B.C. Rich “Son of a Rich”
These were B.C. Rich’s first attempt at a discount line in the early ’80s [before the B.C. Rico imports which became the B.C. Rich N.J. (Nagoya, Japan) series after a lawsuit from the Rico Reed Company]. They were made (at least in part) by Wayne Charvel, & had quite a few structural problems (although if it’s lasted this long, I’m sure it’s fine). Still for a discount guitar they had some impressive specs, Grover tuners (bullseyes in this case), brass quadramatic bridge, Bill Lawrence pickup (in this case, not sure if that’s original)
Also available were the Eagle shaped “Nighthawk,” & the Mockingbird shaped “Phoenix.”
A classic era B.C. Rich Mockingbird
The first B.C. Rich Bich Doubleneck EVER
I generally stay away from modern B.C. Richs, but this wave is kind’a fun. I still think the wave looks better as a bass (the way it was designed) though.
By the time these pics were taken in 1987 B.C. Rich was declining, however these shop shots are still fun