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  • Out Of The Case: Jackson Machine Gun Guitar

    Posted on by Tim Reynolds

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    It may have seemed like a great idea at the time… That’s the sentiment by many of us here at The Music Zoo when we were assaulted by this custom Jackson “Tommy Gun” guitar that we have around our office—another rare and unusual guitar owned by Zookeeper Tommy Colletti. Our Tommy Gun was built around 1984. According to shipping records that we’ve found online, Jackson built about four of these...

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  • Vintage 1980s Guitar Artwork 4: Mohawk Edition

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

    In this edition of Vintage 1980s Guitar Artwork we visit an old friend: Purple Mohawk Skeleton Vampire.  He’s always up to something!  In this case, busting right through the ribs and popping out of the front of the guitar just to say ‘Hi”.  Honestly we’re not sure when Purple Mohawk Skeleton Vampire came from, or if he has a real name, or what, but hit the jump to see more of his antics.

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  • Vintage 1980s Guitar Artwork 3

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

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    Our blog series we were calling “Vintage Jackson Guitar Artwork” is now being officially retitled “Vintage 1980s Guitar Artwork”. After getting deeper in the photo archive, we realized that many of these photographs that Jackson had in their custom paint example book in the 1980s were not only Jacksons, but also BC Rich guitars, Rands, Mosers, etc. We don’t have all the details on all the paint...

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  • Vintage Jackson Guitar Artwork 2

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

    This time as we dig into our collection of vintage Jackson guitar artwork photos, we find some gems.  The faithful recreation of the Van Halen album cover above is autographed by Eddie, Alex, and Michael; Diamond Dave’s John Hancock is the only one missing.  The Where The Wild Things Areartwork is beautifully done, as well as the Dr. Seuss motif. Rounding out the group is another album cover,...

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  • New Feature: Vintage Jackson Guitar Artwork

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

    Some people aspire to have a Picasso hanging on the wall. Some dream of a greek sculpture adorning their garden. And some people just want a white-bearded wizard riding a lightning bolt across the front of their guitar. That’s us. Guitar artwork exploded in the 1980s and Jackson/Charvel was at the forefront, bringing highly customized and original artwork to the public. From famous album covers to...

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