VINTAGE 1985 B.C. Rich “Bich” – Made in the USA -Quilt Top Tone Monster

$ 10999.00

1985- Early ‘86 
B. C. Rich Bich “The Kid”
Made in the USA 

SN#: 89114
Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz’s
Slim Tapered D Profile Neck with 
plenty of Girth as you move down 
Comes with Case Pictured


Life’s a “bich”…until you own one… This baby was the wet dream of every young shredder back in 1978 and it continues to drop jaws and excite players and collectors 36 years later.  

The Bich was introduced in 1978 following the success of B.C. Rich’s other solidbody guitars, which included the Mockingbird, the Seagull, and the Eagle.  The roots of the B.C. Rich brand come from a maker of Flamenco and Classical guitars back in the 60’s in East Los Angeles. The introduction of the Bich in 1978 turned the company’s direction from building acoustic guitars for traditional Spanish and Mexican music, to building the pointy guitars that would rock players ‘like a hurricane’ in the ‘80s.

The Bich is a pointy guitar, but the points have purpose. B.C. Rich founder and president, Bernie Rico, had been throwing guitar ideas around with fellow guitar designer Dave Bunker. A guitar designer named Neal Moser, had a concept for a 10-string guitar and got involved with the duo. Eventually the trio created a spectacular guitar and that is how the Bich was born. The bizarre pie-shaped wedge cut out from the guitar’s bottom actually serves a purpose.  It provides the space needed for the additional tuners required to be a 10-string guitar. This weird and unconventional guitar led to certain rockers posing suggestively with the guitar as if it was a law against nature and this further led to the desire of all players needing to get their hands on one. The finish on this Bich is a jaw dropping translucent red with a slight undertone of hazy, metallic purple at certain angles. The pictures do this guitar a lot of justice, but when you set eyes on her in person, you are bound to be blown away. 

Cult favorite players such as Slash, MIck Taylor, Neil Geraldo, Joe Perry, and Craig Chaquico brewed up some pretty awesome riffs on these guitars. It wasn’t just the looks for most aficionados,The Bich, like other early B.C. Rich guitars, was adorned with switches. A signature B.C. Rich characteristic in which the saying, ‘the more the merrier’ comes to fruition. Players benefited from the guitar’s over-the-top electronics. There was a six-position Varitone circuit, mini-toggles that activated on-board preamps, pickup phase reversal, one big toggle serving as the pickup selector, and a few volume and tone pots that led to the ability of blasting your head off when you cranked the amp up. It has a black solid ebony fretboard on top of a tapered D profile neck that gets fatter as you move down. The three piece quilted maple body with neck through construction are rock solid and eye catching to say the least. It has been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal tone and playability. Everything functions flawlessly and the neck is perfectly straight. It plays effortlessly and sounds sounds amazing thanks to the slight hotter than a PAF dual cream bobbin hum bucking pickups. The sick looks and mojo will have heads turning and jaws dropping when then this Bich is heard belting out some serious rock. It is extremely versatile tone wise but perfectly capable and willing of shredding with the best of them. Studio or stage worthy and in collection worthy original condition, this beast its the perfect compliment to your stash. Don’t snooze and miss out on this incredible piece of B.C. Rich History. 

This awesome piece of BC Rich history is in great shape for being made in ’78. (43 Years Old) The bumps and bruises are part of the territory when a guitar is as rad and bad-ass as this one is to play. You will find small dings, indentations, scuffs and scratches, but they just let you kn ow how hard she is to put down, and add to the overall Mojo of this classic shredder. Don’t miss your chance to strap on your big boy pants and see what real metal playing is about!


FEATURES:

• Two Dual High Output Humbucking Pick-Ups
• Pickup Selector Switch
• One Volume Control Per Pickup
• Master Tone Control
• Ebony Fretboard
• Quilted Maple Top

It has just been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal playability and tone. It has low action with no buzzing or dead spots and is an absolute joy to play. It has been deep cleaned and detailed. All guitars will arrive looking and playing great. The frets have been dressed/polished and the fingerboard was cleaned. (Unfinished Rosewood and Ebony boards get treated with Fret Doctor – a proprietary all natural oil that is the best on the market) It was professionally set up and has brand new strings, the action was adjusted, the intonation is spot on and it plays excellent. All the electronics work flawlessly.

Neck is perfectly straight and the truss rod works with no issues

Intonation is spot-on

It has been professionally set up with nice low action & new American made strings.

If needed, the frets will be dressed leveled & crowned

All frets are polished prior to shipping when they are set up – They will shine like new!

A demo video will be recorded prior to shipping.

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