So, is BC Rich officially dead? Apparently not. But there's abalone. And it's owned by FFDP.

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  1. MaxOfMetal

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    I almost feel like a Kahler would be a better choice to give it more of that old school vibe.
     
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    I hate that headstock.

    They shouldve done the same one that isnt as fat or the beast headstock
     
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    yikes that is the WORST BC Rich headstock (is that called the Harpoon headstock?). Man I'd rather have the damn Widow on it. Ideal would be the old-school pointy one. That one seems to suit the Ironbird best. But even the more recent pointy one would be better than that.
     
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    I think the Ironbird headstock that was originally designed for the Ironbird suits the Ironbird best.
     
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    Digging the vibes off the white one. However I’m good on single pickup guitars.

    Personal taste wise the upper cutaway isn’t deep enough and the headstock is god awful.
     
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    ewwww...my first reaction when i saw that headstock...they chose the worst of all

    this would be best

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    I can get past the headstock. I can not get past the abalone on other models. If I can scrape together the funds by the time he's taking orders I'm getting one!
     
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    See, this makes it soooo hard for a guitar builder. You are all bitching about the headstock but I actually like that! :D
     
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    I don’t usually like white guitars, but this one is pretty sick.

     
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    Yea, shit is fuckin hideous.


    Dude fr the headstock is atrocious
     
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    that headstock belongs to the ultra old ironbird shape
    but this mix is weird
    just go full oldschool or full modern
     
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    I have an NJ Classic series B.C. Rich Eagle from about 10 years ago with 25.5" and consider that an improvement! Great tone and feel and I don't feel crowded in the upper frets.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    any word on scale length and pricing?
     
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    Scale is to be 25.5", but the price hasn't been posted yet.
     
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    Scale length is 25.5 pricing is yet to be stated
     
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    According to their most recent Instagram post, ironbirds are "back in production".

    No info at all other than that. Honestly the lack of details and transparency with this relaunch is really frustrating. It doesnt make me optimistic about holding out to buy one of their guitars.
     
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    I would feel the same way, but you have to realize there are more than 20 models they are making and have had issues producing everything.

    I would be worried about how the quality is and how they are for the price. I rather they take their time (although i am an impatient asshole) if they make something better than MIK Schecter or ESP E-II then i will buy it.
     
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