1980s B.C. Rich USA Mockingbird Neck Through Vintage Guitar Transparent Blue w/ Mono Case

$ 8999.99

Up for sale, a circa 1980s B.C. Rich USA Mockingbird in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This USA-made B.C. Rich boasts an exceedingly rare Transparent Blue gloss finish, highlighting the maple neck through construction, loaded with a pair of DiMarzio PAF humbuckers.

Tonewoods comprise a maple neck, maple body wings with walnut stringers, and a slab rosewood fretboard, and this Mockingbird weighs 8lbs 15oz. The DiMarzio PAFs are throaty and sweet-sounding, with a clear midrange and an ideal balance of warmth and articulation. The versatile control array includes a Master Volume, three-way pickup selector, Preamp Volume, Preamp On/Off switch, 6-position Varitone, Phase switch, Dual Sound neck pickup switch, Dual sound bridge pickup switch, and a Master Tone control to round things out. From thick churning high gain to spanky, sparkling cleans, this Mockingbird covers significant tonal ground. This Mockingbird has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .920” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 12” radius, diamond inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1.650”
-Headstock: “R” inlay, brass truss rod cover
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatics, Imperial buttons
-Serialization: Five-digit stamped on back of headstock

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, Walnut
-Pickups: DiMarzio PAF x2, neck meters 7.5k ohms, bridge meters 7.65k ohms
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way pickup selector, Five-way rotary Varitone, Coil Tap mini-toggle x2, Phase-mini toggle, active Preamp mini-toggle, Preamp knob
-Hardware: Brass hardtail bridge, aluminum knobs with ridged grips

The gloss Translucent Blue finish is an extremely rare custom color option seen on only a handful of examples, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few faint pick marks on top, sparse buckle worming on the back, and a few minor dings on the body as a whole, largely limited to the back and edges. The gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

A Mono Vertigo padded softshell case is included.