Whilst in Japan recently, I was rummaging through a bunch of old records when I looked up at the wall of used guitars for sale. A couple caught my eye. One being a very nice BC Rich Warlock, the other being a Randy Rhoads signature model Flying V (not sure of the series, though I presume it is from the Pro Series range (made in Japan). At $670 Australian dollars, the price was at current market value, if prices on eBay are anything to go by. There are more than 12 different Randy Rhoads models produced by Jackson. The first Rhoads model guitar produced by Jackson was the white, pinstriped, asymmetrical Flying V built by Grover Jackson, Tim Wilson, and Mike Shannon of Charvel Guitars. Vinnie Vincent 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 and Washburn Guitars, all for Vinnie Vincent. Kirk Hammett, Michael Sweet, Robbin Crosby, Phil Campbell, Adrian Smith, Scott Ian and Dan Spitz all played Rhoads signature Vs.