sells them for $1799 in solid black w/ hardshell case.

    how's the fretwork?

    thanks!
    Everybody "sells them" for 1999, that´s the minimum advertised price. Printing any lower number (aka the actual sale price) on their website would be a violation of Jackson´s pricing policy and cause them to lose their dealership. Which makes me curious as to How DCGL can do this without violating the policy....

    call up Matt @ www.mattsmusic.com and save a few hundred bucks, he´ll generally beat any deal
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    USA Jacksons are really awesome. I had a SL2H for a while and it was one of the best guitars I've ever owned. The build quality is really high. I sold it because I wanted something different tonally and wound up buying a USA Charvel. I gave up two frets and a recessed tremolo but it was well worth it. I love my Charvel more than any guitar I have ever owned.

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