Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom Shop Original

Furthermore, Yamaha presented its new Strat-style SE sequence in ’84, with double humbucker, three single-coil and real Superstrat designs (bolt-neck SE-312, SE-612, and the neck-through SE-1212).

Guild also presented its first Superstrat – the Aviator – in ’84. While this had less of an balanced out experience to our bodies design than most other Superstrats, it nevertheless had h/s/s trucks and a securing vibrato program. Guild would proceed creating Superstrats, such as the Detonator and stylish Liberator sequence in ’87, until it ceased creating shades in with its bankruptcy in ’88. Even Ovation launched temporarily into the Superstrat field in ’84/’85 with its Korean-made Superstar solidbodies.

After some less-than-successful marketing, the Dean Bel Aire provided way to a range of Korean-made Deans in ’85, most with the h/s/s structure. St. Louis Songs, which had been a big gamer in the ’70s with its Electra instruments, was captured in the center of a product conversion when the Superstrat era came out and captured the practice a little delayed. In ’84, the Electra product modified to Westone, without modifying design styles. In ’85, SLM presented a improved Westone Variety range that involved the new Superstrat explanations, though still not quite as “Stratty” as the range would become a season or so later.

Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom

The Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom is a real players instrument that was made for hard rocking lead work. Only 10 instruments crafted and autographed by Jackson Custom Shop Master Builder Mike Shannon, who was intimately involved in creating Randy Rhoads’ original 1980s black Jackson signature model.

The RR Ltd. features a Rhoads V-shaped alder body, a quartersawn Eastern hard rock maple through-the-body neck with an ultra think profile. The compound radius ebony fingerboard allows for comfortable chording lower down the neck and shredding leads higher up and sports pearl sharkfin inlays. The RR Ltd. Is fitted with Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups and a Tune-o-matic-style bridge with a string thru Rhoads V-plate tailpiece for maximum sustain. Gotoh/Jackson Tuners keep you in pitch and gold hardware finishes off the cool look of this heavy metal beast. Mike Shannon’s signature is on the back of the headstock. Includes deluxe molded case by SKB and a Certificate of Authenticity.

A non-signature version (product # 581865)
of this Custom Shop instrument is also