So the guitarist in my band is obsessed with Mockingbirds and has a Pro X model. So now he's gonna outlay the big bucks for a proper US one. I've spotted one in Japan for him for a sensible price (About $3500AUD). An Archtop Supreme in a nice red already loaded with EMGs.
Now, I've heard that US BC Rich's are simply superb but have had some bad patches. Anyone have any advice about what to look out for?
Also, we are toying with the idea of ordering one from a luthier, anyone know any who may take on such a build?
That looks like a really nice one. Any idea on what year it is? BC Rich had a rough patch in the late 80s/early 90s when they were bought out by Class Axe. I would advise against getting someone to build a mockingbird... if he wants one of that caliber then get the real deal. Other than those few years that Class Axe owned BC Rich, they're amazing guitars. I had a 1987 gunslinger that I still wish I had never sold. One of the best playing guitars I have ever owned.