Price paid: £ 750
Sound — 8
The EMG 81 and 85s in combination with the mahogany body and neck provide a nice heavy sound, ideal for metal and rock. There isn't really much to say about this guitar, it has a warm, thicks sound, but I didn't really find it to be anything special. Both pickups work very well and will suit your metal needs, they play clean pretty well too, but I wouldn't recommend this guitar if you play a lot of songs that aren't anything like metal or rock.
Overall Impression — 8
This guitar is suited well for rock and metal, I never got the chance to really get a detailed experiment with anything clean other than just a few songs but the songs played sounded okay. I wouldn't recommend this guitar for any songs other than the various types of metal and rock. There is nothing I really love about this guitar but nothing I really hate either. When I compared it to my 350 Washburn WM24PROE I felt as if the Washburn offered the same if not a better action and sound. I wish the Mockingbird Pro X was a bit cheaper. It is a nice guitar, but I think it should cost more around the 500-600 price range as I think a hefty 750 is a bit too much for this guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I'm 99% sure this guitar would withstand live playing, the hardware will last nicely. If I were to use it without a gig I would use it without a backup, however I wouldn't really use this guitar for a gig as it is not my style of guitar despite it is a rather nice guitar; however personally a prefer a less fancy guitar. I think the finish will last, it seems like a well build guitar and very reliable.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action on the guitar was nice, but it was no better than any other guitars I have owned for much cheaper. The ebony fretboard is very smooth and fast, and the pickups were adjusted well. I saw no flaws with the guitar (i.e. cracks, splits, any other physical damage). I was expecting a better action for the price paid for this guitar, but I was left somewhat disappointed, however it was still a nice guitar to play.
Features — 9
The Mockingbird I tried was very nice, it was my friends whom let me use it for a short duration just to try it out, he payed 750 for this guitar. It features 24 frets on a ebony fretboard and a lovely black finish contrasting with a gold binding and gold hardware including a nice gold floyd rose original. The body style is really nice and smooth, something I would not expect from a B.C. Rich. It features an EMG 81 and 85 active pickups with two volume and two tone controls along with a three way selector switch. The body is mahogany, as is the neck. It is a neck thru construction which offers nice and easy accessibility to the upper frets. It features nice Diamond shaped inlays. All in all a nice guitar, set up well and built to last.