Some months ago I got my first Jackson that was super cheap (I mean really really cheap) on a pawn shop and I was buying it to do a DIY modification on it (which im doing), I didn't at the time even knew what guitar it was and its a made in japan DXMG with EMG H3 pickups after getting it all cleaned up and re-string I felt in love with its neck.
Now this guitar is no longer made and I cant seem to find what models were their replacement until recently i saw an ad for a used DKMGT with EMG 81/85 and simply loved the Piranha inlays and was thinking why not, contacted the seller with an offer but so far he hasn't replied back... The DKMGT (fixed bridge) is probably on the same line as my Dinky DXMG right? Excluding the Floyd of course. Same reverse headstock and I assume same Neck thickness right?
Now how about the Ibanez RGR321EX? Hows does it compare to the DKMGT or even to the DXMG? Theres one also for sale, its from 2007 seems ok by the photos but the pickups are the EMG H1 and im wondering apart from the pickups if the Body and Neck are on the same level to both of the Jacksons.
Im more inclined for the DKMGT (if the seller replies... which im starting to doubt), I felt in love with my DXMG and want another Jackson but I heard good things about the RGR321Ex, mainly the switch the PUPS and you have a very nice guitar.
Any opinions will be more than welcome, im a Bedroom guitar player with no pretensions to have a band and im even using Overloud TH2 as my "Amp" so Im not demanding on PUPS although I really want to try Actives, even if the deal fails on the Jackson. What I really want to know is how the guitars are comparable in terms of Neck, im a Ibanez fan but getting into Jacksons and dont really like the cheap Schecter I have mainly because of its Neck thickness...
EDIT: Ups I noticed I posted this on the Wrong section, can any Mod move it to the right place? Im sorry
The DKMGT will be similar, though they were actually a more expensive guitar. Your DX could be Indian or Japanese - the DK is Japanese. The neck thickness will be similar as well.
Even if you need to swap the PUs, odds are the DKMGT will be a better guitar than the Ibanez.