BC Rich Villain One Electric Guitar

BC Rich Villain One

The BC Rich Villain One, a great looking super strat built for the hard rock fans amongst us.

If you like your super strats then you will like this.  New for 2014 from BC Rich is the Villain Series of guitars which aim to deliver everything that you would expect from a super strat style guitar.  The first Villain to be launched is the BC Rich Villain One and I have to say that it looks the business.

BC Rich are the guitar company of choice if you want your guitars hard and heavy with the occasional razor sharp edge.  But they also do a mean line in super strats and with the launch this year of the Villain Series they look to be extending their range to suit the tastes of guitarists who are after something a little less pointy.

First thing to say is that the BC Rich Villain One is a damn fine looking guitar.  Cut from a lovely piece of basswood the body is heavily contoured and finished in a great looking trans black finish.  The bolt on neck is maple and features a 24 fret rosewood fretboard that has a comfortable feel and is great to play.

In terms of electrics the BC Rich Villain One has a single coil in the neck and middle position and a humbucker in the bridge position.  The pick-ups are the custom made BC Rich Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched (BDSM) pick-ups.  Try saying that in the middle of a metal solo!  The BDSM pickups were designed by BC Rich to give a solid sound as well as being durable while delivering high output.  Well that is the technical spec anyway.  In playing terms the BDSM humbucker combined with the two single coil pickups deliver a great tone both clean and distorted and the tonal spectrum should keep most guitarists happy.  The pick-ups can be accessed through a five way selector switch and there are master volume and tone controls allowing you to squeeze a great sound out of the guitar.

The BC Rich Villain One is fitted with a vintage tremolo unit.  This might not suit everyone but as tremolo units go is very stable and should tolerate some mild whammy bar antics if not full on dives and pull backs.

All in all this is a great looking guitar which is built extremely well and certainly plays well.  If you are looking for a great rock guitar which can give you a great sound and tonal range but does not look quite as pointy as the normal BC Rich fare then the BC Rich Villain one could be worth a look.

Buy now from Gear 4 Music for £319

BC Rich Villain One Electric Guitar
BridgeVintage Tremolo
NeckBolt on Maple
Frets24 Jumbo frets
Nut width43 mm standard nut
Neck radius16"
Scale length648 mm / 25.5"
Bridge pickupBC Rich BDSM Humbucker
Middle PickupBC Rich BDSM single coil
Neck pickupBC Rich BDSM single coil
Pickup switching5 way Selector switch
Controls1 master volume and 1 tone control
HardwareBC Rich Diecast Black
Recommended retail price£319
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