Jackson JS Series Monarkh SC JS22 Electric Guitar, Amaranth Fingerboard

Create some seriously heavy tones with the sleek Monarkh. The high-output humbuckers will make your amp sing with a fat low end and clear articulation.

Classic and familiar single cutaway style melds with powerful sound and Jackson's illustrious legacy of cutting-edge design and construction for a top-notch guitar. Whether you play with crystal clear clean tones or thick, heavily saturated distortion, the Jackson JS22 SC easily keeps up with any playing style you can throw at it. Ideal for modern metal, this instrument is the ideal complement to your music, as creative as your playing.

Two Jackson High Output humbucking pickups in the neck and middle positions crank out clear tone with plenty of the girth required for current styles. The pickups' crisp, clear tone is channeled by a three-position pickup switch along with master tone controls for versatile sound that matches any playing situation, cutting through a thick mix to highlight your playing. Designed for flexible playing, the 12"-16" compound radius fingerboard is curved for easy chord playing near the nut, flattening out for playing smoking leads without fear of fretting out during bends. The Jackson compound radius compensated bridge perfectly matches the fingerboard's radius for accurate string action and spacing while chords stay in tune up and down the entire length of the neck.

When you plug in a Jackson, you're plugging in a legend. For over three decades our guitars have fueled musical revolutions, setting stages ablaze with fiery playing. The bleeding edge of guitar technology, the JS22 SC is a sterling addition to any guitar collection--powerful and gorgeous read more with easy-to-operate controls that don't get in the way of your playing while unlocking your best.


- Poplar body
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Jackson High Output Humbucking pickups
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- Series: JS
- Body Material: Poplar
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: 1-Piece Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint, Speed Neck Backshape
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Yellow Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Black Plastic, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Jackson Branded
- Scale Length: 24.75" (628 mm)
- Bridge: Jackson Compound Radius Compensated
- Bridge Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
- Neck Pickup: Jackson High Output Humbucking
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Dome Style
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Satin Black
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2916902568

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-9690

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 1, 2016 by John C in Farmington, NM
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This thing rocks! Jackson has outdone themselves with this little gem. I found myself in need of another guitar after my trusty old Charvel model 2 ended up with a slight twist in the neck and would no longer stay in tune properly. So being a long time Jackson player I was going to get the JS22 Dinky, until I saw the Monarkh. But there were no reviews. So I thought to myself. "It's a Jackson how bad could it be?" Not bad at all actually! It's fantastic! The fit and finish are top notch, I paid the extra for the trans red with the quilt top and it's absolutely gorgeous. It sounds fantastic. The humbucking pickups are extra hot while still maintaining that vintage-y fat tone they sound great clean as well as distorted through my Randall RG80 and are completely quiet, something I have NEVER seen in a guitar this price. Setup out of the box was good but the b string buzzed a tad at the first fret which was a very easy fix now the action is so low you can use the weight of a single finger to fret a note absolutely no effort required and not a thing buzzes or frets out, there are no dead frets. The compound radius fretboard is subtle but nice. Tune o magic style bridge does what it's supposed to do. Neck binding is a nice touch, not a single sharp fret end. Neck seems to play as good as any Jackson I've ever played and that includes USA models. Tuners are good and do what they are supposed to do. The controls stay out of the way while being easily accessible. All in all I am read more very, very impressed that 250 US dollars paid for this little rocket ship to rock. Buy this guitar! Seriously. Whether you're a student or seasoned player. Pros: great neck, pickups, fit and finish, tuners, and controls Cons: Initial setup was slightly off but it's far better than any new guitar in this price range's factory setup I have seen. The only other con is that I don't have two, but that's soon to change.

Musical Background:
20 year guitar and bass player.

Musical Style:
Hark Rock, post punk, ska, blues.
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