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B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird ST Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H99199
OVERVIEW

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

Add a Custom Mockingbird to your guitar arsenal today.

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

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (3)

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.

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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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4.0

Great Guitar With Minor Issues

By Steve M

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

The guitar has a wonderful tone and great sustain. It's absolutely wonderful to play and the action is great. The guitar arrived with the Floyd Rose set up and floating properly however, the neck had some back bow to it and needs the frets dressed. The electronics all work fine and the fit and finish over all is superb however the trans-black looks terrible on the neck, but that's hardly an issue for me.

This was an open box guitar and was listed with a few scratches. I was only able to find one of these after inspecting it for quite a while. The maple cap is very nice but it's not what I'd call an A+ top as there are a few easily noticeable inconsistencies in the grain but at the cost I wasn't expecting it to be perfect, but regardless of the very few minor details it is a beautiful guitar and has a wonderful sound to it. For practice it is a little awqward to sit with but I didn't buy it for comfort.

In the end it is a wonderful instrument. Take the time to have someone set it up right and dress the frets and you should have a guitar you'll enjoy for life. You may also want to look at replacing the trem springs as the ones that it comes with are pretty weak.

Packaging was pretty poor and padding in the shipping box was sparse as well. That's nothing to do with this wonderful guitar though.

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4.0

Quality guitar for Heavy Metal

By Xiaoma

from Boston, MA

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Floyd Rose Bridge
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Quality Build
  • Split Coil / Phase Switch

Cons

  • Heavy Neck

Best Uses

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

    First thing, this guitar is stunning, the unique shape, the transparent black showing the quilt top pattern... it is a real beauty. The level of attention to details in this Korean made is quite impressive, I didn't find any defects and comparable finish to a PRS double its price.
    One thing is quite obvious, it is meant to do hard rock or heavy metal. The neck seem perfect for fast lead parts, and the pickups work best with some distortion. Also noticed it plays much nicer when detuned in Eb. This Mockingbird and an Ibanez are the best metal guitars I ever had.

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    4.0

    Finally got one.

    By Blues 90

    from Jackson, CA

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    Pros

    • Cool look
    • Delivers as advertised
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Innovative electronics
    • light - easy on the shoulders
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • A "Maple" sound, not much girth
    • A little metallic, not shrill
    • Treble settings are very "funk" music type

    Best Uses

    • Experimenting with new styles
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

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

    I played one of these a few years ago, but it was fancier and much more expensive. I couldn't pass it up at this price. It seems to have the fastest neck I have EVER played on - it "demands" to be played as fast as possible. I just want to rip on the thing and I am not a flash player. I installed switches like this on my Guild S-100 back in '74, and they can be very useful for sitting in the mix in a jam situation. The vari-tone is good for that, too, although the settings are nowhere near as obvious as on an Epiphone that I have. Also, the Vari-Tone is wired a little differently than a standard Gibson would be. I'm not too worried about knob access vs. the whammy bar - I have a Gibson Nighthawk ST-3 with a Floyd Rose that is even worse in that regard. This guitar does have a little bit of a "kit mod" feel too it - actually kind of cool in a way, like a home-built hot rod. It would be good for funk, metal, hard or thrash rock, but "mellow" it ain't. There is no "Les Paul" sound in it at all, nor even an SG tone. More like a Tele with mini humbuckers. It's one of those guitars that is made to go through a distortion pedal, much like a PRS Mikael Akerfeldt se signature model, which just smokes through a distortion pedal. It is certainly fun to play, and reminds me of my old friends from 30 years ago with their Jackson/Charvels dive-bombing their way through Billy Idol and Judas Priest tunes. Better not buy one - you'll have too much fun!

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    5.0

    Great Guitar!!!

    By Lykins25

    from Printer, Ky

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    I can't comment on recording or playing gigs. I mainly play on my couch. I have read some people mention the neck plunge on this guitar. I mostly sit when I play so I never even noticed it. I took a chance on this guitar because of the black friday price. So very glad I did. Great guitar. Worth ever dime I spent on it. They wont let me put the Price in the comments. But I got it for half price. Worth ever dime, love it. Wish it came with a hard case but cant complain with what I got.

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    5.0

    pro x

    By steve oh yeah baby

    from mt

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    Pros

    • Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Stage
      • Studio

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

      this guitar has the sounds i wanted all the way. The pickups are firery and edgy and the coil taps make it chime like bells. I want to set every guitar up this way now. The little phase switch really helps get cool sounds. I really wish it had a compound radius fretboard. It sounds by far the best through tubes and speakers. Change strings immediately. My neck was not heavey but i use a thick levy strap.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best money ever spent on a guitar

      By Hammer Down

      from Kingsport, TN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Varitone Low Output

      Best Uses

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

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

      Always wanted a Mockingbird and they had their big sale, I got it for a steal at 307. Plays great and the split coils offer great tone options. The "Varitone" knob is great but really loses output level when switched. If you're using an effects processor where you can save a preset and boost it, you have it made. Otherwiase, the varitone is useless live. I own 11 guitars, all great axes but my go to's are now my Ibanez RG570 or my new Mockingbird. I really love this guitar.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love My new Baby

      By Hammer Down

      from Kingsport, TN

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Low action
      • Plays Like Butter
      • Solid Electronics
      • Unlimited Tones

      Cons

      • Front Strap Buton On Back
      • Vol Knob 2 Close 2 Pup

      Best Uses

      • I'd Play Her Anywhere
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      Neck profile is very comfortable and the fretboard is very fast even without spray additives. Fret access all the way to the 24th is effortless. Split coils, inverse phase, 5 position varitone, and Pup T selector switch, the tones for this guitar are limitless. This guitar was in my top 3 must haves. My buddy paind 4 x more for his 3 years ago. He just about passed out when he heard what I paid. Doesn't matter your music style, you can get any tone you want from this baby. Some of the varitones have a weaker output, but I just set up my RP500 with custum presets to boost those back up. Love my new Mocking Bird.

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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.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

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        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.

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