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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.

Case sold separately.

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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (41)
  • Fun to play (40)
  • Good tone (30)
  • Solid electronics (25)
  • Good pick up (20)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Poor pick up (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (35)
  • Jamming (33)
  • Recording (23)
  • Rock concerts (23)
  • Small venues (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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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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      (2 of 2 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.

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      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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      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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      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 2 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

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good guitar for the money!

        By Elcap

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        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 Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar:

          Solid guitar, but only thing that was bad for me is that it came in drop d tuning, but the A was slightly sharp and I didn't know about the fine tuners on the Floyd. Be careful using the Floyd you might break your strings like me.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Neck Adjustment People for Fret Buzzzzzz

          By Gary Nelson

          from West Liberty, Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Now listen, a simple neck adjustment is needed for fret buzz. The buzz usually happens during shipping and is caused by temp changes. There are many you tube videos on how to do this, if you don't want to do it on your own, take it to your local music store where they most likely will have someone there who can do the adjustment for you. Remember Fret Buzz is not a defect....you all need to learn how to set up your guitar, very handy to know. Cheers...........

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sexy, beautiful, top notch guitar

                By WarwickFingers

                from Union, KY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  This guitar is so sexy, sounds amazing, but I don't have the patience to screw with the floyd rose constantly. I'll stick with stop-tail piece bridges.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I love it!

                  By Bob the banger

                  from Central Pa.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Active pick-ups
                  • Most Everything

                  Cons

                  • No Paperwork
                  • No Warranty Card

                  Best Uses

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

                    This is my first BC Rich so I was not sure what to expect. The shape was a concern but I gave it a chance anyway.

                    First the pro's:

                    Out of the box it looked great. Set-up was fine and all it needed was tuning.
                    The shape fits me to a tee. It sits just right. It is perfect for me.

                    Other reviews mention fret buzz but none on mine.

                    The middle pick-up setting is interesting. Both volume and tone controls work on the middle selection and are very responsive. I now use the middle position for most everything. There is so much more control over the tone versus just the bridge pick-up or just the neck pick-up. Of course there is always the bite of the bridge pick-up or the bottom end of the neck pick-up with just a flick of the switch.

                    All hardware looks good and the chrome shines.

                    The finish is flawless and the white binding on the gloss black really sets it off. The frets are finished quite nice.

                    The cons:

                    No paperwork was included. No instructions about the Floyd Rose, no warranty card, no set up or maintenance instructions. For a new player this could be an issue.
                    The odd shape makes it a challenge to set it in a regular guitar stand. Because of the balance of weight you must be careful when setting the guitar down. A guitar stand with a neck holder would help.

                    All in all the guitar is a hands down winner and gets 4 and 1/2 bangs on the Banger scale. It did not get a perfect 5 because of the of the missing paperwork.

                    If this baby is calling you to take it home you won't be disappointed.

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