Jackson Guitar Neck Specifications

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Jackson Guitar Neck Specifications
Jackson guitars almost always have "Shark Fin" inlays. (guitar player image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Learning the basic specifications of the necks on various models of Jackson guitar can give you a good indication of whether or not you'd want to buy one. Jackson guitars have been played by many famous guitarists, including Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith, and the late Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist. The feel and construction of the guitar neck are key elements in the sound and playability of a guitar, so it is a good idea to look over the specifications before you buy.

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USA Select Series

The KE2 Kelly is part of Jackson's USA Select Series, and can be used as a guideline for other guitars in that series. Individual models may differ, but this can help gain a general picture. The KE2 Kelly has a maple neck, with an ebony fingerboard attached. The guitar has a neck-through-body design, and characteristic Jackson "Shark Fin" position inlays. The KE2 has 24 frets, giving you a full two octaves on each string.

JS Series

The JS32 Kelly is part of the JS series of Jackson guitars. The model features a 24-fret fingerboard, a bolt-on maple neck, and "Shark Fin" inlays. The neck is 1.69 inches wide at the nut, which is the section of the guitar where the neck meets the headstock. The guitar has a scale length (the vibrating portion of the strings) of 25.5 inches.

Pro Series

The DK2T Dinky is part of Jackson's Pro Series of guitars. The model has a bolt-on, rock maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. There are 24 frets on the neck, and it has "Shark Fin" position inlays. The neck is .735 inches thick at the first fret and .81 inches thick at the 12th fret. The guitar has a scale length of 25.5 inches.

X Series

The KVX10 King V is part of Jackson's X Series of guitars. It has a bolt-on rock maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. The neck has 24 frets and "Shark Fin" inlays, like on most Jackson models. The neck is .775 inches thick at the first fret, and .81 inches thick at the 12th fret. The width of the neck at the nut is 1.6875 inches.

MG Series

The RR24 Rhoads is part of Jackson's MG Series. It has a neck-through-body design, and the neck is made from rock maple. The guitar has an ebony fret-board, with a full two octaves worth of frets. The neck is .79 inches thick at the third fret, and .85 inches at the 12th fret. The guitar has "Shark Fin" inlays, and a 25.5-inch scale length.

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