Product Comparison: Jackson JS11 vs Jackson JS12


General Specifications
Brand
Jackson
Jackson
Model
JS11
JS12
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The JS11 Dinky has a poplar body, bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement, and 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and white dot inlays. Other features include dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets and three-way blade switching, synchronized fulcrum tremolo bridge, black hardware and die-cast tuners.
The shred-ready Jackson JS12 Dinky solidbody electric guitar was made to create sonic mayhem. The amazingly affordable JS12 Dinky serves up massive tone and killer sustain - courtesy of its basswood body, tremolo tailpiece, and two high-output ceramic humbuckers. You'll relish the uber-playability of the maple speed neck and fat-fretted rosewood fingerboard that lets you chord blissfully and shred without the fear of fretting out. Say hello to your new weapon of choice: the Jackson JS12 Dinky.
Key Specs
Guitar Type
Electric
Electric
Hand Orientation
Right-handed
Right-handed
Number Of Strings
6
6
Pickup Configuration
2 Humbuckers
2 Humbuckers
Pickup Type
Passive
Passive
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Jackson JS11 Dinky - Black
  • I wanted something that was easy to tune, easy to play, and easy to own. The Jackson JS11 is just it.
  • No complaints from me. I tune this thing in less than 10 seconds. I can't take away from the feel and the sound quality. Sounds really good through the amp, plays smooth, and I started to even pick up more as I went along.
  • It sounds great you will need to change the strings had like 8 guage strings .I put some Ernie Ball 9 guage stays in tune . Bridge is tight I dont use whammy bar much.I play bass bit this guitar makes me play it . I think for a student its great , or a back up.
  • Good guitar for right handed beginners.
  • If you are beginner or intermediate .. close your eyes and go for it but get a blackstar amp .
Jackson JS12 Electric Guitar
  • This is my first Jackson and this guitar is amazing. It's great for metal and it sounds really good with an amp.
  • The strings stay in tune after using the vibrato arm and they can tune down to drop C nicely. I did alot of research before purchasing and I am very satisfied.
  • The guitar is totally amazing for rock and metal.Nice sound and tremolo.
  • It's easy to play and fun to shred away with scales and such. The trem is pretty okay. As long as you don't full on dive bomb this baby stays in tune pretty well. Very happy with the purchase. This guitar is great for everyone.
  • Looks great for the price but sounds cheap and won't stay in tune.
Size & Weight
Total Length
39 in.
39 in.
Lower Bout
13 in.
13 in.
Nut Width
1.69 in.
1.69 in.
Body Depth
2.4 in.
2.4 in.
Weight
8.82 lbs.
8.82 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Jackson JS11 Dinky - Black
  • Body is comfortable and very light, lighter than a MIM strat, because it is 7/8 the size of a strat.
  • Simplicity at it's finest. It's extremely light and well balanced.
  • Guitaris so lightweight that i can play on it hours without pain in my shoulder and neck.
Jackson JS12 Electric Guitar
  • I love the solid metallic blue color. The body's shape is smooth and comfortable. The fretboard feels nice and it isn't too thick.
  • Great value guitar. Neck feels comfortably thin.
  • It's definitely a beginner's guitar, but it has plenty of quality as well. It's a good weight, being not too light nor too heavy.
Materials
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosewood
Neck
Maple
Maple
Side/Rib
Basswood
Basswood
Top
Basswood
Basswood
What customers say about "Materials"
Jackson JS11 Dinky - Black
  • I'm totally blown away at the build quality of this instrument... it's very impressive. Don't let the price fool you. These truly are diamonds in the rough.
  • It's well build for the money. Solid and comfortable guitar.
  • The finish of the guitar was very bad.
Jackson JS12 Electric Guitar
  • Nice, solid guitar. Plays easily with good action.
  • It has a nice thin, satiny neck, and the rosewood fretboard fits well with the black body.
  • It feels pretty solid in terms of materials.
  • Fit and finish are excellent as well - the satin black makes the guitar look more classy and professional.
  • There where some scrathes on the top.
Features
Pick Up System
Jackson High-output Humbuckers
Jackson High-output Humbuckers
String Scale
25.5 in.
25.5 in.
Number Of Frets
22
24
Strap Included
No
No
Pickguard
Yes
Yes
Tuners
Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
Sound Controls
Volume, Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Volume, Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Bridge Type
2-Point Fulcrum Tremolo
2-Point Fulcrum Tremolo
Extras
Lightweight and resonant basswood Dinky body conveys instant attitude, Dual Jackson custom humbuckers deliver hard-hitting high-gain tone, Flat-radiused rosewood fingerboard feels great for rhythm and lead playing, 2-point tremolo tailpiece, Slender graphite-reinforced maple neck keeps your action fast
Lightweight and resonant basswood Dinky body conveys instant attitude, Dual Jackson custom humbuckers deliver hard-hitting high-gain tone, Flat-radiused rosewood fingerboard feels great for rhythm and lead playing, 2-point tremolo tailpiece, Slender graphite-reinforced maple neck keeps your action fast
Neck Fixation Type
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
What customers say about "Features"
Jackson JS11 Dinky - Black
  • Speed neck feels really great, also nice for small hands or anyone learning to play.
  • Fun super-strat type guitar to modify. Pickup output is very good, (a noticeably higher volume compared with either MIM Strat or Epiphone Les Paul) but with none of the strat pickup buzz, very quiet when not playing.
  • Bridge pickup has great harmonics for rock or metal and leads, neck pickup can get a nice blues strat type tone if you have a nice amp.
  • The pickups are the most surprising part of it all.. They are hot and sound phenomenal.
  • Only issues I've had were that the knobs got wanky and loose and I had to pierce the backplate open in order to tighten them up.
Jackson JS12 Electric Guitar
  • Pickups sound decent enough for metal. Nut slot for the A-string was cut a little too low though.
  • The pickups are a bit weak, but not too much so. They are decent-sounding though. Far better than I expected, actually.
  • Tuning keys are smooth and feel solid for being plastic, and they're quite accurate.
  • The humbuckers drive the sound to a new level.You can play fast solos,chords,leads and much more!!!!
  • The only thing I had a problem was the tremolo arm diameter was larger than the point where it is inserted into the tremolo. I subsequently drilled it out myself.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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