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Jackson JS1X Rhoads Minion Satin Black

Electric Guitar

  • Minion model with 2/3 scale
  • Body: Poplar
  • Bolted maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
  • Speed Neck profile
  • Amaranth fretboard
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Pearloid Sharkfin inlays
  • Nut width: 41.3 mm
  • Scale: 572 mm
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Pickup: 2 Jackson humbuckers
  • 3-Way switch
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control
  • Jackson HT6 Hardtail bridge with string guide through the body
  • Black hardware
  • Colour: Black matte
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Shape V-Style
Colour Black
Soundboard Poplar
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Amaranth
Frets 24
Scale 572 mm
Pickups HH
Active Pickups No
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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"My two cents" after a few months of playing
RisBo CAT, 02.02.2021
For starters this is not just a beginner guitar for kids. Of course, it is ideal as a first guitar for kids, but it is also quite functional for experienced guitarists. It is quite ergonomic as it is much smaller (body and neck) than a full size V or RR. Generally ideal for all people with smaller hands.

OK this is seriously ridiculously low price. It's practically free. And with that in mind, I can say that quality is more than good. Not perfect, but with a little effort you can make it much better.

Here are some advices how to improve it.

So my came with dead straight neck. Nothing to do here. It's a thin modern C shape with satin finish and jumbo frets. Super comfortable.

Frets are little rough. So I would suggest to polish them. Also I additionally lowered down the action to my preference. No string buzz or dead notes.

Tuning stability is kind of a issue or not ?! I mean there's a way to make it better.
- Forget about 09-42 factory gauge. With such a short scale there just isn't enough string tension.
- Just use 10-46 or 11-48. It's a huge difference in tuning stability, and overall sound is less dull more detailed and alive.
- I also need to widen the slots on the nut for a thicker gauge (use old strings). And be sure to use that trick of lubricating the grooves with pencil graphite.

The bridge is not of some super quality, but the action and octaves are adjustable without any major problems.

After all this changes tuning stability is significantly better.

Stock Jackson pickups are "so to say" a little dark sounding. But since it’s a very light guitar and wood, that’s actually a good thing. You can definitely shape it to your preference by adjusting the height of the pickups and the height of pickup pole-pieces.

CHUG TIP.
Definitely raise bridge pickup (it is to low). You'll get more output and more compressed sound for high gain.

In the end, the guitar turned out great. I'm pretty happy.

CONS
1. Don't expect sound like on PRO Soloist with Seymour Duncan pups.
2. So guitar needs some work to push it on another level.
3. Neck scale is just too small for people with large / beefy hands and fingers
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Love it
JP L, 30.06.2021
I bought it for my 6 year old daughter. Its not a good learning guitar because the V shape means you cant play it in your lap.

Nonetheless she looks like a badass in front of the mirror, and lets be honest that's halfway to being a rock god.

You need another guitar to really learn on, but this one is funnnnnnnnn. It sounds pretty good, its not amazing but for the price its pretty damn good.

I had a blast jamming away on it, but it is for youngsters. In a few years when she knows how to play she will appreciate it more.
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what can I say
Jackson sucks, 07.05.2021
I bought this guitar because I was curious.
Jackson disappointed my curiosity.
I definitely bought a new one, but looking at the flat board, it seems like someone used it for a long time.
the tuning machine color are peeled off.
The two pickup guard bolts are also different in color.
Whether it's cheap or expensive, everyone will feel bad if they orderd a new one but receive the poor quality.
Jackson needs to pay more attention to quality.
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unreal
Josip Jakopovic, 04.08.2020
I bought this for my nephew, strung it with 11's, set it up a bit, and, I'll be damned, I wouldn't be ashamed to play this live except for the scale, how good a guitar and quality is. The pickups are amazing, I would never expect that in this price range, the neck has graphite reinforcements, other big brand name guitars that are much more expensive do not include that feature. I would defenetly recommend this or the Dinky Minion for beginners, because they are an unexpectedly good guitars. Frets polished and leveled,, rounded edges, man, I should by this for myself just to have a Randy Rhoads style guitar for home use.
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