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B.C. Rich Mockingbird Guitar Series

January 15, 2009 by  



B.C. Rich Mockingbird SeriesB.C. Rich Mockingbird Series (January 15, 2009) — Today we’re going to take a look at B.C. Rich’s renowned Mockingbird guitar series and we’ll throw in a Doubleneck Rich Bich just because they are so damn cool.

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Mockingbird ST – The Mockingbird ST is the most popular model in the Mockingbird family. The heart of the ST is its Floyd Rose Original tremolo and a pair of Rockfield Mafia pickups. These high output pickups are controlled iwth a selection of knobs and switches that include a 5 position varitone filter knob, two coil tap switches and a reverse phase switch. The neck-through construction also assures great tone and full fingerboard access. The ST has an ebony fingerboard, diamond inlays and Grover tuners. Both the transparent Red and Honey burst color.

Construction: neck through
Body wood: mahogany w/ ebony stringers
Top style: beveled
Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatics

Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 24 5/8″

Bridge type: Floyd Rose Original
Pickups: Rockfield Mafia
Mockingbird ST
Mockingbird ST

Mockingbird X – The Special X Mockingbird features a deeply arched top made from maple. It is equipped with Rockfield SWV pickups that provide a classic tone with an edge. The Special X Mockingbird has neck-through body design, a 24 3/4″ scale and an ebony fingerboard

Construction: neck through
Body wood: mahogany
Top style: deep arched
Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatics

Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 22 jumbo
Scale: 24.75″

Bridge type: Tone Pros tune-o-matic
Pickups: Rockfield SWV
Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones and 1 three-way toggle
Mockingbird X
Mockingbird X

B.C. Rich Bich Doubleneck Bich – Some of the world’s most renown guitars have made a living with a double neck as part of their arsenal. The B.C. Rich Bich Double Neck’s roots run deep, Lita Ford, Carlos Alomar (David Bowie) and Randy Jackson (Zebra) were often seen and heard shredding a DNB. One neck features a tradition six string configuration while the second neck is strung with twelve along the innovative B.C. Rich Bich Rear mounted octave string tuners. Screaming Rockfield Mafia pickups and a host of classic B.C. Rich active electronics round.

Construction: neck through
Body wood: mahogany
Top style: beveled top
Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatics

Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 24 5/8″

Bridge type: B.C Rich Quads
Pickups: 2 per neck – Rockfield Mafia

Colors: trans red w/ebony stringers
B.C. Rich Bich Doubleneck Bich
B.C. Rich Bich Doubleneck Bich

Mockingbird SL Handcrafted – Originally designed for an artist that for legal purposes shall remain nameless, this Mockingbird is almost as iconic as the guitar legend himself. Quilt maple top, Seymour Duncan pickups, neck-through construction and just for fun a Floyd Rose are all part of the impressive specifications for this Mock. If you care about quality and want to play a guitar that is exactly specified and constructed like the original muse, you’ve found it!

Construction: neck through
Body wood: mahogany
Top style: beveled
Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatics

Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24
Scale: 24 5/8″

Bridge type: Floyd Rose Original
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II

Controls: partial active
Mockingbird SL Handcrafted
Mockingbird SL Handcrafted

40th Anniversary – Mockingbird – For 40th collection, B.C. Rich chose to recreate the first of four original electric guitar designs out of the innovative minds of Bernie Rico and his staff of designers.

The Mockingbird reportedly began as a drawing on a naptic at a Denny’s. With it’s swooping lines and distinctive lower horn and upper bout it’s no wonder some of B.C. Rich’s most known players from Slash to Joe Perry can say they played one of B.C. Rich’s most striking designs.

Construction: neck through
Body wood: Koa
Top style: beveled
Tuners: Grover Super Rotomatics

Fretboard: rosewood
Frets: 24 Jumbo
Scale: 24 5/8″

Bridge type: B.C. Rich Quad
Pickups: DiMarzio Dual Sound

Controls: partial active
40th Anniversary – Mockingbird
40th Anniversary - Mockingbird

B.C. Rich Mockingbird Guitar Series


Comments

4 Responses to “B.C. Rich Mockingbird Guitar Series”
  1. MJK (Mike) says:

    I just watched the video on http://www.bcrich.com/. I wish I was there at the NAMM. Hopefully next year will allow me to attend. Great guitars. Great post.

  2. Slashe50 says:

    What I’m wondering is…
    Why are there so many switches on these things?

  3. NAMM says:

    Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone, 1 three-way toggle, individual mini switches for pickup coil tap and reverse phase, and one 5 position varitone tone filter… and it looks cool!

  4. Cody says:

    The reason for all the switchews is all in the name “Mockingbird.” The actual bird called the mockingbird is a species that mimics the calls of other birds. That’s what this guitar does. I have the ST model, and by flipping a few switches, I can go from high-output Slash sounds to a Stevie Ray Vaughn bluesy sound. BC Rich gets a lot of flack for having so many dials and knobs on some models, but those models are designed to play pretty much anything you need without switching axes.

    Granted, a Floyd Rose makes tuning on stage impossible, but other than THAT, it’s pretty amazing, ya gotta admit. :)

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