Jackson JS22 Dinky Arch Top (HH) 6 String Electric Guitar


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Jackson JS22 Dinky Arch Top

Many of today's super strat guitars owe their staying power to guitar brands like Jackson. With the success of their Soloist model, Jackson helped establish the Super Strat as a distinct guitar category, rather than being a clone.

The JS22 Dinky follows after Jackson's tried and tested formula, only this one is more accessibly priced.

Noteworthy features include its arched top, dual high-output humbuckers, bound fingerboard and headstock and graphite reinforced neck.


  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Satin Black, Natural Oil, Metallic Blue
  • Bridge: 2-point Tremolo/Vibrato bridge
  • Pickups: Jackson High-output Humbuckers
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound
  • Number of Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Position Blade


Playability is a big factor in why many users are happy with their Jackson JS22 Dinky. Some describe it as smooth and comfortable, while others go so far as comparing it to more expensive guitars. It also gets a number of favorable comparisons to more expensive Ibanez models. Many users are also happy with its build quality. Note that majority of reviewers are either beginners or parents of students.


Since it comes equipped with a tremolo bar, some users feel that it would have rated better if it had locking tuners, but this maybe too much considering its price point. There are a some reports of fret buzz and minor cosmetic issues out of the box, but most of the issues are user serviceable.


With its shred friendly super strat + tremolo setup, this is a black guitar that is worth considering.

There are humbucker equipped guitars in this price range with higher ratings that you can see in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $200.