The guitar’s construction gives this Jackson the most trebly tone of our foursome. Add that low action into the equation and you do find that, as the gain rises, it’s almost impossible not to contract Zakk Wylde disease and pull off pinched harmonic after pinched harmonic.
That said, of all the guitars here it is closest in design and lineage to the seminal superstrat format - alder body, bolt maple neck. As such, its sounds are best suited to anyone looking to rock up from a Strat-derived axe. Like EVH on EMG steroids, in fact.
Pros: Custom shop vibe; finish; great neck; hard case.
Cons: In practical terms, not a great deal.
Verdict: The DK is the ideal mix of custom shop exclusivity with mainstream playing requirements.