Rare 1985 Epiphone Rhoads V

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  1. Hotrodd

    Hotrodd Well-Known Member

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    I recently picked this guitar up on facebook marketplace after finding a guitar that I could hardly find any info on. It's a 1985 Epiphone Rhoads. There were some early 2000s Epiphone Rhoads called the Demon but they are different from this one. Apparently Epiphone made these for a few months in '85 before being threatened with a lawsuit from Jackson. It's a very nice guitar actually. Set neck, 1st fret inlay, inlaid headstock logo instead of the cheap sticker. I kept the original parts but threw in a spare Duncan I had in the bridge and a spare 490R in the neck. Also swapped the bridge saddles because it had those sharp ones like the Mexican Strats.
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sick man
     
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    never seem one like these before. really nice!
     
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    I dig it.!
     
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    Thanks guys, I was super stoked to pick this one up
     
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    I've never seen an Epi like that either. That is pretty cool!

    What does the neck feel like? Is it like a Jackson neck?
     
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    No actually, it feels like an Epiphone Custom Shop neck. I had an Epiphone Custom Firebird bass guitar that felt exactly like this. It resonates really nicely, better than any Jackson I've played. But Jacksons don't really resonate, I don't think they're supposed to, so it's hard to compare these two. But this vibrates like a Les Paul almost, which to me is really cool. Another great thing about this guitar is that it isn't headstock heavy when using a strap. It hangs perfectly where it should.
     
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    Cool looking instrument, I had never seen one before your thread.
    I bet it can scream/ sing with the best of them, and I love V’s
     
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    Thanks, yeah it definitely does! Especially after installing the Seymour Dimebucker.
     
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    Good score that shape is off the charts
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    That's all kinds of badass!
     

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