B.C. RICH NJ / NT NECK THROUGH BLACK QUILT-TOP WAVE W/ A METRIC TON OF UPGRADES & B.C. RICH SOFTSHELL CASE

$ 2057.72

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Here’s one of my personal jems; my Neck-Through Wave guitar. This is the second one I’ve owned in my lifetime. Had to let go of one a few years ago, and searched high and low to find another, and this one’s got an interesting story to boot, so won’t let it go easily.

Firstly, I’ll go over the modifications I made to it. With stock BDSM pickups I find them really hit or miss; sometimes they sound great, and sometimes they sound like sh*t. The ones this came with were on the sh*t side of the spectrum. Replaced them with hot-PAF-style pickups that I threw some black custom covers on that just sing in this guitar.

I swapped out the liscensed Floyd for an actual one, put hardened steel saddles on it, and a Floyd Rose Fat-Brass-Block, and frig did that improve its acoustic tone and sustain. Does NOT have that quack that you get sometimes with a FR. Sounds and sustains about as good a fixed bridge IMHO.

Changed out the tuners for locking ones, as locking tuners are a God-send when it comes to changing strings and once you’re used to having them it’s hard to go back.

Now to the interesting story part. I bought this guitar from a guy who says he was the original owner, and they had purchased it as new-old-stock from a guitar shop. It was a good while ago and the dude did not remember the name of the place. He was certain he’s the original owner. The guitar has a “made in Japan” sticker under the SN# on the back that he says was there when he bought it, and as far as he knew it was original, and the guitar shop did not stick it on. The shop did not press him for a higher price because of it, or really say anything about it to him, and similarly he did not ask for anything crazy price-wise when he sold it to me – in fact I don’t think it even came up in the purchase conversation when I bought it from him.

With B.C. Rich guitars in the last few decades, it’s not uncommon for one-offs and prototypes/samples to make it into the supply-chain, so it seems plausible/possible this might be such an example. It’s also possible someone thought they’d be cute and put a Made-In-Japan sticker on it when it wasn’t. Regardless of it’s country-of-origin it is a stellar example of this model.

It’s in great condition, with only one small chip on the inner bottom edge. Otherwise pretty shallow surface scratches on it. Also has a finish flaw on the neck that is pictured. It’s not as obvious in person as I had the exposure up to capture it, but is there.

This is a guitar I really have no interest in parting with, but I promised my wife I would list it, and it’s priced accordingly (as anyone who’s seen me list my JR-V-Deluxe w/ the Beast Headstock for the umpteenth time will know lol) – the “I don’t want to part with it, but if you’ll pay THAT price then I’ll let you twist my rubber-arm on it” price. 🙂

Like my JRV DLX, don’t be surprised if I take this back down out of pre-seller’s remorse. 🙂

I will include a B.C. Rich branded softshelled case with a B.I.N. purchase.

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