Up for sale, a 1990’s Grover Jackson Randy Rhoads Professional Series V electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Originally commissioned by the late, great Randy Rhoads, his namesake guitar was actually the first Jackson made. It quickly gained a following in hard rock circles soon after production began in the early 1980s, and has been played by such luminaries as Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Megadeth's Marty Friedman, and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, among many others. Decades after the design first made waves, the Rhoads' aggressive body shape remains unmistakable, and it plays as fast as it looks.
Expertly crafted at the Chushin Gakki factory and available only to the Japanese domestic market upon release, this rare Rhoads model is a stunning example of Jackson Japan production. Featuring a quartersawn maple neck through body with yellow popular wings, string through body construction, an ebony fretboard with pearl sharkfin inlay, and stock pair of Jackson humbuckers, this classy shredder is all dressed up for tap-town. The stock Jackson J-50 alnico magnet humbuckers have a PAF-style response, with a beefy, rich neck position and mid-forward, growly bridge. Lightweight at 7lbs 7oz, this Jackson has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.
The quartersawn maple neck features a slender D-shaped profile carve with round, inviting shoulders and an effortless feel, measuring .770" deep at the 1st fret and .820" at the 12th. The bound ebony fretboard features pearl shark fin inlay and pristine stock jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 11/16“ in width. The bound headstock features the Jackson logo (with smaller Grover Jackson text) and set of black Jackson-branded Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly. The serial number is stamped into the fretboard, just beyond the 22nd fret.
The electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle, individual Volume controls for each pickup and a Master Tone knob. The gold hardware is quite clean with just a hint of patina on the plating. Cosmetic wear is limited to requisite finish chips on the lower bout wing tips, with light scuffs and nicks mostly relegated to the body edges. The neck sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original Jackson-branded hardshell case is included.