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B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar   

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This JRV 7 string guitar from B.C. Rich features classic B.C. Rich neck-through construction, a Floyd Rose Original 7-string tremolo and Grover Mini ...Read More

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For those who seek B.C. Rich performance in a 7-string, meet your match.

This JRV 7 string guitar from B.C. Rich features classic B.C. Rich neck-through construction, a Floyd Rose Original 7-string tremolo and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, and a beautiful trans purple quilted maple top to make it really stand out in a crowd.

B.C. Rich designed their BDSM humbucking pickups to provide a solid sound and to be durable while delivering high output. BDSM stands for Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched. Which simply means that the pickup is designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies accurately (broad dynamic). Then they are tested and matched in pairs (Neck and Bridge) by their inherent individual and signature tonal and output characteristics to give a solidly balanced tone (sonically matched).

The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. No copy can duplicate the patented double-locking design of the Floyd Rose Tremolo System that allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge. The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is engineered like no other tremolo system. Its high quality steel parts are manufactured to exacting specifications.

B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. They utilize 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 premium maple or mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the 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.

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. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.

Other appointments on this awesome shredder include C neck shape, 24 jumbo frets, 1-7/8" nut width, 12" radius, and a gloss finish.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Construction: Neck through
  • V body shape
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatic
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Scale: 24-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-7/8"
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original 7-String Tremolo
  • Pickups: B.C. Rich B.D.S.M Humbuckers
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 tone, 1 three-way toggle
  • Black hardware
  • Gloss finish
  • Case sold separately
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B.C. RichJRV 7-String Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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4.0

Great buy.

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fretboard
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Scale Length
  • Weight
  • Width

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Wiring

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing, my first 7 string, but most certainly wont be my last. The color is a very deep purple, maybe I just got a darker mix, but I haven't seen any other of this guitar with a color matching the picture. The fretboard feels amazing, the neck size is perfect for my hands. The big complaint is with the pickups, I have yet to switch them because Ive mainly used it for practicing at home, but I just ordered the seymour duncan nazgul for the bridge, as for the neck pickup I will decide at a later time. if you're worried about having a floyd rose special, dont be, it hold tuning and tention very very well. For the price it's the perfect guitar. fitted cases are hard to find, I got stuck with the enormous coffin case as it was the only one available at my guitar center this could fit in. If you're planning on buying an exceptional 7 string, and like the V look, I would highly recommend this guitar, just switch out the pickups, maybe replace the pots and you'll have yourself a beautifully sounding piece of work at a great price. Get one while you can as well, as they aren't produced anymore.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Guitar

By 

from Kingsport, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • No hardshell case

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

Fantastic guitar with high quality craftsmanship. I have wanted to get this guitar ever since it was introduced. However, the only thing that held me off was not being able to find a hardshell case. The cases for these guitars are out there, they are just hard to find. Anyway, my guitar is a deeper purple than what is show in the picture and fades to black on the edges. It is light weight and balanced really well. The guitar plays and feels like a guitar costing twice as much.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

7 string mayhem

By 

from Missoula, MT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Pick Ups Good Not Great

Best Uses

  • Metal

Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

My first 7 string and I couldn't be happier. Plays amazing and sounds pretty good too. Will be upgrading bridge pick up for a hotter one in the near future. Stock one will definitely do for now. Worth every penny and more!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like it!

By 

from Folsom, CA

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

    This is a really good guitar. It exceeded my expectations. For the money I paid for it, it seems like I got a way better guitar. This guitar was really worth it. I couldn't be more happy.

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    5.0

    nice guitar!

    By 

    from Folsom, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

      This guitar has everything I wanted. I would recommend getting one. I like it, a lot. :-)

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      5.0

      B.C. Rich does it again!

      By 

      from Maui, HI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • Stays in tune very well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creativity with 7 strings
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I purchased my JRV7 about a year ago at a great price and I have to say I am delighted with it. It's my first 7 string, but not my first B.C. Rich. I also own a '82 Custom Bich... handmade and neck-thru. I paid roughly half the price for the V as I did for the Bich 30 yrs. ago. It came out of the box very well set-up. Aside from not having quite the tone that my Bill Lawrence L500s have in the Bich, I couldn't be happier with a guitar that's made in Korea. You still rock B.C. Rich!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A somewhat careful review.

        By 

        from MI

        Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

        Plays and sounds incredibly well, although the BDSM pickups like to pick up a lot of pick scrapes. The frets are absolutely flawless. Perfectly level and smooth. The original floyd stays in tune even after several minutes of overboard whammy bar abuse. It arrived with by and far the best factory setup I've ever come across in some 15-20 experiences. Almost absolutely perfect even from the most technical standpoint. The input jack is in the back, which makes perfect sense, but trying telling that to Jackson.

        All in all, this guitar is mind blowingly good. It's awesome. It will definitely be my #1 axe for the rest of my life. It's that good.
        There are some minor, superficial flaws. The binding has some slight stains in a couple of places. The volume knob is crooked. The wiring is poor and produces lots of feedback. These really aren't that big of a deal when considering the rest of it, despite all of this, you don't get the impression that it's flimsy or junk. It's very solid, and seems built to last.
        Even with the aforementioned flaws, this could easily be a 900-1000 dollar guitar. Minus those flaws and add some brand name pickups and this would definitely be a 1500 dollar guitar. That's how great of a value it is.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By 

        from SLC, Utah

        Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing my Ibanez 7-string I got back in like '97 and it's night and day with this B.C. Rich. I do own a Jackson RR3 as well and this guitar doesn't quite sound as good as it, however I am not disapointed in the least. The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box is how big it is. I named it 'Varg' because of it's viking like size. Second thing I noticed is how beautiful it is. It's not as visually loud as the picture suggests. The sound is quite good and really easy to play. I don't feel restrained in any way by the quality of the guitar. Plus, it feels comfortable for finger picking. The neck isn't fat at all but if your not used to V style guitars it might take a minute to get used to the shape. If your like me and can't spent a grand and a half for a hot guitar get this JRV.
        The fret board is super easy to play and very fast. It's slightly fatter than i'm used to with my Ibanez but way easier to move around on. The wammy bar does come loose easily and dangle but that's no big deal. Pickups are pretty good and define the bottom end well. I play really fast and the stock B.C. Rich pickups seem to handle it, although i'll soon swap the bridge out for a high end model. The neck pickup sounds great and will for sure keep it.
        Everything seems solid. Nothing seems flimsy or cheap. Even the stock pickups are pretty good.
        Can't complain about the value. Money well spent anyway you look at it.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An exceptional instrument

        By 

        from Michigan, U.S.

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        Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

        You won't be disappointed if you get this. Given that you like flying V's to begin with and know how they are. They are not exactly sitting or lap instruments. They are for attitude and this 7 string delivers.
        All I can say is Wow. This is a very nice instrument that you would have paid well over $1500 back in the late 80's for. But thanks to overseas productions the price is low but the quality is there. The pickups have a very nice scream to them and there is no need to upgrade. These pickups are the upgrade with a very well balanced and musical tone. Floyd Rose trem is absolutely top notch and will not go out of tune. Yes the dive bombs and sharp pulls do not mean half way in the song you go from tuned to alternative tuning. The axe is well ballanced as well.
        The action is perfect. You won't need to redo the action upon arrival. Neck through means better tone and sustain and better access to few more high notes. The finish is great. You won't notice this is a purple axe.
        You will not believe the tone and quality of this axe for the price. I have seen guitars in the $1500 range for this quality and sound.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Monster Axe

        By 

        from Otto, N.C.

        Comments about B.C. Rich JRV 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This bad boy is out for blood...it's not just freakin' beautiful, it's built like a tank.Action was set up damn near perfect out of the box, like the rest of my B.C. Rich's (eight and counting). I was never a fan of the BSDM pickups until I heard them on this seven string tool of Satan...Unbelievable value at this price.

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