So in my little town I finally checked out this little hole in the wall music store today. Lived here for 4 years and always meant to go but anyways...
I stopped in to see what they had for strings(great prices on them, btw.) and something caught my eye hanging on the wall. An old USA Jackson Rhoads. Maybe late 80s early 90s. Neck-thru, of course. And it was red with gold hardware. At least the OFR was gold. I was in a hurry since Beth was waiting in the car. Shark fin inlays blah blah blah. The thing played like butter! The action was mega low with no buzz and the neck was perfectly straight. I didn't want to put it down.
The bad point is that it looks like the headstock had been snapped off and repaired. Looked like a really good job, if that is the case. The place it was at really pushes themselves as a guitar repair shop so I'd think they know what they are doing. And I've done my share of headstock repairs and my jobs always lasted.
The price on it was $599. Good deal?
When I get some more time maybe I'll go back and check it out some more and maybe snap a pic or 2. On feel and playability alone I probably would have dropped the coin on it right then and there but I figured I'd ask some Jackson people first since I'm not extremely familiar with them.
Did it have USA on the headstock? Was the floyd recessed? (Trying to date it).
If it's a USA I'd pay $599 for it.