Even more extreme than the already eccentric BC Rich guitar designs, the Draco V offers one of the most deadly body styles around. From its extremely beveled top to the wicked looking BC Rich headstock, the Draco V bellows from its twin rail neck pickup and screams from the HOT Rockfield Fat Ass bridge pickup. Much like the Dragon it was named after, the Draco V looks and sounds ferocious.
BC Rich Draco V Features
- Mahogany Body with Beveled Top
- Neck Through Construction
- 24 Fret Ebony Fingerboard
- Rockfield Fat Ass and Twin Rail Humbuckers
- Grover Tuners and Tune-O-Matic Bridge
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.
B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. They utilize it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high end guitars. This construction starts with premium North American maple or Mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear. The neck-through construction also allows us to cut away more of the body and neck at the neck joint which provides comfort that no bolt-on or set-neck could offer. You will find the neck through feature on all of our top of the line B.C. Rich models.
Rockfield Fat Ass Bridge Pickup
Aggressive in its own right, the Rockfield Fat Ass bridge pickup was designed for a specific group players in mind. The players that have those crazy super acrobatic playing styles that we all stare at in amazement. The ones at the gig that make everything look so effortless and easy. This pickups custom designed bobbins house larger pole pieces that help transfer string vibration from pulls, bends and leads so the user gets less tonal drop off and better articulation and note definition. The Rockfield Fat Ass has a well balanced overall tone that is mean and bold with major sustain, huge bottom end and cutting mids and highs that jump out at you. Each note is full and rings true from this pickup while you take advantage of a look that is that just plain mean and in your face.
Twin Rail Neck Pickup
Great pickup for Bridge or neck but designed to compliment the Fat Ass bridge pickup in the neck position. This pickup has a full round tone that helps transfer string vibration from pulls, bends and leads so the user gets less tonal drop off and better articulation and note definition. This is made possible by the custom designed bobbins that house the larger pole pieces. Custom wound with a little less bite but still just as aggressive, this pickup has great balance and sustain with a huge low end response and mids and highs that scream and cut for an tone that is truly inspiring.