What’s on the bench. This unfinished Bernie Rico Junior Jekyll 27/7 seven string guitar was submitted to GMW for full buff and assembly work. The client also provided a new Original Floyd Rose seven string bridge, a Bernie Rico Junior anodized aluminum truss rod cover plate, and a set of DiMarzio Liquifire 7 (DP-707) and Crunch lab 7 (DP-708) seven string pickups. All other hardware and electrical components, including a set of reverse headstock Grover mini Rotomatics tuners, were provided by GMW. After the guitar was buffed, and the frets milled and dressed, the guitar was assembled. This job is done! -Lee
The Fate Guitar, a true story:
She was born and hand signed by her creator, Bernie Rico Sr. in 1998, and a boy in a distant land saw her picture on this novelty called Internet. He would keep watching and showing that image of an unbelievably beautiful instrument, that happened to bear his initial on it's forehead, to his friends and fellow guitarists for almost two decades.
Fate had it that she would stay unplayed for 19 years until one day they would be united. The boy, much older now, had moved to her country of origin and couldn't believe when she surfaced out in the real world.
That boy was me and today I can barely believe that one of my all-time dream guitars made it's way into my hands. It feels surreal. Most of what I know about them instruments (and a lot of my English) was learnt from the website that to this day holds it's picture on the header of that model's page as a display of how beautiful they can be.
I must now put it to use making what it was born to make, but hasn't so far. I am thankful to God for having saved it for me for almost two decades. It has not one single scratch or shred of rust on it.
You can see the picture as I saw nearly 20 years ago here: http://edroman.com/guitars/bcrich/mockingbird.htm