B.C. Rich American Series Mockingbird Standard Tremolo Purpleheart 1983 w/OHSC

$ 6,499.99

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Vintage B.C. Rich Mockingbird Standard Tremolo in Natural finish made in USA in 1983 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid maple neck-thru purpleheart wings body and a rosewood fingerboard with rosewood overlay headstock. Equipped with a DiMarzio DP103 PAF 36th anniversary in the neck position and a DiMarzio Dp100 Distortion in the bridge position. Controlled by 1-master volume, 1-booster volume, 1-master tone knob, a 3-way toggle switch, a 6-way varitone rotary switch, one 2-way mini toggle phase switch, two 2-way coil tap switches and one 2-way mini toggle boost on/off switch. The 24 5/8″ scale length neck has mother of pearl diamond inlays and 24 jumbo frets on a 12” radius with a slim C neck profile. The hardware is comprised of chrome Grover tuning machines with stepped buttons, a bone nut with Kahler string lock, a USA Kahler tremolo bridge and B.C.Rich black top hat knobs aluminum knobs.

This vintage guitar is in overall excellent condition with minimal signs of play. There are a few light surface marks/scratches you can see under direct light on its top. There are a few wood grain marks that show thru the finish but you cannot feel them. The 19th fret side marker is gone.(See pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 9-42 strings and includes original hard shell case.




  • Make: B.C.Rich
  • Model: Mockingbird Tremolo American Series
  • Year: 1983
  • Country: USA
  • Finish: Natural
  • Serial #: 87657
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 10lbs 12.9oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Maple with Purpleheart Wings
  • Scale Length: 24 5/8″
  • Neck Joint: Neck-through
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Natural
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Slim C
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Diamond
  • Nut Width: 1.656″
  • Nut: Bone with Kahler String Lock
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Headstock: Rosewood Overlay With Mother of Pearl “R”
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: DiMarzio DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary
  • Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio DP100 Distortion
  • Pots: 1-Master Volume, 1-Booster Volume, 1-Master Tone
  • Coil Tap: 2-way Mini Toggle
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch Pickup selector
  • Rotary Switch: 6-way Varitone
  • Coil Tap: Two 2-way Mini Toggles
  • Phase Switch: One 2-way Mini Toggle
  • Boost Switch: One 2-way Mini Toggle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Imperials with Stepped Heads
  • Strap Buttons: Standard
  • Bridge: USA Kahler Tremolo
  • Knobs: B.C. Rich Black Top Hat
  • Other Features: Original Kahler Manual
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case
  • Mods: Re-equipped with Dimarzio Pickups



  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Body Back: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Body Front: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Fret Life: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Neck: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Headstock Back: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Pickups: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Bridge: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Knobs: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Hardware: ✯✯✯✯✯

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