B.C. Rich announces Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth model guitars

2nd Apr 2008 | 17:24

B.C. Rich announces Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth model guitars
B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth guitar Standard
Nothing standard about this
B.C. Rich announces Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth model guitars
B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth guitar Handcrafted
Made with precision and purpose

Legendary player gets posthumous axes

As the singer, rhythm/lead guitar player and main songwriter of the band Death, the late Chuck Schuldiner has been hailed as 'the father of death metal.' B.C. Rich pays tribute with two appropriately named guitars.

Like the guitarist who inspired them, both the handcrafted and standard B.C. Rich Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth guitars mean business. Both models feature neck-through construction, alder bodies, ebony fretboards and a single Dimarzio X2N pickup to reproduce the same tones that was easily identifiable as "Chuck's" tone.

According to B.C. Rich Product Director Rock Clouser, "We designed the Chuck Schuldiner Tribute Stealth with great care. We wanted a guitar that can proudly represent Chuck's legacy and his indelible mark on guitarists and the death metal genre. Although Chuck owned many B.C. Rich guitars, this black, single-pickup Stealth was probably the most recognizable B.C. Rich that Chuck played. We're very excited to offer the Tribute Stealth as well as a handcrafted version. Chuck was a great person as well as guitarist and we're very proud to be a part of his legacy and to assist his family while doing so."

The Tribute will be available late summer. Orders are currently being accepted for the handcrafted Tribute Stealth. A portion of the proceeds of each instrument goes directly to the family of Chuck Schuldiner.

Specs for the standard model:

Construction: neck through
Body wood: alder
Top style: bevel top
Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatics
Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 24-5/8"
Bridge: wrap around
Pickups: Dimarzio X2N
Controls: 1 volume
Color: onyx

Specs for the handcrafted model:

Construction: neck through
Body wood: alder
Top style: bevel top
Tuners: Grover Mini Rotomatics
Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 24-5/8"
Bridge: B.C. Rich Quad bridge
Pickups: Dimarzio X2N
Controls: 1 volume
Color: onyx

The list price for the standard model is $1,390.00 US, while the handcrafted version goes for $4,200.00US. For more information, visit the official B.C. Rich website.

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