BC Rich Guitars

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About BC Rich Guitars

BC Rich guitars are famous for their sharp, over the top, extroverted designs. These extreme 'shape' guitars have proven a big hit with the Metal fraternity since their inception in the early 70s. BC Rich have several iconic guitars within their roster and have been played by some of the most celebrated players in heavy music. The 80s hair metal scene was when Bernie Rico's wild designs first caught on, before being seen in the arms of bands like Slayer and Sepultura.

The uncompromising nature of BC Rich's designs continues with the specifications: high output pickups, flat radius fingerboards and jumbo frets are standard issue for this brand. BC Rich guitars are made both in the USA as Custom Shop pieces in the Far East as production models. They often display classic touches such as dazzling figured Maple tops to provide contrast with their edgy body shapes and aggressive sound.

BC Rich is all about hard rock and metal. If you are too then get yourself down to your nearest guitarguitar store and check out these iconic guitars for yourself! As a major authorised UK BC Rich dealer, we have all of the essential shapes in stock and ready to rock. Visit us today or take a look at our entire selection online and have your favourite BC Rich delivered to you!

Frequently Asked Questions about BC Rich Guitars

Question: Who plays BC Rich guitars?
BC Rich guitars have been seen in the hands of the following musicians: Kerry King (Slayer), Max Cavalera (Sepultura), Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Blackie Lawless (WASP), Chuck Schuldiner (Death) and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath).
Question: What is the most popular BC Rich 'shape'?
Thanks to some very visible use by Slash, the Mockingbird is the most popular BC Rich shape. Metalheads swear by the iconic Warlock design, though, making it a close second place and arguably the defining BC Rich 'shape'.
Question: What type of tremolo is used on the BC Rich Kerry King models?
The tremolo unit used on Kerry's BC Rich guitars is a Kahler. This type of trem functions in the same way as a standard trem but operates differently, constantly maintaining contact with the string as the whammy bar is depressed. Kalher tremolos were massively popular in the 1980s and were an alternative to the Floyd Rose tremolo.