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B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar   

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The B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special is a neck-through guitar scaled to 24-3/4" scale with a chunkier neck for that "Special" feel. With a deeply arched...Click To Read More About This Product

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Take flight with the sleek, arched-top, neck-through Mockingbird.

The B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special is a neck-through guitar scaled to 24-3/4" scale with a chunkier neck for that "Special" feel. With a deeply arched top, solid 1/2" maple cap, 5-ply binding and cloud inlays, the Special has a classic appearance. Other features include a strategically positioned three-way toggle switch, two volume and two tone controls, stop tailpiece, Tune-O-Matic style bridge and vintage specified Rockfield humbucker pickups. The Onyx features complete white binding; white has black binding.

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FEATURES
  • Mahogany Body
  • Arched Top
  • 5-Ply Binding
  • Neck-thru Construction
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Classic BCR Headstock
  • 24-3/4" Scale
  • 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Pearl Cloud Inlays
  • 2 Rockfield SWV Pickups
  • Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic Bridge
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B.C. RichMockingbird Special Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mockingbird Special

By The guitar guy

from North Dakota

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

I was deciding on buying a Gibson 60's tribute or this guitar. This guitar has better quality parts and materials and was cheaper, got a special price through musician s friend. The guitar came set up perfectly and intonation spot on. I own several brand name guitars, Fender USA, Gibson USA, and this guitar is right up there with them. I may install a bone nut because I like the open string tone of bone but other than that, no other mods needed. The pickups are great for my classic rock sound. Just love this guitar and recommend getting this!
Very good. Love the neck-through design for grest sustain.
got a great deal. thanks MF

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

INCREDIBLE. Buy it. NOW!

By bluesrefugee

from Backwoods of western KY

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

Purchased this one on Ebay. I've been a fan of B.C. Rich Guitars for 15 years, and have owned about 6 of them, still own 3, including this one. Recieved the guitar and plugged it into my Roland Micro Cube and....wow. Almost in perfect tune right out of the box. Great feel, neck is a little chunky but not so much that shredding is difficult. Intonation was VERY close, just a tiny hair off on the D and G strings. Ebony fretboard is buttery smooth. Pickups were a little muddy, but I'll get to that later. Hardware and finish quality are top notch, a couple of small flaws in the binding but VERY good for a chinese made axe. Neck to body contour is very well done (Yes, this is a neck-through guitar, and a very well built one at that).Okay, took off the cheap factory strings, lowered the bridge (Tonepros locking bridge and tailpiece!!!). I took the pickup covers off, on a hunch, and put on a set of Dunlop Nickel Wound 10-46's. Fine-tuned intonation. Put everything back together, locked the bridge and tailpiece, and......INCREDIBLE sound. Amazing for a guitar at this price point. The pickup covers are responsible for 99% of the muddiness in the pickups. GET RID OF THEM!!! You'll thank yourself. I bought this guitar planning to do a pickup swap, but now NO WAY. These babies can really scream, but turn down the volume and tone and they can get so, so warm and soft. Tight lows. Screaming highs. Pinch harmonics are easy. Articulation and Tone are TOP NOTCH! Factory setup and fretwork was almost perfect, good enough to get the action VERY low (the way I like it) using standard gauge strings with almost no fret buzz.My only complaint is the factory pots. They're a little gritty and have some static when turning. I plan to wire up a coil tap for the neck pickup with some higher-grade pots and a switchcraft switch and output jack. With those small mods, this baby will be ALMOST perfect! Right now I can't decide which sounds better, this one or my Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst (an axe that cost almost 4 times as much as I paid for this one). Buy it. NOW!!!! You won't regret it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B.C. Righteous

By lowrider83

from Austin, MN

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

This is my first BC since the big bad 80's, when they were hand made and EXPENSIVE. The Mock Special is every bit as high quality as my last one, and a heck of a lot less costly. I absolutely love the Rockfield SWV's classic sound, and the old school control layout is all I've ever needed, though I would appreciate a coil tap. My white Mock played beautifully right out of the box, with only the tiniest neck tweak needed. It plays so nicely that I had a hard time believing that it shipped with a .10 set of strings on it. Every aspect of this guitar screams high quality, except the price. It's also so classy looking that it doesn't seem out of place in any genre of rock, not just metal. Seems like BC Rich has their act together again. I couldn't be happier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

white mockingbird special.

By Silverwulf

from Nor Cal

Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

This is a fantastic guitar for the money. First off the pics dont do it justice. Much cooler in person. It has that "ROCK AND ROLL" tone that is so desirable. This plugged into a tube amp = instant rock star! Seriously though. I have had 2 usa supreme mockingbirds and I kid you not this is as good as they are. USA mocks have pretty ab inlay and fancy maple tops, but for feel and tone, you wouldn't tell the difference. In fact, I sold my usa mock to buy this and an acoustic!I got it new. It was even in tune right out of the box. Great factory set up, no buzz anywhere!Ebony neck is sweet. I like the thicker neck. Tired of thin "shredder" necks. This guitar is like a less paul and explorer had a steamy affair and there offspring grew up to be a supermodel!GET THE GUITAR, its THAT GOOD (esp for the $)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Johnny-j_qTc

from Wenatchee, WA

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

When I was in Iraq I was looking at relacing my ESP AX50 with a much better guitar and I found this one online. I couldn't wait to come home and buy it! Once I finally got it I loved it. It fealt like I could play better on it. The body is very comfortable and everything is high quality. It sounds great even with basic pedals. Don't pass it up!

 
5.0

this bird can sing

By Smart buyer

from Columbus Ohio

Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

I have owned this amazing guitar for almost one year now. I use it daily and the biggest problem has been a loose screw. I can get pinch harmonics on nearly every string on ever fret. The sound quality is amazing in both clean and distortion. It stayes in tune for months at at a time even with frequent full bends. My FAVORITE PART is the ebony wood neck. IT flows like a river under your fingers. Pair this guitar with a good fender amp and fast fret for the neck and I promise you will be amazed beond belive. P.S. I bought this over a Les Paul double the price.

 
5.0

Great tone, good feel

By Lefty_Headbanger

from Undisclosed

Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

I've always wanted a Mockingbird, but being left handed has some serious draw backs. Fortunately, BC Rich offer their Mockingbird Special in a lefty model, and I've finally got my hands on one.Overall I am very, very satisfied with this guitar. Its pretty much exactly what I expected - the tone of the mahogany body and neck provide a real thick tone, and the neck thru construction gives one of the most comfortable playing experiences I've had so far. The frets are nice and it stays in tune perfectly (I use .11s in drop C). The Rockfield SWVs are a real treat also - they've got a medium gain sound that really lets the quality of your tone show through, the cleans can go from bright to smooth and warm, and a good distortion can turn into a deep, gritty growl. Its a huge difference from the EMGs I used to use...and I like it. Definitely great all around pickups.I've had 2 problems with mine so far: 1.) it came with a faulty selector switch and the bridge pickup cuts out sometimes. My dealer will fix it free of charge though, so no biggie. 2.)The "Ebony" fretboard definitely looks like Rosewood that has been painted over, aka, not real Ebony wood. It still looks amazing and is super slick under your fingers, but I noticed some black coloring left on my finger tips after extensive playing. I'm worried that the Ebony color on the fingerboard will eventually wear off, but so far no noticeable damage is present. Its a shame BC Rich still cuts a few corners on their high end imports.Overall an excellent sounding and playing instrument. I'll be using this baby for a good while to come.

 
5.0

Don't Mock this Bird

By GearJunky76

from Nevada

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

I've had this thing for a little over six months and I love it. The sound quality is amazing and craftmanship is great. I could sit around for hours just staring at this guitar. It is the most beautiful work of art I have seen. The rockfield pick-ups sound great creating pristine cleans and classic rock tones. The harmonics and sustain of the pick-ups combined with the neck through design of the guitar is unsurpassed by anything I have played to date. The only reason I did not give this guitar a 5 for quality is that the input jack keeps coming loose. That's an easy enough fix and does not change the fact that the B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special is a masterpiece in guitar design and my personal favorite axe.

 
5.0

Poifect

By UbErLeEtMaN SIMBA!

from Munroe Falls OH

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

This thing is simply amazing. I used this for my lesson one day and played the best i ever had. It has such a great feel.

 
4.0

Indestructable

By speedemon

from Los Angeles

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Comments about B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special Electric Guitar:

As an addendum to my last post, I thought I would add a positive experience with my new Mockingbird. Last weekend at a gig in TX the Mockingbird fell from the stand right off the stage, a good 4 feet, with an 8 foot ladder following it. It received only a few tiny dings and played perfectly the following night. My Gibson Explorer isn't that tough!

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