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B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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The B.C. Rich ASM Pro is an electric guitar with EMG pickups, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo and neck-through construction. The ASM Pro is one serious professional level guitar! Other great features include Grover tuners and an ebony fretboard.

Neck-Through Construction

B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in neck through construction. They use it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high-end guitars. This construction starts with a long piece (or pieces) of premium North American maple. That piece runs from the tip of the headstock to the strap button on the opposite end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear. The neck-through construction also allows more of the body and neck to be cut away at the neck joint, which provides comfort no bolt-on or set-neck could offer. You will find the neck through feature on all top of the line B.C. Rich models.

EMG-81 (bridge position)

The EMG-81 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.

EMG-85 (neck position)

Although the EMG-85 has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy.

The Assassin was introduced in 1986. It was a double cutaway that was a departure for the odd shaped models that B.C. Rich was known for up until that time. In 1986, there were other double cutaways that B.C. Rich began making with various headstocks, pickup configurations, controls and finishes. The ASM model was one of these double cutaways but was introduced much later. There was an ASM 1 and ASM 2, with slightly different shapes and point shapes, but the more pointed and sleek model eventually settled in as the standard ASM shape. The Outlaw originally had holes drilled in the upper bout, but later models were more traditional looking, they were mostly bolt on necks like most of the double cutaway B.C. Rich guitars.

Case sold separately,

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

  • Construction: neck-through
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top style: flat top
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Original
  • Pickups: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
  • Controls: 1 volume, 1 three-way toggle and 1 tone
  • Case sold separately

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B.C. RichASM Pro Electric Guitar

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Amazing guitar!


from New York

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 6 months ago. I bought it in satin gray with black hardware. The picture does the color no respect. In person the finish is just amazing. Many of my friends comment on how it looks and on the sound. The neck is extremely thin and plays very fast and smooth. The EMG's have an amazing sound.(i switched the 85 to the bridge because of the style i play). The Floyd Rose is very smooth but the springs are very stiff. The volume and tone pots also turn very smoothly. The tuners are great too. The neck-through allows for easy reach of high frets and makes it easy for me to solo for a while. The reason i rated it 4 stars is because the stock setup was really bad. The saddles and the claw adjustment screws were glued on (Idk why?!) and the Floyd Rose was slightly off balanced. besides that, the guitar deserves a perfect 5. This guitar is perfect for the price. I wont be needing another guitar for a long time!

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Bc Rich Assassin AMS Pro Satin Black finish


from California

Comments about B.C. Rich ASM Pro Electric Guitar:

Outstanding guitar in every way. Excellent for metal, hard rock. Emg's are fantastic. Original Floyd Rose, Grove tuners ebony fretboard and binding around whole guitar is great! The satin black finish also looks great. This guitar is a real player. So much so that I bought another one. Definitely my favorite guitar. Highly recommended.

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