I bought this goddess in a local sam ash for 299$ CHEAP ASS i thought first but when i plugged dat into my marshall, WOW!
DUUUDDDDEE! This guitar is so friggin HOTTTTT! man i bought this for the shape nd the fact that i can play Megadeth on this unlike my first guitar with humbuckers nd bluesish style. Its the true metal guitar, play megadeth to Guns N' Roses itll all sound good.
WTF is there not to like, i would like the whammy bar though and the bridge is hard to get used to from a Les Paul.
THIS GUITAR IS AWESOME!!! i probably bump my guitars more than anyone and this guitar looks new with 1 yr abuse which would equal 5 yr of abuse for a normal person. Its awesomlly built. nothing comes off
KICKSASS! GO, GET ONE IF U LIKE TO SHRRED METAL!ill rate it 4 nd 1/2 just because nothing is perfect.
-Metal Shall Arise Again, just wait RAP, just wait!
BOUGHT FROM GUITAR CENTER FOR $1500.00. BEST LOOKING BLUE GHOST FLAMES AND FAST ACTION.
COMFORTABLE FEEL, SUPER FAST ACTION, SLIM NECK.. DEFINETLEY A ROCK MUSIC GUITAR.. IT WAS SET UP FROM THE FACTORY JUST RIGHT, CAME WITH HARD SHELL CASE, AND MAN THIS THING SHREDS.... HAVENT HAD ANY PROBLEMS YET AND HAVE NOT BORKEN A STRING YET EATHER...
I AM NOT LOOKING FOWARD TO REPLACING THE STRINGS WHEN BORKEN, WITH THE FLOYD ROSE...
SEEM STURDY, SOLID.. IT IS A LITTLE HEAVY BUT WITH A GOOD STRAP IT IS VERY COMFORTABLE...
THIS IS A EXCELENT GUITAR... I RECOMEND IT IF YOU HAVE THE BUCKS AND LIKE TO ROCK.. IT IS EASY TO PLAY AND YOU WONT REGRET IT... I THINK I MIGHT LOOK AT THE JACKSON RR5 ON MY NEXT BUY...
The King V is the most metal version of the classic Flying V shape. This model was first created in the 80s for the Ratt guitar player. It has slightly different back then. It has a larger body because it was really a double Rhodes. It has two horns the size of the top horn on a Jackon RR. They dialed back the size a bit and the King V was born. This guitar has an alder body with a maple neck through neck. You get locking tuners up top to go with the Original Floyd Rose bridge. The neck has an ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets and a compound radius design. The pickup set in this guitar is pretty unusual. I cant think of any other guitar that games with Seymour Duncan JB's in the neck and bridge position. The controls are pretty normal with two volumes and a master tone with a 3 way blade switch.
The V shape is pretty big and unforgiving. A lot of people dont like having to play in the classical position when sitting down. I always play in the classical position so it doesnt bother me. The construction on USA Jacksons is always good. The neck-through design is a feature I love and wish more guitar makers would use. The wood for the neck goes all the way through the body and the top and bottom of the body are glued to the side of the neck piece. With this construction there is virtually no neck joint which makes playing up at even the highest frets as easy as playing at the middle of the neck. Not only does this construction let you not have a bulky neck joint it also increases sustain as the pickups are mounted directly to the same piece of wood as the neck. The compound radius makes playability a dream. The compound radius allows the for great playability on both ends of the neck. Near the headstock on the low end the radius is 12 inches which means the fretboard is slightly more curved up there to make playing chord shapes more comfortable. Near the high end the radius is 16 inches which makes shredding and lead playing effortless. The original Floyd Rose is the original double locking tremolo system and its still the best. When properly setup this system will never go out of tune.
The JB's in the neck and bridge is pretty weird. The pickup is not really a neck pickup. This combined with the natural brightness of the guitar means the neck position tone on this guitar is pretty harsh and biting. A 59 or Jazz would be a lot better in the neck and that is usually what a Jb is paired with. The 59 and the Jazz are much smoother and provide much better neck position tones. The JB in the bridge however is very nice. Many guitars use the JB in the bridge. It can do anything from rock to metal. It is just tight enough for tight riffs but still has some sag for bluesy stuff. This pickup combined with the natural brightness of this guitar means it can really cu through the mix.
You dont see many people playing these guitars any more. Their image proceeds them. If you see someone playing a King V you can expect some crazy thrash metal or something. It is a modern classic and still retains the great playability that came with guitars in the 80s. If you are looking for a heavy metal flying V that plays like butter this is your V.
The Jackson King V is one of the two most iconic Vs that Jackson has to offer. It's a more "metal" version of the original Flying V that Gibson offered, and while it was originally built for Robbin Crosby, Dave Mustaine is probably the most notable user of this guitar. It features an alder body, maple neck with ebony fretboard and shark fin inlays, 24 jumbo frets, an original floyd rose, HH configuration, volume knob, tone knob and a 3 way switch.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the way Vs are when you sit down. They feel very uncomfortable to me as you have to sit in a classical style and support the neck a bit. That said, the guitar has very nice access to the higher frets thanks to its neck-thru body. The coolest thing about this guitar is the compound fretboard radius. This allows chording at the lower register to be much easier, but huge bends at the higher frets don't fret out like they normally would.
The guitar, while mostly being portrayed as a rock/metal machine, can do most any style thanks to its pickups. The JB in the bridge is an extreme versatile pickup that can really cover most any style, and thanks to this wood selection, it allows it to really shine. The neck pickup in this guitar is actually a JB as well. While I'm not a huge fan of the JB in the neck, it can work for some people. Personally, I swap it out for a Duncan '59.
If you've never tried a V guitar before, I highly recommend playing one first. They can be a real pain to sit down with. That said, this guitar is a wonderfully constructed guitar with great fretwork, nice tone and fairly versatile pickup configuration. It's a bit expensive, so I recommend looking for one on the used market.