Somewhat belated NGD. Randomly got a fascination for Rhoads styled V's and figured I'd grab one cheap. All the MIJ RR's are somewhat pricey at present so I decided to track down a Fernandes version instead. This is a 1985 JS-75, the model below the JS-100 that had the bound neck and shark tooth inlays but otherwise is identical. Maple neck through, alder body and non recessed trem. I picked it up for $150 because it's pretty beat up, however other than the shoddy switch and pots and the paint damage, the neck is straight and there's no major fret wear or cracks.
This is a little different to most Jacksons I've played as it has medium frets and a round C profile similar to a strat. So for me that's great as I was wary of getting a Rhoads because of the thin necks. It came with a 'Head Banker' trem which is like some kind of bastardised variant on a non fine tune Floyd. However because Fernandes were using Floyds on a range of guitars, they kept their trems the same dimensions so it was a direct replacement. Dropped in a Floyd 1000 I had in the parts bin and was laughing. Only issue is I need a 42mm block as the 32mm is too short and the springs rub the body.
Half considering getting a JS100 in white and keeping the pair for live beater guitars.
$150 sounds absurdly cheap for a Japanese axe, then again, the exchange rate is seldom favourable for us over here. She don't look bad at all, HNGD!