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Jackson Guitars X Series Dinky Arch Top DKAF8 MS, Laurel Fingerboard - Multi-Scale, Gloss Black

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Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson X Series Dinky(TM) Arch Top DKAF8 MS. A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, this 8-string multi-scale model unlocks the possibilities of an instrument by accommodating two scale lengths on one fingerboard, thus enhancing overall playing comfort while improving tension and intonation.

The DKAF8 MS features a 26"-28" multi-scale length, mahogany body with an arched top, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12"-16" compound radius laurel fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays, Jackson die-cast tuners and 4x4 AT-1 headstock.

Dual Jackson uncovered 8-string blade humbucking pickups power this metal beast and can be shaped by a three-way toggle switch and single volume and tone controls. To help improve intonation, the guitar has been equipped with Jackson designed individual bridge saddles, staggered to accommodate for the two scale lengths.

SERIES: X Series
BODY MATERIAL: Mahogany
BODY FINISH: Gloss
NECK: 1-Piece Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss
FINGERBOARD: Laurel, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
FRETS: 24, Jumbo
NUT (Material/Width): Black Plastic, 2.165" (55 mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Offset Dot
TUNING MACHINES: Jackson[reg] Sealed Die-Cast
SCALE LENGTH: 26" - 28" Multi-scale (660 mm - 711 mm)
BRIDGE: Staggered Individual Saddles
PICKGUARD: None
PICKUPS:
Bridge: Jackson[reg] Uncovered 8-String Blade Humbucking
Neck: Jackson[reg] Uncovered 8-String Blade Humbucking
PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
CONTROLS: Volume, Tone
CONTROL KNOBS: Dome-Style
HARDWARE FINISH: Black
STRINGS: NPS, .010-.074 Gauges

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This is my first guitar with more than 6 strings. It is also my first multi scale guitar. I thought it would be hard to get used to, but I barely notice the multi scale. It is actually really nice to have, the lower strings do not feel sloppy or loose like typically happens when down tuning. And with its standard tuning, F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E, I don't really need to down tune. The guitar is surprisingly light and comfortable to hold and play. The neck is nice and thin, so even though it is a bit wider, it still feels comfortable to play in my hands. I have slightly larger hands, and am used to playing a bass guitar too. So the feel of the extra strings and making chords is not that much different for me. The pickups are good versatility, neck for warmer clean tones sounds great. I play all kinds of music from classical guitar to high gain metal. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get into extended range guitars. And I would recommend the multi scale over a guitar with the standard same scale length for all strings too. My only regret is not starting off with this guitar, but then again, it didn't exist 35 years ago when i started off.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2020
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