There aren’t many manufacturers who stick to creating guitars for a single genre but B.C. Rich have been creating heavy rock and metal guitars for decades and I admire that about them. There has been absolutely no brand dilution, just hardcore body shapes like the Warlock and Ironbird and Mockingbird. What is surprising, at least to me, is that they have never really been a player in the ERG scene, sure they create the odd 7 string but there has been no real commitment to these type of guitars. Until now that is, and what’s more these guitars are very affordable ranging from $570 for the Villain Escape 7 up to $800 for the Warlock Lucky 8.

All of the new 7 string guitars have a 25.5″ scale length whereas the 8 string models have a 27″ scale length.

The Warlock Lucky 7 and Lucky 8 feature a mahogany body and bolt on neck with a 12” radius, rosewood fretboard, jumbo frets and an inline pointed headstock. Each guitar is finished with a high gloss black on the body and a fast black satin on the neck. A single ply, white binding around the fretboard completes the aesthetics. Two volume controls along with a master tone knob and 3-way toggle switch control the pair of Duncan Designed Blackout pickups, accented with black hardware and a fixed bridge.

The Villain Escape 7 and Escape 8 features a basswood body and bolt on maple neck with a 16” radius, rosewood fretboard, pearl bones inlays, jumbo frets and an inline pointed headstock. Each guitar is finished in high gloss black with a single ply, white body binding. A single volume control combined with a master tone knob and 3-way toggle switch control the pair of B.D.S.M. humbucker pickups, accented with black hardware and a fixed bridge.

The Jr. V Lucky 7 and Lucky 8 features a mahogany body and maple bolt on neck with a 12” radius, rosewood fretboard, jumbo frets and an inline pointed headstock. Each guitar is finished with a high gloss black on the body and a fast black satin on the neck. A single ply, white binding around the fretboard completes the aesthetics. A single master volume combined with a master tone knob and 3-way toggle switch control the pair of Duncan Designed Blackout pickups, accented with black hardware and a fixed bridge.

For more info check out http://www.bcrich.com/.