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After Class Axe took over there were a number of different serial schemes designated for the American, Asian and Bolt-on guitars.This model was made popular by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Neil Giraldo (guitarist and also husband of Pat Benatar) also played his Eagle on some of her early albums and videos.The Moser Custom Shop "Moser 10" and the BC Rich Bich "PMS" models are the closest representations of the original pre-1985 BC Rich Rich Bich body design.The "Moser 10" models have an "M" inlay on the headstock, compared to the HHI/BC Rich "R" headstock inlay.His contribution was the iconic setup with coil taps, a phase switch, a Varitone and a defeatable active preamp (or two in some models).This electronics package continues to this day on higher end models.The Bich guitar was never owned by Bernie Rico/BC Rich.The design was licensed to BC Rich under contract with Neal Moser.
It was redesigned several times including a smoother lower point, a Junior version with simpler electronics and a pointless version which is quite rare.The original prototype is currently owned by Dan Lawrence. These guitars are made completely of acrylic and their bodies are transparent, making the electronics inside viewable.The original run of the acrylic models featured a standard bolt-on maple neck with wood headstock, but later models featured an acrylic headstock, matching the same color as the body and making the overall appearance of the guitar more attractive. Rich introduced the IT (Invisibolt Technology) series.These have become highly prized by BC Rich collectors due to the limited production number. Notable early players included Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, Lita Ford, Paul Stanley of KISS (featuring a broken mirror top), Craig Goldy of Dio and Giuffria, and a young pre-Les Paul playing Slash. Rich Revenge Warlock, Has a Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and a mahogany body, with chrome hardware. Designed by Joey Rico in 1983, the Ironbird gained some popularity amongst heavy metal guitarists, including Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel.These limited edition models are considered to represent the last of the true BC Rich guitars. Rich Warlock model in the early 1980s helped push B. Its popularity continues with players such as Slayer guitarist Kerry King. The original model had a pointed reverse headstock, whereas the 21st Century version has a regular pointed headstock.
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Finally it morphed into the Eagle shape with no sharp points.