Jackson Guitars was actually originally owned by the Charvel
guitar company, but after becoming popular, became its own entity. Recently, the Fender
guitar company acquired the Jackson brand, hoping to use it as their 'cheap' guitars, using inferior parts, much to the dismay of many metal artists. (Personally, I am not much of a Fender fan.)
The most common Jackson guitar is the Dinky
, which comes in several different styles, the most well-known being the Dinky DKMG
and the JS-1
(The JS-1 is more or less the budget version of the DKMG). Also very popular guitars from Jackson, was the Rhoads
, mentioned above, and the Kelly
, also mentioned above.
Personally, I love playing my Jackson, but if you were to buy one, I'd seriously recommend buying a used
guitar, that was manufactured before
the Fender buyout
, as they are of much better quality.
is the brand of guitar that Eddie Van Halen
used early on in his career, before switching to Peavey
Recently, Charvel has crawled back out of the woodwork and has released a reissue
of the original EVH guitar.