B.C. Rich, Green Acrylic Mockingbird, 2000 – Paul Crook


B.C. Rich
Green Acrylic Mockingbird
Green Fluorescent
The Story Behind

B.C. Rich is a manufacturer of guitars and bass guitars founded by the late Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969. Currently, most B.C. Rich guitars are manufactured in Asia, but luthiers of the company's custom shop continue to hand-make instruments. The Hanser Music Group, based in Kentucky, operates B.C. Rich. As of 2001, no member of the Rico family is involved in the company.

"Acrylic Series" guitars: These guitars are made completely of acrylic and their bodies are transparent, making the electronics inside viewable. The original run of the acrylic models featured a standard bolt-on maple neck with wood headstock, but later models featured an acrylic headstock, matching the same color as the body and making the overall appearance of the guitar more attractive. Acrylic is more dense than most woods which makes the guitar heavier.

This guitar is a shredding machine. It was set up with extremely low action. The body is solid acrylic in the familiar pointy Mockingbird style.

This particular guitar was owned by Paul Crook and coated especially to glow in the dark (as can be seen in the Meat Loaf video of the Mexico Concert, 2003). He used it with Anthrax, Sebastian Bach and Meat Loaf.

The most impressive use was made in 2003 when starting the Meat Loaf show. As the guitar has a flurecent tape on the back it glows in the dark. Pretty cool with a heavy shredding sound trough the modified pick-up's. It can be seen in the Meat Loaf show in Mexico, 2003.

The guitar with Anthrax:

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