Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar Transparent Blue

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The B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich is not short on looks or features. This bolt-on neck guitar is an archtop with AAA quilted maple veneer. It is scaled to 24-5/8" with 24 jumbo frets and has a rosewood f... Click To Read More About This Product

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The B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich is not short on looks or features. This bolt-on neck guitar is an archtop with AAA quilted maple veneer. It is scaled to 24-5/8" with 24 jumbo frets and has a rosewood fingerboard with B.C. Rich traditional cloud style inlay. Additionally it has a string through body with a tune-o-matic bridge and two chrome covered humbucker pickups.

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Features
  • Agathis Body
  • Bolt-on Construction
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Classic BCR Headstock
  • 25 5/8" Scale
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Pearl Cloud Inlays
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 2 B.C. Rich Humbucker Pickups
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
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B.C. RichMasterpiece Bich Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

it is a masterpiece

This is a awesome guitar. I have had mine for about a week. Compared to my strat is sounds way cleaner. It is great for metal but what do you expect its a...Read complete review

This is a awesome guitar. I have had mine for about a week. Compared to my strat is sounds way cleaner. It is great for metal but what do you expect its a B.C Rich. It also has a great clean channel. It is good for the price and the features are pretty good the only problem i have with it is when I got it a chip was on the bottom. But besides that its great. Go out and buy one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just Not That Good

I'm not sure what people are thinking when they say it's better than a Gibson Les Paul because it's NO WHERE near a Gibson. The guitar's distortion is weak, the awkward positioning of the...Read complete review

I'm not sure what people are thinking when they say it's better than a Gibson Les Paul because it's NO WHERE near a Gibson. The guitar's distortion is weak, the awkward positioning of the output jack makes it hard to play sitting down, and the it doesn't have the best sound clean either. You get what you pay for.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Axe Good Price

By smoke

from N.C.

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Pros

  • Excellent Binding
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Good Tuners
  • Gorgeous Top
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Sexy
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays in tune
  • Zero Hum

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Funk
    • Jamming
    • Metal
    • Pop
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    I own 9 electric guitars ranging in value from $200 up to $1600. I was shocked by the very high build quality and gorgeous appearance of this guitar, especially for the price spent. Came with low string action right out of the box, proper intonation, zero fret buzz. The quilt top is so much more beautiful in person than the pictures suggest. It's gorgeous. The fret ends are perfectly cut and polished and the body and headstock binding are flawless. The attention to finish detail on this thing is amazing. It plays like a dream and the stock pickups sound very nice, both clean and wildly distorted. The volume and tone controls are tight and the pots are good. The pickup selector switch seems a little cheap, being somewhat loose in the middle position, but it functions perfectly and noiselessly with zero rattling. The tuners are nice and the Bich stays in tune well. I wish I could send a personal thank you to the workers at the factory where this axe was built. Simply stellar execution on their part. I love it!

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lives Up To Her Name...She Is A Master Piece Of A BICH

    By Makwabid

    from Vermont

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    I owned an NJ Series BICH in the 90's when I gigged regular, sold it, regretted doing so. When the opportunity came along for me to own another, especially THIS one, I jumped on it. I don't regret a single thing about doing so, and highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants quaity tone and superir playability, as well as a killer look while doing it. For the money, it's no-brainer!
    It's a passive eletronics set-up, but the stock p-ups sound amazing and hot. Coupled with my Ibanez, it sounds like two different guitarists are playing on my recordings. Her voice goes from ingenue sweetness to snarling, screaming, and all points in between. The neck is the thinnest I have ever played, and the batwing shape takes me back to 8s Aerosmith. Set-up was flawless, intonation right on. The string-thru body is a nice touch, and adds to the sustain even tho her curved body is oh so very light....and her skintight action sez..."Play me fast and loose, Daddy!"
    The build of mine is flawless...red finish is luxrious, binding and all edges satin smooth. Frets? Like SILK...fit and finish are great! I keep mine in a gig bag and use a Snark to tune up with...lots of times it's dead on, right out of the bag, so no complaints on the stock machines.
    I'm quite sure that G-son makes great guitars...I just never could afford them, especially when I can score a gem that was set up perfectly right out of the box for at least a quarter of what a Paul would cost me. I 'm primarily a recording artist/studio guy, and I just love the tones I get from this BICH Masterpiece for what I paid.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    class of its own

    By Bob6

    from chicago

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    just pickd up this ax and it is amazing, fret work was perfect,neck is perfect, and intonation was almost right on the money, very little set up right out of the box.this ax in dragon's blood is a deadly looking beast for sure

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Suprisingly Awesome

    By Jim Randall

    from Co

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    I had been wanting one of these for a while and now it is my sixth guitar. When I opened the box I was suprised at the look of this guitar, the picture doesn't do it justice. Took it home and set it up ( action too low with ALOT of fret buzz) after that it plays like a dream. One thing I did notice out of the box is it actually has the classic cloud inlays which is way cooler. I think the only negative thing I could say about it is the pick ups are not as good as my Seymours but for stock they are still pretty good, so I think I will keep them.This one tie with my #1 guitar. I've been playing for about 6 years, hope this helps.

    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    unbreakable!

    By Guy Lacey

    from Blue Springs

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    So I was playing with my band and we have a song were I fling my guitar around myself. Ive done it a thousand times but this time my strap broke and my B.C. Rich flew at least 20 feet in the air! It came crashing down on the ground and nothing broke on it! I was sooo thrilled to see that there was no damage to the guitar at all! Ive owned this guitar for a few years and I still love it! I no longer throw it around myself but this guitar looks and plays great! I highly recomind it for anyone wanting to play guitar.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My B.C. Rich Bich

    By wastelandpress

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    Let me start off by saying that this guitar is incredibly versatile. I happen to own seven guitars: four are electric. I own a Jackson Dinky with Sustainiac ($1000.00 retail), Ibanez S class (around $500.00), and an old Rich from the 1980s. Now, since most of you are going to buy a Rich are playing metal or hard rock, this guitar can play everything from Metal to Rock-a-Billy. The price scared me away at first (being so cheap), but I took the leap because I love my 80's Rich so much and believe me, I was pleasantly surprised. This Bich outplays both my Jackson and Ibanez. Now, I am kind of irritated about that as I write this review. To be honest, the finish, the fret inlays, everything is so much better quality than my Jackson. The Jackson does have sustainiac, but it really doesn't make that huge of a difference. After all, I would much rather have a shorter, better tone than a sustained, long mediocre tone. My only complaint is that B.C. Rich doesn't make more guitar styles!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not really like new but...

    By Monster Magnet Rules Baby

    from New York

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    I got a used (like new) Dragon's Blood Bich. Aside from the crappy fit and finish of the fretwire, its a very nice guitar. I once owned and Epiphone Les Paul Std and I like this better. They sound similar but the neck and feel of this guitar is much more comfortable. I do not like the fact they described it as like new, but the center of the back has some pretty substantial scratches in an area about the size of my hand.

     
    4.0

    Not bad at all

    By GuitarManDan

    from ID

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is pretty decent. It basically has a lot of stock items. Its pickups are pretty good, i raised my bridge pickup which made it sound pretty good. it has a pretty good clean channel sound and a really good neck feel. For the money this guitar is great.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's okay

    By The_Blockey_One

    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    My friend owns one of these and I have been borrowing it for an extensive amount of time since my Ibanez JTK1 broke. In terms of features it's not mindblowing, but the pickups are decent and the five way switch combined with the different volume knobs for each pickup give a decent range of tonality. It's playability is only slightly above average, like others have said, it's decent for melodic rock, but this is no metal machine. Decent, for the money I suppose though. If you are looking for something for metal, I strongly would suggest trying out the Schecter C1 Hellraiser.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    it's hard to have a famous relative

    By rockin old guy

    from the N Y

    Comments about B.C. Rich Masterpiece Bich Electric Guitar:

    overall a great value for the money and yes i've read all the comparisons to the les paul and having played both i would buy this over a les paul studio but not over a standard or custom. the rich bich of the late seventies was a magnificent guitar and this model can't really live up to that but unless you want to shell out a couple grand i would recommend it

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