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Jackson RR3 Rhoads Pro Series Electric Guitar (2008 Model)

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The strikingly designed Jackson RR3 Rhoads Pro Electric Guitar is a great guitar for its price. Alder body (with flamed maple top on the transparent ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A more affordable Randy Rhoads model.

The strikingly designed Jackson RR3 Rhoads Pro Electric Guitar is a great guitar for its price. Alder body (with flamed maple top on the transparent finishes), maple neck, compound-radius rosewood fretboard, jumbo frets, Floyd Rose-licensed Jackson low-profile double-locking tremolo, Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) humbuckers, volume/volume/tone with 3-way switching, and black hardware.

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!

FEATURES
Alder body (with flamed maple top under transparent finishes)
Bolt-on maple neck
Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) pickups
Compound-radius rosewood fretboard
Sharkfin inlays
25-1/2" scale
22 jumbo frets
1-11/16" nut width
Floyd Rose-licensed Jackson low-profile double-locking tremolo
Volume, volume, tone, three-way
Black hardware
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4.8

(based on 102 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth the Money

I got this guitar a couple months ago. First of all, the guitar is beautiful. The pickups have a great metal tone. It sounds great for ozzy osbourne, black sabbath, Van...Read complete review

I got this guitar a couple months ago. First of all, the guitar is beautiful. The pickups have a great metal tone. It sounds great for ozzy osbourne, black sabbath, Van halen, and similar bands. It also has a nice clean tone. I usually set the toggle switch in the middle with both tone knons 3/4 of the way up. The neck's width makes makes it easy to hybrid or finger pick. Also, when first learning to tremolo pick (such as in eruption), the spacing of strings makes it easier to pick faster without hitting other strings. For me, this wider neck does not slow me down at all. In fact, this guitar is very fast compared to all the gibson's and fender's I've played.The floyd rose is excellent. This guitar will only come out of tune about half a step, but that only happens when you do complete whammy dives over and over. There is no song i have ever heard that requires that many dives though. The only bad things about the floyd rose are that, one, intonation is very hard because the string are on top of the allen wrench screws. (intonation is not necessary very often though because it will stay in tune forever) The other bad thing is that you must unlock the nuts at the headstock to tune the guitar, but the locking nuts make the guitar stay in tune. I don't mind these things, in fact, i'm buying another floyd rose for my ibanez now.I think the worst thing about this guitar is that you are going to chip a little paint of the tip of the wings. If you wlak around your house wearing the gutiar with a strap, you will hit the doorways. Overall, this is the best guitar I've seen for the money. If you have $2000 though, buy the RR1, it is better than the les paul, sg, telecaster, and stratocaster put together.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as wonderful as you think...

To be honest, I cannot understand why so many people are DROOLING over this guitar. It is probably one of the worst guitars I've played. And it's not just ONE RR3 that I've...Read complete review

To be honest, I cannot understand why so many people are DROOLING over this guitar. It is probably one of the worst guitars I've played. And it's not just ONE RR3 that I've played. I've played SEVEN of them and they were all horrible. The only good feature is the pickups, but they are not worth the rest of this awful instrument. The tuners are bogus, far too small and loose for my taste. The licensed floyd rose would be okay if it were a schaller floyd, but it's a "low profile" jackson floyd. This means it cannot handle drop tunings without buzzing and will go out of tune in about three dive-bombs. The shape is nice, but the body is made of cheap, second-rate wood, and has no resonance. The neck is a bolt on. This I muct rant about. How is it that guitar companies like Schecter and ESP can produce guitars for the same price-range as Jackson's, and yet ESP and Schecter make their guitars with REAL original Floyd Rose bridges and neck-thru or set-neck construction, while jackson has crappy bolt-on necks and fake floyds? Ridiculous. The neck feels like a small log. It is fat and wide, and the string spaceing is so wide it make good sweep-picking impossible. This guitar should cost three-hundred dollars. It's not worth the cash. Avoid it.

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5.0

very nice guitar

By Logan-ZdJGG

from Ohio

I had gotten this guitar for my birthday about 4 months ago and I really love this guitar. It is really good for solos but the clean does not sound too good. The pickups sound great but I would recomend a pair of emg 81s. The tremolo is really nice and stays in tune forever. I was looking for a god rock guitar for a while and this was it. If your thinking about buying it just do it, you'll see what I mean.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is worth every penny

By PhillCantu93

from Carrollton, Texas

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I know people who own this guitar and I've played one myslef, and I gotta say that I'm impressed...not uncommon for me when it comes to Jackson guitars. The pickups are very good, and if you're not satisfied you can easily adjust your amp/pedal/eq settings. The neck feels pretty comfortable, and the Rhoads body design is perfect for both sitting down and it looks good when you stand up. It never goes out of tune, even after extreme whammy abuse. I reccomend this to anyone who wants a guitar worth using.

 
5.0

Simply amazing!!

By Death Rattle Guitarist

from Marysville, WA

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I ordered this guitar from a local shop about 3-4 months ago. I was supposes to get the 2005 edition but they decided to wait 2 months and ship the brand new 2006. It was worth the wait! This baby screams and then some! The new upgraded pickups slay! I never play anything besides EMG-81's at the bridge and 85's at the neck and the stock ones on this guitar really impressed me! Two thumbs up for Jackson and the RR3!!

 
3.0

Not as wonderful as you think...

By m37al_man

from Grass Valley, California

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To be honest, I cannot understand why so many people are DROOLING over this guitar. It is probably one of the worst guitars I've played. And it's not just ONE RR3 that I've played. I've played SEVEN of them and they were all horrible. The only good feature is the pickups, but they are not worth the rest of this awful instrument. The tuners are bogus, far too small and loose for my taste. The licensed floyd rose would be okay if it were a schaller floyd, but it's a "low profile" jackson floyd. This means it cannot handle drop tunings without buzzing and will go out of tune in about three dive-bombs. The shape is nice, but the body is made of cheap, second-rate wood, and has no resonance. The neck is a bolt on. This I muct rant about. How is it that guitar companies like Schecter and ESP can produce guitars for the same price-range as Jackson's, and yet ESP and Schecter make their guitars with REAL original Floyd Rose bridges and neck-thru or set-neck construction, while jackson has crappy bolt-on necks and fake floyds? Ridiculous. The neck feels like a small log. It is fat and wide, and the string spaceing is so wide it make good sweep-picking impossible. This guitar should cost three-hundred dollars. It's not worth the cash. Avoid it.

 
5.0

Great Mid-Range guitar, couldn't ask for more.

By Beebaboo

from Chicago, IL

This guitar is simply amazing. I play a lot of Thrash metal and Hard Rock, so the Alder body and the Duncan JB handle these styles perfectly. The neck is nice and thin, with the compound radius making all your solos easier to pull off and thus, sound cleaner. The Jazz pickup also gives a great warm sound which really lends itself to great blues. The floyd rose also keeps tune amazingly well, and since its a lo-pro, I can take out the bar and use it as a fixed bridge without worry of it affecting my tune. Heck, even the inlays are awesome! The only thing I'd change is to make it set-neck or neck through.

 
5.0

greatest guitar ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

this is a super super super good guitar, i would be willing to pay 2,000 for this, no doubtit took me a couple weeks to get used to the floyd rose, and to figure out that those little knobs on it are tuners, but after i got the hang of the floyd rose, this is a perfect guitarhas a great clean sound too

 
5.0

Beauty & Quality

By Mortuus

from Quebec, Canada

This is only my second guitar, but I have tried many. This guitar is one of the best I played. Very musical & beautiful tone on clean (neck pickup), gorgeous finish (transparent black), great licensed Floyd Rose bridge. The only flaw is the bolt-on construction. The bridge pickup isn't bad, but I need a more aggressive sound. I will put in active SDs or EMGs and it will sound perfect.

 
5.0

metal machine...

By Metal2your[hed]

from Vegas

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I bought this guitar about a month ago and it wails. I through on a pair of seymour-duncan invaders on it and its just about the best damn guitar Ive ever heard and owned. It took me about 2 hours just to change the strings, but thats just because its my first floyd-rose(mine came with small gauge strings and I play big gauge so I had to add 2 more springs in the swimming pool). I love everything about this guitar. I would play it for the rest of my life actually. If you play metal, this is the ultimate metal axe. I got the exact sound I was looking for with a metal zone.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stage Gear

By Zehm

from North Carolina

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I got this just before Christmas, and it is a joy to own. Online photos have never done justice to the finishes on any of my guitars. When I got it the neck was shifted just slightly to the left so the low E would start to slide off the fretboard around the 12th fret, but that was a quick fix. And the neck-end strap button needed to be moved to the other side of the bolt plate so it would balance correctly, the only real complaint I have with it is that, when distorted, the neck pickup sounds almost exactly like the bridge so I'm going to exchange it for a Duncan Distortion or a Di'marzio Super 3. It has great natural tone, so dont ruin it with EMGs. Oh, and the trem holds tune surprisingly well. All in all it's a pro quality instrument.

 
5.0

A Great Buy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is a great guitar, the pickups get a really good sound out of them and it?s overall very easy to play. I play a lot of thrash so I need a neck that?s not going to slow me down and this guitar allows effortless fretboard playability. The tremelo can take massive amounts of abuse yet stay in tune so it is definitely as durable and reliable as it is easy to play. I usually play a Charvel USA Standard San Dimas with a Floyd Rose, and this guitar as my backup and it hasn?t failed me yet. All in all it?s a definite good buy, and good enough be the to main or backup guitar for the intermediate/professional guitarist.

 
5.0

AWESOME GUITAR

By RandyRhoadsfan123

from Joliet, IL

I don't own it but I want to. I am a huge Randy fan and like this sweet guitar.

 
4.0

good guitar

By travis-7tlp4

from florida

this guitar is a good guitar but sadly i had to sell it.all of my srews to tune it stripped within a week and the middle locking nut went further in the neck. if you want to get it then get it but in my opinion the pickups were great but the fretboard is way too wide and the v shape can be very un wieldy

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Rhoadsplayer

from Anchorage, Alaska

This guitar is really great. The stock pickups sound great through my Line 6 Spider Jam. When I first got it the action was pretty high but that was an easy fix. The floyd rose is really good. It wont go out of tune for nothing. I can't find anything wrong with it really. I thought it was going to be pain to sit with but it really isnt. The neck is really fast (just like Jackson's should be). I got the black and it looks great. It sounds great for any style music and is an overall great guitar

 
5.0

Jackson RR3

By The Great Skeptic

from Portland Oregon

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I bought this guitar about 7 months ago i can say that it is an awesome guitar, worth well over the asking price. The neck is smooth (what you would expect from a high quality fender product) and the action is magnificent. The licensed Floyd Rose works just as well as an actual Floyd and the thing never goes out of tune. The Floyd Rose can be difficult to restring for beginners (this is not a beginner's guitar) and takes practice if you don't know what you're doing. For the active musician, i highly recommend it.

 
5.0

Randy would be proud

By Dingo42

from The Emereld Isle (IRELAND)

I picked up this bad boy about a year ago, and it was probably one of the best decisions I ever made. It's a wonderful piece of work. The neck is smooth and fast, and the seymour duncan pickups are perfect for battering out heavy riffs. Turn the gain up on your amp and play Megadeth's symphony of destruction and you will NEVER go back. If you dont have any experience with a floyd rose then do learn about them before you buy this guitar cause it will save a you a lotta bother when you get it. This wouldnt be an ideal beginner's guitar, but then again its not meant to be. This is a real shredders guitar!

 
5.0

Awesome

By RR3=AMAZING

from Roanoke, VA

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I just bought this guitar at a local music store and it is awesome! The neck is extremely fast and although the tremelo is just floyd rose licenced it is still a great tremolo and keeps in tune very good. The pickups in it are great. The JB pickup gives you a Van Halen or Ozzy tone. I know the neck pickup is called a Jazz pickup but it does great for rock and metal to. The only downside is that you can't play sitting down to easy unless you buy a strap. If this guitar was stolen or lost I would definetly but another one. P.S.The transparent blue looks great and it doesn't show fingerprints like the darker ones do.

 
5.0

WOW...SO AWESOME!!!

By ironmaiden2481

from gilbertsville

Jackson are amazing guitars, especially the RR3. I love everything about it, the Floyd Tremolo, the sound, the looks, everything! This is definantly a guitar to think about buying

 
5.0

Nice

By Eric-Qzs6U

from Holyoke, MN

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I got this guitar just 2 days ago and it is sweet. I wanted a guitar that looks cool and has a Floyd Rose so I can use it at my schools talent show. This is it! The licensed Floyd Rose does stay in tune pretty good. It comes out just a little bit but you can barely notice it. Everyone says it is so hard to play and sit down with it. It isn't really. Just put the smaller wing in between your legs. I got the crimson swirl color and it's awesome. The pickups are great. I recommend this guitar!

 
5.0

Awesome Geetar

By jackson a55hol3

from Vallarta

The RR3 is a perfect excuse to bother your grandma with his awesome sound, a very cool guitar if you want play very faster cause it have a very soft neck, the pickups have a very natural sound, the only problem is that it only have 22 frets but it doesnt matter if you are looking for a great metalic sound.

 
5.0

Awesome Axe

By NoMoreGoodbyesguitar

from Indianaipolis, IN

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This is an awesome guitar. I own the all black with Chrome pickguard which I never see no more (dont know if this was discontinued or what?). It is a very sick looking guitar. My only complaint is the pickup in the bridge is not very good. The jazzbucker in the neck is very warm and buttery. I do recommend changing this pickup if you want this guitar to scream gain. And of course the floyd rose tremolo is what it is. You can dive bomb atomic style and scream pinch harmonics into oblivion like dime and still stay in tune. Definitely recommend for the price and playability. Very light and nice fast action for solos and comfort.

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