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B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar Black Metalflake 

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Custom limited edition with pro features.

The B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird electric guitar is a special limited edition that bows to its rich heritage. Featuring the famous and iconic Mockingbird body style with classic cutaways for full and easy fingerboard access. The mahogany body delivers full tone with a set through mahogany neck for added sustain and structural integrity. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard so you can dig into every note and 24 jumbo frets for long life and confident note bending. The 12" radius and BCR diamond inlays complete the look and feel of this great feeling neck. Dual active B.C. Rich humbuckers provide low noise and plenty of output. It comes with Floyd Rose Special bridge and die-cast tuners.

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FEATURES
  • Set through neck construction
  • Mahogany body with mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
  • 24-5/8" scale length
  • 12" neck radius
  • BCR diamond fingerboard inlays (3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19)
  • Traditional 3-to-a-side headstock shape
  • Two active B.C. Rich B.D.S.M humbuckers
  • Floyd Rose Special bridge type
  • 3-way toggle switch, 2 volume and 2 tone
  • B.C. Rich die-cast tuners
  • .009 To .046 strings
  • Case sold separately

Add a Custom Mockingbird to your guitar arsenal today.

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B.C. RichPro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 51 reviews)

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (45)
  • Fun to play (44)
  • Good tone (32)
  • Solid electronics (28)
  • Good pick up (22)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (8)
  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (37)
  • Practicing (37)
  • Recording (26)
  • Rock concerts (24)
  • Small venues (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (15), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What can I say? Gorgeous guitar!

What a beautiful guitar. From the way it looks to the way it plays this guitar was well worth the money.

Slight fret buzz on the low E, nothing a good...Read complete review

What a beautiful guitar. From the way it looks to the way it plays this guitar was well worth the money.

Slight fret buzz on the low E, nothing a good setup won't fix.

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Quite Average with Tons of Upside

I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird...Read complete review

I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a Mockingbird tattoo. But it is going to take some work before I am a fan of the Pro X Custom.

Let's talk about the pros of this guitar first. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom is a beautiful guitar. Today we are reviewing the trans red mahogany guitar with a gorgeous quilt maple top. Adding to the esthetics are a bound body, neck and headstock. The binding work is meticulous with very tight seams.

The 24 fret neck has slick diamond inlays along it's rosewood fingerboard. The neck is set with a very smooth flat joint that gives easy access to the upper frets.

The bridge is a more that serviceable Floyd Rose special. The Floyd came well setup and intonated nicely. The action was a tad too high for shred but more that low enough for the majority of players. An easy enough to fix issue. This is about where this guitar stops shining.

The first disappoint with this guitar is the tuners. They look nice enough one quick turn of the tuners confirms looks can be deceiving. I could feel a bit of play in the tuners before the gear would engage. This was not in one tuner but a characteristic in all in the set.

The disillusion continued when plugging in the guitar. The active B.C. Rich active humbuckers leave a lot to be desired. They are thin sounding and lack luster. Knowing the audience of this guitar, these pickups are not going to get you kids the high gain tones you are searching out. Popping the pickups in the middle position to get a bit more bottom gave me more bass. It also resulted in a huge lack of string definition. I am not a fan of active pickups. What surprised me was I don't think active pickup fans will be too happy with the tone of this guitar.

When purchasing this guitar I knew the active electronics would be gutted. There is a high gain prototype alnico 6 waiting to be placed in this beast. What I didn't know then but I do know now is the tuners will also have to be upgraded. With a few upgrades this will be a fantastic guitar. However it is very average out of the box.

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3.0

Decent guitar for the money...

By slownlo

from Windsor Mill, MD

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

Three Ninety Nine is about what these guitars are at all worth, don't ever pay more, they aren't worth it. They are far from fine instruments, and aren't good for anything more than shredding. The stock pickups are complete junk...I replaced mine with a Zakk Wylde EMG set and it woke up the tone. Its an ultra-shredder now, but trying to get any other type of tone out of it (even before the PU change) is impossible. It just wants to rock and that's it. A good guitar for metal/hard rock, but realize its a one trick pony.

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5.0

Curt weems Pro x custom mockingbird

By Stilstrung 54

from Joplin mo

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • I Need A Bc Case

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practise
  • Recording

Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

Ive bought 2 Guitars from you all they both are in excellent condition and play outstanding.When I buy something new its from musicion friend I need a bc rich case what kind of del can you make me lol lol

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Giggidy

from Maryville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

This Guitar came with everything needed and set up for playing straight out of the box with very little tuning needed. I immediately found that the guitar was slightly lighter than I expected, and was extremely comfortable. The fret buzz is an easy fix. The pickups appear to be slightly weak with little bass, but decent for this guitar (May be difficult to get that deep heavy sound and those screaming harmonics, that I would figure this guitar would be chose for). The finish seems slightly darker than seen on here, but I feel it suits the guitar a little better and the chrome finish matches beautifully. The tuning knobs engage slightly after they had been turned, but not so bad that it would become annoying. I was surprised that mine came with a calendar though? The Floyd Rose Special doesn't seem to have the same tuning and other problems that I have had and experienced in the past with the sinister gates custom and I feel that the Floyd rose would be difficult to the players without any experience about it. I found it to be one of the best guitars I have had the pleasure of playing so far. I didn't like the fact that it came without any papers such as: warranty card, receipt(receipt is emailed to you), or instructions. Bottom line is that this guitar is an absolute beauty, and will I will never grow tired of this guitar. It is made for absolute shredding and I will suggest this guitar for anyone looking for a great addition to their arsenal.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plays better than she looks . . .

By Beerman

from The OC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

    ...And this is a really good looking instrument. The finish is excellent - no flaws on mine - even matching veneer which isn't typical at this price level. Amazing tone and sustain. I'll be re-recording some of my personal loops as I feel this guitar will shine. If my house catches fire I'll be grabbing this Mockingbird on the way out!

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    excellent guitar

    By Leon

    from brainerd

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

        finish (red) on guitar is beautiful. workmanship is all top notch. Floyd rose works perfect. their was an occasional buzz, but it did not come from neck as other reviews suggested. I tightened screws on rear plastic bridge cover and problem solved. guitar does have9v battery for active pickups, not mentioned in description. but it gives guitar "crazy awesome" pick harmonics. if your looking for a guitar that really screams, this is it! did not come with owners manual. called musicians friend and was told to download on bc rich com. checked their site and their was no download. called bc rich service line and was told there are no owners manuals for this guitar?? definitely worth buying!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quite Average with Tons of Upside

        By Securb

        from Boston

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

        I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a Mockingbird tattoo. But it is going to take some work before I am a fan of the Pro X Custom.

        Let's talk about the pros of this guitar first. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom is a beautiful guitar. Today we are reviewing the trans red mahogany guitar with a gorgeous quilt maple top. Adding to the esthetics are a bound body, neck and headstock. The binding work is meticulous with very tight seams.

        The 24 fret neck has slick diamond inlays along it's rosewood fingerboard. The neck is set with a very smooth flat joint that gives easy access to the upper frets.

        The bridge is a more that serviceable Floyd Rose special. The Floyd came well setup and intonated nicely. The action was a tad too high for shred but more that low enough for the majority of players. An easy enough to fix issue. This is about where this guitar stops shining.

        The first disappoint with this guitar is the tuners. They look nice enough one quick turn of the tuners confirms looks can be deceiving. I could feel a bit of play in the tuners before the gear would engage. This was not in one tuner but a characteristic in all in the set.

        The disillusion continued when plugging in the guitar. The active B.C. Rich active humbuckers leave a lot to be desired. They are thin sounding and lack luster. Knowing the audience of this guitar, these pickups are not going to get you kids the high gain tones you are searching out. Popping the pickups in the middle position to get a bit more bottom gave me more bass. It also resulted in a huge lack of string definition. I am not a fan of active pickups. What surprised me was I don't think active pickup fans will be too happy with the tone of this guitar.

        When purchasing this guitar I knew the active electronics would be gutted. There is a high gain prototype alnico 6 waiting to be placed in this beast. What I didn't know then but I do know now is the tuners will also have to be upgraded. With a few upgrades this will be a fantastic guitar. However it is very average out of the box.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another great BC Rich!

        By Peril100

        from Boyne City, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Live Shows
        • Recording

        Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

        After receiving two Epiphone Explorers that were flawed... 1st one had a crack in the neck, second one needed a fret level job real bad! I decided to go with another BC Rich! (Musicians Friend replaced them both times with no hesitations). I have about 15 of them. Ranging from USA custom models down to the reproduction of the Gunslinger..... Each and every one of them has always exceeded my expectations!
        The mockingbird plays great after a few small tweaks to the set up.. I tune a half step flat, so a little spring adjustment, neck tension adjustment and lowered the action... BAM, plays and stays in tune perfectly!
        The pickups are very good, but not as powerful as the EMG 81/85 configuration that I have in some of my other guitars. I prefer passive electronics, but I also enjoy my guitars having their own characteristics. For that reason, these pick ups will remain in the guitar. If they all play and sound the same, why have a bunch of guitars, right? Anyhow, thumbs up to BC Rich for continuing to make quality that I can count on!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid guitar with high end features!

        By GeorgioP

        from North Canton, Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Tremelo
        • Low action
        • Neck thru
        • Nice Binding Trim

        Cons

        • Finish Flaws In Clearcoat
        • Pickups Sound Thin
        • Tuners Are Weak

        Best Uses

        • practice
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

        I had been waiting all of 2014 for the Trans Red model to come back for sale, and was happy when it did. When I received it, it had a fisheye in the clearcoat on the headstock.
        I called MF right away and sent a replacement. The replacement had even more fish eyes in the body clear coat than the first one, so I will just keep the original Mockingbird, send the replacement back. The first guitar would not stay in tune at all until the locking nut was used. The tuners appear to have a bit of slip in them. Part of this might be the guitar was delivered when it was -2 F outside and was probably that cold for 2 days at least. Once you lock the nut, it stays in tune well. Comes with D'Addario Strings. The pickups sound a bit thin for active pickups, but they are good enough for stock and for now. Was just told that this model is being discontinued. I was able to get the action very low like 1/24" on the 15th fret with no buzz or dead notes just by lowering the two Floyd Rose height nuts. Came with Allen wrenches, but not for the locking nut, but I had spares.
        The overall weight of the Pro X Custom is a suspiciously light for African Mahogany on this guitar, so I am wondering if Sapele or NATO was used to get the marketable price down. The sustain is very good as expected, regardless. There are quite a bit of cavities on that back that might be helping the weight. Still a great bang for buck great looking guitar despite a few minor issues glad to have it before it's no longer available.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my new Rockingbird

        By The Nerveracker

        from Eugene, OR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Can't Put It Down
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Not Enough Color Choices

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

        Picked up the Trans Red version. The Floyd Rose was setup perfectly right out of the box. Plugged into the tuner, tuned up and started playing right away. This guitar plays in tune, even through dive bombs. I can rail on the whammy bar and it comes right back in tune ready for the next song.

        The stock active pickups seem a little weak, but they sound great. Excellent bass and good highs. I will likely replace the stock pups with some EMG or Seymour Duncan in the future. But for now they fit the bill.

        The finish is flawless. Chrome hardware looks great.

        What a joy to play. What are you waiting for?? Grab yourself one now!!

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great

        By Maxica

        from Argentina

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

          the box came in perfect condition and the guitar inside as well, it sounds great

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