B.C. Rich Warlock Lucky 8

B.C. Rich releases the Warlock Lucky 8 guitar, an 8-string variant of the company’s popular guitar model.

B.C. Rich Warlock Lucky 8

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This instrument is part of the company’s new line of extended range 7 and 8-string electric guitars, a fitting move for a brand that is known for bring rock and metal music friendly.

Thanks to big-name guitarists like Kerry King of Slayer, Robb Flynn of Machinehead, Mick Thompson of Slipknot and Paul Stanley of Kiss, the exotic shape of the Warlock guitar has become a familiar sight in rock and metal circles. The Warlock Lucky 8 guitar features this same distinct jagged shape, but with extended range via the addition of two extra strings.

This 8-string guitar follows traditional builds, featuring a mahogany body and a bolt-on mahogany neck. In keeping with the dark metal and rock theme, the body is wrapped in gloss black finish while the neck features a fast black satin finish.

To accommodate the extra strings, Warlock Lucky 8 has a wider 12″ radius rosewood fretboard. The synthetic graphite nut is 55mm wide. To ensure that note range of each string is maximized, the guitar comes with 24 jumbo size frets. The fretboard is wrapped by a single ply-white binding that contrasts the overall dark theme of the guitar. The slightly longer 8 Inline Pointed headstock is designed to make room for the added strings.

For the electronics, B.C. Rich equipped this guitar with a pair of Duncan Designed Blackout humbuckers that are built to reproduce the extended sonic range of the instrument. The pickups are wired to a basic 3-way toggle switch, dedicated volume knobs for each pickup and one master tone knob. Other hardware include black die cast tuning keys, black dome knobs and black 8-string fixed bridge.

8-string guitars are not necessarily new, but what makes the BC Rich Warlock Lucky 8 guitar very interesting is its affordable price tag. This black 8-string shred machine has an MSRP of $700, and is currently retailing online for just under $450. It is definitely a practical and budget friendly choice for players that are looking to expand their sonic range. For more information and other details, visit B.C. Rich.

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