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The "Bich" can also be categorized as a guitar that "brings out" Heavy Metal and such genres.To celebrate the 25th anniversary release of the Rich Bich 10 string guitar, HHI/BC Rich contracted the original BC Rich luthiers Neal Moser and Sal Gonzales to produce 25 true hand-built reproductions of the original prototype to the Bich 10 string model. 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.
It was redesigned several times including a smoother lower point, a Junior version with simpler electronics and a pointless version which is quite rare.Acrylic is more dense than most woods ( specific gravity of acrylic is 1.18 g/cm3 while that of lignum vitae, probably the heaviest of woods,is approximately 1.23g/cm3) which makes the guitar heavier. In this series the neck is bolted inside the body to look like a neck-through, but neck joint is still visible. Rich used a neck-through body design in many of their instruments. In addition, they used custom battery-powered active electronics — pickups and tone controls inside the guitar.This combines the elements of both bolt-on and neck-through designs. These electronics were originally thought out and designed by Neal Moser Neal Moser helped with bone crafted parts and many set ups in the custom shop.The Bich guitar was never owned by Bernie Rico/BC Rich.The design was licensed to BC Rich under contract with Neal Moser.