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 cl... Read More
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.
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I would like, before I review the X3, compliment the fine people at Guitar Center in Arvada, CO. Prior to doing business with these fine people, I did my business at the Colorado Blvd. facility, but we moved clear across town and the Arvada store is vastly closer. I was skeptical, being a creature of habit, and tend to do business in one place. The folks at the Arvada store are outstanding. When I spoke, they listened, they were patient, and they were very understanding. Oscar, Rob, Jason, John, and all the rest who I encountered were cordial, courteous, knowledgeable, and their willingness to assist was over the top. Thank you guys... I didn't expect the same care I knew, heretofore, only at the Colorado Blvd. store. Okay, now for the review of the X3. I have wanted one of these gorgeous guitars since I first laid eyes on them about 2 years ago. My playing began in 1966, I was 12,(do the math) and with a Strat, which at the time, was the cat's jammies. I've owned Gibsons as well. So, about a year ago, I started researching guitars, makes, models, and discovered BC Rich. As any discerning consumer would, as well as guitar player, I scrutinized the specs, researched what I didn't know. I own two other BC Rich Guitars; a Bich Pro X Satin and an Assassin Pro X Satin Ice, both, of which are Neck Through and String Through Body, with EMG's. So, a Mockingbird was the next logical step. Having put the X3 through its paces over the past 3-5 hours, I can tell you, several things. First, the 3rd (center) pickup, affords you a wider range of sound. Yes, one might consider at some point upgrading the stock pickups, but, you then change the character of the guitar. I will be lowering the strings a tad, to suit my style of playing lead, where I need to get in there and dig, so-to-speak. However, as is it plays like butter. I play through a Bugera 333XL, all tube amp head and that through a Marshall JCM 900 1960A, at the moment--- a second 1960 cab is on the way as I write. The best way, I believe, to know what a guitar is, requires playing clean and putting it through its paces. So, that's exactly what I did. I've seen complaints about the switch configuration, but it's the standard with a 3 way toggle. Middle position: all 3, down: bridge and center, up: center and neck. The center pickup adds depth when in conjunction with the bridge pickup.. yet your lead sings crystal clear. In conjunction with the neck, you get that sweet spot sound for rhythm. The eq knobs are responsive and you can dial in the tone you need. I did run it through the lead channel, on my amp that's like having a MTX Distortion box tied in. The X3 didn't miss a beat. It took everything I dished out. Now for the cosmetic aspects. I could not find a single flaw in the finish. I combed through with a fine tooth comb. Mine is a tobacco burst with gold hardware and it is far more impressive in person than the picture on the website portrays. I have no qualms taking this beautiful instrument on stage anywhere. I play classic rock, classic metal, and celtic rock. The X3 handles it all.
I found this guitar on sale at the time I purchased it. (it was an EXTREMELY GOOD SALE at the time, original MSRP was like 1300.00 or 1500.00 if i remember; I got it for 1/4 that)I bought mine in Jan 2014. So far I love it very much. My playing experience: Beginner guitar player of about two years. Self taught (time constraints). This is my second guitar. I research everything I buy extensively before I buy. I also look for sales. So take this review for what it's worth. About this guitar not explained in the information: the three way switch- up is the neck pup, middle position is middle and bridge pup's, and down is bridge. Volume/tone controls: one set is for neck pup. The other set is for the other two pup's. I love the sustain and the notes resonate extremely well. I can really feel it through the body. I've never owned a BC Rich before. I love the mocking bird body. The special limited edition quilted maple top it very nice. IT's all real, no paint on finishes here. People seem to always be talking about the neck, the neck "speed" in guitar forums being a frequent point. Silly in my opinion since I know how to deal with "slow" necks...regardless I guess I'd consider this good and it is very comfortable for my hands. I have big hands, long and moderately slim fingers (for a man). Frets are smooth and even, no "sharp" frets. I wasn't sure about the cloud inlays, but in person I really like how nice they are. I'm no expert on tuners (or anything really) but I like these. Pickups: They are passive (and that's what I wanted) pickups. I'd have liked a slightly different switching sequence with them but I really can't complain since I'm not far enough along in my guitar playing. The truth is that guitarists that care are probably at the point of customizing or rewiring their guitars anyway. For anyone else I'd guess they are great. Love it and it will probably be the nicest guitar I will ever own.
Just got this guitar in late Dec. A very beautiful guitar and it plays as nice as it looks, I only gave it 4 stars because it would have been nice if it had better tuners and an upgrade on the pickups. I would recommend this product to a friend.
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