B.C. Rich Electric Guitars at The Music Room
Founded in Los Angeles in 1969 by Bernie Rico, B.C. Rich originally produced rather traditional acoustic guitars. By the mid-to-late 1970s, however, the company had pioneered a multitude of electric guitar designs that were drastically unconventional in comparison with classic styles popular at the time. B.C. Rich guitars have been utilized at one point or another by guitarists as diverse and respected as Slash, Paul Stanley, Joe Perry, and Nikki Sixx. Here at The Music Room, our employees are happy to help you select the perfect B.C. Rich guitar.
The Mockingbird Masterpiece represents one of B.C. Rich’s most enduring designs. Introduced around 1976, the original Mockingbird found its way into the hands of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and later enjoyed a resurgence in popularity when Slash, of Guns N’ Roses fame, used one while touring with the group in the early 1990s. The Mockingbird Masterpiece features a mahogany body with a quilt maple top, a pair of Duncan Designed HB-102 humbuckers, a Tune-O-Matic bridge, and cloud inlays in a rosewood fretboard.
The Eagle is another B.C. Rich design made famous by an Aerosmith guitarist, in this case Brad Whitford, who played an unpainted model on stage at the height of the group’s fame in the late 1970s. Features of the Eagle Masterpiece include an archtop design, a 24-fret neck with jumbo frets, quilt maple top, and two B.C. Rich BDSM humbucking pickups.
The original Bich was designed by Neal Moser while working as a subcontractor for the B.C. Rich company, and was conceived and produced as a 10-string guitar, with the E, B, G, and D strings doubled. This six-string version offers B.C. Rich quality and design at a fraction of the price you’d pay for a 1970s model. The Bich Masterpiece features 24 jumbo frets, cloud inlays, a quilt maple top, and a pair of BDSM humbuckers.
JR V Standard
A variation on the classic “V” shape popular since the late 1950s, the JR V offers a high-gain alternative to other angular guitar offerings. With a mahogany body, Delta V inlays, a Floyd Rose R Special series tremolo and locking nut, Duncan Designed HB-103 pickups, and master volume and tone controls, the JR V Standard is a performance machine offering modern appointments at an attractive price.
The 7-string version of the JRV varies slightly from the 6-string version, utilizing B.C. Rich’s BDSM humbuckers in both the neck and bridge positions, Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, and a Floyd Rose tremolo system and locking nut. Nut width is 1 7/8″. The JRV 7 also features a C-shaped neck for maximum playability and speed. Make your wildest shredding dreams a reality with the JRV 7!
The original Warlock, introduced in the early 1980s, was arguably the first B.C. Rich guitar to be widely adopted by a variety of heavy metal groups (Mötley Crüe, Kiss, Slayer, Dio, among others), beginning a trend that continues today. The Warlock One’s BDSM humbuckers, Tune-O-Matic bridge, string-through body design, 24-fret neck, and dual horn cutaways make it a menace. Can you tame it?