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BC Rich Bass Guitars

BC Rich Website              
"Bernardo Chavez Rico was an unlikely character to develop distinctive electric guitars. ?Bernie? was an accomplished Flamenco acoustic player. From the early to mid 60s..."
BC Rich Wiki  "B.C. Rich is a manufacturer of guitars and bass guitars founded by the late Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969. Currently, most B.C. Rich guitars are manufactured in Asia, but luthiers of the company's custom shop continue to hand-make instruments. The Hanser Music Group, based in Kentucky, operates B.C. Rich. As of 2001, no member of the Rico family is involved in the company...."

For Dating BC Rich Guitars please follow this link to an article on Dolphin Music.

Also see...  BC Rich is owned by the Hanser Music Group

BC Rich Players ForumThe B.C. Rich Players Forum -- A fabulous resource to anything to do with B.C. Rich basses (and guitars too).  The members are quite passionate about this brand.

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List of BC Rich Basses
Released Model Name Comments


Gibson EB-3 copy Not simply neck through - 1 solid piece of mahogany! 10 made
1974 Seagull  
1976 Seagull II  
1976 Mockingbird Designed by Johnny Go Go in Dec of 75.
1976 Eagle (updated replacement for the Seagull was originally called the Bodine bass)
1978 Bich Bass released in both 4 & 8 string versions (Neal Moser prototype 10 string guitar built in 77)
1981 Warlock  
1983 Ironbird, Stealth, Wave, Widow  
1984 Fatbob  
1985 ST III  
1986 Assassin  
1987 Gunslinger, Innovator, Outlaw  
1992 Virgin  
1995 Ignitor, V  
1999 Beast  
2004 Virgo  
2005 Dagger, Zombie  
2007 Draco  
List provided by BROCK of the BC Rich Players Forum


The Moser Custom Shop "Acid Pit" website has an amazing article about the history of BC Rich.  If you are looking for history on this brand, this is a must to see.       

Bich Supreme 8-string

BC Rich Bich Supremem 8-string


In my view the Mockingbird is the classic BC Rich bass...

Mockingbird Guitar

BC Rich Wave Bass Guitar




Title: BC Rich Guitars & Bass Guitars
Mfg: BC Rich
Bass Builder?: Yes
Models:  Seagull, Seagull II, Mockingbird, Eagle, Bich Bass, Warlock, Ironbird, Stealth, Wave, Widow, Fatbob, ST III, Assassin, Gunslinger, Innovator, Outlaw, Virgin, Ignitor, V, Beast, Virgo,2005 Dagger, Zombie, Draco
Categories:  [Bass: 4-String] [Bass: 8-String (4x2)] [Boutique] [Currently In Production]
Country:   US [us]  Locale: CA, Los Angles
External links:  
Page History... 
Added guitar dating link to Dolphin Music: September 7, 2013
Last Update: February 17, 2013
Previous Update: December 17, 2012
Previous Update: September 27, 2011

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