Model Name: RR3 RhoadsTM Model Number: 290-3000-(Color#) Series: Pro Series Body: Alder with Flame Maple Veneer on Transparent Colors Neck: Bolt-On Maple Fingerboard: Rosewood No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets Scale Length: 25.5” Width @ Nut: 1-11/16” Hardware: Chrome Machine Heads: Die-Cast Tuners Bridge: Floyd Rose® Licensed Jackson® Low Profile JT580 LP Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo Pickguard: None Pickups: Duncan Designed® DetonatorTM Humbucking Pickup Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls: Volume (Bridge Pickup), Volume (Neck Pickup), Master Tone Colors: Solid / Metallic Finish Group: (503) Black, (BLK), (530) Deep Candy Blue, (DCB), Transparent Finish Group: (585) Transparent Black, (TBK), (586) Transparent Blue, (TB), (590) Transparent Red, (TR), Graphics Finish Group 1: (526) Crimson Swirl, (CS) (533) Eerie Dess Swirl, (EDS) Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042 Unique Features: Compound (12” to 14”) Fingerboard Radius, MOTO Shark Fin Position Inlays, Chrome Control Plate Source: Japan Accessories: Uses Case P/N 0060691000, JCC901 US MSRP $169.95 (Not Included) U.S. MSRP: Solid Colors: $749.99 Transparent Colors: $799.99 Graphics Colors: $849.99 Specs: Product Prices, Features And Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice DISCONTINUED: 1/2006 WRENCH SIZES: 7mm Box Wrench (Truss Rod Adjustment), 3mm Hex wrench (Nut Cap, Stud Bolt, Locking Strings), 2.5mm Hex Wrench (Locking Bridge Saddle)
I've traded my squier affinity tele for this Jackson RR3 and all I can say is that this guitar literally rocks. Stock pickups (Duncan Designed, probably copy of Invaders) are just OK - they provide a classic hardrock / oldschool metal tone and can do warm cleans too. Licensed Floyd Rose bridge causes absolutely no problems and stays in tune even with heavy divebombs. Finish and overall quality is really good!
The guitar itself is light weight and decent for anyone who is being welcomed to playing a guitar that is not a natural shape. Duncan designed pick ups aren't all that but ok for someone who has somewhat a decent amp.
Amazing guitar, Black, Black hardware. Made in Japan in 1990 officially but was partly made in north america. Stock jackson active pickups I replaced with Seymour Duncans. TB4 in the bridge, 59N in the neck position. Alder body (I think), Ebony board. Neck through body. Playing amazingly. The first real guitar I owned, bought new at the age of 16.