New Jackson X Series Kelly KEX. Introduced in hair-metal era 1984 the Kelly 2017 version is part of Jackson’s mid-priced X Series range and comes loaded with revamped pickups, the compound radius fingerboard pioneered by Jackson, neck-through-body construction reinforced by graphite support rods flanking the truss rod plus new colours/finishes including the KEXQ Quilted Maple…

The Jackson X Series Kelly KEX features a Basswood body which is a lightweight but resonant wood favoured by the high-gain metal players. The Basswood body-wings have a one-piece Maple neck with through-body construction with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint. The neck has a 12”-16” compound radius Rosewood or Maple fingerboard which gradually flattens toward the heel from its more rounded profile at the nut. There are 24 jumbo frets, scale length is 25.5″ (648 mm) and the dangerous body-shape is accented by the pearloid sharkfin inlays.

The hardware and electronics feature a pair of volcanic Jackson high-output humbucking pickups, master volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch and a Jackson-branded Floyd Rose® licensed double-locking tremolo bridge.

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  • Series: X Series
  • Body Shape: Kelly™
  • Body Binding: 1-Ply White
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Top (KEXQ): Quilted Maple
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: None
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
  • Neck Binding: 1-ply white (1-ply black for maple fingerboard)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″ to 16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • String Nut: Floyd Rose® Special Locking
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Headstock: Jackson® Pointed 6-In-Line
  • Neck Plate: None
  • Neck Finish: Gloss / Painted
  • Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood (KEX), Maple (KEXM)
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
  • Bridge Pickup: Jackson® High Output Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Jackson® High Output Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way switch
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
  • Tuning Machines: Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
  • Control Knobs: Dome Style
  • Colors: Satin Black (KEX), Snow White (KEXM), Transparent Black Burst (KEXQ)
  • Country manufactured: Indonesia
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges

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