Its just my opinion, but i believe a bass player is alot like a stereo, a stereo is only as good as its speakers. i believe a great guitar player sparks a fire in a good bass player to make him great too. its called chemistry. ill always remember randy for what he brought to the table. new and fresh and vibrant! i truly believe randy was truly gifted with music, touched with a bit of rebel, to stretch the boundries, to take us where we never have been before. your legacy is an element of its own. thank you randy.
Jackson’s Custom Shop honors one of metal’s most celebrated and influential guitarists with the Randy Rhoads Tribute Concorde Relic. This incredible guitar is an exact replica of the guitar Randy used during the Blizzard of Oz years, all the way down to the black duct tape on the back of the guitar (legend has it that Randy covered the back of his Jackson so he and his Ozzy Osbourne bandmates could be on stage undetected prior to the stage lights flashing on to commence the set.)
The Jackson Custom Shop demanded perfection with the Randy Rhoads Tribute Concorde so they sent a crew to inspect and measure every tiny detail of Randy’s original guitar, including all the wear and tear. The result is a dead-on replica, each handcrafted by Jackson Custom Shop master builder Mike Shannon, with relic work done by Chip Ellis, (the artist who created the Eddie Van Halen “Frankenstein” relic). It ships in a custom-stenciled vintage Anvil case, along with an image of Randy Rhoads playing the original guitar; a photo of Delores Rhoads, Mike Shannon, Chip Ellis, and the original guitar; and a certificate signed by Delores Rhoads, Mike Shannon, and Chip Ellis. This is the must-have guitar for any serious Randy fan. Just 60 models will be made worldwide with only 30 guitars released to the U.S. market. Call today and be one of the select few to have the privilege of owning the Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads Tribute Concorde!
Tis the season for the annual Guitar World magazine gear guide, and this year’s model, or models, we should say—as in plural—won’t disappoint Jackson fans.
You don’t even have to open the 2011 Guitar World Holiday Review Guide to start getting a Jackson eyeful. That’s because, right there on the cover, there’s Holly’s World star Holly Madison clad in little but a white bathing suit and a Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads Concorde guitar. It’s a meticulous replica of the very first guitar to bear the Jackson name; the one famously sketched by Rhoads himself in late 1980 as he envisioned a new guitar model; the one he decided to name after the supersonic aircraft that speedily brought him home for the holidays that year after his first European tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Gorgeous.
And that’s just the cover. Inside, see the shout-out to the Jackson Demmelition King V™ and Mark Morton Dominion D2™, both on page 30, and model Angel Porinno posing with a limited edition 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads on page 41. Also gorgeous.