The 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads

By Jeff Owens

April 9, 2010

The 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads, in white with black graphics.

As the Bloodline celebrates its 30th sonically sinister year, Jackson is very proud to unveil a very special limited edition model of the guitar that started it all, specifically designed and decorated to commemorate the occasion—the 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads.

Only 150 of these guitars have been made—30 apiece in five different combinations of colors and Jackson 30th anniversary graphics (black with red, gold or white graphics; white with black or red graphics). Each of the five versions is hand-numbered 1 through 30 on the back of the headstock.

A formidable instrument in its own right, the RR5FR arms the famous asymmetrical V-shaped body of the Rhoads with a rock maple through-body neck, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, a pair of DiMarzio® Tone Zone™ pickups, a Floyd Rose® double-locking tremolo, black hardware and a Jackson guitar case.

Jackson began in 1980 with the slashing form of what would become the Rhoads guitar sketched on paper by the great Randy Rhoads himself. Now, three decades later, the limited edition 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads pays homage to the very heart from which the Bloodline pumps—Randy Rhoads.

From left, the 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads in black with red graphics, black with yellow graphics, black with white graphics and white with red graphics.