Price paid: $ 400
Purchased from: http://www.rexsom.com.br/
Sound — 8
I play mainly old-school Thrash and Death Metal, and it fits perfectly for my kind of sound. This guitar has a rich, full and crushing sound. It has a very heavy sound (possibly from the dense wood), but the humbuckers aren't great, just better than the regular factory ones. I play in drop D, and use Meteoro amps (Brazilian brand) and Boss distortion pedals (MT-2 Metal Zone and MD-2 Mega Distortion) and with that (very simple) equipment i can get a very "Obituary" sound (like on "Cause Of Death"). If you think that buying this, you will be able to perform in the stage with your metal band, and in the church at sundays, you're thinking wrong (go get yourself an Ibanez).
Overall Impression — 10
This might be the cheapest line of B.C.Rich guitars, but it honours the name. Everything in this (except the pickups) could be in a Pro or a very expensive guitar. The body is astonishing beautiful, and very well painted and beveled. The neck is very thin and has a soft touch. Everything in this guitar is nicely combined, and the best part is that B.C.Rich maintained the classic design that is a true killer. This is a guitar made for METAL. I've used lots of different guitar brands, such as Jackson, LTD and Washburn, but this B.C.Rich is the one that most fits to me.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have been using my Warlock for live gigs on my band, and she is just awesome. It has a very solid body, the hardware are nice and well chromed (I think it is very hard to get rust on these). And the paint job is just expectacular, it is like a very strong and shielded mirror. I think it will last forever with me.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar came in perfect shape, it was just not tuned too well, but that was easily fixed. The action was not too high but not too low also, the pickups came in the right height (bridge upper and neck lower). It came without any signs or "hurts", the frets was awesome aligned but a little dirty, this was the only flaw. It came shiny and beautiful from the factory.
Features — 9
Mine guitar was made in 2010, and it was made in China. It features 24 jumbo frets, rosewood fingerboard (a very dark and beautiful rosewood), maple neck, solid agathis body (the body is lightly beveled), it got a wraparound bridge and B.C.Rich tuners, passive B.D.S.M. B.C.Rich humbuckers, 1 volume knob, 1 tone knob and a 3-way toggle switcher (all hardware is chrome).