Jackson Guitars and

The Arts Music Store

When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal, Jackson Guitars and basses of Scottsdale, Arizona is definitely one of the most popular brands out there. We’re glad to carry the company’s magnificent lines and series of instruments here at The Arts Music Store. Jackson guitars can be found in an exciting assortment of colours, sizes, body shapes and styles and are made to suit all budgets. The company was founded by Grover Jackson in Glendora, California in 1980 and is now owned and operated by Fender with manufacturing plants in North America and Asia. No matter where you may stand as a guitarist, there’s bound to be a Jackson series and model that’s suited just for you.

  • Jackson guitars feature elegant, slender designs along with their trademarked shark-fin inlays.
  • Models, such as their famous King V, the Dinky, the Kelly, the Monarkh (to name a few), are well known for their high-performance abilities and distinctive looks.
  • Each instrument offers a unique design, master craftsmanship and an assortment of dynamic neck profiles.
  • Jackson guitars are built with speed and accuracy in mind. They are suitable for everyone from beginners to professionals alike.
  • The classic Jackson signature tone is the result of the synchronized fulcrum tremolo bridge and high-output ceramic-magnet pickups.
  • The instruments come with sleek looking hardware as well as metallic and gloss finish choices.

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2910124595 JS32 Kelly Electric Guitar in Viola Burst

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Jackson Guitars

Universally lauded, Jackson guitars have been a loyal comrade of heavy metal bands and other musicians for well over 30 years now and always will be as long as guitarists and fans are looking for speed, crunch and shreds. The innovative company has paved the way for rock guitarists over the past few decades and shows no signs of slowing down due to the excellent quality, looks, playability and value the instruments offer. The company has been the leader in high-performance edgy guitars since day one, Jackson has always been unrivaled when it comes to quality, commitment and extreme performance.

Some of rock’s most adventurous guitarists have played Jackson guitars including Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Chris Beattie (Hatebreed), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeath), Gus G (Firewind), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Mick Thomson (Slipknot), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Mark Morton (Lamb of God), Rob Cavestany (Death Angel), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Joey Concepcion (Armageddon), Eric Daniels (Soulburn), Vinnie Vincent (Kiss), Rick Savage (Def Leppard), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Marty Friedman, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, John Mayer and the late Randy Rhoads.

“I recently bought an acoustic guitar from The Arts. Plenty of quality selection there. Arron and the other guys who work there are great to deal with. Put up with me coming in 2-3 times a week for a couple months to try everything on the wall until i found the perfect instrument for me in my price range. Great experience. Will be back when i’m ready to upgrade.”

“Nothing short of great! Extremely knowledgeable staff that go out of their way to accommodate their clientele. Customers derive benefit of the staffs in depth knowledge based on their experience as working musicians. Their experience, integrity, and in-depth knowledge of the industry means that you will get decent products to suit your own personal music needs, at fair prices and excellent service after they have made the sale. If these guys don’t truly love what they do, then they are brilliant actors! Have dealt with them for over 25 years and will continue to do so!
All the best to Archy and the gang!”

“My son and I have taken up guitar this year and we have visited a few of the popular music shops in the GTA in search of the right gear to get started with. The Arts staff have consistently provided us with exceptional service and a ton of great advice without the pushy sales approach of some of the other shops.
Great service and fantastic products!”


The Jackson X Series Dinky DK3XR HSS is a statement guitar designed for the brave and bold player. With its striking Neon finish options, this instrument is a visual standout, but its performance is where it truly shines. The guitar boasts a Nyatoh body and a bolt-on maple neck, ensuring durability and resonance. The neck, which is rake-thin and reinforced with graphite, is paired with a laurel fingerboard that has a 12″-16″ compound radius, facilitating both comfortable chord work and high-speed lead playing. The guitar is equipped with Jackson’s own pickups: a high-output humbucker at the bridge and two single-coils in the middle and neck positions. This HSS configuration offers a versatile range of tones, from full shred to clean and spanky sounds. The Jackson-branded Floyd Rose double-locking vibrato and sealed tuners ensure tuning stability. Overall, the DK3XR HSS is a high-speed thrill ride for heavy metal enthusiasts and offers top-notch playability at a competitive price.


Distinctive and affordable, Jackson’s X Series Soloist™ SLX DX Camo stands as a venerable double-cutaway workhorse, catering to the desires of today’s shredders. This Soloist model boasts an ergonomically curved poplar body and a through-body maple neck, reinforced with graphite for unparalleled stability. The neck, featuring a tilt-back scarf joint headstock, is adorned with a 12″-16″ compound radius bound laurel fingerboard, hosting 24 jumbo frets. This design ensures effortless chording and seamless high-speed lead playing. The guitar is powered by active Jackson covered high-output humbucking pickups, delivering a robust voice, rich in crunchy tones, perfect for assertive rhythm runs and brazen lead work. Tone customization is made easy with three-way pickup blade switching and dedicated volume and tone controls. A Floyd Rose® Special double-locking tremolo bridge system ensures impeccable string stability and dynamic tremolo action. The X Series Soloist SLX DX Camo is battle-ready, available in Multi-Color Camo or Winter Camo, complemented by a matching camo pointy headstock and sleek black hardware.


The Jackson Pro Plus Series Soloist SLA3 is a state-of-the-art electric guitar designed for the modern guitarist. Boasting premium features, the SLA3 is constructed with an arched Okoume body coupled with a three-piece through-body maple/walnut neck. The back of the neck has a hand-rubbed oil finish, ensuring smooth playability and comfort. The guitar is equipped with a 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo stainless-steel frets, optimized for fast playing and wide bends. It features Luminlay® side dots for visibility on dark stages. The guitar’s sound is powered by a Seymour Duncan® Distortion™ humbucking bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan Custom Flat Strat® SSL-6 RWRP Single-Coil middle, and neck pickups, offering a versatile tonal range. It also incorporates a Floyd Rose® 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system for precise intonation and stable tuning.


The JS Series King V™ JS32 by Jackson Guitars is a majestic and high-performing instrument available at an affordable price. This impressive King V model boasts a poplar body paired with a bolt-on maple speed neck, reinforced with graphite, and featuring a scarf joint for unparalleled stability. The guitar’s bound amaranth fingerboard has a 12″-16″ compound radius, adorned with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays. It is equipped with dual Jackson high-output humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets, offering versatile tonal options through a three-way toggle switch. The guitar also features a Jackson-branded Floyd Rose® double-locking tremolo bridge, ensuring tuning stability even during the most aggressive playing. The King V JS32 is aesthetically striking with all-black hardware and is available in several finishes, including Black with White Bevels, Gloss Black, Matte Army Drab, and White with Black Bevels.


The JS SERIES WARRIOR™ JS32T by Jackson Guitars is a formidable instrument designed for those seeking the classic Jackson tone, aesthetics, and playability without a hefty price tag. This guitar boasts a nato body paired with a bolt-on maple speed neck, reinforced with graphite for unwavering stability. The amaranth fingerboard, which is fully bound, features 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays. It offers a compound radius that facilitates easy chording and swift solos. The guitar is equipped with two Jackson high-output humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets, delivering a clear tone with substantial depth. Users can shape the sound using a three-way toggle switch, along with single volume and tone controls. The Warrior JS32T also comes with an adjustable string-through-body compensated bridge and die-cast tuners. It is presented in a subtle Natural Oil finish complemented by black hardware.


The Jackson® X Series Concert™ Bass CBXNT DX V is an embodiment of raw power and precision, crafted for musicians who crave both style and substance. This 34”-scale bass is constructed with a poplar body and a graphite-reinforced neck-through-body design, ensuring robust sustain and resilience. The speed maple neck, combined with a 12″-16″ compound radius bound laurel fingerboard and 24 jumbo frets, promises swift and effortless playability. At its core, this five-string marvel houses a Jackson J-style bridge pickup and a Jackson P-style neck pickup, complemented by an active 3-band EQ, providing a spectrum of tonal possibilities. The innovative chrome Jackson Bass Bacher V hardtail bridge ensures impeccable note clarity and sustain. Aesthetically, the CBXNT DX V is available in Fireburst, Gloss Black, and Snow White finishes, each accompanied by contrasting pickguards, pearloid sharkfin inlays, and chrome hardware. This bass is a testament to Jackson’s commitment to high-performance bass technology.