B.C. Rich pay tribute to death metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner with new Stealth signature guitar
18.05.2021

B.C. Rich pay tribute to death metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner with new Stealth signature guitar

Words by Will Brewster

Celebrating the work of the iconic Death guitarist.

There’s few names that carry as much clout in heavy circles than Chuck Schuldiner.

Dubbed by many to be the ‘Father of Death Metal’, the seminal guitarist and vocalist founded Floridan trailblazers Death in 1983 and released seven albums with the band until his passing in 2001, with his surgical approach to guitar playing and brutal vocal delivery helping to lay the blueprint for the genre as we know it today.

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To honour his longstanding influence and celebrate his legacy 20 years after his passing, B.C. Rich have today unleashed a signature guitar based on a single pickup Stealth model favoured by Schuldiner over the span of his career.

Serving as a replica of the Death frontman’s neck-thru Stealth guitar, the guitar is available as both USA and Korean-made versions, with B.C. Rich stating that the model “proudly represents Chuck’s legacy and (his) indelible mark on guitarists and the death metal genre”.

Boasting an alder body with a three-piece maple neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard, the guitar also comes loaded with a DiMarzio X2N hum bucker as per Chuck’s original model, with a single volume knob being the only controls located on the guitar.

Other appointments include a wrap-around bridge and Grover mini tuners, as well as diamond fretboard inlays and a glossy black finish.

Orders for both USA Custom Shop and Korean Import models are open now, with units expected to ship in August this year.

Head to B.C. Rich Guitars for more information.