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The biggest curiosity for me, is that I am pretty sure all NJ series BC Rich guitars were made either in Japan or Korea, but this one has a Models such as the Warlock, Beast and Bich have all been slipping since they were. In November of B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format HI ALL I HAVE AN NJ SERIES, MOCKINGBIRD, MADE IN JAPAN ON. After the B.C. Rich NJ Series was also being made by Cort in Korea. See section titled "IMPORT SERIAL DATING INFO +" on how to ID these serials Bass Warlock, Bich and Ironbird were also available in
The Mockingbird model experienced a resurgence in the early s through Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash after he played one on the Use Your Illusion world tour. The Bich string guitar was the brain-child of Neal Moser. During his time with BC Rich, he conceived, designed, and built the first Bich string prototype guitar.
Neal Moser retains ownership of the original body templates. The "Bich" can also be categorized as a guitar that "brings out" Heavy Metal and such genres.
These hand-carved wonders were built off of Neal Moser's original body templates, using the same exotic woods black African walnut, maple and Brazilian rosewood as the original prototype model. These have become highly prized by BC Rich collectors due to the limited production number. These limited edition models are considered to represent the last of the true BC Rich guitars. The original prototype is currently owned by Dan Lawrence. Dave Mustaine of the American heavy metal band, Megadethwas known to use the 10 string variant of the Bich throughout the early s.
The guitar was reportedly pawned, without Mustaine's knowledge, by Megadeth lead guitarist, Chris Poland. The current whereabouts of the guitar are unknown. Rich Warlock model in the early s helped push B.
Rich into the heavy metal music genre. Its popularity continues with players such as Slayer guitarist Kerry King. The variation on this one, the B. Rich Revenge Warlock, sports a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, mahogany body, chrome hardware and the authentic widow headstock.
Ironbird[ edit ] Designed by Joey Rico inthe Ironbird gained some popularity amongst heavy metal guitarists, including Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel. The original model had a pointed reverse headstock, whereas the 21st Century version has a regular pointed headstock. Acrylic Series[ edit ] These guitars are made completely of acrylic and their bodies are transparent, making the electronics inside visible.
The original run of the acrylic models featured a standard bolt-on maple neck with wood headstock, but later models featured an acrylic headstock, matching the color of the body and making the overall appearance of the guitar more attractive.
Dating a BC Rich by serial
Acrylic is more dense than most woods specific gravity of acrylic is 1. Other features[ edit ] Like Rickenbacker and JacksonB. Moser's is the koa prototype. Next, were some samples of electrics.
Don't remember how many. Probably where Spence's Wave came from. I'm pretty sure that he had it painted blue-green pearl without telling anyone and customized it.
Then, there was the 20' container of Ricos that was not full. We were already on Chico St. I'd think there were mixed pieces. Included were solid colors with an especially ugly green color, and natural stuff.
Then, the ads and the lawsuit. Me and Bernie talked.
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He didn't want to call them BC Rich. But, what else could we do?
After all, the Ricos were part to end the knock-offs by Aria, Ibanez, and the other unimaginative guitar companies in Japan and to offer a Rich guitar for less money. You'll cheapen the line in the publics eye.
But, Rico was already in the works.Back in Black - BC Rich Bich NJ Series guitar
Series Nagoya, Japan logo was put in place to differentiate the lines. I don't know anything about SN and I don't remember the dates.
But, I do remember that it was when I was in Japan and saw that there were 3 companies in the Nagoya area making Rico guitars.
So, the confusion about SN and models and all the other things you guys are trying to figure out might just be answered in that there were 3 companies making the instruments.
And, don't ask me which one made which. Not even the Japanese guys I've talked to remember that. Rich Japanese Imports After the B. Rich import guitar lines introduced.
These were serialed with a? This was still before the introduction of the NJ Series. This headstock and logo are similar to the early NJ series. This is completely incorrect - N.