NGD: Jackson JS32-7

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by plainfaced, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. plainfaced

    plainfaced Eight or die!

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    Hello shredders... My first NGD post here, and my first new guitar day since my very first guitar that I got when I was 12 years old, some 26 years ago.

    This will be quite a post, so heres a TL;DR (Just show me the pics) - While ive been playing 2 DYI kit guitars over the last 2 years, I decided to get a Jackson JS32-7.

    Long Post -
    I started playing guitar on my 12th birthday back in 1992. It was a Fender Strat copy, like most starter guitars around at the time. Over the years I played a cheap Japanese semi-hollow body, Les Paul rip off (I think it was an old Ibanez), among others.

    In the late 90's, early 2000's I started DJing and writing EDM.. Dropping the guitar for many years.

    Then came 2016, when in a YouTube hole, I was watching so many of the great YouTube shredders. Inspired, I decided to pickup guitar again.. However, I decided to go the DIY kit route, as I thought that would be more acceptable to my wife. It was a 7 string RG copy with Floyd Rose.. Nice guitar, but I could never keep it in tune.

    My second kit guitar was a Telecaster... Upgraded most parts and electronics, and this thing sounded great.. However the neck was terrible.

    So a few months ago, I decided to pull out the 7 String RG copy, and convert it to a hardtail.. After weeks of filling, sanding, undercoat, paint, I got the body into pretty decent shape, so I started fitting the hardware. I fir the hipshot style bridge with ease, so started drilling the holes for the string through body.

    :( As I drilled the first hole, the body crumbled at the rear, ripping all my paint work.. So much time and money wasted.

    So it was then that I decided to do what I should have done months/years before even buying a kit guitar - Purchase a new guitar.

    And here she is.. Jackson JS32-7... Plays so nice.

    I had some Dimarzio Blaze pickups on order for the kit guitar, so will most likely swap out the stock Jackson pickups.

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  2. NickS

    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    HNGD!! Pretty nice for a first real seven string. Enjoy:agreed:
     
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  3. Ivars V

    Ivars V SS.org Regular

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    Sweet! Could you please keep us updated on dimarzio installation in this guitar? I have the same model and was thinking about swapping pickups to Ds, just wasn't sure they gonna fit right in.
     
  4. Rocks256

    Rocks256 SS.org Regular

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    Cant see photos, how much did u pay?
     
  5. plainfaced

    plainfaced Eight or die!

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    Will do.

    I would hope that's its an easy install.
     
  6. plainfaced

    plainfaced Eight or die!

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    $669AUD which is about $525USD.. With Australia tax, seems OK.. Was the best price I could find in Aus.
     
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    Rocks256 SS.org Regular

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    Damn u have really high prices there, here in Poland it cost 375 $ USD
     
  8. svart

    svart Far Beyond Metal

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    HNGD ;) quite impressed with the value for money on those Jacksons :)
     

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