The instrument presented Grover securing the tuners and Seymour Duncan humbucking trucks (TB-4 link and a SH-2 neck). Two more prototypes were requested (four in total), another chain through system example (later unintentionally marketed at NAMM) and another dark and steel tremolo style with changed shark fin inlays. Rhoads was murdered in a aircraft accident before the second two instruments were finished, and before he could give Grover any reviews. These improved prototypes would become the first instruments marketed to the community under the Fitzgibbons Guitars product name. The following reputation of the Randy Rhoads style put Jackson’s name on the map.
Vinnie Vincent, formerly of Hug, was the first expert musician to be provided an beginning Rhoads instrument by Fitzgibbons after Rhoads’ loss of life, which Vincent used on the Hug Animals of the Evening and Coat It Up trips from 1982 until 1984. Following Vincent’s leaving from Hug, he customized the Rhoads V style by including a second V at a minor spinning to the first such that it imitates a darkness. Fitzgibbons created at least 3 of these Vincent customized Rhoads Vs from 1985 to 1988 for Vincent, and about 25 others were customized requested and marketed. The style would later be duplicated by Carvin, Ibanez and Washburn Guitars, all for Vinnie Vincent.