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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Late New Guitar Day

So I got this back in Feb or March, I don't remember, but I was on the hunt for the perfect guitar with some of the features I was looking for: reverse headstock, maple neck, seven string, and hard tail or string thru bridge. I got 2 of the 4 things I was looking for and am really happy with my purchase.

So I present ya'll the B.C. Rich Zoltan Bathory signature model


I just love the ugliness of the quilted body!






Right here you can see where the finished portion and the oiled part of the neck separate each other.




Better shot of the grain

The neck is a little thicker than a "standard thin" but not uncomfortable. The pickups are quite articulate, they're Rockfield Mafia pickups and I was quite surprised at how well they sounded (think Megadeth Endgame sound). The pickups are a little bass heavy, but that's easily remedied. They're also coil split and you can get some really nice clean tones from them.

It also has a real Floyd Rose which is my first real one and it's quite nice. I was surprised.
I just wish this guitar had the reverse jack like my Universe

:edit: Also the frets remind me of how my Universe was when I first got it. Not too big and not too small, just right. I do with they were stainless steel though, that would've been nice.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

Oooooh ahhhhhhh--looks great! Love that inlay, too.



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That is one classy shredder. Very nice.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

Thank you everyone!!!

They have one that's solid black that is screaming out to me too with an Ebony fretboard.



I can't get into the binding, but if I got this one I'd be swapping pups (well, maybe lol)
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

Very pretty. Binding grew on me, my J5 Tele has white binding on black with stainless scratch guard and I love it.

That would tear me, I love ebony boards, but don't have any maple fretboards in my collection yet.

Cheers,
Shane
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

WOW! I was never a fan of B.C Rich, but that guitar is phenomenal!
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

Very nice! Was looking at those models online and wasn't sure if I liked them or not but on seeing your pics I gotta admit it's a very cool looking guitar. Nice one and Congratz!!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

The Quilted Cap is just absolutely phenomenal. And Reverse Headstocks are just about the winnest purely cosmetic feature you can get on a locking guitar.

I also greatly enjoy the unique inlays and knobs.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

That's also a beauty. I'm a big fan of the binding on black with covered pickups look. I find it very elegant.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

Very nice, im loving the quilted top and the fret inlay. The guitar looks very classy.
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What an awesome axe!! Congrats man!
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

The knobs are sweet as. Those guitars are certainly flashy, but they do look cool. Congrats!
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Re: Late New Guitar Day

OH!
very niceee!!!
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