Bc rich serial number dating
Finally it morphed into the Eagle shape with no sharp points.Most references to BCR serialization miss this point.After Class Axe took over there were a number of different serial schemes designated for the American, Asian and Bolt-on guitars.This model was made popular by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Neil Giraldo (guitarist and also husband of Pat Benatar) also played his Eagle on some of her early albums and videos. 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 is an American brand of acoustic and electric (bass) guitars founded by Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969. Rich gained a broader exposure with the popularity of heavy metal and has since often been linked to that music scene. Rich instruments are custom-made in the USA whereas the mid and low budget models are produced in different countries in Asia.The Seagull shape was uncomfortable for some to play due to the sharp upper point and the sharp lower point that dug into the leg sitting down.It was redesigned several times including a smoother lower point, a Junior version with simpler electronics and a pointless version which is quite rare.
Due to contract issues between Neal Moser and Hanser Holdings Int'l, only 16 of the PMS models were produced.
Beginning in 1976, the numbers started with the year then the number of production (YYXXX).
Since more than 1000 guitars were produced many years, the numbers became increasingly inaccurate through the 1980s, ending up about 4 years behind (i.e.
The Bich guitar was never owned by Bernie Rico/BC Rich.
The design was licensed to BC Rich under contract with Neal Moser.
His contribution was the iconic setup with coil taps, a phase switch, a Varitone and a defeatable active preamp (or two in some models).