The B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar has a special limited edition quilted maple top that bows to its rich heritage, and features the famous and iconic Mockingbird body style with classic cutaways for full and easy fingerboard access. The mahogany body delivers full tone with a set-through mahogany neck for added sustain and structural integrity. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard so you can dig into every note and 22 jumbo frets for long life and confident note bending. With an arched top, solid 1/2" maple cap, 5-ply binding, cloud inlays, a strategically placed 3-way pickup toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, a tune-o-matic bridge and triple B.C. Rich B.D.S.M pickups for low noise and plenty of output, this rare bird will deliver a lifetime of enjoyment.
Case sold separately.
Construction: Set Through
Body Wood: Mahogany
Top Style: Deep Arched
Top Wood: Quilted Maple
Body Binding: White
Headstock Style: 3-to-a-Side Traditional
Headstock Color: Black on Tobacco Sunburst
Headstock Binding: White
Tuners: B.C. Rich Die-cast
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Frets: 22 jumbo
Bridge Type: Tune-o-matic
Pickups: B.C. Rich B.D.S.M.
Controls: 3-way toggle switch + 2 volume + 2 tone
Case sold separately
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This is the 7th guitar I've bought sight-unseen from MF (and the 2nd M-bird). So far, I've kept 4 (a chambered LP gold-top, an ultra-light mahogany Tele, and 2 'novelty-guitars' [a Rocketeer and a 5/6 size Ibanez Destroyer]) and had to return 2 (an Epi SG Prophecy and a red Mockingbird--slightly different model than this). I've always wanted a Mockingbird; in the '70s when all those BC Rich 'pointy' guitars came out (Bich, Warlock, Bird, et al), these were the ones that looked great without the, um, 'adolescent' vibe/metal sensibility. This one's not as heavy as the 1st one I tried, and instead of 2HBs w/ coil-taps, series/parallel, a Floyd, and V-V-T, this one has the 3-HB layout of those '60 or '61 tuxedo-white SG 'Les Paul's: 2vol, 2tone, limited switching (the 3-way goes Bridge, Bridge and middle, neck). One Vol/tone pair goes to the neck p/u, the other is for bridge and bridge-middle....not how I'd have done it, either, but it's the familiar Gibson 3 pickup setup (I'm not sure about 3 pickup Firebirds with 3-ways...) for Black Beauties and those SGs. So, how's it sound? It sounds like I'm going to swap out the pickups and re-do the wiring scheme: these pickups seem "OK", but that's it. The bridge and bridge/middle have a pretty abrasive bark to them (which is annoying clean, but fairly rich harmonically with distortion). They sound a lot like a 496R and 496T. THe neck pickup is a lot warmer, and at least as loud as the other 2. there's not a lot of difference between the sound of 'bridge' and that of 'bridge and middle', btw. Mine's going to get JBs with coil cuts, and a S. Duncan Phat Cat (hb-sized P-90) for the neck spot. 3 volumes and 1 tone. 3 on/offs might not be a bad idea, either.
The tuners are nice and tight, inlay looks good, and none of my pots quite scrape the recess's sides like some reviewers mentioned (I can see where they are talking about, though. I've seen the same on PRS carved-tops, too). The finish is great on mine (honeyburst on quilted maple). Mine needed no set-up, either: it arrived intonated and with proper relief. It shipped with D'Addarrio 10-46s, so I'll re-check it when I put on my own 9-42s. All in all, this is an elegant-looking, easy-to-play, comfortable guitar, and mine's bound for ~really~ good tone once I get through 'upgrading' the pickups and wiring. After I ordered mine (it was the Stupid Deal a week ago), I saw it in the Sept. MF catalog--back page SALE ITEMS--for the same price as the SDOTD. Either way, it's worth the full price, and I'm really happy with the one I just got for 1/2 price. Now, where's my soldering iron?~~~~~
.Bought a Condition One for almost 80% off of MSRP...unbelieveable, thanx MF(again..) Stunning Bookmatched Quilted Maple Top (not a Veneer). Only had to Intonate A couple cents on a couple saddles.. Best Factory Set-Up I've seen, sweet action, good relief, smooth playability. PUPS(Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched) are good enough but some will surely want Hotter Output. Bridge PUP knobs drag on the finish but that will wear away I suppose. Body is 2" thick like a Paul but not too heavy. Strap balance is fine, nice big strap buttons. Stays in tune but is worthy of Sperzals upgrade. Mid position on PUP selector is mid/bridge PUP combo, not sure about that yet, may have to add mini-switch to get all 3 on at once plus middle PUP by itself. Overall, this is the best value I've ever gotten. Including 2 Acoustics(Martin,Washburn)and a Bass I'm @ a Baker's Dozen...my wife(keyboards)agrees, that should be enough. (ESP,Fndr,Gib,G&L,Hag,Ibnz,RWG,Wshbrn) Anyone else out there addicted to guitars? A Healthy Habit 4 Sure.
.Exceptional quality and unbelieveable tone, even at full price it would be a deal. Was hesitant to buy due to lack of full description on the website, but am i glad i pulled the trigger. All 3 pickups are great plenty of bluesy sounds from the neck great classic rock tones from the middle position (which is middle and bridge combined) and awesome searing lead tones from the bridge. The finish is beautiful, the pictures do not do the guitar justice at all. Everyone that has seen and heard it has been very impressed. It is nice to see bc rich making this type of instrument again, makes me feel like a kid in the 70's again
.For purpose of calibrating my opinion, I have many years of experience and training in music theory and playing both keyboard and guitar. I have owned many guitars. At this price, this is as good an instrument that can be expected. The construction and fit/finish is as good as anything I have examined and played in the $2500 and below catagory. In a word, it has to be considered excellent from that regard.
The pickups are 'okay' - nothing exceptional.
The guitar was set-up very accurately out-of-the-box. It does not come with a manual or any literature. It also has minimal packing inside the box, a bit disappointing as it could have vry easily been damaged in transport; that was not an issue in this instance, but certainly could be. The 4 knobs are assigned to control the tone/volume are used an unintuitive way, IMHO, a sub-optimal configuration. The arrangement to control 3 pickups with 4 knobs that Gibson does on their offerings is much more sensible and offers more tonal variety. And on that topic, the radically arched top causes the knobs to scrape the finish.
.I had an old BC Rich NJ Acrylic Warlock back in the day. I hawked it when times got rough and never even missed it. When my wife ordered this for me as a birthday present, I new it would be a NICE guitar, but I didn't know HOW NICE. First off, right out of the box, beautiful instrument- Gorgeous flame maple top, flawless finish. I dig the binding- very nicely done. The stock photo that Custom Guitar's Friend has on file does NOT do this thing justice. I know this is all done by machine, but it's really nice all the same. I tell ya- these new axes coming out of South Korea are really giving the US made instruments a run for their money. The setup was just to my tastes- it's like I set it up myself. Super low, with some .009's on it. Playing through my Mesa Mark V, I'm getting tones anywhere from ZZtop to Pantera and beyond. That middle pickup is a real curveball- you can pull some surprisingly usable tones from that pickup. Lotta folks carping about the pickups- I like em fine as far as stock pickups go. Everyone has their favorites, and maybe a few years down the road, I'll look into some Duncans for this beast, but the point here is that these are not the stock throwaway pickups that import guitars used to ship with back in the 90's- they are definitely valid units on par with anything I've seen in much more expensive guitars. Super fast neck- very new school approach, easy on my abused hands. Good hardware- not the cheap stuff at all. Good tuners- my bandmates are getting tired of my "Tuned at the factory" remark every rehearsal. Buy one. NOW. I COMMAND YOU!
.This guitar is one of three B C Rich guitars I have. Have yet to be disappointed. The price and quality of this guitar is amazing.
.My other Mock's have balance issues requiring moving the rear strap button up a couple inches. Not this one. The quality of workmanship is way better than I expected from an import. Plays GREAT right out of the box. Required no bridge or truss rod adjustment. The pickups that came in it are a really good PAF style pickup. I'll end up changing to my usual Seymour Duncan's in the future but right now these are doing great. The quilt top on this one is AMAZING. The figure in the MOP inlays is beautiful. Overall an excellent guitar at any price but unrivalled in this price range.
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Guitar was one of the better values I have gotten over the years. Beautiful guitar plays excellent, Have a couple of B C Rich guitars and have yet to be disappointed.
.Rarely am I amazed? This new B. C. Rich electric is simply stunning in fit, finish, sound, quality, and all jokes aside, I was honestly stunned when I took it out of the packaging. After tuning it up, and plugged in a nice Fender Reverb Deluxe amp, this guitar has all the qualities of a guitar that cost over thousands more. In all honesty, I own Fender Strats, Chaylors, PRS, Epiphone, LTD's, Takamine's and more and I'll place this guitar up against any of them for fit, finish, sound and quality. Do yourself a huge favor and play one, and unless you happy to get a "lemon", *( there are lemon's in each and every group of guitars, so not all are the same, even though the name is the same ), however if your order is of standard issues, you'll be hard pressed to find a better quality and sounding guitar. For the money, it's hands down, the best buy I've ever gotten.
.Craftsmanship is superb. Far exceeds expectations.