Sleek Space Age style meets the ultimate evolution of the electric guitar in the Pro Rhoads RRTMG, a wicked fast instrument designed to pump out flurries of notes with ease. Borne from a design collaboration between famed shred guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jackson, this is the instrument that started it all—the foundation of metal as we know and love it today.
Harmonically rich, with superb inter-string balance, the RRTMG is powered by a duo of active EMG® humbucking pickups—an 81 in the bridge position and an coil-splittable 89 in the neck position. Mounted directly to the body for increased sustain through enhanced vibration transfer, these high-output pickups are just the trick for cranking out heavily-saturated overdriven tones while retaining enough clarity to punch through a thick onstage mix. The speedy neck profile is engineered for blazing guitar work, removing any obstacles to fleet-fingered playing and granting easier access to the upper frets. A Charvel®-Jackson compound radius compensated bridge creates rock-solid tuning performance and precise intonation while remaining easily adjustable to match any player’s taste for action. The one-piece maple neck bears a pair of graphite rods for reinforcement against the assaults of temperature and humidity, remaining true for unbeatable performance. The 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard is designed for highly technical lightspeed playing—more curved by the nut for comfortable chording, it flattens out as you move up the speedy neck for increasingly fast playing speed and wide bends without fretting out.
Jackson is the progenitor of high-tech guitar style, and the elegantly innovative Rhoads model is one-of-a-kind. Black hardware—including a slick-looking anodized aluminum pickguard, Jackson sealed die-cast tuning machines and Dunlop® dual-locking strap buttons—is joined by, Black Pearl white/black/white neck binding, the unmistakable pointed 6-In-Line headstock and unique body design for eye-catching appeal. A sleek guitar, borne of a desire for more style, sound and playability, the Pro Rhoads RRTMG is a trend-setting instrument that defies belief.
Direct Mount EMG® 81/89 Pickups
An active EMG 81 humbucking bridge pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix, while the EMG 89 neck pickup houses separate preamps and coils for both custom humbucker and single coil sound at your fingertips. In single coil mode, enjoy traditional Strat single coil sound – bright, airy and chimey, while the humbucker delivers rich, warm and powerful sound that is also clear and articulate.
Neck type: 1-Piece Maple Neck-Through-Body with Graphite Reinforcement and Scarf Joint
Tuners: Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
Bridge: Jackson® TOM-Style Adjustable Bridge with String-Through-Body
Neck pickup: Direct Mount EMG® 89
Bridge pickup: Direct Mount EMG® 81
Pickup switch: 3-Way Toggle
Controls: 1x Volume / 1x Tone (push/pull coil split)
Strings: 6 strings
Price (MSRP): $1,133
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