B.C. Rich JRV Icon Electric Guitar
(Black Red Ebony Fretboard)
Solid Body Electric Guitars
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Built to the preferred specification of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien.
The B.C.Rich JRV Icon Electric Guitar is a screamer through and through with an onyx finish and red painted bevels. Pearl diamond inlays mark up the glorious maple neck. The guitar also features B.C. Rich neck-through construction for great tone and massive sustain, 25-1/2" scale length, Floyd Rose Original tremolo bridge, and a single EMG 81 pickup.
The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. No copy can duplicate the patented double-locking design of the Floyd Rose Tremolo System that allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge. The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is engineered like no other tremolo system. Its high quality steel parts are manufactured to exacting specifications.
The EMG-81 bridge pickup is a high output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock and roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.
This B.C. Rich body styles employs a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. The shape of the JRV Icon is accented by painting the bevels with a blood red trim.
Other appointments on this awesome shredder include C neck shape, 24 frets, 1-11/16" nut width, 12" radius, and a gloss finish.
Case sold separately.
- Neck-through construction
- V body shape
- Mahogany body
- Maple neck
- Ebony fretboard
- 24 frets
- 25-1/2" scale
- 1-11/16" nut width
- Dual EMG-81 active humbuckers
- 1 volume control
- Floyd Rose Original tremolo
- Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
- Black hardware
- Gloss finish
- Case sold separately
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Rock Concerts
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Comments about B.C. Rich JRV Icon Electric Guitar:
The visuals of this guitar speak for themselves but the picture here doesn't tell the entire story. The back of the neck of the JR V Icon is also painted in a red pinstripe that ends in a wicked looking point along the body. It only adds to the sinister vibe of the guitar. Nice Ebony fretboard. Fretwork is also perfect on this Korean built guitar. On par or better than Japanese fretwork I've experienced. The hardware is also much better than average including a Floyd 1000 series tremolo and Grover Imperial tuners. Paintwork is almost flawless as mine had a rough spot on the clearcoat between the horns of the headstock. The body has one small nick along the edge of the red/black border on the lower wing. Also the electronics cavity cover was drilled incorrectly which caused the screw hole not to line up precisely. This is a new guitar and I would have sent it back except I can fix these small issues myself and it plays phenominally well.
The JR V Icon has a deep rumble in its tone and it roars with the active EMG 81. I did swap mine with a Duncan Blackout which is quite easy given that EMG and Seymour Duncan both use a quick connect system.
As of 2012, BC Rich has the most value for your cash on any of their Korean guitars. I believe they are using World Musical Instruments who turn out some exceptionally good sounding and playing guitars. Be advised, you may find a few flaws in the finish but if you can live with some small imperfections then there isn't a finer instrument out there than the current BC Rich's in this range.