The Company by the name of Charvel Guitar Repair made the first Jackson guitar for Randy Rhoads of Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot fame. Grover Jackson and Wayne Charvel were partners of the company with Charvel having his name on the guitars. Speaking of headstocks, the Jackson headstock is very similar to the Gibson Explorer’s droopy designed headstock in shape except the Jackson is pointier at the end of it. The Jackson guitar is also known for the shark fin design of their fret inlays.

The design of the Jackson guitar is sleek and stylish and fit the guitarists of that era perfectly. In 2002, the Jackson and Charvel Guitar Company were bought by Fender Guitars and moved to a factory in Corona, California.

Today the Jackson guitar is still very popular, especially in the Heavy Metal genre.

By Johnny Stall

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