The joint between B.C. Rich and Slayer’s Kerry King will continue to produce new models this year, for now only two models have been unveiled and will be officially introduced at this year’s Winter NAMM show. The new guitars are Kerry King Beast V and Beast V NT, both models share the same body design that is a mix between previously existing models Beast (one of the most classic B.C. Rich designs) and Speed V (similar to the Flying V design) and other specifications like 24 frets, neck profile and woods.
These models don’t share other features like, so B.C. Rich Kerry King Beast V will come with Tune-o-matic bridge with string thru tailpiece and B.D.S.M. humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switch and volume and tone controls. There also have been unveiled some features of the B.C. Rich Kerry King Beast V NT model, neck through construction, active custom humbucker pickups, Kahler tremolo bridge, 3-way pickup switch and volume and two tone controls.
These models will come in different finishes, the Kerry King Beast V will come with black finish with chrome hardware and uncovered pickups, while the Kerry King Beast V NT will feature grey finish with black hardware and no inlays. There have been no announcements on price nor release date about these models, but they sure will be released after the Winter NAMM show.