1998 B.C. Rich USA  Evil Red Beast Brian Hoffman Prototype Model

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B C Rich USA Made Beast this is the very first Beast Guitar the rare red prototype designed by Deicide Guitarist Brian Hoffman around 1998. Brian told me he drew the design of his evil menacing Beast on a paper napkin and went to Bernie Rico SR, and his son Rico jr sometime in mid 1998 to ask them to build this guitar he designed. Brian told me they told him at that time when inquiring about having the guitar built, "money talks bullshit walks" for whatever that bit of info may be worth. This same prototype red B C Rich Beast guitar was featured on the B C Rich Guitars 1999 catalog front cover. I bought this first Beast guitar from Brian a few years back as he was attempting to start his own custom designed guitar building business. I believe the body of this Beast is maple with sort of a quilted maple top, as well as the neck thru is maple and this is a fairly heavy guitar also. The guitar has some binding on the top as well as on the neck and headstock. The pickups are EMG one volume and one tone knob and a 3 way selector switch, all the hardware including the Grover Imperial style Tuners and Kahler Locking Tremolo is black.  The fretboard has 22 frets in new condition still and is I believe maple wood, finished in a red lacquer as Brian originally designed this Beast, and the inlays are the B C Rich Crown inlays. The guitar is in excellent un played condition there are some few very slight dings to it and a few smudges and some very few slight scuffs here and there on this guitar. Brian told me he never played this guitar onstage with Deicide as he did not want it to get beat up with wear and tear, and I have not ever seen any pictures of him performing with this actual prototype Beast guitar onstage either. This first rare prototype Beast guitar comes in the original flight case that was custom made for the guitar when Brian received the finished guitar around 1999. I have a basic COA/bill of sale handwritten on a sheet of notebook paper, and signed by Brian when he sold the guitar to me. Some people frequently bash Brian and Deicide in online metal guitar forums, both of the hoffman brothers Brian and Eric are legend and well known in the death metal world. I found Brian to be easy going and super friendly person in my transactions and conversations with him, when buying this prototype Beast Guitar from him. This collectible rare B C Rich Beast prototype guitar and the trem arm will be well securely packed in its flight case, and further boxed in a sturdy U-line box with sufficient pack materials. Shipping through Fed Ex Ground insured for the declared value, signature delivery required by Fed Ex.

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Excellent (Used)
B.C. Rich
Evil Beast Red
Made In
United States

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Clint's Vintage Gear Garage
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Clint's Vintage Gear Garage

Kansas City, MO, United States
Joined: Mar 2014

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