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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tips on building your own custom Jackson

I'm trying to decide whether or not to basically "build" my own custom jackson dk2m type guitar.

It started when i tried out a transparent blue dk2m. It played amazingly and sounded purely awesome.

But i noticed, it would look way better with gold hardware. I found a virtual jackson guitar generator and it looked pretty sweet.

My question is what sites/guitar lutheirs can make all the parts for a jackson dk2m with a trans flamed maple finish? For a reasonable price. I have around 550 in cash but saving for more.

the alder body is nice from the standard dk2m, but I'm more a fan of mahogany's warm tone.
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Keep saving. You'd be lucky to get a painted body for $550
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No gold hardware!
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Re: Tips on building your own custom Jackson

Am I missing something?

You can buy a new Jackson DK2M for $599.
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Am I missing something?

You can buy a new Jackson DK2M for $599.


And save up for a hardware swap.

A custom axe will cost a lot more than $550...
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Am I missing something?

You can buy a new Jackson DK2M for $599.
Ayrton's right. Just get a new DK2M... I had one and it was brilliant, but that JT580LP tremolo does not belong on the guitar. It truly is [email protected], the older JT500 trems are so much better.
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Ayrton's right. Just get a new DK2M... I had one and it was brilliant, but that JT580LP tremolo does not belong on the guitar. It truly is [email protected], the older JT500 trems are so much better.
just drop a real floyd in it and call good. drop right in...direct swap! that upgrade is the best for any floyd lisc.

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warmoth sells jackson copys
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just drop a real floyd in it and call good. drop right in...direct swap! that upgrade is the best for any floyd lisc.

rich
I was gonna, when the dealer sent my DK2M back, but I'm glad I bought the RG2550E instead
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