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B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar Black Cherry Burst 
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The B.C. Rich ASM Pro is an electric guitar with EMG pickups, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo and neck-through construction. The ASM Pro is one serious professional level guitar! Other great features include Grover tuners and an ebony fretboard.

Neck-Through Construction

B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in neck through construction. They use it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high-end guitars. This construction starts with a long piece (or pieces) of premium North American maple. That piece runs from the tip of the headstock to the strap button on the opposite end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear. The neck-through construction also allows more of the body and neck to be cut away at the neck joint, which provides comfort no bolt-on or set-neck could offer. You will find the neck through feature on all top of the line B.C. Rich models.

EMG-81 (bridge position)

The EMG-81 is a high output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock and roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

EMG-85 (neck position)

Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy.

The Assassin was introduced in 1986. It was a double cutaway that was a departure for the odd shaped models that B.C. Rich was known for up until that time. In 1986, there were other double cutaways that B.C. Rich began making with various headstocks, pickup configurations, controls and finishes. The ASM model was one of these double cutaways but was introduced much later. There was an ASM 1 and ASM 2, with slightly different shapes and point shapes, but the more pointed and sleek model eventually settled in as the standard ASM shape. The Outlaw originally had holes drilled in the upper bout, but later models were more traditional looking, they were mostly bolt on necks like most of the double cutaway B.C. Rich guitars.

Case sold separately,

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Construction: neck-through
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top style: flat top
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original
  • Pickups: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone
  • Case sold separately

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B.C. RichASM Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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Incredible... so far.

This guitar arrived today and I've been playing it since I took it out of the box. First off, the guitar looks incredible. I got mine in satin blackwith white binding around the...Read complete review

This guitar arrived today and I've been playing it since I took it out of the box. First off, the guitar looks incredible. I got mine in satin blackwith white binding around the neck and body, and it looks so much better in real life than it does in the picture. Second, the guitars neck is thin and flat, like a Jackson's, except it is much faster and smoother... so it plays like a dream.The back of the guitar's body is contoured around the cutaway so that you can easily reach the 24th fret, and it also has contours around the curves, so that it is comfortable. The guitar feels very sturdy because of it's substantial weight and neck-through construction, and it is very comfortable to stand up with. The guitar came tuned and well set-up, with great action and a good set of strings, the only downside is that they didn't lock the strings at the nut, so they went out of tune as soon as I started playing, but that was easily fixed. The pickups are great (Like all EMG's) and the guitar sounded suprisingly good on my tube amp's clean channel. When I kicked in the distortion though, individual notes sounded clear and power-chords sounded chunky (i.e. Pantera/old Metallica). When I boosted the mids and cut down the distortion a little, I was able to get some Steve Morse-like tones, and the chords sounded very fat and warm. The guitar also has a good bluesy tone when played through an overdriven amp on the neck pickup, or with the switch in the middle position.The guitar's versatiliy suprised me, although it is primarily a metal guitar. The Original Floyd Rose tremolo stays in tune very well, it is not a cheap knock-off, it is the real thing. You can press the whammy bar against the body of the guitar in both directions, so it is great for divebombs and harmonic squeals. The quality of the guitar is great, there are no imperfections in the finish, none of the parts feel cheap or flimsy, and the Grover tuners feel rock-solid... overall, this guitar is an incredible instrument. At incredible price. If you've been looking for an Ibanez or a Jackson for shredding, I would recommend this guitar over any of them any day.

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Sent it back

I wanted to love it, the guitar was beautiful. But, tuning stability and lack of ability to lower the action to a level commensurate with the price point of this guitar led to...Read complete review

I wanted to love it, the guitar was beautiful. But, tuning stability and lack of ability to lower the action to a level commensurate with the price point of this guitar led to it being returned.

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3.0

Sent it back

By 68injunhed

from Baxter Springs Ks

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice finish

Cons

  • Bad Fret Buzz
  • Wouldn't Stay In Tune

Best Uses

    Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

    I wanted to love it, the guitar was beautiful. But, tuning stability and lack of ability to lower the action to a level commensurate with the price point of this guitar led to it being returned.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BC-Rich

    By Slayer

    from North Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      Sounds great and looks great. EMG combo and tremolo system let you do everything needed to whale. No fret buzz at all, locks keep it in tune.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow !!!

      By Tonydallas

      from Lexington SC

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      I own an American Soloist and I bought this thing with the intent of returning it if it didn't Blow me away.. Definatly one of the best instruments I have ever owned..Come on folks , It's got a Neck thru, Orig. Floyd, Ebony FB, EMG's Groovers all on a Mahog. body ? It's a no-brainer !! It's not going anywhere..Smokes all the others in it's price range !

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      5.0

      the holy grail

      By moonshield40

      from drexel hill pa

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      just let me start off by saying when Im picking out a new guitar it takes me forever because I do tons and tons of research. I finally made it to this guitar, but I got the asm pro fixed, the one with the string through body. Im strictly a rhythm player so I have no need for a floyed rose locking trem. This guitar is perfect just PERFECT!!! neck thru, ebony fretboard, grover tuners, emg 81 and 85 and the finish is wicked looking. Plays like a dream and sounds amazing.

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      5.0

      BC RICH ASM PRO

      By Trevor S

      from Jacksonville FL

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is every bit as good as models that are in the 1200 to 2000 dollar range. You can't beat it. High quality original floyd,neck-thru with EMG 81 and 85. Good job BC RICH!!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BC Rich ASM Pro

      By Dan Yeoman

      from Swansea,UK

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      i purchased this guitar from ebay brand new for 410.iv been playing my Ibanez RG270 for 9 years which has a bolt on neck so when i started to play this guitar it felt strange.iv become used to it now and its top quality,especially for the price.The EMG 81 AND 85 sound killer and clear,the mahogany wood gives a lovely tone clean and distorted.the floyd rose stays in tune very well.and the neck thru makes this instrument sound awesome.the red cherry burst finish is stunning.have played many guitars including Jackson USA series,Ibanez prestige,ESP and many others.the quality you get for the pricw is unbeatable.buy one now,it wont dissapoint.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great guitar great price

      By metalmaster42O

      from colorado

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing guitar for twenty plus years and picked up a asm pro bc rich just recently . Its a great guitar for the price . I paid only 54O for mine and its one of my favorite guitars . Its a great guitar even for advanced shredders. dont waist your money on anything else . You cant find a better made guitar for the price!

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      5.0

      KIller Guitar

      By Tommy ASM Pro

      from Lancaster, SC

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      I love the way it feels under my hand . The sound it produces is awesome. It was the best deal I have had yet . The quality of this guitar is for real . Smooth action,easy to play , don't want to put it down . This guitar fits my needs , from rock to whatever I want to play !!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      CANT BEAT THIS ONE

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      This is my second review of this axe. After owning it now for six months I still can't put it down. My Gibson LP Standard not EPI version is actually sitting around and catching dust. This guitar is unbeliveable. The craftsmanship is top notch. Not something that you would expect out of Korea. After doing a lot of research and even talking with Ed Roman guitars, it's the closest thig you can get to the custom shop without having to shell out the big bucks. EMG's, Govers, Neck thru, real floyd not licensed, ebony fret board, not rosewood. Your cheaper moels use rosewood for the fret board because it's cheaper. Ebony was made for metal except for the the LP. I've dive bombed and this thing stays completly in tune. It will nail every sound out their, from the stones to priest and so on. I never expected such quality to come from Korea. I mean it's flawless. When you roll back the volume it cleans up extremley well. I own a LP Standard, ASM PRO, Strat, and a Taylor 310ce. For a while BC Rich had a bad name, but keep in mind all your metal guys from the 80's used them, and for some reason in the 90's they weren't top notch unless you got a custom shop, yea they got some wild designs, but this by far blows awat it's competition including ESP, Jackson, and so forth. You can't go rwong with this investment. By the way most of think that these reviews are written by GC or MF. Just want to let you guys know that I am not affiliated with them whatsoever. Again this is the best axe that BC has made in a long time. If it were stolen I would buy another one without hesitation. Where else can you get an axe with all the components described above. The Tuners, Rose and EMG's alone would easily cost about 500 bucks alone not mentioning the fret board. Buy it you woun't be disappointed. The only down fall is that it only comes in 2 colors.

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      5.0

      Best Player's Axe in this price range, period.

      Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

      1st off, I am not one to give something a 5 unless I am THOROUGHLY impressed. That being said, the only reason this doesn't get a 5 is because there are no coil taps. Other than that, the ASM pro gives you a 24 fret ebony fretboard, neck through design, active EMG pickups, an ORIGINAL FL trem, and grover tuners...I DARE you to find a guitar with these features for the same price. Trust me, I looked for a month. Sent back a jackson dkmg that was ok, but not what I had hoped for. This guitar is AMAZING! The matte finish on the back of the neck is lightning fast. The neck is Ibanezish in thickness and plays as good as prestige RGs Ive played, maybe better. The EMGs are fantastic and pickup the nuances of your playing 100%. Even when cranked to max with my metal muff (also a sick product) maintains amazing clarity. I won't lie, I have beat the floyd the last couple days (not literally lol) and it stays in near perfect tune after much abuse. I have been playing 15 years and have played alot of axes, and this is the smoothest tone machine I have ever laid my hands on. BTW, this entire guitar has binding, you cannot see it in the pictures, but it is 100% binded. If you are looking for a top quality professional superstrat guitar, there is no other that even touches this, in this price range or any for that matter. Only thing close is a Michael Kelly Hex (also amazing, but hard to find). Highly recommend this guitar.

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