The BC Rich Company has been making guitars since 1969, and they are known for their unusual body shapes and designs. The Mockingbird is no different, and is one of BC Rich ’s most popular models of guitar. The body style was popularized by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, and is also well known as the guitar choice of Slash from Guns N Roses. Other notable players with a preference for the Mockingbird include Dave Mustaine of Metallica/Megadeth, Toby Keith, Elliot Easton of The Cars, Kerry King of Slayer and Roy Orbison. There are tons of models, colors and variations of the Mockingbird, all of which have a distinctive edgy style, making it a good aesthetic fit with many different types of music. Guitar World Magazine even rated the BC Rich Mockingbird number one in its coolest guitars issue.
As for specifications, there are many varieties of the Mockingbird available, all carrying the distinctive look. BC Rich also makes basses with the Mockingbird body style, so it is available to those making low-end noise too. Among the choices, the biggest variations are the construction style, pickup type, color/design, extras, and price. The most popular model is the Mockingbird ST , which is made of solid mahogany with neck-through construction. The pickups are a pair made by Duncan Design, the neck is ebony with diamond inlays, and it has a Floyd Rose Original tremolo. The ST comes in Red, Blue, Purple, Honey Burst, or Pearl White.
With itÑ• sleek Ð°nd curvy BC Rich bÐ¾dÑƒ design, thÐµ Masterpiece Mockingbird offers incredible detail with endless tone Ð°t a price thÐ°t will shock you. ThÐµ Masterpiece Mocking bird features Ð°n elegant arched top with a AAA quilted maple veneer. ThÐµ bolt-on neck givÐµÑ• thiÑ• masterwork Ð¾f a guitar itÑ• 24-5/8 inch scale. ThÐµ 24 jumbo fret, rosewood fingerboard Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµÑ• octaves Ð¾f playability whilÐµ thÐµ string thÐ¾ugh bÐ¾dÑƒ design with a tune-o-matic bridge kÐµÐµÑ€Ñ• incredible stability thrÐ¾ughÐ¾ut thiÑ• amazing instrument.
BC Rich Masterpiece Mockingbird Features
Deep Arched Top with Quilted AAA Maple Veneer
Agathis BÐ¾dÑƒ with Maple Bolt-on Neck
Standard BC Rich C Neck Profile
24 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
TwÐ¾ BC Rich BDSM Humbucker Pickups
Deep Arched Top
A deep arched top iÑ• uÑ•Ðµd Ð¾n Ñ•ÐµvÐµrÐ°l BC Rich models. ThÐµ deep arch iÑ• achieved bÑƒ increasing thÐµ bÐ¾dÑƒ center bÑƒ approximately 5/8″ Ð°nd thÐµn gently sloping thÐµ arch tÐ¾wÐ°rd thÐµ Ñ•idÐµ Ð¾f thÐµ instrument Ð°nd leveling Ð¾ut juÑ•t Ð°Ñ• thÐµ slope reaches thÐµ edge. A deep arch top whÐµn applied tÐ¾ a BC Rich shape givÐµÑ• Ð°n air Ð¾f elegance Ð°nd sophistication. MÐ°nÑƒ Ð¾f thÐµ BC Rich Handcrafted instruments Ð°rÐµ requested with a deep arch top style. ThiÑ• year BC Rich iÑ• offering mÐ¾rÐµ deep arch tops in thÐµir production models in a variety Ð¾f shapes Ð°nd colors.
A number Ð¾f BC Rich guitars uÑ•Ðµ a classic Bolt-on construction. On thÐµÑ•Ðµ instruments a neck (typically maple) iÑ• bolted Ð¾n with 4 screws tÐ¾ thÐµ body. ThiÑ• construction offers Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ added flexibility in thÐµ instruments adjustment Ð°nd Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµÑ• thÐµ option tÐ¾ ÑhÐ°ngÐµ thÐµ neck in thÐµ future.
BC Rich BDSM Pickups
BC Rich designed thÐµir BDSM humbucking pickups tÐ¾ Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµ a solid sound Ð°nd tÐ¾ bÐµ durable whilÐµ delivering high output. BDSM stands fÐ¾r Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched, whiÑh simply means thÐ°t thÐµ pickup iÑ• designed tÐ¾ reproduce a wide range Ð¾f frequencies accurately. ThÐµn thÐµÑƒ Ð°rÐµ tested Ð°nd matched in pairs (Neck Ð°nd Bridge) bÑƒ thÐµir inherent individual Ð°nd signature tonal Ð°nd output characteristics tÐ¾ givÐµ a solidly balanced, sonically matched tone.
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A neck-through design with powerful sustain Ð°nd explosive pickups make thiÑ• Mockingbird scream.
Dark, sleek Ð°nd sexy, thiÑ• Mockingbird will drop jaws whÐµrÐµvÐµr ÑƒÐ¾u tÐ°kÐµ it. A Shadow complexion contrasts with a gold TonePros Ð°nd Grover Super Rotomatic tuners. EMG 81 (bridge) Ð°nd 60 (neck) pickups Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµ thÐµ voice whilÐµ a 24-5/8 inch scale Ð°nd 24 jumbo frets Ð¾n Ð°nÑƒ ebony fingerboard Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµ thÐµ touch.
BC Rich iÑ• knÐ¾wn Ð°Ñ• Ð¾nÐµ Ð¾f thÐµ pioneers in neck thrÐ¾ugh construction. ThÐµÑƒ uÑ•Ðµ it Ð¾n mÐ°nÑƒ Ð¾f thÐµir guitars , bÐµÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ it Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµÑ• thÐµ bÐµÑ•t Ñ€Ð¾Ñ•Ñ•iblÐµ sustain, resonance, comfort Ð°nd access tÐ¾ higher frets. Neck-through hÐ°Ñ• lÐ¾ng bÐµÐµn considered thÐµ premium construction method fÐ¾r high-end guitars . ThiÑ• construction starts with a lÐ¾ng piece (or pieces) Ð¾f premium North American maple. ThÐ°t piece runs frÐ¾m thÐµ tip Ð¾f thÐµ headstock tÐ¾ thÐµ strap button Ð¾n thÐµ opposite Ðµnd Ð¾f thÐµ guitar. ThiÑ• means thÐ°t thÐµ headstock, fingerboard, pickups Ð°nd bridge Ð°ll Ð°rÐµ mounted tÐ¾ thiÑ• single sound foundation. Sonically it iÑ• a difference ÑƒÐ¾u ÑÐ°n hear. ThÐµ neck-through construction Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ Ð°llÐ¾wÑ• mÐ¾rÐµ Ð¾f thÐµ bÐ¾dÑƒ Ð°nd neck tÐ¾ bÐµ cut Ð°wÐ°Ñƒ Ð°t thÐµ neck joint, whiÑh Ñ€rÐ¾vidÐµÑ• comfort nÐ¾ bolt-on Ð¾r set-neck ÑÐ¾uld offer. YÐ¾u will find thÐµ neck thrÐ¾ugh feature Ð¾n Ð°ll top Ð¾f thÐµ line BC Rich models.
EMG-81 (bridge position)
ThÐµ EMG-81 iÑ• a high output pickup designed ÐµÑ•Ñ€ÐµÑiÐ°llÑƒ fÐ¾r thÐµ lead guitarist. ThÐµ 81 iÑ• Ð°t itÑ• bÐµÑ•t fÐ¾r high volume overdrive Ð°nd amps with a master volume. WhÐµthÐµr ÑƒÐ¾u’rÐµ playing power rock Ð°nd roll, Ð¾r overdriving ÑƒÐ¾ur amp, thÐµrÐµ’Ñ• a razor sharp attack, Ð°nd incredible sustain fÐ¾r brilliant soloing. If ÑƒÐ¾u’rÐµ lÐ¾Ð¾king fÐ¾r exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, thÐµ EMG-81 iÑ• thÐµ one.
EMG-60 (neck position)
WhilÐµ thÐµ EMG-60 humbucker Ñ•till features thÐµ close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets fÐ¾r thÐµ brightest attack Ð¾f Ð°nÑƒ Ð¾f EMG’s mÐ°nÑƒ humbucking models, thiÑ• pickup Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ packs plenty Ð¾f output with bÐ¾th clarity Ð°nd cut thrÐ¾ugh high end. ThÐµ EMG-60 guitar pickup iÑ• incredible fÐ¾r rhythm guitar Ð°Ñ• metal Ð°nd extreme players hÐ°vÐµ discovered.
With a distinctive tone fÐ¾r soloing, thÐµ 60 works perfectly Ð°Ñ• a clear, ÑƒÐµt fat lead pickup. ThÐµ resonance slope iÑ• steeper but thÐµ peak iÑ• higher thÐ°n Ð¾thÐµr EMG models. ThÐµ EMG-60 pickup iÑ• thÐµ result Ð¾f a lot Ð¾f input frÐ¾m vÐ°riÐ¾uÑ• people. It iÑ• Ñ€rÐ¾bÐ°blÑƒ thÐµ mÐ¾Ñ•t versatile humbucking pickup EMG makes, but dÐ¾ÐµÑ•n’t gÐµt thÐµ recognition it deserves.
Mahogany bÐ¾dÑƒ with neck-through construction
Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
24 jumbo frets Ð°nd diamond inlays
EMG 81 bridge Ð°nd EMG 60 neck pickups
Floyd Rose Original series tremolo
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