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1986 BC Rich Mockingbird Vintage Electric Guitar Black w/ Floyd Rose, NJ Series Japan


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Up for sale, a 1986 B.C. Rich Mockingbird from the NJ series in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare Japanese domestic market bolt-on neck iteration of the Mockingbird platform with streamlined controls, this Mockingbird features a Black gloss finish, six-on-a-side headstock, Floyd Rose-licensed vibrato tailpiece, and a pair of humbuckers engineered for high gain. The pickups are modeled after the Dimarzio Super Distortion with a high output ceramic magnet design engineered to provide a range of roaring tonalities with ample output and midrange push, metering at 11k ohms each. This Mockingbird weighs 8lbs, professionally dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a modestly slender, fast-feeling D-shaped profile carve with prominent shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835” deep at the 1st fret and .900” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and stock jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat with virtually no wear, and the guitar plays well in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 24 3/4“, and the bone nut measures 42mm in width, just forward of the locking nut for the Floyd Rose. The six-on-a-side headstock features chrome B.C. Rich-branded tuners, and the serial number sticker is present on the back.

On the body, the electronics function as intended, with a three-way pickup selector toggle, Master Volume, and individual Tone controls for each pickup. The chrome-plated hardware has plenty of shine and only a hint of surface patina, and the locking tremolo engages easily for deep dive bombs and sharp trills. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path, and minor nicks and finish chips mostly relegated to the perimeter of the body. The neck profile sports a satin finish with some faint marks that aren't distracting to the palm while fretting.

A gigbag is included.