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B.C. Rich Launches Archtop Series with Mockingbird and Eagle, Announces New Signature Models

The new signature models honor Kerry King, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Pat O''Brien

Hebron, KY (January 26, 2010) -- B.C. Rich has announced new signature guitars and new archtops for 2010.

Archtop Mockingbird & Eagle
B.C. Rich proudly introduces two new Archtop electric guitar models based on the company’s iconic Mockingbird and Eagle designs.

The new instruments feature classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through-Body construction using Mahogany for both the neck and body portions. The overall tonality is warm and penetrating, with an Ebony fingerboard and arched Flame Maple top providing just the right amount of presence and cut.

The Archtop Mockingbird and Eagle each offer a 24-5/8-inch scale length and 24 jumbo frets for easy string bending and Rockfield Mafia pickups for fat, sustaining tones. A unique Antique Violin Satin finish is artfully applied to both models. Grover Rotomatic tuners are standard as is an adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop tailpiece. Satin Gold hardware is used throughout.

“B.C. Rich Mockingbirds and Eagles were designed back in the mid-1970s,” said Tim Keyes, product manager for B.C. Rich. “Giving them our new Antique Violin finish ties in with the natural wood finishes of the vintage B.C. Rich guitars. It’s a natural progression.”

The new Archtop Mockingbird and Eagle guitars have a MAP price of $599.99.

Signature Kerry King, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Pat O'Brien

Left to right: B.C. Rich Pat O'Brien, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Kerry King models.
B.C. Rich honors four of today’s hottest guitarists with new Artist Signature models. Endorsers Kerry King, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Pat O’Brien all have new B.C. Rich instruments bearing their names.

Kerry King is known for his incendiary playing in Slayer, a band that virtually defines the genre of Thrash Metal. For the first time, King will have a B.C. Rich Signature model that brings seven strings to the aggressive Wartribe guitar shape. Features include classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through-Body construction with a Maple body and Flame Maple veneer, a Kahler Hybrid tremolo system, EMG 81/85 pickups with PA2 preamp and Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners. For players seeking Kerry’s preferred specifications in a 7-string model, their instrument is ready and waiting. MAP price: $999.99.

Hungarian-born Zoltan Bathory, guitarist with Five Finger Death Punch, has taken the Metal community by storm. His intense playing and the band’s meteoric rise to popularity are simply astounding. Now, B.C. Rich proudly introduces three Zoltan Signature ASM model guitars. Each reflects Zoltan’s specific technical requirements and keen design aesthetics. From the 25-1/2-inch scale length and Floyd Rose Original tremolo to the Rockfield Mafia and Neck-Through construction, each model will go along way to bring out the best in any player. MAP price $899.99.

As lead guitarist of the band Soulfly, Marc Rizzo has turned heads with his incredible chops and technique. Taking his playing even further, his solo work on Shrapnel Records displays a stunning mastery of styles from metal to jazz and even flamenco guitar. Now, B.C. Rich teams up with Marc to introduce the Marc Rizzo Signature 7-String Stealth. This guitar is built for players who want to take their music to new extremes. The combination of features is unbeatable: classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through construction, an Ebony fingerboard, Grover tuners, a Floyd Rose Original Series 7-String Tremolo and EMG pickups. MAP price is $899. 99.

As a member of Cannibal Corpse, one of the world’s most influential Death Metal bands, Pat O’Brien has inspired guitarists everywhere with his massive tone and grinding riffs. Now, B.C. Rich honors O’Brien with his very own Icon Jr. V guitar. This Jr. V reflects O’Brien’s personal specifications and comes with an Onyx finish with Red painted bevels, a black Floyd Rose Original Series tremolo, Ebony fingerboard, single EMG 81 pickup and black Grover Super Rotomatic tuners. MAP price is $799.99.

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