RR7 - Japanese Type



There are two different guitars, both referred to as RR7. One was intended for export (the "US type") and one for domestic sale (the "Japanese type"). Both models, obviously, were produced in Japan.
The for-sale-in-Japan (Japanese) model differs in that it has a regular (instead of mini) switch, like a Strat's. Also, it has an additional single coil pickup at the neck.
The difference with the RR6 is that the RR7 models both have tremolos, and 648 mm scale lengths.
'RR', incidentally, stands for 'Rock and Roll'.

For different promo pictures from the US and Japan, check out the "Adverts" section.

It used to sell for $650 (55,000 Yen).

Heartfield colour codes for the Japanese guitars: BLK (Black), RED (Red), LPB (Lake Placid Blue) and RYL (Revolution Yellow).

First documented month of manufacture: October 1990 (serial number J90313, see guitar below). Last documented month of manufacture: October 1990 (serial number J90407, not pictured on this site).



Type: 1990 Japan-type RR7
Serial #: J90313
Remarks: It's got RR7 stamped on heel and on neck pocket. This model adheres to the RR7 definition according to the Japanese documentation, and has a single coil pickup at the neck. The colour is Revolution Yellow known from the Japanese catalogue. Also, the tremolo cover is different and it has a maple unpainted neck.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.


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