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2007 Jackson Stars RR-J1B Randy Rhoads Flying V Electric Guitar Black w/ Case & Tags, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2007 Jackson Stars RR-J1B Flying V electric guitar in showroom clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. A rare Japanese domestic market model, 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 with a resonance and sustain not afforded the more common vibrato-equipped iterations of the Rhoads model. Loaded with a 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 8lbs, 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 has a slender D-shaped profile carve with round shoulders and a lightning fast feel, measuring .735" deep at the 1st fret and .850" at the 12th. The bound ebony fretboard has a 15" fretboard radius with shark fin inlay and flawless 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 and set of black Jackson Stars-branded tuners that turn smoothly. The tuners all still retain their factory protective plastic on the gears, indicative of the limited use this guitar has seen since new. 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 anodized metal tailpiece and pickguard contrast subtly with the gloss Black finish. There is no wear on the body points and barely a scratch on the instrument as a whole.

The original hardshell case with form-fit interior is included, along with all original hangtags.