B.C. Rich Kerry King of Slayer Introduce Beast V Guitars
April 24, 2009 by Charlie
B.C. Rich is back with a firestorm of new signature models created in collaboration with Kerry King, legendary guitarist for Thrash Metal titans Slayer. Four new models are available, each bearing finishes, features and tones approved by King himself.
Two models feature an intense new Kerry King graphic: The Kerry King V Flame Generation 2 depicts a two-tone tribal graphic over a flaming backgound image and the Kerry King V Metal Master Generation 2 shows this same graphic over a gloss Black finish. The Generation 2 images are based on the B.C. Rich Handcrafted guitars that King plays on tour with Slayer.
The V Flame features a Kahler X-Trem tremolo unit, 24-fret Ebony fingerboard, beveled body top, black hardware and B.C. Rich Active pickups for a street price of $569.99. The V Metal Master guitar utilizes a wrap-around bridge, 24-fret Rosewood fingerboard, beveled body top, chrome hardware and B.C. Rich BDSM humbucking pickups for a street price of $399.99.
Ushering in an all-new shape for B.C. Rich are the Kerry King Beast V models. These guitars mate the company’s fear-inducing Beast shape with its Speed V body style. The Kerry King Beast V NT [pictured] provides the classic B.C. Rich “Neck-Through-Body” construction that maximizes tone, sustain and long-term stability. Features include a Gun Metal finish, Kahler X-Trem tremolo unit, 24-fret Ebony fingerboard, beveled body top, black hardware and B.C. Rich Active pick-ups for a street price of $999.99.
To make this instrument affordable to more players, the standard Kerry King Beast V alters the recipe slightly. It offers Bolt-On neck construction, an Onyx finish, Tune-O-Matic bridge, 24-fret Rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware and B.C. Rich BDSM pickups for a street price of $399.99.
“B.C. Rich and Kerry King have forged a strong alliance,” said Bill Xavier, vice president of Hanser Music Group, owner of B.C. Rich. “Kerry has an innate understanding of his fans and what they want in a guitar. With our design and manufacturing teams, we’re able to bring these products to life with the performance and prices required to be successful in today’s marketplace.”
Visit bcrich.com for more information.
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