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B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird ST Electric Guitar Trans Black 

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Overview

  • Scale Length: 24-5/8"
  • Jointing Style: Set-thru Neck
  • Neck Radius:12"
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Custom Limited Edition with pro features.

The Mockingbird ST Custom is the most popular model in the Mockingbird family. The heart of the ST is its Floyd Rose Special tremolo and a pair of B.D.S.M pickups. These high output pickups are controlled with a selection of knobs and switches that include a 5-position varitone filter knob, two coil tap switches, and a reverse phase switch. The set-thru construction also assures great tone and full fingerboard access. Other goodies include a rosewood fingerboard, diamond inlays and B.C. Rich die-cast tuners. The custom transparent black finish perfectly highlights this model's quilt maple top.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Scale Length: 24-5/8"
  • Jointing Style: Set-thru Neck
  • Neck Radius:12"
  • Headstock Shape: 3X3 Traditional
  • Head Brand B.C. Rich Script Logo
  • Headstock Front: Rosewood
  • Headstpcl Tilt: 14 degrees
  • Neck Material: Nato Mahogany
  • Truss Rod Type: Double Truss Rod - 460mm
  • Truss Rod Cover: PVC Black Matte: 1.5t - Mockingbird - Whie Silk Print
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16" or 43mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: BCR Diamond Inlay (3,5,7,9,12,15,17,19) - White ABS
  • Fingerboard Side Markers: 2mm dots on side binding on frets
  • Nunber of Frets: 24
  • Body Thickness: 40mm
  • Body Material: Nato

Harware

  • Knob: Vintage Mockingbird St. Knob
  • Machine Head: Die-cast
  • String: .009 to .046
  • Bridge Type: Floyd Rose Special
  • Nut: Floyd Rose Locking Nut
  • Strap Pin: Standard
  • Plate Color: Black

Pickups

  • Two open-coil humbuckers (B.C. Rich Branded G&B Humbuckers (Script Logo)
  • Back Cover: PVC Black Matte 2t
  • Controls: 3-way Toggle SW+2 Volume+1 Tone+1J/L (NO ST ELECTRONICS)
  • Standard Mono f6.3 jack
  • Finish: Trans Black
  • Case: Sold separately

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B.C. RichPro X Custom Mockingbird ST Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (9)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Recording (5)
    • Small venues (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Always Admired From a Distance

    The first BC Rich I played was a friends Custom Shop Bich in 1980. I swore that one day I would own a Rich. Well this is "one day". It's not...Read complete review

    The first BC Rich I played was a friends Custom Shop Bich in 1980. I swore that one day I would own a Rich. Well this is "one day". It's not custom shop, but it's a beautiful instrument loaded with all the goodies. Gorgeous looking and setup nicely out of the box. I plugged in and started tuning. Which brings me to the hardware learning curve. This is my first Floyd Rose setup so tuning can be a problem if you don't understand all the pieces involved and how they work together. It would have been nice to have a manual or getting started guide to help, but all the information is readily available on the internet. So read up if you have issues with tuning. It's worth the time.

    Once tuned, I had the joy of playing my first chords. The action is much better than anything I've owned before. The Gibson SG I had was the only thing that comes close. Had to lighten my touch being used to guitars of lesser quality. I have smaller hands but the neck on this guitar fits well. Intonation was good and playabilty outstanding. Little rythym riffs that I had trouble playing cleanly before, are now much easier to play, which makes me sound better without any improvement in technique. Able to play for longer periods without the hand fatigue I was used to getting. I noticed that I could no longer rest my hand on the bridge while playing or trying to mute the strings...bends the sound all out of whack. (imagine that) Bad habit anyway...

    Speaking of sound, there are more bells and whistles than I know what to do with on this guitar. There is a downloadable diagram of what all the switches and knobs do on the BC Rich website, which is helpful. I try to play anything from Alabama to ZZ Top and I'm sure once I have everything figured out, I'll be able to get the tones I want for the style I'm playing. Just cranking everything up and going for it seems to work pretty good though.

    Sitting and playing this guitar is a little un-comfortable due to the shape of the body. The lower curve fits nicely on the leg, but the upper body can dig uncomfortably into your chest if you have poor posture like me. I tend to hunch over my guitar while sitting. Another bad habit. I also noticed the neck heaviness mentioned in other reviews, not perfect, but something to keep in mind while strapped in or sitting so that you don't accidentally knock something over or bang the head stock. Overall weight is very comfortable and a wider shoulder strap could help with the over balancing of the neck.

    Overall I am very pleased with the purchase of this instrument. It is probably more guitar than I'll ever need, and definitely not an instrument I will outgrow anytime soon. If you don't need all the bells and whistles, I would definitely consider a standard setup Mockingbird Pro.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good guitar, not for me

    I bought this on sale because I liked the features (24 frets, Floyd Rose, versatile switching) that I didn't have on my other guitars. The switching works well -- while you might...Read complete review

    I bought this on sale because I liked the features (24 frets, Floyd Rose, versatile switching) that I didn't have on my other guitars. The switching works well -- while you might not notice them on high gain channels, the varitone, phase switch and coil splits are all apparent and useful on clean and moderate overdrive settings. Unfortunately, they and the rest of the controls are placed directly on the opposite side of the floyd rose from the picking hand, so you have to reach awkwardly around the whammy arm to get to them, making fast changes impossible. This is why I say it's good for studio use and not gigging, that and the neck dive. When I let it go freely the headstock winds up closer to the ground than the bridge. The neck is obviously much, much heavier than the body.
    It's a good guitar, with good, usable tones, but the impracticalities were too much for me. I returned it.

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    5.0

    Very Nice

    By jhei2112

    from Ellensburg, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      Bought this Beastie when they were running their special. WHAT A STEAL! Very happy with this guitar. The guitar came nicely setup. I tuned it down to Eb and it plays like buttah! It took a few times of tuning for it to finally stay. Can wail on the whammy and doesn't ever go out. Great quality guitar.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Always Admired From a Distance

      By Cockroach

      from Los Gatos, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • Unique Body Style

      Cons

      • Hardware Learning Curve
      • Neck And Body Balance

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

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

      The first BC Rich I played was a friends Custom Shop Bich in 1980. I swore that one day I would own a Rich. Well this is "one day". It's not custom shop, but it's a beautiful instrument loaded with all the goodies. Gorgeous looking and setup nicely out of the box. I plugged in and started tuning. Which brings me to the hardware learning curve. This is my first Floyd Rose setup so tuning can be a problem if you don't understand all the pieces involved and how they work together. It would have been nice to have a manual or getting started guide to help, but all the information is readily available on the internet. So read up if you have issues with tuning. It's worth the time.

      Once tuned, I had the joy of playing my first chords. The action is much better than anything I've owned before. The Gibson SG I had was the only thing that comes close. Had to lighten my touch being used to guitars of lesser quality. I have smaller hands but the neck on this guitar fits well. Intonation was good and playabilty outstanding. Little rythym riffs that I had trouble playing cleanly before, are now much easier to play, which makes me sound better without any improvement in technique. Able to play for longer periods without the hand fatigue I was used to getting. I noticed that I could no longer rest my hand on the bridge while playing or trying to mute the strings...bends the sound all out of whack. (imagine that) Bad habit anyway...

      Speaking of sound, there are more bells and whistles than I know what to do with on this guitar. There is a downloadable diagram of what all the switches and knobs do on the BC Rich website, which is helpful. I try to play anything from Alabama to ZZ Top and I'm sure once I have everything figured out, I'll be able to get the tones I want for the style I'm playing. Just cranking everything up and going for it seems to work pretty good though.

      Sitting and playing this guitar is a little un-comfortable due to the shape of the body. The lower curve fits nicely on the leg, but the upper body can dig uncomfortably into your chest if you have poor posture like me. I tend to hunch over my guitar while sitting. Another bad habit. I also noticed the neck heaviness mentioned in other reviews, not perfect, but something to keep in mind while strapped in or sitting so that you don't accidentally knock something over or bang the head stock. Overall weight is very comfortable and a wider shoulder strap could help with the over balancing of the neck.

      Overall I am very pleased with the purchase of this instrument. It is probably more guitar than I'll ever need, and definitely not an instrument I will outgrow anytime soon. If you don't need all the bells and whistles, I would definitely consider a standard setup Mockingbird Pro.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      awesome guitar!

      By ec

      from Elizabethtown, KY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Simply a well built machine.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird

          By Jimi Harmonica

          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

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

            I have been an acoustic musician for 37 years and was going to get a semi hollowbody guitar and decided on this. It seems like everyone has a Gibson or a Fender, if I didn't like this I would have sent it back and opted for a PRS, but this really plays great.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            A long wait that was worth it.

            By JKH138

            from Pullman, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable neck
            • Looks great
            • Nice Smooth Sound
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              I've been procrastinating for alot of years about a mockingbird. Glad I waited this things sounds great for all kinds of metal and has a really fast neck overall an awesome guitar.

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Good guitar, not for me

              By Griffin

              from Kentucky

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fast neck
              • Solid Electronics
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Neck Dive
              • Poor Control Placement

              Best Uses

              • Studio Use

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

              I bought this on sale because I liked the features (24 frets, Floyd Rose, versatile switching) that I didn't have on my other guitars. The switching works well -- while you might not notice them on high gain channels, the varitone, phase switch and coil splits are all apparent and useful on clean and moderate overdrive settings. Unfortunately, they and the rest of the controls are placed directly on the opposite side of the floyd rose from the picking hand, so you have to reach awkwardly around the whammy arm to get to them, making fast changes impossible. This is why I say it's good for studio use and not gigging, that and the neck dive. When I let it go freely the headstock winds up closer to the ground than the bridge. The neck is obviously much, much heavier than the body.
              It's a good guitar, with good, usable tones, but the impracticalities were too much for me. I returned it.

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great guitar for the price.

              By Geno

              from Cortlandt Manor

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Hard To Keep Tuned

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              Right out of the box the guitar sounds great, but is hard to keep in tune, over time though it is staying in tune for a longer period of time. The finish is great and the pickups sound great

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              5.0

              Great Guitar!!

              By RHS

              from CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                Great value, great sound and features.

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                I love the workmanship

                By oldschool

                from Houston TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming

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

                  Nice guitar

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  This is a GREAT deal!

                  By One Ton Gunn

                  from Winona,MN

                  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 ST Electric Guitar:

                    I am a bass player over all for over 15 yrs. But play guitar as well for fun and writing. This is A GREAT DEAL. The guitar came with good action and almost in tune. The intonation was even good. The electronics offer a lot of possibilities. And was really impressed by the clean sound. It seems to hold tuning really well. But I've only had it a few days. Also I received it in only 2 days. This is a steal. Some of my friends that play guitar were impressed as well by the quality.
                    If I HAD to complain about anything. It would be where the 3 way pickup selector is located. In my opinion it should be on top. Like a Les Paul. And I may someday change pick ups. But I'm satisfied right now and wouldn't hesitate to play a show tomorrow with it.
                    Bottom line I am very happy with this purchase. If mine got stolen tomorrow, I'd buy another one.

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