Exotic Classic Mockingbird
An updated salute to our handcrafted history! Featuring our neck through design, Nato body and contrasting wood stringers, these guitars will appeal to rockers of all levels.
Features include: Ebony fingerboard with signature B.C. Rich cloud inlay, tune-o-matic bridge and Rockfield humbucker pickups.
Construction: neck through Body
B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. They utilize it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high end guitars. This construction starts with premium North American maple or Mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear. The neck-through construction also allows us to cut away more of the body and neck at the neck joint which provides comfort that no bolt-on or set-neck could offer. You will find the neck through feature on all of our top of the line B.C. Rich models.
Top style: beveled
Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.
Body binding: no
Headstock style: traditional 3 to a side
Headstock color: matching veneer and color
Headstock binding: single ply cream
Tuners: B.C. Rich die cast
Neck wood: maple
Back of neck: clearcoat
Neck binding: single ply cream
Neck profile: standard BC Rich C
Nut width: 43 mm
Inlay: white pearloid cloud
Frets: 24 jumbo 2.7mm
Scale: 24 5/8”
Bridge type: Tune O Matic
String termination: stop bar
Pickups: 2 Rockfield zebra mafia humbuckers
BC Rich guitars called and asked us, “We like the turbo series but can you do them with a ceramic magnet also?” We replied, “That’s a great Idea! Sure we can, but you have got to use them in everything!” (We didn’t win that battle but it was worth a shot) The use of a ceramic magnet gives any pickup extra power due to the increased magnetic field that they provide. This feature makes the mafia pickups produce a hotter and thicker tone that’s really aggressive and full. The increased low end and thick mids and in your face highs is what rock and roll was built on! Balanced and full of sustain this pickup is a great representation of its namesake, a truly intimidating killer.
We wanted to make sure the neck version of the mafia pickup was just as full sounding as the bridge position. We wanted to do this without taking away from what we had already accomplished. So we again we went into the wood shed and made very minor modifications to the overall design and design concept of this pickup. When we came out we were confident that the Mafia neck pickup had that punchy bold tone with the same aggressive characteristics as the bridge version. A tad brighter with a little less output really takes this pickup into the smooth and warm realm of the tonal spectrum. All while maintaining that balanced bite and in your face aggressive tone that the mafia is known for!
Controls: two volumes, one tone and one 3 way toggle
Colors: spalted maple veneer with ebony stringers