B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special X (Flamed Maple)

Price Paid: 
599.00 USD (not including shipping or taxes)
Condition: 
New
Country of origin: 
Korea
Body wood(s): 
Eastern Mahogany(Nato) & (AAA-maple top)
Neck wood: 
Mahogany Neck-thru
Fretboard: 
Ebony, cloud inlays
Fretboard Scale: 
24.75
Number of frets: 
22
Pros: 

 

 

Quality design, electronics and pickups. Unmatched price for style and features. The neck is super smooth with the ebony fretboard.

Cons: 

While the neck-thru design is standard mahogany, the side pieces are Nato mahogany, which is apparently a low quality wood for guitars. I haven't noticed a tone difference however, as the design of the guitar is excellent.

The neck is uncomfortably large, but thats what I wanted. A beefy mean looking guitar with a Gibson Les Paul or Explorer tone.

Summary: 

Overall this guitar is really a Dino monster for a bargain price. I took a gamble when I purchased it online and I came out a winner. The guitar electronics make no noise, the two Rockfield  SWV (Select Wound Vintage) P.A.F. pickups are no slouches. The neck pickup is great for jazz, while the bridge pickup has a great bite for leads. Very crunchy yet not overly powerful. Haven't had any trouble with the grover tuners since i've got it.

My only beef is the side body wood is made of a cheaper mahogany and for that reason I give it a 4. The price and quality for this Korean made guitar is outstanding (surprisingly).

 

 

Overall Rating: 
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)