BC Rich Kerry King Beast V Guitar
Inspired by Kerry King, the Beast V is an unholy alliance between the BC Rich famous Beast body shape and Speed V design.
Few Electric Guitarists have made the impact on the Metal Genre that the mighty Kerry King of Slayer has. For well over a quarter of a century his frantic solos and thunderous riffs have reigned supreme over those of lesser acts and have survived in a genre where few make it so far. In order to get this far such an artist requires an Electric Guitar to be able to handle the relentless usage they are subjected to performance after performance.
BC Rich guitars have been Kerry King’s choice for many years. Here the B.C. Rich Kerry King Beast V Electric Guitar allows players of all skill levels, access to the quality required by a master of his craft at a price that’s affordable.
Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.
A number of B.C. Rich guitars use a classic Bolt-on construction. On these instruments a neck (typically maple) is bolted on with 4 screws to the body. This construction offers some added flexibility in the instruments adjustment and provides the option to change the neck in the future.
B.C. Rich BDSM Pickups:
B.C. Rich designed their BDSM humbucking pickups to provide a solid sound and to be durable while delivering high output. BDSM stands for Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched. Which simply means that the pickup is designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies accurately (broad dynamic). Then they are tested and matched in pairs (Neck and Bridge) by their inherent individual and signature tonal and output characteristics to give a solidly balanced tone (sonically matched).
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Body wood: Basswood
- Top style: Bevel top
- Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
Headstock & Neck:
- Tuners: B.C. Rich® die-cast™
- Fretboard: rosewood
- Frets: 24 jumbo
- Scale: 25 1/2″
Pickups & Hardware:
- Pickups: B.C. Rich® B.S.D.M.™
- Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone and 1 three-way toggle