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B.C. Rich NJ Classic Mockingbird Electric Guitar  

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    B.C. Rich

    Recalling the B.C. Rich glory days of the '70s.

    The NJ Classic Mockingbird is an old-school model electric guitar designed to capture the essence of yesterday's collectible neck-through B.C. Rich guitars at an affordable price. When guitarists talk about B.C. Rich instruments from "back in the day", this is the look and feel they're talking about.

    Features
    • Nato Mockingbird body style
    • Hard maple neck with neck-through construction
    • Ebony fingerboard
    • Classic BCR headstock
    • Cloud fretboard inlays
    • Bound neck and headstock
    • Chrome hardware
    • Dual BSDM humbucker pickups

    It's beautiful and Rich. Order the NJ Classic
    Mockingbird today.

     

    NJ Classic Mockingbird Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • 25.5" scale
    • 24 jumbo frets
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    4.3

    (based on 14 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More than a piece of art.

    I just got this guitar for Christmas, and I love it. The finish is absolutely beautiful on mine. I have an all natural version that doesn't appear on this sight, but the pictures ...Read complete review

    I just got this guitar for Christmas, and I love it. The finish is absolutely beautiful on mine. I have an all natural version that doesn't appear on this sight, but the pictures here do this guitar no justice. Check the ones on the B.C.RICH website, they start to come close. I own a Gibson Les Paul Studio, as my main guitar, but this may be replacing it. The pickups have a very different sound that has a more mellow tone, which isn't to say this pickups don't scream when you want them too. They balance out the guitar nicely, and let you play pretty much any style with some adjustments to your tone control. Blues, Jazz, Modern Rock, Metal - its all in one package here. There is a review that says the neck will dip away from you when you take your hand off it.. I don't have this issue so Im not sure if its how I hold my guitar or what. The weight of this instrument is comparable to my studio, Not light but not back breaking; A few days practicing will allow you to adjust to the weight if you use guitars. (minor) Cons - Strap connector thingy is in an odd place, Stock strings suck (duh..). Mine has some minor issues with action and intonation because I drop the tunning way down, but for standard e/drop d the setup was perfect. A few minutes tinkering will fix everything. Buy it, you wont find a better Piece of functional, beautiful art.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very disappointed.

    I thought the quality would be decent on a guitar in this price range. I played a friends cheap BC Rich that he bought for the sound. It played ok, and cost a lot...Read complete review

    I thought the quality would be decent on a guitar in this price range. I played a friends cheap BC Rich that he bought for the sound. It played ok, and cost a lot less than this one. Well I took a chance. When it arrived, although it did look cool, it was an all natural color instead of the darker mahoghany sides. As soon as I ran my left hand down the neck, my palm caught every sharp edge of each fret. No thanks! If you buy this guitar you will need to have the frets dressed. I didn't bother. I didn't even plug it into one of my amps. I wrapped it back up and promptly returned it.

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    5.0

    Super Guitar, Super Value

    I bought one of these used a few months ago, the guy dosn't know how old it was, cause he got it from someone else. My guess, 1990s. Anyways, I don't think these guitars have changed much since. Back to the point, this guitar is by far the best sounding guitar I've ever played. Plays great too. And I've had I think 7 electric guitars before this one, including US Fender and Gibson LP, Epiphone, Yamaha, etc. and I've been playing electric for about 18 years. The sustain is incredible! Undescribable, really. I think that's what sells these things. The pickups are great, they have a unique tone about them. I can get very close to some GnR/VR sounds. Doesnt sound like a stock Gibson. Craftsmanship is first rate. You get a lot more than you would from Gibson at this price. If my Mockingbird were lost/destroyed I'd get a new one in a heartbeat. The top strap peg was moved on my guitar to better balance the guitar, its heavy, heavier than a LP. I do hear some pesky buzz when the actions low (stuff happens), but when the amp's cranked, I don't hear a thing. Its a fine instrument, I highly recommend it. BTW Slash has been using Mockingbirds for decades, still does.

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    5.0

    More than a piece of art.

    By mockyoulata

    from WestMassHardCore

    I just got this guitar for Christmas, and I love it. The finish is absolutely beautiful on mine. I have an all natural version that doesn't appear on this sight, but the pictures here do this guitar no justice. Check the ones on the B.C.RICH website, they start to come close. I own a Gibson Les Paul Studio, as my main guitar, but this may be replacing it. The pickups have a very different sound that has a more mellow tone, which isn't to say this pickups don't scream when you want them too. They balance out the guitar nicely, and let you play pretty much any style with some adjustments to your tone control. Blues, Jazz, Modern Rock, Metal - its all in one package here. There is a review that says the neck will dip away from you when you take your hand off it.. I don't have this issue so Im not sure if its how I hold my guitar or what. The weight of this instrument is comparable to my studio, Not light but not back breaking; A few days practicing will allow you to adjust to the weight if you use guitars. (minor) Cons - Strap connector thingy is in an odd place, Stock strings suck (duh..). Mine has some minor issues with action and intonation because I drop the tunning way down, but for standard e/drop d the setup was perfect. A few minutes tinkering will fix everything. Buy it, you wont find a better Piece of functional, beautiful art.

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    4.0

    The return policy is excellent !!

    By Bluzboi

    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

    I recently purchased the blue quilt mockingbird. In the pictures it looks awesome. When I took it out of the box it looked nothing like the picture. It was VERY dark and to see the quilt you had to look at it just right. The finish was excellent the color was YUK!! I did set it up, intonate it, etc. and it played and sounded like a million bucks. I kept it for a week thinking it would grow on me but everyone that saw it went YUK, send it back....so I did.

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    4.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This guitar looks cool and plays awesome. One big problem. Cant stand guitars that require the neck to be held up when strapped on. You have to keep this thing in the air with your left hand as youre playing or the neck will fall and its annoying. Gonna trade mine in.

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    5.0

    Better than a strat

    By Captain

    from Naples, FL

    I own this guitar in natural mahogony and it hasnt had one problem yet. Me and my friend who owns a mex fat strat played thru the same amp with each others guitars and he had to admit that my guitar had a better feel and sustain. Plus this is neck thru and has 24 very excessible frets, where a strat has bolt on and only 20 frets.this guitar rocks

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    5.0

    nice

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I played this guitar the other day and I was impressed. The pickups were really nice and the finish was beautiful. This guitar played almost as good as a Gibson Explorer. Fortunately, this guitar is a whole lot cheaper than the Gibson. I would recommend this guitar for anyone who likes a great quality guitar with an awsome look.

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    4.0

    ControversyKing2

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I purchased the guitar for christmas and have been very impressed.When the guitar came, I immediately got it professionally set up ( the action was terrible when it came in the mail) and I installed a seymour Duncan JB. This guitar is now amazing.What you get here is a great piece of wood ( solid neck thru, ebony fretboard), but the stock pickups and hardware aren't to great.Once I put a new pickup in the beast came out. This guitar is beautiful and creamy. It literally sounds just as good as my Gibson V.Pro's - Amazing wood and look for the price. Sounds awesome once a new pickups is installed.Feels good to play sitting down.Cons- The nut width is a little odd (the E string is almost too near the edge of the fretboard, but its nothing that would really hinder your playing. You need to change the pickups in my opinion to get the true tone out of this guitar. Finally, the guitar is weighted so the neck hangs parallel to the ground. I personally like the neck pointing up at a 45 degree angle, so I will have to adjust the weight somehowEnd Result - If your willing to put a new pickup and a little bit of TLC into this guitar, it'll be amazing! I would definately reccomend this guitar.

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    3.0

    dissapointing

    By Kairu

    from California

    I was very excited to get a hold of this guitar but as soon as I took it out my hopes fell.The action was horrible, nothing but fret buzz.It seems the nut was way too low so I have to replace it. The guitar neck is hurting my fingers because of the poorly dressed frets.The guitar dos sound great though and the fingerboard feels great. This is just going to be a stage guitar for me.

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    1.0

    Very disappointed.

    By Wishihadmorefingers

    from Chicagoland

    I thought the quality would be decent on a guitar in this price range. I played a friends cheap BC Rich that he bought for the sound. It played ok, and cost a lot less than this one. Well I took a chance. When it arrived, although it did look cool, it was an all natural color instead of the darker mahoghany sides. As soon as I ran my left hand down the neck, my palm caught every sharp edge of each fret. No thanks! If you buy this guitar you will need to have the frets dressed. I didn't bother. I didn't even plug it into one of my amps. I wrapped it back up and promptly returned it.

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    5.0

    ramtazz

    By Ramtazz

    from Lancaster, Pa

    Owning this guitar over a year.. very few of my guitars are completly stock. This and my 2001 Fender Am Deluxe Ash Stratocaster have that distinction. Finish is a Glossy Birdseye Maple, similiar to the Natural one here. Pickups... Sustain for days. I mostly use this guitar in a "Drop D" tuning and the guitar sings, and holds tune with no issues. One thing... the guitar due to its strap locations and body shape, push the neck further way. its not noticeable if your playing up on the neck.. but if you playing F#/G all night, it may be a lil bit wearing.I've wanted a BC Rich guitar since seeing Aerosmith play them back in 1976-77. But didn't want the price tag. These are more than worth the money and far better than the NJ (read New Junk) Models. Well worth it.

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