Price paid: $ 110
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
This guitar is great for most rock and metal music which I play, but it also has a nice clean tone, too. I use a Peavey Vypyr 15 watt amp with it. It's like they were made for each other (the amp and the guitar). It has a nice, rich sound that suits most music styles. This guitar doesn't have a tremelo bridge so can't divebomb or anything which sucks, but it's still a nice guitar.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is perfect for metal and rock music which I like to play. It's a perfect match. I've only been playing a year, but with this guitar, I've learned things like the guitar solos for Crazy Train, Enter Sandman, Talk Dirty To Me, and Free Bir and I've only been playing a little more than a year. Some other gear I own is a Peavey Vypyr 15 amp, a Pyramid GA110 amp (first amp), Boss MT-2 Metal Zone pedal, Boss CE-3 Chorus pedal, ProCo RATT pedal, and MXR Dyna Comp pedal. I have an Ibanez RG120 guitar, Epiphone LP Junior guitar, Fender Stratocaster guitar, Epiphone acoutic, and a Squier bass. I use 9 gauge strings, but I tweek it up by using a 9 as a B string instead of an 11, so it goes: 9-9-16-24-32-42. I wished I would've asked Who the previous owner was so I could beat the s--t out of them for damaging this guitar. I would get something else if it were stolen because I don't really like BC Rich's that much. I bought this one because it looked/played great and it was cheap. I love it because it's just a great, quality instrument. I compared it to some Ibanez and chose this because it was in better shape and because I alrerady have an Ibanez. I wish it had a Floyd Rose Trem.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I don't know if it will withstand Live playing considering I've never performed Live. The hardware is nice and solid and I'm sure it will last through what I do to it. The strap buttons couldn't be better, they're nice and solid. I think I could depend on it as a backup at a gig, but I'll never know until I join a band and get a gig. The finish... Hmmm. I don't know about the finish, but I think it will last at least a few more years.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The action was good, but mine had something wrong with the way the bolt-on neck was bolted on so I had to fix that by unbolting then rebolting it. The Pickups were adjusted pretty good. My friend said I should readjust the neck pickup a little but I like it how it is. The finish is gloss black, but when I got it there was a big scratch on the body. The main flaw I mentioned earlier about the neck, but other than that there weren't too many flaws. The volume nob was a little lopsided but that's just about it.
Features — 8
I'm not sure where or when it was made because I got mine used, but I do know that it has 24 frets, rosewood fingerboard, and a maple neck. It has 1 volume and 1 tone nob and a 3-way tone Switch. It has some kind of BC RICH pickups but as I said before I got it used so I have no clue which ones in particular. It has a fixed bridge.