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B.C. Rich NJ Classic Mockingbird Electric Guitar   

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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 g...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

  • 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

NJ Classic Mockingbird Electric Guitar

  • 25.5" scale
  • 24 jumbo frets

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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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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...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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Wont find better for cheaper

By ??????????????????????????

from The Sun

I stopped at a local music store recently and checked out all the new models like I usually do, and stumbled on this jewel. While the pickups weren't exactly what I expected ( Should have been Dimarzios)the workmanship and attention to detail was impeccable. The one I played was in the natural finish, and it was breathtaking. I am a sucker for quilt maple and this was certainly no exception. For the money, this is an incredible value, if not one of the best going. I have never owned a BC Rich but have played way more Mockingbirds than any other guitar model. They are very comfortable and a lot of fun. They look awesome too. This is the prime rib of guitars. When I get my 700 bucks I'll probably get it, or my favorite, the green acrylic mockingbird. BUY THIS GUITAR



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.


Better than a strat

By Captain

from Naples, FL

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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



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.



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.


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.


Loving the Mockingbird

By Rock'n Rider

from Oceanside, CA

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Ok, I've had this guitar for two weeks now. I absolutely love it. I haven't picked up my LP Classic since nor any one of my many other guitars. I don't know what BC Rich has done but the power and sound drives me to play even better, harder, faster and louder. I've been playing since 1958 and still rock'n.



By Kairu

from California

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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.



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.



By belltollsforme

from Detroit

I recently purchased one of these and it has quickly become my favorite guitar. I also own a NJ series warlock and a Clapton Strat. This guitar has so much sustain it's sick. It also brings great clarity to every note. Only thing is my finish is reversed from the picture. The guitar is light and the center stripe dark.

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