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Mark Slaughter Playing a Gold "First Five" Rhoads V

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:53 pm
by VinceVandergraff
I'm not sure if this topic has come up before, but I just discovered it for the first time the other day. "Scrap Metal", a project band featuring Mark Slaughter, Bobby Rock, Nelsons, and other various musicians, apparently did live shows back in 2013. What's interesting about this is the fact that Mark Slaughter is playing a Gold Jackson "First Five" Rhoads Flying V, just like Vinnie's from the Creatures tour! Now, I'm sure this is no coincidence, but I've never read/listened to any kind of interview with Mark with this detail being brought up into question. Anyone out there have any insight into this? Also when he did this was 2013, which peculiar enough, would have been the 30th anniversary of the Creatures tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQEJErtiOw

Re: Mark Slaughter Playing a Gold "First Five" Rhoads V

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:48 pm
by poserboy71
Jackson guitars did put out a small run of ANNIVERSARY guitars and they actually associated the run with VINNIE VINCENT.
There are other videos where Mark talks about the guitar in brief by saying that "This is just like Vinnie's...".
I have spoken and messaged with Mark about this guitar and will probably purchase it from him in a month when I am in Nashville for the podcast convention that our very own Chris Czynszak is putting on through his Decibel Geek podcast connections.
It looks as if Mark and Bobby will be there.

Re: Mark Slaughter Playing a Gold "First Five" Rhoads V

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:41 am
by VinceVandergraff
Yes I knew about the run. There were 30 made for the 30th anniversary by Jackson master luthier Mike Shannon. However, I'd never seen nor knew about Mark owning one, or playing it on a stage, until seeing this video the other day. Very cool if he's willing to sell it to you though. I'm guessing he got it with a small visual tribute to Vinnie in mind, to those that would recognize and know the guitar. It would have been cool if Mark had played it the other night when his solo band did "That Time Of Year" live.

Re: Mark Slaughter Playing a Gold "First Five" Rhoads V

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:56 am
by shramiac

I have spoken and messaged with Mark about this guitar and will probably purchase it from him in a month

I hate you so much! :P :twisted:

Re: Mark Slaughter Playing a Gold "First Five" Rhoads V

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:08 am
by tukoztukoz
These gold 30th were definitely made for VVFF members!!!!