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”.
Jackson has announced a new Made in Japan Randy Rhoads RRT model, set to be available this May.
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 and Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2N neck pickups, as well as 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.
In other recent Jackson news, the brand launched its American Series Soloist SL3 guitar in September last year. The guitar was the first US-made production Jackson guitar in over two decades, and was built with a “new generation of shredders” in mind with a JB TB-4 humbucker in the bridge, and a Custom Flat Strat SSL-6 single-coil in the neck and middle position. Shredders will also appreciate the included Floyd Rose 1500 locking vibrato for wild divebombs.
The MJ Series Rhoads RRT will retail at $2,799.99/£2,649.99/€3,049.00.
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