The Dinky is a staple of the Jackson line, and the Pro Series DK2 is an even more refined iteration of this iconic model. Built purely for unhindered performance, this instrument boasts a raft of high-spec features, including a versatile set of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, a graphite-reinforced neck and a compound radius fretboard for optimal playability.
Formed of an Ash body, this wood has very balanced tonal qualities, ensuring that there are no deficiencies across the frequency spectrum. It lends itself particularly well to high-gain, producing a full-bodied sound that can cut through in a frantic metal mix.
Paired with a Maple neck, this bright-sounding wood will help to deliver some top-end definition, and a bolt-on construction provides a snappy response with plenty of projection and clarity in the mid-range. Reinforced with Graphite, this neck will remain stable even in differing temperatures and conditions, meaning you won't have to tinker with your setup very often at all.
A compound radius fretboard is an excellent, high-end feature of this instrument. Rounded at the lower end of the neck to make chords easier and more comfortable to play, the fretboard flattens out in the higher register to make shredding a total breeze. This also helps to prevent notes from fretting out when performing string bends, making it a very ergonomic design.
Electronics and Hardware
This beautiful instrument is powered by a pair of high-output Seymour Duncan humbuckers, capable of handling copious amounts of gain whilst being versatile enough to clean up very well too. The TB-4 (JB) in the bridge position delivers all of the upper mid-range bite you'd expect, for optimal clarity when playing technical riffs. The classic '59 neck pickup has a smooth yet punchy tone, ideal for complex lead work.
With a five-way switch, you can get a great amount of pickup combinations, giving you a lot of tonal variety. Positions 2 and 4 allow you to attain S-style single-coil tones, as they select the inner coils of the bridge and neck pickups respectively, offering pristine angelic tones with clean settings.
A double-locking Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 tremolo will keep this guitar in tune incredibly well, no matter how extreme your divebombs might be! And with a recessed design, you can perform crazy flutters and over-the-top raised squealies, perfect for chaotic-sounding effects.
Here's what Jackson say about the Pro Series DK2 Dinky in Charcoal Grey:
With premium features and outstanding vibe and performance, Jackson’s Pro Series Dinky™ models provide the ultimate shred experience.
A metal machine, the Pro DK2 Ash features an ash body, graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck (with a hand-rubbed urethane gel back finish) and wrap-around heel, 12"-16" compound radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset pearloid dot inlays, black headstock binding and a heel-mounted truss rod wheel, allowing for quick and convenient neck relief adjustments.
A pair of direct mount brawny Seymour Duncan® humbucking pickups—JB (bridge) and ’59 (neck)—power this axe, delivering powerful punch while retaining clarity
with enhanced note definition, a critical component for modern metal. This axe is also equipped with single volume and tone controls plus five-way blade switching to tweak and refine tone, and a recessed Floyd Rose® 1000 series double-locking tremolo bridge system for tuning stability.
Boasting Jackson’s distinctive style, the DK2 Ash is available in a new Charcoal Gray finish with a bound and matching pointed 6-in-line headstock. Brooding black hardware, including sealed die-cast tuners and Dunlop® dual-locking strap buttons completes the package.
- Series: Pro Series
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Satin
- Neck: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
- Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane Gel
- Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” - 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 24, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Offset Pearloid Dots
- Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® R3 Locking, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson®-Branded Sealed Die-Cast
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Bridge: Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
- Pickguard: None
- Pickups: Direct Mount Seymour Duncan® JB TB-4 Humbucking (Bridge), Direct Mount Seymour Duncan® ‘59 Humbucking (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Way Blade: Position 1. Full Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge Inner Coil, Position 3. Both Inner Coils, Position 4. - Neck Inner Coil, Position 5. - Full Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Control Knobs: Dome Style
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges