Since the late 1970s, Jackson has been producing instruments that have been setting the world on fire. Founded in a small repair shop, this larger than life brand quickly expanded to become a true mainstay on heavy metal and hard rock stages all over the planet. A lot of Jackson’s initial success can be traced back to a fateful meeting with the iconic Randy Rhodes. Founder Grover Jackson had acquired the Charvel brand in 1978, and soon after Rhodes approached him with an idea for a new, one-of-a-kind guitar. The guitar, as almost any aficionado could tell you, became Randy’s legendary Concorde, an incredibly amped up revamp of the Flying V. With a look that was unlike anything Charvel had released, it was only fitting that Jackson release the guitar under his own name. The rest, as they say, is history.
Randy Rhodes may have been among the first big names to play a Jackson guitar, but he certainly wasn’t the last. Marty Friedman and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Robbin “King” Crosby of RATT, Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, and more have all done some serious shredding on Jackson guitars throughout the years. Now, you have the opportunity to join this impressive club. Read More >