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SKU: # 432438
Model: #

291-0113-585

Sale Price: $539.97 CDN
Original Price: $599.99 CDN

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The JS32-8Q JS Series eight-string features an arch-top basswood body with a dazzling quilt maple top, bolt-on maple neck, 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays, 26.5" scale length, stylish fingerboard and headstock binding, dual high output Jackson direct-mount eight-string humbucking pickups, single volume and tone controls, direct-mount Jackson HT-8 hard-tail bridge, and die-cast tuners.

Series: JS
Body Shape: Dinky
Body Material: Basswood with Quilt Maple Top Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Headstock: Jackson AT (4-Over/4-Under)
Neck: Bolt-On 3-Piece Maple with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Dimensions: .790" at 3rd Fret, .850" at 12th fret
Neck Binding: White
Nut Width: 2.165"
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Frets: 24, Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Piranha
Scale Length: 26.5" (67.3 cm) Bridge: Jackson Stamped Steel HT8 8-String Hardtail with Strings-Through-Body
Tuning Machines: Jackson Die-Cast
Pickup Configuration: H/H
Pickups: Jackson High Output 8 String Humbucking Pickup (Bridge and Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Other Features: Arched Top

Reasonably Priced, Great Value 8-String with some potential flaws1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I've tried many mid-range 8-strings, and I must say that for the price, this is a great 8-string guitar. Especially so for anyone wanting to get into further extended range, and likes the feel of a Jackson neck and body. However, if you are wanting to customize pickups, this might give you some trouble (but please, if I am wrong please correct me on that, I just haven't had any luck.) First, I love the feel and playability of Jackson guitars, and this was no exception at all, it is fantastic in feel. I actually quite like the look of the guitar itself with the quilted maple top, white binding around the neck, and the headstock. The knobs and selector switch actually feel nice, and after around half a year of playing they show little to no wear. You may want to change pots for tonal reasons (obviously stock pots aren't the best, but these do the job). All in all, this is a solid mid-levelish Jackson guitar. However, there are several points below that you must be aware of: 1. The routed pickup holes are for an odd-sized wider passive pickup. What I mean is that soapbox sized active pickups are too big, and normal sized passive pickups (that I've tried) are too small and will leave a gap on both sides in the routed slot. If you are keen on replacing pickups in this guitar, it is worth asking a qualified luthier or woodworker who can extend the rout to fit soapbar sized pickups. 2. The tuners that come with it I believe will not fit string sets larger than 10-74, which I use. 74 might be the thickest you can use on the 8th string, but I use 10-74 and play quite hard and have had no problems. I hope this helps someone out there. For the price, this is a fantastic feeling and looking guitar (better than RG8 in my humble opinion). But if changing pickups is a must for you, perhaps consider something else. The tuners can be easily replaced.
Posted by Ryan on May 21, 2020
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Great, except for one very important thing.11 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I was very pleased with the sound, playability, and the look of this guitar. Whoever there is one small but serious issue with the design. The tuning peg holes are only large enough for standard guitar strings. It comes with light strings which, for the lowest string, does not have enough tension. The factory low string has too little tension and sounds very "muddy". It simply needs a thicker low string but I cannot fit one in the hole of the tuning peg. May need new tuning pegs to be able to use this. I cannot understand how something like this was missed. The low string can only accept the lightest of gauges and right away one would see that a thicker string is needed, even in standard tuning. In it's present, stock from the factory form, this is not a usable instrument...unless you plan to not use the 8th string...
Posted by Aaron on Oct 14, 2015
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