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Although Rhoads was often photographed with his first Concorde V, some players may be surprised to
learn it has a 3-way pickup selector that was usually out of view in concert photos. Shannon isn’t
certain whether Rhoads made specific electronics requests, but the Tribute Relic features Duncan
SH4 (bridge) and SH-2N humbuckers and Les Paul-style controls.
Rhoads’ second Concorde V had several departures from the original, including string-throughbody
construction, a D-profile neck, a brass pickguard, a front-mounted pickup selector, and a Master
Volume instead of Volumes for each pickup.
Rhoads only had the second Concorde V for a few months before his untimely death,
thus the relatively unscathed tape on back.