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1987 B.C. Rich Warlock NJ Series Black w/ Floyd Rose, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1987 B.C. Rich Warlock in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Made for the Japanese domestic market as part of the NJ series (short for Nagoya, Japan) and uncommon outside its country of origin, this shred-ready Warlock features a Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo system and high-output proprietary humbuckers. A model that has recently found itself central to the cultural zeitgeist, this Warlock is the perfect tool for ripping Master of Puppets after Hellfire Club, or for taking a spin through Phoebe Bridgers/Boy Genius catalog.

Tonewoods include a basswood body and maple neck capped by a 24 fret rosewood fretboard, ensuring a balanced natural acoustic tone. The high-output humbuckers are aggressive and cutting, with rounder chunk in the neck position and more bite and growl at the bridge. This Warlock weighs 7lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender D, full shoulders, measuring .810” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 24 fret, 12” radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, locking
-Tuners: “R”-branded, Gotoh
-Serialization: R86-prefix silver foil sticker

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Humbucker x2, Neck: 10.7k ohms, Bridge: 10.9k ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to ‘87
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Gotoh TRS-101 Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo, dome-topped knurled knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish includes chipping at the body points (a very common occurrence on Warlocks), light buckle rash on the back, scuffing on top along the pick path, and a number of minor dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a few shallow marks that have no impact on playability.

A gigbag is included.