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Jackson JS32 Rhoads Electric Guitar

Swift, deadly and affordable, Jackson JS Series guitars take an epic leap forward, making it easier than ever to get classic Jackson tone, looks and playability without breaking the bank.


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Discounted Price $349.99 to $399.99

Discounted Price $349.99 to $399.99
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The Rhoads JS32 has a poplar body and a bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint for rock-solid stability. Hosting 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays, the 12”-16” compound radius fully bound amaranth fingerboard creates the ideal playing surface for fat riffs and easy chording near the black plastic nut while gradually flattening in the upper registers for lightning-quick solos and wide bends without fear of fretting out. Other features include dual Jackson high-output humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets, single volume and tone controls, three-way toggle switch, a Jackson-branded Floyd Rose® double-locking tremolo bridge and sealed die-cast tuners. This sleek, angular axe is available in Black with White Bevels, Ivory or Satin Gray and is finished off with a pickguard and all-black hardware.

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A decent entry level version of the RR V, but just decent


Paint job is just ok, but not great. It has a cheap quality to it, but looks good from a little distance. Matte is a hard paint job to be fair, and this is entry level, but still, this is a review. Pickup colors don't match at all. I bought black plastic pickup covers, which made it look a lot better fairly affordably. The plastics of the backplate, the humbucker rings, and the pick guard are super cheap and kinda bent, maybe from heat? Once again, entry level, but still, I've bought guitars at this price point without these kinds of issues. The Jackson version of Floyd Rose seems pretty ok considering. I've never had a Floyd rose that stayed in tune for very long, so this seems to be about right. The pickups sound very aggressive and bright, which was surprising. There is a loose wire that I had to tape down because of it hits the right spot, it cuts off the pickups (maybe a ground wire? Everything works still) The high string is a little too close to the edge of the edge of the neck for my liking, but I think that's just a personal preference. The body and neck seem solid, the neck is left unfinished, which I usually prefer, though this neck is like completely unfinished, so I'll probably need to get some sort of wood treatment for it. The fret inlays are great at this price point (not dots) and the frets don't have any burrs, which is a good thing for your fingers. The outline of the neck in white is also a classy touch, and the headstock is beautiful. Overall, it's an ok guitar. I would maybe get a different finish, and wouldn't expect it to be the greatest guitar ever, but it has a personality to it and is still a Randy Rhodes. Plays fairly well, definitely shredable. Accessing the 24th fret is a little bit of a reach, but that's ok. If I were Jackson (fender), I'd raise the price $20 and put decent plastics on it because it really does cheapen the guitar overall. I'll probably replace those parts myself over time, but I really shouldn't have to.



Only Worth Buying From Sam Ash!


This was not the color that I originally thought it would be, so I returned it. Color does say Ivory, but, all stock photos and videos on line show it to be bright white. Sam Ash was great to deal with. I received the guitar quickly, and immediately returned it to the store where I promptly received a full refund and confirmation of the return transaction. No hassle! My next guitar will definitely be from Sam Ash!



JS32 Rhoads Electric Guitar

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Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound
Body Style Rhoads
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Amaranth
Body Wood Poplar
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Jackson® High Output Humbucking
Neck Pickup Jackson® High Output Humbucking
Bridge Type Floyd Rose® Licensed Double Locking Tremolo
Tuning Machines Jackson® Sealed Die-Cast
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series JS Series
Model JS32 Rhoads
Warranty Info:

FMIC warrants this Jackson brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Jackson Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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