After getting my second Jackson SL2H USA in September I needed a new guitar like a bullet in the head. Not that I needed the Jackson but you know how things are. But this popped up and you usually don't them for sale. Back when these came out I was drooling over this guitar. This is the only shape Ifind appealing from BC Rich along with their JrV. I also loved this headstock. I was quite torn between this and the Ibanez Xiphos and as chance had it when this appeared on the horizon one of the members here was selling a 7 string Xiphos in a really good condition. I did have an Ibanez VBT700 which was good so I knew what to expect but the BC Rich won over. I wasn't sure what to expect with the neck as the BC Rich JrV I had a quite substantial neck. I think it was comparable with a friends Scecter Blackjack ATX. To my surprise it is quite thin and comfy and the gloss black back is not sticky. I haven't had the chance to set it up yet but playing it s it came out of the box it sounds great! It has the classic 81-7 and 707 combo which I don't mind. It sounds as good as it does on my LTD EC407 which is a good hing, albeit more focused. It might have to do with the pickup height. What surprised me is the fret size which seems quite small in comparison to other guitars I have. Since my first guitar has similar frets I don't mind and find them really cozy. One thing I didn't like much is that the guitar is quite light. I don't like them super heavy but I prefer a bit of weight into them. However it doesn;t feel poorly made and like a toy like other light guitars I had owned or played. The previous owner has moved the strap button to the neck/body joint which helps with the weight distribution but it still seems it requires a thick strap to keep it in place. The wings might make it look big but the amount of wood on the wings is not as much as you think it is. Aside from that I have no complaints and the addition of the case is a big bonus. The case is massive though! It is a mean metal machine and the reverse headstock slays. The only thing I haven't decided yet is what tuning I should put it. I'm thinking A so I can have the lower 6 notes in D for the obligatory Death songs. On the other hand I have a baritone 7 that is fixed bridge and I can tune to that and my other 7 with a Floyd is in drop A so I don't have anything for B standard. Aaah first world problems. With the BGF Jackson and my first guitar I have sudden influx of black guitars! However if black is done right it's classy and that's the case with this and the other guitars! Anyway TL;DR I traked down one of the guitars Iwanted for a while and even though it's a bit ighter than expected it plays and sounds great.