Overall Rating: I have been playing for 10 years now, starting with the most crappy guitars, and having played a Jackson with EMG's the last few years, i was basically looking for a topquality guitar which would give me a moreversatile sound and woul...
Overall Rating: I have been playing for 10 years now, starting with the most crappy guitars, and having played a Jackson with EMG's the last few years, i was basically looking for a topquality guitar which would give me a moreversatile sound and would last me a lifetime. This guitar has it all: wonderful sound and stunning looks, this guitar is a dream!
Features: This is an original US built 1995 Eagle Archtop Supreme in a beautiful rare deep translucent blue finish. It is a neckthru 24 frets model, with a beautiful white binding all around. Top is beautifully quilted, neck has ebony fretboard with stunning abalone clouds inlay.
Pickups are 2 Dimarzio humbuckers, 2 volume knobs, 1 trebleknob and a pickup switch, simple but effective setup. hardware includes quad bridge and Grover imperial tuners.
This guitar is esthetically the summit of beauty, the rare, never before seen blue finish attracts immediate attention, the Eagle model is not one of the infamous radical looking models made by BC Rich, but the subtle shape closely resembling a PRS(though thsi model is older!) sporting a beautiful archtop is very appealing to the eye indeed
Sound Quality: To be short: AMAZING!!! I am using a crappy amp in conjuncion with a simple Boss distortion pedal and an old Korg effects board, which i rarely use, because i prefer natural sound. Also tested it on a Marshall Valvestate 80-watt amp. I mainly play metal/hardrock in the Iron Maiden style and these Dimarzio humbuckers scream, without any unwanted noise or fuzz. No matter how far you tune up the distortion, the sound remains clear, every note is clearly distinguishable. One minor setback might be that the output might be too much, and you find yourself tuning your settings down The bridge pickup has a razorsharp sound, with a lot of punch, but i especially like the neck pickup, which has a warm sound beyond belief! Rich lush tones galore! Although these pickups are mean as hell, i still think this guitar is suitable for any kind of music. When playing clean without any effect the neck pickup creates a warm and very clear sound, again no unwanted noise
Reliability/Durability: I am pretty much a player, and this guitar is almost too beautiful to play. Then again the nearly perfect sound gives me no other option than play the bloody thing! The guitar feels very solid, Rich's neckthru construction gives extra stability (and sustain) and topquality hardware is used only only. Still i think this guitar might not appeal to the standard metalhead, because you wouldn't want to ruin the delicate beauty of this guitar. But whether that's a negative point? not in my case...