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B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar Onyx 

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B.C. Rich took great care in designing the Chuck Schuldiner Tribute--a Stealth guitar that can proudly represent Chuck's legacy and the indelible mar...Read More

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The Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth has arrived!

B.C. Rich took great care in designing the Chuck Schuldiner Tribute--a Stealth guitar that can proudly represent Chuck's legacy and the indelible mark he left on the death metal genre. Chuck played several B.C. Rich guitar models throughout his short but meaningful career. The most recognized of them had to be his black single pickup, neck-through Stealth guitar. In purposeful style, Chuck laid down many creative and ferocious riffs on his B.C. Rich guitars that launched him into metal icon status. Now it's your turn to play tribute to a legend. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this tribute guitar goes directly to the family of Chuck Schuldiner.

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.


DiMarzio X2N

The X2N is a "take-no-prisoners, in-your-face" humbucker. Twin, wide-bar pole pieces give the X2N a nasty, dangerous look-and rightly so. Our highest gain pickup was created to push tube amps into total overdrive. Put one in the bridge position for a powerful jolt to the voltage the amp sees from your guitar. The result is a sound that can only be described as blistering. The magnetic field of the X2N is very powerful and focused. It captures the character of whichever guitar it's in. If your guitar is warm sounding, the X2N will act like a sledgehammer. A bright-sounding guitar will go into total scream mode. And the X2N still has versatility: single-coil and series-parallel modes are particularly effective, because the X2N pickup's power gives these sounds more authority than is possible with weaker humbuckers. Recommended For: Bridge position on solid body guitars. Tech Talk: The X2N works in any situation where maximum power and overdrive is required. The dual blade polepieces create a very even, balanced sound. The X2N works best in combination with higher-output pickups. It can also combine well with the Fast Track 1, Chopper and Pro Track. The split option is very effective, because a single X2N coil has similar performance parameters to many Strat-type pickups.

Beveled Top

Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Construction: neck-through
  • Body wood: alder
  • Top style: bevel top
  • Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatics
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 24-5/8"
  • Bridge: Wraparound
  • Pickup: Dimarzio X2N
  • Controls: 1 volume
  • Case sold separately

Pay tribute to the father of death metal with this killer guitar. Call us or click today to order yours.

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4.9

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WHAT A BEAST!!!

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

This thing is amazing. I played it at my local music shop and it is great for Death metal, industrial metal, Thrash, and Metal-core. Great overdrive tones even better distortion - this thing screams. Other reviewers said that it doesn't sound good clean, I think it sounds great. Most people will want this guitar to get that Death sound that Chuck had. I got it to sound like that exactly! Also, If your a Buckethead fan try out this guitar because Buckethead used the X2N pickups that this guitar comes with back when he played a King V. I'm definitely gonna get this. You should too!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for metal, and much more

By inky37

from waco, tx

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

alright, so first impressions of the guitar.....the X2N pickup: i dont typically like to say 'brutal', because its become a played out word of late. but holy hell is this thing brutal, haha. i thought i was getting some heavy sounds with my G&L Cantrell, but this thing is like being hooked up to a Tubescreamer, stuck on 10. i actually had to cut back the gain on the amp to compensate for the guitar. and on the other end of the spectrum, i was completely blown away on how great this thing sounded clean. very good cut, while still retaining a good amount of mids. the more you turn down the volume, the more mids you get(very good jazz sound).hardware: love the tuners. good gear ratio, not too touchy. ive read/heard a lot of hit and miss reviews on the bridge. saying it was what they put on their entry level guitars. well, all i can say to that is "so what?", 'cause i like it. very simple, very solid. what more do you need out of a wrap around hardtail?body/neck: body is very light. given the shape you wouldnt think so, but its very comfortable. the neck took me a few minutes to get used to, its a lot thicker than my G&L. i would say pretty close to a les paul, maybe not quite as much taper to the higher frets. seems a bit thicker in frets 5-9. frets and fretboard are very slick/comfortable. again, it took me a few minutes to adjust to the neck, but once i was used to it, excellent playability. overall, a great addition to the arsenal. i was able to play everything from clean jazz runs to classic rock & dirty blues to the most extreme of metal. is it the be all/end all of guitars? if i didnt love my G&L so much, i might be inclined to say yes. i like the neck of my G&L more, and im pretty attached to the custom wound Alnico thats in it. but surprisingly, i think the Chuck Tribute might actually be the more versatile of the 2.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy.. This.. Guitar

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about three months ago, and I couldn't be happier. The black finish is absolutely amazing, and the guitar is just beautiful. Pretty light, and all the frets are easily accessible due to the way it's built. Pretty thin neck, the DiMarzio pick up in it, is amazing, I couldn't believe how much power I got out of it; and the tone was amazing also. I'd recommend this guitar to anybody into Heavy Metal/Death Metal,whatever. This is it. Maybe a tad pricy, but it's totally worth it in my opinion.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

less is way more

By Mike--Geub

from Frisco

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

I like one pickup guitars. I like Kramer Barettas and BC Rich Gunslingers. Back in the day I had a handmade stealth two pickups though and some switches (BC Rich partial active electronics)I sold a while ago. But I saw this guitar I had to have it I like Death but it's not the style I play wich is what suprised this axe dose not just play death metal it plays hard rock, thrash, and british metal too. The neck is very nice wich have probably heard. This guitar is great and from the front looks the same as the handcrafted model so it is very high quality. BC Rich makes the best guitarsin my opinion even the imports so if this Rich impresses you try the calibre warlock, exotic classic mockingbird,perfet 10 bich, mockingbird st, asm pro, and the kerry king signature warlock.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what it's supposed to.

By Twisted6

from Welborn Kansas

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

I played on this fine guitar and was impressed. I half expected it to be an Indonesian made insult to Death fans. It wasn't. Fine craftsmanship. Excellent factory setup, although in the wrong tuning. After playing it for 20 minutes or so, I realized that it really needs to be played through a vintage Marshall Valvestate to perfectly mimic Chuck's attack. (Ahem...) Tube amps are a bit too warm to replicate Chuck's tone. I might add that the scale length wasn't as much as an adjustment for me as I thought it would be. This guitar is simple an effective like an AK47. It does what you need it to superbly, nothing more, nothing less.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Axe

By chuck83

from Italy

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

A really sexy and wonderful guitar!!! with such an amazing and very powerful tones, a very fast and smooth neck, and a very lovely wicked shape.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does Chucks's original stealth justice!

By Spacecorpse

from Rhode Island

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

I received this guitar in perfect condition. it didn't even need a setup. The only thing I wanted to do was to change the factory strings which were not that good and put my favorites on and voila, perfect. The black paint finish is beautiful and this guitar is addictive to look at in person. As soon as I plugged it into the high gain channel of my amp I was floored by it's awesome tone. When I played some Death riffs I was almost freaked out by how close to Chuck Schuldiner's signature tone this baby comes; anytime you play a Death riff it sounds just like him!!! truly amazing. The craftmanship is what you'd expect at this price range. Great quality components like Grover tuners, and Neck through Alder wood make this a quality representation of Chuck's legendary stealth. If you don't have like 4 grand to lay down for the handmade custom shop version of this, then this will be perfect for you. I honestly think the only difference between this and the 4 thousand dollar handmade version you can get is that on that one the fretboard might be just a little nicer and more polished, but otherwise these are the exact same specs as the original and you can tell that the heart and soul of Chuck's sought after signature tone was transferred over to this model. It's definitely not the most versatile guitar around, but if you want a guitar that's built for metal and heavy rock and that looks and plays amazing, then this is a keeper!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it does its job

By Anthony210

from texas

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

It attacks. bottom line, right when you plug it in you can feel how sharp the tone is. If your into fast, heavy and technical rhythms this guitar will be your best friend. Only thing is if you want its full potential from just a bridge pickup, tube amps fit it best. The one volume isn't a problem neither, the X2n has more than enough output. the thru next is sexy as hell providing more than enough access to the upper frets. Chuck would dig this guitar reppin his name.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Scorcher

By Metal Connoisseur

from El Paso, TX

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

This guitar doesn't even pretend to be nice. This piece of steel and wood screams! Although highly one dimensional (most guitarists not into metal won't like it...and some metalers won't like it either), it is a must own for true metal players. It gives all the depth and dynamic for smart, well thought out metal riffage while remaining the meanest guitar I have ever played. The neck is super-fast and the DiMarzio X2N might blow a whole through you speaker cabinet, so buyer beware! Think about the meanest, nastiest, most utterly bitter person you have ever met, make a guitar out of him (or her) and you will get this beastly B.C. Rich. LONG LIVE CHUCK!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FINALLY, The Wait Is Over

By Alex C-ENujL

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Electric Guitar:

I have finally gotten the B.C. Rich Stealth. This thing is amazing, its extremely light, especially compared to my LP BFG. I plugged it in through a Digitech Metal Master and a Randall RH150 half stack and it has surpassed every expectation I had. I play alot of black and death metal and the Stealth delivers. The punchy Riffs are super precise and the chords ring forever. The neck is lightning fast and smooth. I highly recomend for any metal musician, this guitar would totally make Chuck happy, plus a portion of the profits go directly to Chucks Family, which is awesome, great job B.C. Rich.

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