I'm going to keep this thread regularily updated I guess the way the headstock angle goes doesn't matter but to be honest I'm more of a tuner facing up kind of guy... The company started to make electric guitars in the 1970s that were notable for their atypical body shapes. The company briefly switched owners in the 1990s before being acquired in the 2000s by Hanser Music Group, a distribution company based in Hebron, Kentucky. C Rich has since been acquired by Praxis Musical based in Orange, California. A somewhat odd design, ostensibly based on a toilet seat shape, this guitar was designed by Bernie Rico. Rich's and haven't been disappointed with any of them. I want to know the year of production and the producer. Would I be better off with the guitar version just change the strings and pick-ups to bass, in which case would the pick-ups accommodate 6 stings? Thanks - Amukcanuk I bought my Ironbird via e Bay, long ago, the most recent NAMM explains current import neck throughs are really just set neck (like a Gibson LP is) and not a full neck through body construction with wings or stringers construction like a USA built guitar, my question is, has this always been true of the budget 'import' line? The guy I bought it from must have had no clue on what he was doing. Anyway I have done tons of research and cant get any actual info about it. it has two vol, one tone kahler flyer 24 fret dot inlays and EMG's play's like a dream and screams like a nightmare.. It has a Floyd rose lisenced tremolo single locking kinda like a 80s model charvel ch-120 bridge, it has 2 knobs 3 way switch and mini switch. Has 22 fret neck OK I have a red platinum series virgin it has a Floyd rose licensed tremolo just like the 80s model charvel ch-120 tremolos it has all gold colored hardware and the serial number is 25580 on the back of the neck plate I can't find the year it was made anywere . BCRICH RICH Model: 52210674 The design is like the SSSBO signature model The head is the head of Warlock, and the body has the body of RICH. I like the feel of the BC Rich Widow and while there are the three models (guitar, 4-string bass and 5-string bass), is there such a thing as a 6-string bass? so it's a mauve ish, color with a blue pearl under tone numbered B 3836 on the back plate I just really wanted to know the year and origin. OK I have a red platinum series virgin with a reverse headstock and gold colored hardware. Jay I have a BC Rich, according to the writing on the headstock, that I purchased new in 1986 or 1987. Grover tuners, Floyd Rose locking tremolo, two exposed humbucker pickups, 1-tone, 1-volume, 3-way toggle switch. Vintage type six on a side headstock with black overlay. However, I'm positive I purchased the guitar in '86-'87. If so, what model and approximate year of manufacture? The neck is satin with what appears to be an ebony fret board. Based on the serial number and being a bolt on neck, it should be from 2000.Slayer's Kerry King, Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine, Lita Ford, Ginger Wildheart of the Wildhearts, and Pat O'Brien of Cannibal Corpse are just some of the metal messiahs who crank out riff after riff on B. Of course, if you're already a serious player who is looking for a truly intimidating beast of a guitar, you'll want to get your hands on the Rich Bich 10 Supreme Electric Guitar. Rich guitars are sure to get you noticed when you're on the stage. For example, if you're a beginner looking for their first killer electric guitar, you'll want to take a look at the Bronze Series Warlock.
Hi, Just a wee bit of background about myself I am 29, and have been playing guitar/bass for 15 years . They beat every competitor in every dep., build quality, sound, variety of woods, pickups etc, support was fantastic and so on. Related News: The Best Heavy Metal Guitars - includes the B. They are well made and could fool most people I have to say Hello! I have recently acquired a son of the beast in cherry red and black. It has a single volume,single tone, a three position pick up switch and what looks like a single coil cut out switch. it also has a 22 fret maple neck and red reverse headstock with gold BC rich logo and says licensed by BC rich. I have had my warlock for 18 yrs (one of my first guitars) and am now looking to sell but i'm struggling to properly identify it.
Rich’s origin can be traced to Bernardo’s Guitar Shop at 2716 Brooklyn Avenue, in Los Angeles.
The folk boom led to the shop’s production of steel-string acoustics, which featured Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce tops, and Honduran mahogany necks with Gaboon ebony fingerboards.
By the early ’60s, folk music had become popular and folk artists started bringing in their acoustic steel-string guitars to the shop for repairs.
Photo by Andy Caulfield During the ’80s, the wild shapes of B. Rich guitars proved to be the perfect match for the over-the-top theatrics of the burgeoning heavy metal craze. Father and son brought bodies in from Mexico, had them painted and assembled at the shop for mariachi, classical, and folk musicians.