Randy Rhoads Custom review by Jackson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.6 (50 votes)
Jackson: Randy Rhoads Custom

Sound — 10
I play Neoclassical Metal, and in all fairness, this guitar far exceeeds the standards. I use a Roland Micro Cube for practicing, and a Line6 Spider II for performing, with a DigiTech Metal Master and Dunlop Classic Crybaby, and the quality cuts through smoothly. It produces the perfect blend of treble and middle outputs, with just the right amount of bass to palm mute with. The pickup alone goes to show you why no switching or tone controlling is neccessary.

Overall Impression — 10
As you've been told, I play Neoclassical Metal, which is the style such as Children Of Bodom, Sinergy, DragonForce, or Cacophony. I've been playing for about a year and a half. I also own a Gibson Les Paul L-6S, an ESP Custom Flying V, a BC Rich Warlcok SE, an Ibanez RG, and a Fender Stratocaster Special. If this guitar were stolen, I'd reorder it and cry myself to sleep, I love this guitar almost as much as my fiance. I love absolutely everything about it, and hate nothing. This guitar was designed after the stolen custom Alexi Laiho acquired from Stone's Jiri. I love it the way it is, and wouldn't want it any other way. Jackson's custom shop is the best place to go for your custom.

Reliability & Durability — 9
The only thing I dislike about the reliability, is that since the neck is painted, it can be harder to go up and down the fretboard quickly, but that can always be fixed with some peripherals. The hardware gold plating will wear off eventually, but I've only had that happen after about 5 years of playing, so it's not really a problem. The only reason I'd use a backup perfoming, is because the bridge setup causes it to mistune after a while, but if it were Tune-O-Matic, there wouldn't be any such conflict.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar, sense it was custom made, was produced with the utmost profession. The pickups and electronics were perfectly coordinated, as well as the rest of the instrument. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this beast. It handles very well and puts out like no other. Only a Gibson can barely match the quality, if that.

Features — 10
2006 Model, made in the US, this guitar includes a 24 small-fretted ebony scalloped faingerboard. With an alder body and 3-piece maple neck, this beauty sings to you. It has a full-body black finish with yellow pianted bevels, not a pinstripe. It features an original floyd rose locking tremolo system, with one volume control and a single EMG 81 active humbucker. It's finished off with Gotoh tuners and straplocks, and all hardware is gold.

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    im begging for this guitar omg its so beutiful, love the gold with the red and black!!
    KissingShadows wrote: You reviewed the RR24 not the Rhoads custom...
    well i don't think so since he says it has scalloped frets, it's made in the usa and all hardware is gold... go figure...
    KissingShadows wrote: You reviewed the RR24 not the Rhoads custom...
    When did the RR24 get Seymour Duncans and another pickup or gold hardware for that matter, so I believe he did not review the RR24, get your facts straight next time.
    I love it , the only thing about this guitar is it costs around 4600 US $ & is pricey ..You can order this axe from guitar asylum and a master craftsman makes it & his name is pablo santana , right now there is only 1 in gold marble & to order 1 in the color you want takes 1 year , I want 1 so bad but cant wait that long FFS.
    thank you, i was reading it like, wtf... wrong guitar....
    KissingShadows wrote: You reviewed the RR24 not the Rhoads custom...
    It's not a RR24 if the fingerboard is scalloped. The RR24 doesn't have scalloped frets or gold hardware.
    Also the part where he says, The guitar, sense it was custom made , was produced with the utmost profession. Lets me know he wasn't talking about the RR24.