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Jackson JS30RR Rhoads JS Series Electric Guitar 2008 Model   

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The 2008 version of the Jackson JS30RR Rhoads JS Series Electric Guitar looks great and plays fast. Late guitar whiz Randy Rhoads backed up Ozzy with...Click To Read More About This Product

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A smokin' player's axe designed with one of the greatest players ever.

The 2008 version of the Jackson JS30RR Rhoads JS Series Electric Guitar looks great and plays fast. Late guitar whiz Randy Rhoads backed up Ozzy with lightning-fast, classically-based riffs. He worked with Jackson to design this unique-looking and fast-playing electric guitar with dual Jackson CVR2 humbucker pickups for plenty of high-end sparkle. The string-thru alder body with bolt-on maple neck produces great sustain and the compound radius rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets aid clean runs. Jackson put chrome tune-o-matic bridge and die-cast tuners on the JS30RR guitar.

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!

  • Alder body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Jackson CVR2 humbuckers
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge
  • String-thru body
  • Die-cast tuners

Order today and play till your fingers burn!


JS30RR Rhoads JS Series Electric Guitar 2008 Model


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Most Liked Positive Review


Great value

I got this a couple years ago and it hasn't let me down yet. The neck is smooth and fast, sadly better then a friends Fender Bigsby Telecaster and another friends Gibson Les Paul...Read complete review

I got this a couple years ago and it hasn't let me down yet. The neck is smooth and fast, sadly better then a friends Fender Bigsby Telecaster and another friends Gibson Les Paul Studio(it makes me wonder if buying a 1500$ guitar is really worth the extra money). Very light weight, kind of on par with my GK Strat except the balance points make the neck tilt up, it feels different but still feels right(in other words, it's not awkward). This guitar is very genre-specific and it's tone reflects that. Cranking the volume on the guitar and switching my Roland Cube 30's (an excellent all-around amp by the way) to R-fier made it very easy to mimic Slayer and Dope tones. The Metal and Stack Classic settings are very useful when playing Ozzy and Metallica with this guitar. The only qualms I have about this guitar is that their isn't a set of tone and volume controls for each pickup(this is more of a personal preference then an actual flaw), and when sitting down with it, the end of the cable rests on your leg, putting all the weight of the guitar on the input jack and the cable, loosening the input jack and potentially breaking the cable(that's what happened to mine. Also, it doesn't have a very friendly "clean" tone, as it always has a little bit of distortion no matter what setting it's on). As I write this review, I am reminded that I will soon be the proud owner of a Fender American Telecaster, for my taste in music has reached towards my classic rock roots to artists such as Eric Clapton, Neil Young,and Carlos Santana... But should I ever want to go back to playing the songs of the Artists that have inspired me to begin playing guitar in the first place (Randy Rhoads, Kirk Hammett, Zakk Wylde, etc.) then this guitar and it's variants will be what I reach for, for it is, with no doubt in my mind, the ultimate metal guitar.


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Worst Guitar Ever! Beware!!

Hi folks! Please listen to what I have to say, for I may be one of the only true reviews on this page. I am a metal guitarist who likes and has owned...Read complete review

Hi folks! Please listen to what I have to say, for I may be one of the only true reviews on this page. I am a metal guitarist who likes and has owned many wierd shaped guitars. I bought this guitar on a whim and boy do I REGRET IT!! First off, the pic shows a nice transparent finish which I got a solid color. Right out of the box, four of my six strings buzzed on the frets ridiculously. I spent hours trying to set it up but could not do it without raising the action unreasonably high. The pickups are weak and any musician spending their hard earned $ expecting a return on their investment would find them to be substandard. The toggle switch was not even functional or if it was, I couldn't tell a tone difference. If that is not enough, the strap pegs are way too big to fit a normal guitar strap. I ruined a great leather strap making it fit. I used my common sense and returned it for a refund. Thanks to good return policies! Randy Rhodes would be spinning in his grave if he knew they were putting his name on this. I would say they got a few bugs to work out on this one. Definitely not worth the $, take it from me. You'll thank me if you ever play one in person.

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Everybody at work got me this guitar for my birthday and it plays beautifully...I have a Line 6 Spider II amp and the sounds that come out of it are amazing. I had a epiphone Special II before this so this is definitely a jump up. I play a lot of Tool and Metallica and this doesn't disappoint me.


definetly not for anyone who knows what they want

By Meekus

from APO, AE

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First I want to start off with this guitar being a decent guitar. I've been playin for 5 and a half years, and this was the fourth guitar I bought. I played it at a music store, and was shocked at how comfortable the neck was. The pickups just flat out sound nasty, and the strap pegs are way too big (nothing that couldn't be fixed with emgs and strap locks). A year later, the guitar still works really good, but the it's starting to fall apart, and now, my beloved neck is starting to go a little bit loose from the body. This guitar is great for someone who's just starting out, but definetly not for someone who wants a guitar to knock them on their A$$. Alright for the money, but not going to be my main guitar for long...



By 34syn43

from Jonesboro, IL

This guitar is amazing for the price. I got mine a few weeks ago and was overwhelmed by how great it sounded. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anybody.


Sweet for the Price

By Finchy

from Boise, ID

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this was the first guitar i ever purchased. it was awsome when i was starting out. i almost sold it after not playing it for a while i cleaned it up and re-fell in love with it. just bought EMG 60's and 81's for it and it is awsome.


Great for beginners AND advanced players

By Thanatos313

from NJ

I've owned this guitar for a little over a year and it's GREAT for the price. I've played on many different guitars and brands such as Shecter, Ibanez, Gibson, and I love my Rhoads the best. The jack is in a dumb location but I have a right angle jack so it's all good. The neck is very fast and the pickups are great considering being stock pickups. Replace the pickups with EMG's and put on Ernie ball strings and you got a hell of a metal guitar!!!


Randy Rhodes gift to guitarist's

By the fan-4C-X3

from California

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This is truly a gift to rock guitar, the legacy that the late and great Randy Rhodes has shown itself through his music and now throught his signature guitar this is an amasing guitar at an amasing price this guitar is truly worth more than it is sold for....


This guitar was much more than I expected!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this guitar even after reading all the bad reviews and I am here to say I do not agree with all of them. I own a beringer strat-like design (which sucks) and a Schecter S-1 elite daimond series, along with my most recent rhoads.Out of all the guitars I've played, the neck on this one felt the best.I dont like the string through system, but thats what I ordered, so.....The tuners arent as bad as people reviewed, but they do get out of tune after a good half an hour of hardcore shredding.I play Bodom etc. stuff and for it, this guitar is the greatest that I've played.I just wish it had Floyd Rose trem, then I couldnt ask for more.OVERALL mean looks, decent pickups, and a fast neck; I would reccomend this guitar.


Nice guitar

By ChewieOverdrive

from Macedon, NY

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I got this guitar a few weeks ago and I have to say its prolly one of the sweetest ones I've ever known, although the only problem that I had with it was putting it down was a joke. And it won't fit in any of my old gig bags. But other than that it was sweet. Also the Input Jack is on the inside of the V making sitting down and playing impossible. But sweet guitar.


Great axe for metal

By Shredhed-Oao-9

from Houston, TX

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This guitar is great if your a metalhead or a budding guitarist. It sounds very heavy and the easy upper fret access lets you shred clean up too the 24th fret no problem. Its a great guitar for sweeping and lighting fast solos. One of my friends has an american made Jackson RR1 and after playing this one and that one I couldnt really feel or hear a nearly thousand dollar difference, other than the wood and inlays and the fact that the nicer models are equipped with a floyd rose and brand name pickups there isnt much of a difference. This is a great guitar and if you like it and have the cash dont hesititate


Great until....

By Morgan-l.XcI

from Winston-Salem, NC

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I've had this guitar or almost a year and it is very nice. The pickups aren't bad cosidering the price and the neck is very fast. It's kind of top heavy. The input jack is in a stupid spot but I still play sitting down(rarely). After about 6 months the nut broke and I had to get it replaced and it should be covered in the warranty. I hate having to adjust the bridge everytime I play it and there is still fret buzz no matter what what tuning I play in(standard to drop A). This is a nice guitar, I recommend it. Out of all 7 of my guitars and what I play on each one, I pretty much only solo on this one and do some hardcore stuff, it's harder to play the style of death metal that I do on this guitar. Still, check it out and you may just find yourself playing it in the guitar store for 2 hours like I did.

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