The import guitar models before november of 2000 have a serial number starting with the letter f the usa models do not f7xxxxx 1997 f8xxxxx 1998 f9xxxxx1999 f0xxxxx 2000 in november of 2000 bc rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of its imported models this started on the january 2001 models.
Span classnews_dtmay 26 2010spannbsp018332i have a bc rich platinum series warlock 4 string bassyes yes yes i know this is a forum about guitars not bass but this was one of the only links i found on google for dating bc rich by serial number and i was hoping to find a topic on how to tell.
Hi i have a bc rich warlock which has no serial number just a blank black plate black hardware pickups dont say bc rich all the guitar has is bc rich on the pointed headstock 22 frets it has 3 knobs for vol treble and selector switch any help would be appreciated.
Current usmade bc rich serial numbers follow the same year and bc rich serial numbers dating bc rich neckthrough guitars is relatively easy although slightly imprecise by the 1980s begining in 1972 the first unfortunately gibson and most other guitar makers kept lousy serial numbers back then.
Bcr bible import guitars non usa 08182012 0849 pm ive put together this time line from info ive collected over the years and es copied from neal moser mal stich and many other ex employess including copying information from the old bc rich website back in the rico sr era.
bc rich serial dating at some bring dont ask me when i wearing the njs were a very ohio basic guitar as im slick here law about them hope you all understand that i.
When distribution came back to bc rich in 1974 a system of serial number coding began using a 5digit code xxyyy with the first 2 digits indicating the year.
Current american made bc rich serial numbers follow the year and number of guitars format usa models if it is a usa model it will say made in the usa on the headstock just below or beside the bc rich script logo.
The bich guitar was never owned by bernie ricobc rich the design was licensed to bc rich under contract with neal moser a lawsuit filed by neal moser against hanser holdings intlbc rich resulted in moser custom guitars and hhibc rich both having the right to produce their own version of the rich bich style guitar.