Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Weight: 8lbs
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The Distinctive Body Style and Tone of a Legend Live On

The Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads solidbody electric guitar brings you the style, tone, and ultra-fast playability of a legendary guitar design! Following in the footsteps of the original Randy Rhoads (the first Jackson produced), the Select Series RR1 Rhoads features a distinctively aggressive "V" body design, with a fast, comfortable maple neck that's topped with an ebony fingerboard. It also includes cool black hardware, a very stable low-profile, double-locking trem bridge, and two Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups with plenty of output. When you want to make a statement onstage or in the studio, do it with the RR1 Rhoads!

Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The first Jackson
  • Weapon of choice
  • Stellar components and construction
The first Jackson

The Rhoads guitars follow in the footsteps of the axe that brought Jackson to prominence. Originally commissioned by the late, great Randy Rhoads, his namesake guitar was actually the first Jackson made. It quickly gained a following in hard rock circles soon after production began in the early 1980s, and has been played by such luminaries as Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Megadeth's Marty Friedman, and Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden, among many others. More than 25 years after the design first made waves, the Rhoads' aggressive body shape remains unmistakable, and it plays as fast as it looks.

Weapon of choice

From Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Rick Savage to James Root of Slipknot and Stone Sour and Derrick Green of Sepultura (just to name a few), some of the most formidable axe-slingers in rock have used Jackson guitars to generate their fretboard fireworks - for good reason! Jackson guitars are designed from the ground up for monster tone, amazing playability, and rock-solid reliability every time they take the stage or hit the studio. Of course, it doesn't hurt to look good, either; if you're looking for a visually stunning instrument to impress your audience and show that you mean business, you want a Jackson!

Stellar components and construction

What makes Jackson the solidbody electric guitar of choice for so many players? Start with the neck: hard rock maple with a comfortable, fast carve, it's joined to a rosewood compound radius fingerboard and optimized for blazing leads and massive chords alike. Jackson guitar bodies are designed with killer tone and eye-catching looks in mind, providing distinctive body shapes while staying lightweight enough to play all night. Jackson uses premium Seymour Duncan pickups for ample output so you can get the most out of your amp. Top-flite hardware is another Jackson hallmark, including highly stable trem bridge units and dependable tuning machines.

Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Body - Alder
  • Color - Black
  • Neck - Neck-Thru-Body Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Dimensions - 13rd Fret: .790", 12th Fret: .850"
  • Tuning Machines - Die-Cast Tuners
  • Fingerboard - Ebony
  • No. of Frets - 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Bridge Pickup - Seymour Duncan JB TB4 Humbucking Pickup
  • Neck Pickup - Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N Humbucking Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, 2 Tone
  • Bridge - Floyd Rose Original Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
  • Hardware - Black
  • Scale Length - 25.5"
  • Width at Nut - 1-11/16"
  • Compound (12" to 16") Fingerboard Radius
  • mother-of-pearl Shark Fin Position Inlays
  • Bound Fingerboard and Headstock
  • "V" Shaped Body
  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl Jackson Logo
  • CTS Pots and Switchcraft Switches
The Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads brings you the looks, playability, and tone of a legend!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Rhoads
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, neck-through
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 12"-16" compound radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl shark fins
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Original double-locking 2-point tremolo
Tuners Die-cast Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan Jazz SH2N humbucker
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan JB TB4 humbucker
Controls Master Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 2803060803

Customer Reviews

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I was completely amazed with this guitar, I purchased it from Sweetwater and it arrived perfectly setup. I have wanted one of these guitars ever since I watched Randy Rhoads play his "Concorde" back in 1981, I wanted a white one with a tuneOmatic bridge, however a black one with a Floyd Rose was available as a "demo" through Sweetwater, I have fallen in love with this guitar and I now regret not buying one sooner. I have several Charvels and Jackson guitars from the 80s and the neck profile on my RR1 is a little different, but not in a bad way. I will recommend one of these USA Jackson guitars to all of my students because the quality is there and I recommend Sweetwater to all of my students because they truly take care of their buyers needs. Mike Soper is the greatest sales rep. I have ever worked with. Thanks Sweetwater for another great guitar.
Music background: Educator 35+ years playing


I did not find a place to review the RR3 so I just wanted to get on here and say the customer service is 2nd to none. I've bought four guitars of various prices. I have never had a company check back with me about a purchase . Everything came ready to play out of the box. Sweetwater your the best

Jackson Select Series RR1 Rhoads - Black - Great Guitar!

Love it! Great tone and playability. Thick, rich sound with 9's. Great balance, versatile, looks great. Just plain fun to play. I wish I'd bought this before my other guitars. Thanks to Devin Cunningham at Sweetwater for the recommendation.
Music background: Hobbyist

Floyd Rose guitar that is easy to play and souds great

The finish and sound is spectacular on my RR1 .The first 25.5 scale guitar which the neck pickup sounds killer, I'm pretty much leaving it stock everything. I just added 9 hybred slinkies and four tremp springs, tuned and intonated it. The action is nice and low with just a faint amount of buzz and I never hear it through my amp. Beautiful USA craftsmanship. Go to Sweetwater Fest and get a deal !
Music background: Hobbyist, Student and soon Music Teacher
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