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    Erik Rutan signature BC Rich Ironbird 7 string

    I can't find any info on it besides this one Facebook post.

    https://www.facebook.com/BCRichGuita...59091269141014


    BODY & CONSTRUCTION


    BODY SHAPE
    Ironbird MK2
    CONSTRUCTION
    No heel Neck-Thru body
    BODY WOOD
    Mahogany
    BODY FINISH
    Rutan Red
    NECK


    NECK SHAPE
    C-Shape
    NECK WOOD
    3-Piece Mahogany
    SCALE
    26.5
    TRUSS ROD
    Dual Adjust
    HEADSTOCK
    6-Inline
    FRETBOARD


    MATERIAL
    Ebony fretboard
    RADIUS
    16
    FRET SIZE
    Jescar Extra Jumbo Frets
    NUMBER OF FRETS
    24
    INLAYS
    Rutan Inlay
    NUT
    Floyd Rose Original 7
    NUT WIDTH
    1.875
    HARDWARE


    BRIDGE TYPE
    Locking
    BRIDGE DESIGN
    Floyd Rose Original
    TAILPIECE
    Floyd Rose Original with Titanium inserts and saddle screws
    TUNING MACHINES
    Grover Mini Rotomatic 18:1 ratio
    COLOR
    Black
    PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS


    PICKUP CONFIGURATION
    Dual Fishman® Humbuckers
    NECK PICKUP
    Fishman® Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico (H) neck pickup
    BRIDGE PICKUP
    Fishman® Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic bridge pickup
    CONTROL LAYOUT
    1 x volume (push-pull voice selector) 3-way toggle
    PREAMP SYSTEM
    Fishman Fluence
    SPECIAL ELECTRONICS
    25K Linear pots
    OTHER


    STRINGS
    NYXL1164 Nickel Wound Electric Strings - .011-.064 7-string Medium
    NUMBER OF STRINGS
    7
    ACCESSORIES
    Case Included and Schaller S locks


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      #3
      That’s pretty hot.

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        #4
        Not my type of guitar by far, but it would had looked deadlier with a Reverse Headstock!

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          #5

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            #6
            Originally posted by JJ Rodriguez View Post
            This

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              #7
              Originally posted by Darren View Post
              That’s pretty hot.

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                #8
                While it's not something I'd personally buy, it is pretty sweet-looking. In particular, I love that color and WOULD love to have a guitar in that color. Love the pickups too. The shape is a bit too crazy for me personally, but I like how it looks.

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                  #9
                  The shape isn't for me but it's nice to see them capable of making something that isn't vajazzled with 500 pounds of cheap looking abalone. That's super clean.

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                    #10
                    Judging by the headstock logo it's going to be a USA model and probably cost $4000+ unfortunately. I'd be super tempted if it was something a bit more attainable, a 7 string Ironbird is pretty much one of my dream guitars.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by JJ Rodriguez View Post
                      Judging by the headstock logo it's going to be a USA model and probably cost $4000+ unfortunately. I'd be super tempted if it was something a bit more attainable, a 7 string Ironbird is pretty much one of my dream guitars.
                      Not necessarily. They've used the "R" logo on import sig guitars before. I briefly had the Lita Ford sig guitar when I was looking for a short-scale guitar with a Kahler (not a long-lasting phase!), and it was almost a perfect replica of her USA guitar, down to the natural-finish headstock veneer and R logo.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post

                        Not necessarily. They've used the "R" logo on import sig guitars before. I briefly had the Lita Ford sig guitar when I was looking for a short-scale guitar with a Kahler (not a long-lasting phase!), and it was almost a perfect replica of her USA guitar, down to the natural-finish headstock veneer and R logo.
                        Well that gives me hope.

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                          #13
                          How to not tempt me with a 7 string:

                          Scale Length: 26.5"

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                            #14
                            I'd probably go for a 25.5" 7 these days as I only ordered my customs with 27" since it was the in thing to do at the time, but 26.5" doesn't bug me at all.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Mike View Post
                              How to not tempt me with a 7 string:

                              Scale Length: 26.5"
                              True. I prefer either 27" or 25.5". I don't hate 26.5" or anything, but I just vastly prefer 25.5" for feel and 27" for sound (I like 27" for feel for rhythm, but prefer 25.5" for feel for leads). Then again, the only 26.5" I've owned was a Schecter, so it might have been the brand that was more to blame.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by mpexus View Post
                                Not my type of guitar by far, but it would had looked deadlier with a Reverse Headstock!
                                I disagree. All of the lines on the Ironbird flow in the same direction, and I think the regular angled headstock works best on it. I feel the same way about Explorer, Kelly, and Rhoads headstocks. Having the headstock angle upwards just breaks the whole flow of the design.

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                                  #17
                                  Not the clearest photo, but it looks to me like that says “MADE IN USA” and the serial number on the back of the headstock.

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                                    #18
                                    I'm not really big on BC Rich, but the Ironbird is an exception. This guitar is HAWT. I'll never buy it, but damn, that's nice.

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                                      #19
                                      When I saw him live years ago, he was rocking a black one. Cool for him to get his own sig and well deserving. Even though I like the Mockingbirds better these are pretty badass.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Mike View Post
                                        How to not tempt me with a 7 string:

                                        Scale Length: 26.5"
                                        ^^This.



                                        And there was me wanting to respray one in luminous green, too.

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                                          #21
                                          You guys are on crack, 26.5 is awesome.

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                                            #22
                                            Nice to see a proper U.S. Guitar being made.

                                            Love it.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Darren View Post

                                              I disagree. All of the lines on the Ironbird flow in the same direction, and I think the regular angled headstock works best on it. I feel the same way about Explorer, Kelly, and Rhoads headstocks. Having the headstock angle upwards just breaks the whole flow of the design.
                                              After giving this due consideration:

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Darren View Post

                                                I disagree. All of the lines on the Ironbird flow in the same direction, and I think the regular angled headstock works best on it. I feel the same way about Explorer, Kelly, and Rhoads headstocks. Having the headstock angle upwards just breaks the whole flow of the design.
                                                This is the way.

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                                                  #25
                                                  I'm just glad it's not dripping with abalone.

                                                  And:

                                                   
                                                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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