Jackson RR1 Rhoads Select Series - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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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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The one you want.

This is the guitar you want. This guitar is a masterpiece. I've never played a guitar where you could feel the this level of quality in the instrument when you take it out of the case. This whole guitar is a masterclass in quality and attention to detail. From the beautiful mother-of-pearl logo to the weight of the controls to the shape of the bevels to weaves in the binding. These small details really give you a sense that the luthiers at Jackson USA truly love what they do. The attention given to these small details should indicate the quality of the instrument...and I haven't even got to playing the components of this guitar! The body is really solid and you feel the quality of the wood. The alder body quartersawn maple neck-through-body give this guitar a really clear tone. It's not the biggest tone in the world but it certainly is one of the clearest. Every note play no matter how high or low, really comes out clearly. The neck on the RR1 is astounding. It's so comfortable, and despite it's relative thinness, has a great solid feel to it. It's shape makes it easy to play every string with great technique and while the heel of the instrument starts at the 17th fret, it's still easy to access the 17th-22nd frets. Because of the quality of the neck and the graphite trussrod, you can get the action to be incredibly low on this guitar. The jumbo frets on this guitar are fantastic and are perfectly contoured to shape of compound radius. That compound radius makes it comfortable to play every where on the fretboard. The height of the frets also makes it easy to play because you don't need much pressure to make the notes come out clearly. The Seymour Duncan pickups have a great tone and also have great clarity even when playing with a lot of gain. The SH2 Jazz neck pickup is genuinely one of the best pickups on the market. It delivers incredible cleans. Despite it's image as being one of the most metal of "metal" guitars, this guitar can truly deliver any tone you want. The Original Floyd Rose on here works beautifully. Once you learn how to balance spring and string tension, it is very easy to use. Simply follow the instructions on the Floyd Rose website and you'll be good to go. As other other review have said, despite it's shape, this really is a comfortable guitar to play. I suggest using a foot stool (like a classical guitarist) for optimum seating position. If I was to change one thing on this guitar, it would be to have an oiled neck rather than the paint finish. This is just a personal preference to make it even easier to move up and down the neck. The luthiers at Jackson USA are truly some of the best in the business and this guitar is truly the best I've ever owned.
Music background: Hobbyist


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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