B.C. Rich USA Mockingbird Archtop GP Flame Maple Top in Natural Finish 2000 w/OHSC

$ 5999.99

B.C. Rich USA Mockingbird Archtop Supreme G.P. “Gibson Prototype” Millennial, One Off Built for The year 2000 with AAAA Flame Maple Top in Natural Finish made in 2000 with original hard shell case, Signed by Bernie Rico Sr. This guitar features a solid koa body with a bound arched AAAA flamed maple top, koa neck-thru and bound ebony fingerboard with a bound, AAAA flame maple overlay headstock. Upgraded with active emg pickups, an 85 in the neck position and an 81 in the bridge position. Controlled by 2 volume, 2 tone pots and a 3-Way toggle switch. The 24.75″ scale length neck has abalone cloud inlays with “GP” at 12th fret and 22 jumbo frets on a 12″ radius with a medium C profile. The hardware is comprised of chrome Grover rotomatic tuning machines with imperial heads, a bone nut, a tune-o-matic bridge with stop tail and black speed knobs.


This is the “GP” “Gibson Protype” Mockingbird. Hand made and signed Bernardo Rico Sr. Made to “Les Paul” Specifications for a friend and business partner.

The history for this guitar is that Sr. made this for a friend & business associate from the largest Music store in San Francisco which is now a guitar center. For the Millennium the friend requested a Mockingbird made to more traditional Les Paul specs, including scale, thickness and hardware. Bernie made this; the only 4 digit B.C. Rich, Serial which is stamped “2000”. Bernie sadly died in early December of 1999 Before the new year came.

This guitar is in overall excellent condition with some signs of play. It has some surface marks/ light surface scratches and some light dimples you can see under direct light (see pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 strings. Includes Original Hard Shell Case.


Specs

  • Brand: B.C. Rich
  • Model: USA Mockingbird Arch Top Supreme G.P.
  • Sub Model: “Gibson Prototype” Millennial, One Off Built for The year 2000
  • Year: 2000
  • Finish Type: Polyurethane
  • Finish: Natural
  • Country: The USA
  • Serial: 2000
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 9lbs 13.9oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Koa
  • Top Wood: AAAA Flamed Maple
  • Body Binding: 1-Ply Cream
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Neck Joint: Neck Through
  • Neck Wood: Koa
  • Neck Finish: Matching
  • Neck Binding: Cream
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Headstock: Bound, AAAA Flame Maple Overlay
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Neck Thickness@ 1st Fret: .835″
  • Neck Thickness@ 12th Fret: .935″
  • Inlays: Abalone Clouds with “GP” at 12th Fret
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.657″
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
  • Neck Pickup: EMG 85
  • Switch Arrangement: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Pot Arrangement: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic with Imperial
  • Strap Buttons: Standard
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic with Stop Tail
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Mod: Pickups, Pots,
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Other Features: Signed By Berni Rico Sr.
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


Condition

  • Overall Condition: ★★★★✯
  • Body Front: ★★★★✯
  • Body Back: ★★★★✯
  • Body Sides: ★★★★★
  • Body Binding: ★★★★★
  • Fret Board: ★★★★★
  • Frets: ★★★★✯
  • Neck Back: ★★★★★
  • Neck Binding: ★★★★✯
  • Headstock Front: ★★★★★
  • Headstock Back: ★★★★★
  • Headstock Sides: ★★★★★
  • Hardware: ★★★★★
  • Pickups: ★★★★★
  • Bridge: ★★★★★
  • Knobs: ★★★★★