B.C. Rich Warlock
The B.C. Rich Warlock is an iconic electric guitar model known for its distinctive and aggressive shape. Introduced in the late 1970s, it quickly gained popularity among rock and metal musicians for its edgy design and powerful sound. The Warlock was part of B.C. Rich’s “Pointy Series” and featured a sharp angular body with extended horns, often adorned with elaborate graphics or finishes. The guitar’s body construction typically included a solid mahogany or maple body, a bolt-on or neck-through construction, and dual humbucking pickups, making it well-suited for heavy tones and shredding solos. Over the years, the B.C. Rich Warlock has become synonymous with metal music and remains a favorite choice for players seeking an instrument that stands out visually and sonically.
The B.C. Rich Warlock has been wielded by numerous notable players throughout its history. One prominent guitarist associated with the Warlock is Kerry King of Slayer, who has been seen using his customized B.C. Rich Warlock on stage for years, contributing to the guitar’s association with extreme metal. Another famous player is Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, who embraced the Warlock’s rebellious image during the band’s heyday. Dimebag Darrell of Pantera also showcased his virtuosity on a customized Warlock, further solidifying the guitar’s status in the world of heavy music. These guitarists, among many others, have helped establish the B.C. Rich Warlock as an iconic instrument in the realm of rock and metal, renowned for its aggressive aesthetics and powerful sound.
Features & Specs for the BC Rich Warlock
- Body Shape: Warlock
- Body Material: Mahogany or Maple (solid body)
- Neck Construction: Bolt-on or Neck-through
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Ebony
- Number of Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 25.5 inches (64.8 cm)
- Pickups: Dual humbucking pickups (some models may have additional pickup configurations or single-coil pickups)
- Controls: Volume and tone knobs, pickup selector switch
- Bridge: Fixed bridge or Floyd Rose tremolo system (depending on the model)
- Tuning Machines: Die-cast or locking tuners
- Nut Material: Graphite or synthetic material
- Inlays: Depending on the model, it may feature unique inlays such as tribal designs, dot inlays, or custom designs.
- Hardware: Typically chrome or black hardware (may vary depending on the model)
- Finish: Various finishes are available, including solid colors, metallics, or graphic designs.