Jackson introduces new Japan-made Randy Rhoads model
Jackson says the guitar will offer “comfortable chording near the nut and effortless soloing on the higher registers”.
The release is hoped to continue the legacy of metal guitarist Randy Rhoads, who has had a host of flying V-shaped guitars released by the manufacturer in his honour.
Rhoads was the co-founder and original guitarist of the band Quiet Riot, and the guitarist and co-songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne’s first two albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. He notoriously died in a plane crash in 1982 while on tour with Osbourne, aged 25.
The MJ Series Rhodes RRT has been decked out with all the stops, featuring a basswood body and a through-body three-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods. The guitar boasts 22 jumbo frets with pearloid sharkfin inlays, and a 12-16”compound radius ebony fingerboard that Jackson says will offer “comfortable chording near the nut and effortless soloing on the higher registers”. The guitar is available only in Snow White.
Hardware-wise, the guitar is equipped similarly to their previously released Rhodes RRT, with a Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 bridge, Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2N neck pickups, and a three-way toggle switch and single tone and volume knobs. It has also been appointed with premium features such as a Jackson TOM-style adjustable bridge with anchored tailpiece, Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut, Gotoh MG-T locking tuners and Dunlop dual-locking strap buttons.
Alongside the release, Jackson has also unveiled a demo video of the new axe:
The MJ Series Rhoads RRT is currently retailing at $2,799.99/£2,649.99/€3,049.00.
For more information, you can head to JacksonGuitars.com