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Jackson Randy Rhoads RR5 Guitar

RR5
Randy Rhoads RR5

The Jackson RR5 is 6-string electric designed from the original one Randy Rhoads (Ozzy) used. This is one of the PRO Series guitars by Jackson. This guitar is probably one of the better and classier looking guitars I've seen. The look reminds me of the "Art Deco" period very stylish and elegant. But this is no 1920's guitar and wasn't meant to play flapper music. This is one hardcore guitar with SD humbuckers, and neck through body. It's probably the black on gold hardware that gives it its appeal.

The body is made of Alder of course "V" shaped with a gold control plate. On the Ivory colored model the black pinstripes add to its elegant look. Being a "V" shape gives the guitarist greater access to the upper frets. The 25.5" scale neck is made of maple and is neck-through-body design for great sustain and tone. The neck has 22 jumbo frets and a rosewood fingerboard. The MOTO Shark Fin Position Inlays look great against the gold hardware. The tuning machines (Machine Heads) are die-cast and gold plated.

Another added elegance is the Gold “V” shaped tailpiece. The RR5 doesn't have a tremolo which is one of its main differences to the RR1 and RR3 versions. It uses a tune-O-matic bridge which is also gold plated. The electronics consist of a two volume controls (one for each pickup) and a master tone control. There is a 3-way pickup selector switch that does the normal pickup selection: Bridge, Bridge+Neck, and Neck. All the electronics are covered with a gold plate. The pickups are Seymour Duncan TB4 humbuckers. The pickups are positioned in the bridge and neck positions. The JB-TB4 is a balanced coil that has plenty of harmonics and high output with an excellent blend of distortion and sustain.

Features

  • Neck-thru construction
  • 2 Seymour Duncan TB4 humbuckers
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 jumbo frets
  • Sharkfin inlays
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Gold hardware