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Jackson make very nice, fast and great looking guitars. To me, jackson's have both of to universes, the elegance and the aggressive look at the same time. For example, take a audi, a mercedez and a bmw. Gibson is like bmw, mercedez like fender (or perhaps old cadillacs) and jackson is like and audi, aggressive and elegant.
But not all is good. The well made jackson guitars are expensive, the cheaper ones are very bad guitars. In case of ibanez, to me is the best brand if you talk about quality vs price.
The only reason why anyone likes Ibanez is because it's cheap. When you're ready to buy a real axe, get a Jackson. Ibanez is not a "shredder" brand, it is a budget brand, just like Carvin. Jackson has it all: great sound, great feel, great looks, great for shredding! I'll admit because Rich makes some interesting looking guitars, but Jacksons are still cooler (if you've ever seen a Kelly, I'm sure you'll agree). Jackson For the Win!
Gibson is way overpriced. Jackson is the ultimate metal guitar... And looks totally badass. Go Jackson!
The handmade USA Jacksons are simply the best. Best quality, look great, play like a dream, great sound. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Some of the Jackson imports, for the money, are great - I don't like the cheesy looking MOTO inlays though. USA models will take a beating and will last forever - not sure about the imports. I've had a 1990 Jackson Fusion USA with a saturn graphic for 21 years - I've had many others through the years but the Jackson remains my favorite and I refuse to part with it.
The most essential thing to look for when choosing your guitar is how it feels to play. Jackson always feel so natural in your hands. The quality of the workmanship is truly world class, the cutting edge design not only makes eye catching visuals but small details such as the angle of the headstock go a long way towards perfecting the playability and sustain of the finished product. Jackson guitars have it all, the looks, the sound, reliability, playability and that indistinguishable X factor.
Although Fender owns Jackson these days, the quality of a USA Jackson far exceeds that of a USA Fender. And even in the 90s, the MIJ Jacksons would blow almost any other guitar out of the water. The playability and quality of Jacksons overall are excellent, and although made primarily for metal, they can easily play any genre. You may have to spend a good chunk of change for a good Jackson, but once you do it'll be the only guitar you need.
I own a Jackson Warrior WRXTMG, it is the greatest guitar I have ever played, period. I own an Ibanez that costed more than the Jackson, it sucks compared to the Jackson. The Warrior is probably the most epic looking guitar on Earth. It has active EMGs and a neck through construction. Great low action, so it's easy the shred on. This is the best "bang for the buck" guitar.
Neck through design, compound radius, bound fretboard, jumbo frets. It's sad that this is an 80s niche/cliche guitar considering the USA and some Japanese models are built up as well or better than prs. It really represents the next evolution in guitar. I own Gibson, fender, Jackson and I love them all but fit and finish and playability of the Jackson is beyond the other brands.
I think Jackson is a really good shredding guitar brands because a lot of heavy metal guitarists use Jackson and I have one and it's fantastic it stays tune for like a year and the fret board is wide which is good for me because I have big hands. Hands down Jackson is a awesome kick ass brand so if u like getting guitars slot get a JACKSON
Actually not all Ibanez are cheap I own a $3000 steve vai 77v and it is AWESOME at shredding. I play solos regularily and I play Jazz, blues and classical music. Ibanez are very versatile and great guitars, they far exceed their jackson counterparts in versatility and even in the rock and metal genre due to betret pickups.
You can make any guitar sound good, looks are preferential ( my preference is Jackson, of course), but it's the neck that makes the difference. No one makes such a perfectly playable neck like Jackson.
That compound radius is utterly superb, coupled with the hot as sex pointy headstock & sleek body designs, these are by far the sweetest guitars the world has ever known.
I have a Jackon PDX Demmelition. Its great for Shredding with its double pickups and its floyd rose. I think Jackson is one of the best brands out there. The only problem I have with it would have to be the echo it sometimes makes but it isn't ver annoying. If price isn't an issue, then I would go for Jackson.
I have a jackson V a Gibson explore, and an ibanez. The ibanez sucks, the Gibson's awesome but the jackson kicks ass! It plays so fast and smooth and is heavy duty yet light, perfect for playing a variety of music and it came with amazing pick-ups for a great sound no matter what I'm playing.
Jacksons look completely badass and play like metal beasts. Ibanez sure is a budget brand, they have few stellar guitars. The four metal brands are supposed to be Jackson, ESP, Schecter and Ibanez but it's Jackson first for sure. Then maybe Schecter and ESP. If you mess with a Jackson guitar, it'll beat you.
Jackson is for aggressive player. It is symbol of power, speed and elegance. Other said, Jackson for metal player. Nope... You must try it before you talk. I have 4 Jackson, and it's very versatile and compatible to any music, even for funk or jazz. There is only 2 brand; Jackson... Or other guitar!
Best sounding guitars ever. Not to mention they sell guitars that are affordable for the common joe (dispite the lower price they still sound good). They also make the King V which is still the most bad @ss guitar(appearence wise)out there. Jackson sells very versitile guitars, enough said.
You wont notice how awesome jacksons are until you play one properly... I have a Jackson RR1, thing blows away my Gibson SG nd my mate's ESP AL 600
Been playing jackson guitars for a long time and never been disapointed yet. What I like is that even their entry level at very low cost sound good and play well for the price. Contrary to because rich that are good but don't play as weel for the same bucks
Jackson is the way to go! It's perfect for shredding and it creates the best sound. Chicks perspective here, if it matters.
Fender is great too.
Not to mention, Jacky Vincent uses Jacksons. Need I say more? Have you seen that boy play?
Jackson guitars are the best guitars in the world just because they're MADE for shredding! I mean I have never played a guitar that plays better than a Jackson! I have a Jackson warrior and it ' rocks!
If you're a metal guitarist, this is the brand for you. The only reason to like the Ibanez is because it's cheap. Everyone who plays metal knows that Jackson are the best
I'm still picking jackson over other brands. I have 4 guitars, and my jackoson is the best on almost every aspect. The bad thing is mine is a KV2 made on usa, but I had bad experiencies with cheaper ones.
Jackson is THE Metal Guitar. Great Shapes, Amazing Tone. Even the low end models are better than epiphone! Hi Quality guitars made in both japan and The Usa. Jackson> Every other guitar
Jackson rules! Great looking, great sound, ultimate metal machine! They have some cool strats and some cool v's as well, no noubt that jackson is the best metal guitar ever! GO JACKSON!
Jackson is one of the best guitar brand jackson need to win como on ibanez is not the cool as in jackson, it just have the best guitars for heavy metal and melodic metal not ibanez come on
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