Price paid: $ 3000
Purchased from: BC Rich Custom shop
Sound — 10
Oh man. Unholy hell. This is how a metal guitar should sound. The EMG pup are not everyons thing but my Jackson KV2 has passives in is so I wanted some actives it one. The emgs scream through my jsx. I think peoples problem with emgs comes from using the wrong strings. Use ernie balls not de addarios. The nickel in the balls works with the emgs better. The attack on this guitar is f--king brutal. Its alot darker sounding that my Jackson but in a good way.
Overall Impression — 10
Well for metal this is the axe of champions. In 10 years of playing guitar this is the best overall guitar I've ever played. My Jackson sounds a little better imo but the neck is so flawless that it makes up for it. My Peavey JSX sounds like a Monster with this thing blazing through it. If it were stolen I would hunt down the person who took it and give them the Blood Eagle (look that one up). I would then get my guitar back and with thier money I would buy a 2nd one. You Gibson lovers don't know what your doing. You say your guitar is ok at playing everything but I say its halfass at playing everything. And they don't do metal near as well as this Monster. The active Pups limit the guitar to metal but I didn't buy this thing to play some shit emo rock or light jazz or blues. I got this thing to play metal and that's all it dose and is all I want it to do. BEST MADE GUITAR EVER.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This has now replaced my KV2 as my main guitar. I've played it live about 10 times and I have no worries about using it for 40 yeas down the road that's how well this guitar is made. I had strap locks orderd on it so the strap buttons are great. I still keep my KV2 as my 2nd guitar and my V blade as a backup because the Floyd Rose is a pain to restring in a hurry but that's just life. I've bashed it a few times on mic stands and the finish took it like a champ. This guitar will be working for 40 years down the road so no worries about it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came set up prety good from B.C. Rich. This is the best setup from the factory I have ever seen. I still had to lower the action but that was from shipping across the country. The pups were set just right and the Bridge routing was flawless. Even my KV2 was not as flawless as this. The finish looks great with the dark alblone binding on the white. My other guitars are black so I wanted a white one and it looks flawless. I can't find a flaw anywere on it. B.C. Rich handmades are one of the best looking and crafted guitars I've ever seen
Features — 10
This is a guitar with features. It was made in 2010 in the USA. Its 24 jumbo frets with a ebony fretbord. Its white with albalone binding around the body and head stock and white binding around the neck. The body is alder and the neck is 5ply mapel. Its the Jr V style Body witch is like a king v but the wings are closer together. It has a orginal Floyd Rose witch is the best Bridge ever. It has emgs with 2 volume and one tone nob. The nobs have albalone in the top of them. It has grover tuners and a locking nut. These are what I chose on this B.C. Rich offers anything you want on their handmades so this is my personal choice. All B.C. Rich handmades come with a fitted hardcase.