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2006 Jackson Stars Randy Rhoads RR-J2 Polka Dot Flying V Near Mint w/ Hangtags, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2006 Jackson Stars Randy Rhoads RR-J2 Flying V in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original factory paperwork and fitted gigbag. An exceedingly rare Japanese domestic market model with a Polka Dot finish, the Jackson Stars instruments are the direct descendants of the Grover Jackson line, expertly crafted at the Chu Shin factory. 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.

Featuring neck through maple construction with alder body wings, a string through body design, and a 24 fret ebony board with jumbo fretwire, this Jackson has an immediate, crisp acoustic tone. Loaded with the original pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, this Rhoads V features an SH-1 in the neck position and a TB-5 in the bridge. The SH-1 '59 model is designed in the spirit of the original PAF, with sweet, singing sustain, wound to deliver full-sounding chords and articulate midrange attack. The bridge pickup is a TB-5 Custom Trembucker, with aggressive midrange, treble attack, and exceptional sustain, perfect for screaming solos. Weighing 7lbs 11oz, this Jackson has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.

The maple neck features a slender C-shaped profile carve with generous shoulder in every register, measuring .795" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. The bound ebony fretboard has a 15" fretboard radius with shark fin inlay and stock jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing virtually no wear. The guitar plays effortlessly up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The bound headstock features the Jackson logo and set of black Jackson Stars-branded tuners that turn smoothly. The serial number is stamped into the fretboard, just beyond the 24th fret.

The electronics function as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle, individual Volume controls for each pickup and a Master Tone knob. The black hardware is notably clean including the Schaller-branded Floyd Rose-style vibrato tailpiece. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Polka Dot finish is limited to just a few light finish scratches and tiny marks on the body as a whole, and the body tips are notably clean. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Jackson-branded fitted gigbag is included, along with all of the factory paperwork.