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Why BC Rich no make guitar...

You got any more info on that second one? The headstock matches my stealth, I've not seen many/any other headstocks quite like that. Particularly the placement of the R logo, usually with that shape you see the end past the tuners a little longer and the R up there at the tip. Never have been able to ID mine or verify that it's even a legit BC Rich so I'm curious
 

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You got any more info on that second one? The headstock matches my stealth, I've not seen many/any other headstocks quite like that. Particularly the placement of the R logo, usually with that shape you see the end past the tuners a little longer and the R up there at the tip. Never have been able to ID mine or verify that it's even a legit BC Rich so I'm curious
Isn't that second one Steve Smyth's guitar?

I believe that headstock originated on early '80s Warlocks. Almost everything BC Rich made before the Class Axe buyout is cool as shit, apart from the ubiquitous neck dive that makes them unworkable for me.
 

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It's the Pro X line. I just sent the pic to my BC Rich fanatic buddy. He won't touch an import, but the dude has a fucking sick collection of vintage BCR's. Really, I haven't played one that plays like shit, I just can't get past all the fucking knobs and switches. My first guitar was a Cadillac pink NJ Series Warlock from the 80's with the same headstock as the guitar in the OP. Really wish I still had it and I'm very interested in tracking one down just to paint that hideous color to hang on my wall for nostalgia.
 

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The real story is, years back they made some facebook page called "guitar porn" or something,
That came after they were already banned literally everywhere else for exactly the same practices that birthed "guitar porn" and their careers as gear hypemen.

Remember the infamous "young entrepreneur profile" article on Mehtab? It's 10 paragraphs of describing "gear influencer" as basically taking DSLR photos of guitars in heavy filters and professional lighting, and giving them other worldly descriptions to entice people into buying gear as a ticket into a lifestyle.

That was their MO from the very beginning. Every new guitar was the best guitar they ever played. Best fit and finish they've ever seen. And that's semi-normal sales hype, but it dipped into conman when they were describing appointments and playability of guitars they hadn't even seen in person or put hands on yet.

The jig was up when people figured that out, and redoubled when people started getting guitars from them with unmentioned flaws and for sale listing on gear not mentioning flaws PREVIOUS owners knew were present and mysteriously absent in description. That's when the pitchforks and torches came out.

They're doing the same shit now, it's just easier to hide behind the wall of Kiesel and Bulb fanbois as human shields when the people eventually realize they've been conned. Then, onto the next 'up and coming' brand desperate for a social media presence. Lather rinse repeat.
 

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Hasn't Mehtab already moved on to being in "private equity" or some such? His FB makes him out to be the Sikh version of Gordon Gekko.

As for Engage, he fits the Kiesel model perfectly, but it's kind of sad that Neural DSP thinks they need that kind of idiotic marketing--their products are really really good despite the marketing.
 
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