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private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:38 am
by doublev2
So after years of head scratching I am going to make my educated guess on the life of vinnie's gold creatures Jackson rr v guitar.

1. 1982. Gold with emg 81 and Seymour Duncan PAF with rosewood reverse inlays and black headstock with gold original Jackson logo.

2. 1983. Rush job respray to pink possibly by vv himself for lick it up tour. He left pickups and kept black headstock with gold logo untouched

3 1984. after left kiss he took it to Jackson for real paint job. That included respray on headstock keeping it black but now with newer Jackson logo in white. Same pick ups.

4. 1996. Swedish kiss expo. Now including myself and many think that was not same guitar as headstock now painted pink to match body. However now I am more than 50% sure that it is the creatures v in its 4th finish.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:41 am
by doublev2
Just my guess but I think I am close or on the money

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:28 am
by poserboy71
I could see that.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:27 am
by doublev2
I do love the fact vv changed colors. I think he is very instinctive and most likely just does it quickly.
I would not myself ever think of changing the color of my guitar but I think it's cool. Says something about why his music was so good too.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:41 pm
by shramiac
Two gold ones though. Assumed one remained gold. There's footage from the same LIU concert where he used both.

The Jackson endorsers ad guitar if it is a re-spray, I could understand the head was re-done with a white logo as it was only 2 or 3 years old at the time and would have been done to the then standard. 30 years later we can all be sentimental about the original gold logo but at the time.....

Whatever the story is for these guitars, I hoped they have a great home to live in.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:25 pm
by doublev2
Yes appears he had two gold unless he resprayed the gold one pink in Lisbon or Madrid on euro tour as for sure gold and pink photographed on euro tour. Would have to watch the Lisbon show again to see if both are pictured.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:29 pm
by doublev2
Ok he has pink in Lisbon so for sure 2 identical gold
http://youtu.be/XScG_utl0Lw[youtube] http://youtu.be/XScG_utl0Lw[/youtube]

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:34 pm
by doublev2
For me that's the best performance of detroit rock city on youtube. Gene doesn't look lost like everyone said and paul is amazing. Energy great as well. Lots of still from that show too.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:36 pm
by doublev2
Vv with gold in Madrid http://youtu.be/FifTWUmqg6w

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:44 pm
by Iainblack
Do we know how many Jackson RRs Vinnie actually had from Jackson?

Further prototypes Edit
Two more prototypes were commissioned (which makes them four in total), another string through body example (later accidentally sold at NAMM) and another black and brass tremolo model with reversed shark fin inlays. Rhoads died in a plane crash in March 1982, before these two guitars were completed, and before he could give Grover any feedback. These revised prototypes would become the first guitars sold to the public under the Jackson Guitars brand name.

The ensuing popularity of Randy Rhoads and the Rhoads model helped put Jackson's name on the map.[citation needed]

Notable users Edit

Vinnie Vincent, formerly of Kiss, was the first professional guitarist to be offered an early Rhoads guitar by Jackson after Rhoads' death, which Vincent used on the Kiss Creatures of the Night and Lick It Up tours from 1982 until 1984. Following Vincent's departure from Kiss, he modified the Rhoads V design by adding a second V at a slight rotation to the first such that it mimics a shadow. Jackson made at least 3 of these Vincent modified Rhoads Vs from 1985 to 1988 for Vincent, and about 25 others were custom ordered and sold. The design would later be copied by Carvin, Ibanez, Washburn Guitars, as well as to numerous boutique brands, all with Vinnie Vincent's cooperation.

Re: private life of vv's gold rr v

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:23 am
by shramiac