Jackson DKAF7 Multiscale Guitar Review

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  March 18, 2023

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A fanned fret guitar has a special build that makes it more expensive than other models, but some are affordable, like this Jackson DKAF7.

Its reasonable price tag makes it a great choice for guitarists that want to find out what it’s like to play on a fanned fret. The Jackson name means it has a great metal edge.

Jackson DKAF7 reviewed

It’s the best budget fanned fret guitar I’ve seen!

Let’s get the specifications out of the way:

Best budget fanned fret guitar
Jackson DKAF7 MS X-Series Dinky GB
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Tone score
Best for
  • Very affordably priced
  • Bridge pickup sounds great
Falls short
  • Neck pickup in combination with poplar is very muddy


  • Body wood: Poplar
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Body shape: Dinky
  • Number of strings: 7
  • Neck material: Maple
  • Neck construction: Bolt-On neck with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Scale length: 25.5″ – 27″ Multi-Scale (648 mm – 686 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Laurel
  • Radius: 12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Nut width: 1.875″ (47.6 mm)
  • Inlays: Offset Pearloid Dot
  • Truss rod: Dual-Action
  • Bridge pickup: Jackson Uncovered 7-String Blade Humbucking
  • Neck pickup: Jackson Uncovered 7-String Blade Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • Bridge: Staggered Individual Saddles
  • Tuning machines: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast

What is the Jackson DKAF7?

The Jackson DKAF7 is a Dinky model with 7 strings and a fanned multiscale fretboard.

It’s a budget guitar made of poplar with Jackson hardware and pickups.


The guitar has an arched poplar body, and a one-piece bolted mahogany neck made of a durable graphite reinforcement and scarf joint.

Jackson Dinky multiscale

The laurel 7 string fretboard has 24 jumbo frets. The scale ranges from 648 to 686 mm and the nut width is 47.6 mm.

It comes with 2 Jackson Blade humbucker pickups and features a volume control, a tone control and a 3 way toggle switch.

I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Neaera and a content marketer, dad, and love trying out new equipment with guitar at the heart of my passion, and together with my team, I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2020 to help loyal readers with recording and guitar tips.

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