Just 60 models will be made, each handcrafted by Jackson Concorde Guitar Sale master builder Mike Shannon, with relic work done
Body species: maple
Body style: Neck-thru Rhoads off-set “V”
Finish: Reliced urethane
Color: white with deep metallic blue pinstrips and headstock
Neck type: neck-thru-body
Neck wood: 4-piece big leaf maple
Neck shape: round
Fingerboard species: ebony
Fret size: jumbo frets
Fret type: 6230 wire
Nut material: bone
Nute width: 1.69″
Inlays: mother-of-pearl blocks
Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan SH4 humbucker
Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2n humbucker
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way selector toggle switch on top side
Pickup switching: 3-position toggle:
Position 1. bridge pickup
Position 2. bridge and neck pickups
Position 3. neck pickup
Pickup rings: brass
Bridge: brass tremolo
Tuners: Schaller locking with crownheads
Strings: .010 – .052
Case: Custom Jackson hardshell
This review is for a Fender Concord Guitar, made in Korea 1988(?), body of laminated nato wood, laminated spruce top, gloss finish, no cutaway. It has a mahogany neck w/Strat-style headstock, a neat feature. It appears to have Fender/Schaller sealed tuners like a Standard Strat, medium frets, no electronics. It’s a decent-looking box, all in all, and will always draw comments due to its unusual (for an acoustic) headstock.
Action, Fit, & Finish:
The guitar really belongs to my youngest sis, but it’s been a “guest” at my place many times for re-stringing, repairs, etc. I’ve adjusted the neck and bridge a couple of times for her to get the action down decent, so it’s now a nice-playing guitar. I’ve noticed no glaring flaws; however, it was bought used and has some dings & scratches. The tuners on it work as well as any non-locking types you’ll find anywhere, even Grovers. The fretwork on it is above average.
Actually sounds very good for a laminated-construction acoustic. The trebles & mids are quite clear and ringing, the bass notes are OK but nothing to crow about. I have a $60 Rogue RA-100D acoustic “beater” that sounds more gutsy on the bass end, and it’s also laminated construction. For flatpicking or strumming, though, the Concord has all the warm, clear sound most players would need with PLENTY of volume! As another reviewer also noted, it’s not a great fingerstyle rig-just too bulky, and the frets and nut width just aren’t right for it. After I finish working on it, I enjoy putting it through its paces with some fast flatpicking, and really enjoy its sound, especially with a new set of Martin SP lights installed.
This thing seems solid enough to withstand an F-16 bombing raid. Fender’s people over in the Orient obviously knew how to build guitars, and the finish is quite rugged too, if nearly 20 years of less-than-careful handling are any criteria. I wouldn’t hesitate to take it out camping, or on any stage without backup. All its hardware is good quality.
This guitar’s high point was between 1990 and 1995. My dad got it for me in 1990. It was made in Korea. It contains 20 frets and its neck is 18″ long. It has a laminated spruce top, nato sides and back, a nice mahogony neck, and black fingerboard (some come with rosewood fingerboard). It is a dreadnought style body but what’s sets this this guitar apart from others is its unique strat peghead, one that’s not on too many acoustics. The only real bad part about this guitar is it only has one strap pin. It has typical tuners like those on a Stratocaster or Tele.
Sound: This guitar is great for plying classical, folk, or rock. I like This guitar because you can play it loudly or softly. It gives a typical acoustic sound but has great control over the volume. This gutar isn’t really made to go up on the, for example, 16th fret. But it gives you a great deep sound and studio type quality.
Action, Fit & Finish: This guitar was truly thought over very well. everything from the bridge pins to the tuning pegs. But there’s always one problem. I have a very small crack on the back of the peghead. It probably happened when the tuning pegs were installed, but everything else is great.
Reliability & Durability: Trust me this guitar could withstand an atomic bomb. It’s easily one of the most durable, heavy duty guitars out there. This thing will be your partner in music for a long, long time. Again it only has one strap pin but I just connect my strap to the peghead. As long as you have the right strap, it wont fall out fall out of your hands (besides, it wouldn’t matter because this guitar is practically damage proof).
Impression: I have been playing this guitar for only 5 years but I’ll be playing it forever I think. This guitar is great for classic rock bands like The Doors, The Who, or The Beatles. You don’t really need to get a case for this guitar, but it would definetly be wise. I would buy this guitar for my children, my grandchildren, or even my great grand children. It’s just one of the best guitars to own.
At initial glance, randy rhoads concorde guitar scales show up to be comparable to
nation guitar scales. although the basic scales as comparable the way
these scales are performed on the guitar creates a complete new world
of exciting music.
Except for some of the old rhythm-only gamers like Lester Flatt
and Carter Stanley, who used a thumbpick and one fingerpick,
bluegrass guitar is practically usually performed with a flatpick.
The principal primary randy rhoads concorde guitar scales are: the major
pentatonic, the major diatonic scale and the mixo-lydian mode.
Randy Rhoads not only influenced how metal is played—he also had a profound impact on how metal guitars look, thanks to the Jackson guitar that he helped design. As legend has it, in late 1980 Rhoads approached Grover Jackson, then with Charvel’s Guitar Repair, with a sketch of a radical new guitar body design. The resulting white ax, dubbed “the Concorde” because of its futuristic, angular shape, established a new aesthetic for metal guitar design. It also marked the first time the now-famous Jackson logo appeared on a guitar’s headstock.
Although many photos of Randy performing with the Concorde exist, the instrument was eventually replaced by an even sleeker-looking black model based on his refinements to the original design. While that guitar has become known and revered as the Jackson Rhoads, many fans still consider the Concorde the Randy Rhoads model.
In celebration of the company’s, and the guitar’s, 30th anniversary, Jackson is producing a limited edition of Rhoads’ Concorde that replicates every nuance of the original, right down to the wear and tear the guitarist inflicted on it. Just 60 examples will be made, each handcrafted by Jackson White Concorde master builder Mike Shannon, with relic work done by Chip Ellis, the craftsman responsible for the critically acclaimed limited-edition Eddie Van Halen “Frankenstein” relics.
Rhoads’ Concorde has been recreated in the past, but never to this exacting degree. And with good reason: Jackson’s new relic model marks the first time the Rhoads family has allowed the original to be painstakingly examined and measured. The resulting Randy Rhoads Tribute guitar was unveiled at the 2010 winter NAMM show by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian with Randy’s brother, Kelle, and sister, Kathy.
Buyers may find the guitar’s $12,619.56 price tag unusual, but it’s symbolic—Randy was born on 12/6/1956. Should you be among the exclusive group to own one of these instruments, you’ll be celebrating in more ways than one.
Randy Rhoads limited edition Jackson Concorde, This was made in 1992 in a limited run of only 200, This is the 17th made. This certain production was the original first run Jackson did of the Concorde after Randy passed away. There were other editions as well. All in all there are about only 300 or so of these guitars in the world so this is a rare rare Guitar.
2 Seymour Duncan humbuckers
Ebony fretboard with block inlays
Vintage tremolo (Like Randys)
Comes with original case but the buckles
are broke and the case has slight external wear !
Only flaw on the guitar is some of the gold on the
bridge pick up ring has faded, Only about
a 3 centimeter radius though, Other wise this guitar is MINT !!!!!!
I lowered the price significantly making this a bargain
and a half. Please let me know if you have any questions !
More photos – randyrhoadsconcorde.com
Ed generally will have a large selection of different USA made Jackson RR Concorde Guitars. He also will construct you an exact Replicas of the Polka Dot Model and on rare occasion he has made a couple of player guitars for collectors who don’t want to use their originals.
Ed is always buying any old Jackson guitars especially interested in discontinued models like the White Ltd Edition Sharkfin Vees, Vinnie Vincent Models, Axe Basses, Warthogs, Demons, Death Angels, Explorers, Firebirds, Y2K Vees etc etc. Please contact Ed directly if you have one to sell. Top dollar paid !
Randall William “Randy” Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads often combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. While on tour with Ozzy Osbourne, he would often seek out classical guitar tutors for lessons.
Rhoads started playing guitar at age 7 on his grandfather’s old Gibson “Army-Navy” classical acoustic guitar. According to Rhoads’ mother, he learned to play folk guitar, which was a popular way to learn guitar at the time, although he did not take lessons for very long. Rhoads was always evolving toward a hard rock/metal lead guitar style, but he was heavily influenced by classical music as well. This can be heard on Ozzy Osbourne tracks like “Dee” (an instrumental he named for his mother Delores), “Mr. Crowley”, “Diary of a Madman”, “You Can’t Kill Rock And Roll”, “Crazy Train” and “Revelation (Mother Earth)”.
Aged 17, Randy formed Quiet Riot with his best friend, Kelly Garni. Quiet Riot initially played in small bars in Hollywood and local parties in Burbank, eventually playing at the two main L.A. music clubs of the day — the Whisky a Go Go, and The Starwood. While the band had a strong following in the L.A. club scene, they were unable to secure a major recording contract in the United States. Eventually, however, the band was able to land a record deal with Japanese label CBS/Sony Records and Quiet Riot and Quiet Riot II were released in Japan.
But Randy Rhoads’ big break came when he was drafted in to play guitar for Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Jackson Concorde Replica explanation The light Jackson Randy Rhoads was referred to since the “Concorde” by Randy Rhoads himself. Randy Rhoads acknowledged Grover Jackson, and then with Charvel’s Maintenance section, and introduced a drawing of the considerable new electrical guitar design and design on 23 December, 1980. Randy’s re-designed instrument was dubbed “the Concorde” thinking about its revolutionary design. it experienced been the 1st time the Jackson logo showed up on a guitar headstock. The Concorde guitar has long been regarded since the major fJackson bloodline was created. from the 25 Anniversary of the Guitar planet Magazine the one of a kind Concord was identified as probably the most iconic electrical guitar actually existing. Though Rhoads was usually seen using the Concorde V, many fans could possibly be amazed to find out the fact that Concorde carries a three way pickup selector that was commonly illegible in common performance photographs. Randy Rhoads Concorde Guitar Specs: Body Wood: Basswood Neck Wood: Maple Construction: Set-in Fretboard: Rosewood Scale Length: 25.5″ Frets: 22 Pickups: two Humbuckers Switch: 3-way assortment switch Controls: two Tone, two Volume Color: light w/ dark pinstripe Hardware: Gold
In honor of Jackson’s 30th anniversary, they’ve created an exact replica of the Concorde, designed and made famous by Randy Rhoads. Only 60 of these guitars are being built for the entire world, give me a shout if you’re interested in owning a piece of guitar history!