Price paid: $ 765
Purchased from: BULLDOG MUSIC
Sound — 9
The sound of the EMG's is not as hot in their output as other pickups BUT the sound quality is really clean 'n' clear with a very hypnotic tone... Especially goin' thru smaller tube amps [Mesa Boogie Studio .22, Marshall Studio 15, etc] as monitors... Very quiet humbucker pickups with a full sound! They could've made the pickups push/pull for more tonal variety.
Overall Impression — 10
In my opinion, this Mockingbird Pro X model is a destined to be a classic collectable design for Rock / 'Metal guitar... I am a pro guitar player with a choice collection of great "tools" [they're tax deductable! ]... I actually bought 2 [yes 2! ] of these Pro X's to have the other as a backup = I consider these excellent investments as the Pro X has quickly become my main stage axe & to have the exact same guitar as a backup is what I prefer for live situations... As I said, this guitar has been a dream come true for me as it's specs & appointments are my preferences [like building a custom guitar for under $ 800-! ]... The Satin finish was an improvement on my dream as I LOVE the sleeek, smoooth, sensual feel of this finish on the body & back of the neck which makes for a much more "Intimate" involvement with playing... This Mockingbird compares favorably to the ol' Slash Mockingbirds- especially with the archtop body 'n' satin finish! In conclusion, I feel like a guitar I have dreamed of for years finally has been created & sells for under $ 900 all day on Ebay... My life just got mo' bettah! Try one?
Reliability & Durability — 10
Neckthru solid construction for live performing... All hardware seems solid & satin finish is sleeek 'n' sensual to the touch = very inspiring!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Factory setup was poor = very high action... But easily adjustable action... The guitar itself is solidly made without any flaws in the craftsmanship = made in Korea has improved thru the years!
Features — 10
New for 2010 is the BC Rich Mockingbird Pro X w/ Archtop, Neckthru design, Sleeek 'n' sensual Satin finish, original Floyd Rose trem, Grover tuners & EMG pickups... This guitar's design is a personal dream-come-true as I have been looking for an archtop, neckthru Mockingbird w/ an Original Floyd Rose for years on Ebay without any luck... Made in Korea, the quality of the work is excellent on this 24 fret, 24 5/8" ebony fretboard... The active EMG pickups sound superb & the original Floyd Rose is the industry Standard for trem effects & the bound body, neck & headstock along with the Satin finish create a smoooth, sleeek & sensual feel to a grrreat guitar.. Came with fitted BC Rich case that works really well & fits snug!