The Rhoads is the guitar that started it all. The first instrument to ever bear the name “Jackson” on its headstock, it was born in 1980 from a design sketched on a napkin by the late, great Randy Rhoads and company founder Grover Jackson.
Named for the beloved guitarist, the Rhoads is one of the most revered, respected and recognized instruments in hard rock and metal. It’s so highly regarded by the metal-loving masses that it was voted “Legendary Guitar” in Guitar World magazine’s 25th anniversary reader’s poll in 2006. Like its creator, the Rhoads is peerless and untouchable—a timeless classic that will always endure and inspire.