BC Rich Shredzilla Prophecy Archtop with EverTune bridge review

A pair of high-powered DiMarzio humbuckers and a bridge that's always in tune is the making of a shred monster

B.C. Rich Shredzilla Prophecy Archtop
(Image: © B.C. Rich)

Guitar World Verdict

With its outstanding construction, pro-quality parts and stellar tones, the B.C. Rich Shredzilla Prophecy Archtop provides the ideal platform for the impressive, revolutionary EverTune bridge.


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    High-powered pickups with searing tones.

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    Coil-tap feature makes it surprisingly versatile.

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    EverTune bridge is consistently impressive.

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    Fast and playable neck.

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    Eye-catching finish.


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    Finish will be too ostentatious for some.

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For those guitarists out there who want to try the revolutionary EverTune bridge pre-installed in an instrument, the choices at most retailers are somewhat limited – although the selection is improving. 

Fortunately, the following companies offer EverTune-equipped models factory direct: B.C. Rich, ESP, Schecter, Framus, Jackson, Ibanez and Solar, with models coming by the end of the year from Dean and Epiphone. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.