of the San Dimas Guitars I have seen are fraudulent.I mean how easy it it to make a copy of a Fender copy?The Jackson Pro Series is designed for the professional working musician who requires a superior caliber instrument to match his or her superior talents.Below is a summarized chart I put together, making it easy to spot the Pro's and compare them to the other models.The Jackson name went on the Rhoads rather than the Charvel name because he felt the design was too shocking for Charvel’s regular customers.Grover started the Jackson guitar company and Wayne Charvel sold his interest in the Charvel name to Grover Jackson on November 10, 1978.Following a close second is the "USA/Import" confusion, and Jackson's Serial Number Chart.A brief history of the Jackson Professional line: In late 1989/early 1990, the Jackson Professional line was started, and these were made with the same materials and construction quality as their USA counterparts.
I think it might be helpful for people trying to decode Jackson Import serial numbers if a centralized serial number / Country of Origin FAQ could be put together.
By limiting the custom options to finishes and having the guitars made to Jackson's stringent specifications at the Charvel plant, we're now able to produce top quality guitars for very competitive prices.
These guitars are made to the same exacting Jackson standards and with he same hardware, woods and electronics that have made Jackson the most sought-after guitars and basses in the world.
This is probably the biggest misconception concerning Jackson Guitars right now.
I've owned USA Jackson guitars and basses from all eras, and can say with all honesty that Fender has not removed any of the quality that goes into Jackson guitars. Listings touting "Pre-Fender" as a selling point are yanking your chain.