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Jackson RR5 Rhoads Pro Electric Guitar (2008 Model)

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The Jackson RR5 Rhoads Pro Electric Guitar for 2008 gives you superior tone, sustain and playability. This version of the Jackson Randy Rhoads V has it all: neck-thru-body construction, an alder body,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jackson RR5 Rhoads Pro Electric Guitar for 2008 gives you superior tone, sustain and playability. This version of the Jackson Randy Rhoads V has it all: neck-thru-body construction, an alder body, maple neck with a compound-radius rosewood fretboard, a pair of Seymour Duncan TB4 humbucker pickups, tune-o-matic-style bridge with strings thru body, sharkfin inlays, and gold hardware. Looks hot and sounds hot!

Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!


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

Pro Coverage
Limited lifetime warranty against defects for guitars purchased after 1/1/2000.
One year parts and labor warranty for guitars purchased before 1/1/2000.

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(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Jackson RR5

By GibsonSG0005

from Michigan

The Jackson RR5 would be a great addition to someones rig. Even though this guitar is geared more toward heavier, more aggressive styles of music, you can still get pretty good sounds out of this that will fit your needs.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Almost worth it

By celticmetal

from Washington

For style, nothing beats this guitar. Overall, I think it's a bit pricey, given the basic features (plastic pickup rings on a $1200 guitar?). One thing I was surprised about was the bridge. The strings on the treble side bend over the back of the bridge in addition to the saddles, making it more difficult to stay in tune; tension can vary. I find it easy to play sitting down, provided you use a more classical style of holding the guitar. My Ibanez RGT42 had better fret access; the v body meets the neck at about the 17th fret, where the v spreads out. The neck profile is good for shredding, but comfortable for long jams. The pickups are decent, the bridge has great pinch harmonics, but is too trebly and mid-scooped for my taste. Pickups lack character clean. The body cavities are surprisingly well shielded. In the end, if you can get a good price, or have some extra cash, buy this guitar. It has great presence, can handle a variety of styles and is a wonderful player.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Truely an amazing guitar.

By James17117

from Lynchburg, VA

The jackson RR5 is truely an amazing guitar. it has great looks, and great playability to it. great for playing really fast, or just insane riffs. the flaw in this guitar would have to be how hard it is to restring the guitar. but its pretty hard stringing any jackson guitar anyway. I would definately prefer this guitar to anybody who is looking for an amazing sound. !! !! XXJamesXX

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


The Greatest Guitar To Be Made

By Whiplash92

from San Jose, California

This is the greatest guitar to have ever been made. I have used it for about 2 hours and i fell in love with it. Despite what most people say about not sitting down with it, you get used to it in about 15 minutes. I'm saving up to by me one of these metal master guitars.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Plays like a dream

By Maduag

from Winchester, MA

I played this through a marshall dsl 100. Awesome sound. and one of the other reviewers mistakingly claim theres a duncan distortion in bridge and jazz in neck....WRONG. it has two JB-4's check jackson's site as proof. ANYWAY, It is a bit of a pain sitting down because of the postion in which you must hold it, but you do get used to it. The guitar is more beautiful in person if you get the chance to see it. If you are interested in buying one, inspect it closely, as the one I played had some dings in it from other careless testers. Especially check the corners of the "V" areas. I will be saving up for one of these to go with my new Marshall JVM 410H.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The Jackson RR5

By Metallica rule

from Smarden, kent, Uk

The Jackson RR5 is an awsome metalers guitar, it combines good looks and great sound to give you the ultimate guitarist package. I have tried this guitar on may types of amps ranging from the tiny Marshall amp to a vintage Marshall stack. There all i just talked about Marshall's but they also sound great on Fender amps and Laney amps. So if you invest in getting an RR5 then your money has been well spent. it is a fabulous guitar

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome guitar insired by the greatest guitarist

By JCgatekeeper

from Milford, PA

This guitar is sick. The action is so low because I used to play a strat, and I can play so much easier on the v. It is light too, so it is easy to stand with to play for hours at a time. The body is so sick, and it is so fun to play on. The color with the black stripes outlining it look pretty cool, and the pickups that came with it are a good quality. The only problem is that it has no tremelo, but I don't have locks, so it doesn't make a difference to me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has the money to spend on it.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


I wasnt Amazed...

By ajShred

from Brookfield, CT

I played this guitar at my local store. I saw it on the wall and it was like a light came down from the sky and the angles started to sing... And i plugged it in.... And it sucked. Well no it didnt realy i was just asuming to hear a way better sound out of it. I tryed it on 2 amps. A Orange and a Mesa so its not like it was the amps. This guitar is (alright) not amazing but alright. I do have to say that it looks Amazing.

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