This is a guitar that has intrigued me since it was released in the early 80's. I remember when they came out and I checked them out at Veneman Music in Rockville, MD. It was the time of complete pointy guitar dominance (along with several BC Rich models that resembled Klingon battle weapons). Shortly after they came out, I started to see the pros use them, with Kirk Hammett being one of the first to play one as his main guitar. Several others followed suit. Randy was a huge influence on me as a kid, but I've never owned a Jackson Rhoads. I know the current market is flooded with cheaper imports and Rhoads "signature" models from players I've never heard of. Not interested in those. Who owns/owned/plays a Rhoads and likes it? I'm curious about tone, woods, etc. Let's see some pics, if you've got 'em!