Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

Posted by Ray on Thu, 12/06/07 - 07:36:36.

In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
F9XXXXX(1999)
F0XXXXX (2000)

In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
third digit = quarter of manufacture
digits 4 thru 8 = production number

Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

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Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

Hi...I would love to know the year of my guitar...the serial number is I60546. thanks

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

If someone can help. I have a BC Rich Guitar warlock body style. Only thing I can not find out when it was made . Made in USA it says on top of head stock. Model # B 8769. Back plate says LA county USA. Only one volume control. Any body know anything about this one?
Thanks for any help.

: In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: F9XXXXX(1999)
: F0XXXXX (2000)

: In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: third digit = quarter of manufacture
: digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

I have a bc rich iron bird and i cant get an answer from anyone. It has the sideways R on the headstock kahler trem and its a one piece not bolt on neck. the serial number dosent match anything ive ever seen its 1028u. The u in the serial # is raised and smaller than the numbers.
Please if you can find anything out and email derectly i would appreciate it

Thanks Lenny

: In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: F9XXXXX(1999)
: F0XXXXX (2000)

: In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: third digit = quarter of manufacture
: digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

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serial #

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Whyguy,What you have is a

Whyguy,

What you have is a CLASS AXE era gunslinger. It was made in 1992 being the 180th made that year hence forth the serial #C920180. It's a handmade USA guitar as Class Axe began producing the handmade guitars in 92 to 93. Does it have a neck plate or is the serial # stamped in backside of the headstock? Email me a photo of the front and back if you can please.

Serial number

My guitar is supposedly a 1987 custom made gunslinger with the serial # C920180 ~ of which I can find NO information on ANY bc rich with a starting serial # of " C " so maybe it stands for 'custom' ? but the serial # also seems to have an extra numerical digit totaling 6 instead of 5 digits, so...? the original price tag (in the mid 90's) was $1680~ I have no idea what it is actually worth and didn't pay even close to that for it.

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Any BC Rich guitar with an R in the front of its serial number is an Ed Roman fake.

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Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

: I have a bc rich iron bird and i cant get an answer from anyone. It has the sideways R on the headstock kahler trem and its a one piece not bolt on neck. the serial number dosent match anything ive ever seen its 1028u. The u in the serial # is raised and smaller than the numbers.
: Please if you can find anything out and email derectly i would appreciate it

: Thanks Lenny

: : In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: : F9XXXXX(1999)
: : F0XXXXX (2000)

: : In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: : 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: : second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: : third digit = quarter of manufacture
: : digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: : Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

I have a guitar that I won on KNAC back in 1987 with SN BOXXX which means that SN starting with BO were used much earlier then 2000. She is in pritty good shape except for the fact that I tolk her to get some work done and the Guitar Doc located in south Cal returned her to me with the wrong plastic head peace that covers up the truss rod. Never going back there.

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

I have an NJ series Warlock I got in a trade, which has become my favorite guitar. I'm not really looking to sell it, but am curious to find out more about it. Although this is the best source for info I've found for the serial numbers, I still can't make sense of mine... it's on the neck plate, and the entire number is 0002070611. I'm not sure if there are extra numbers here, or if some don't mean anything?
Thanks in advance for any help! PS- if you'd like, you can email me directly at admin@dfwsupergeek.com

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

: anyone have a dildo? i would appreciate it

: Thanks Lenny

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

f2040939 this is my serial number....does this date the guitar, has inspection sticker with oriental markings..what model would this be? help! thanks

Iron Bird serial

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Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

: I have a bc rich his serial no is i50071 but i dont know the typ and made of year please help me

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

: I have a bc rich iron bird and i cant get an answer from anyone. It has the sideways R on the headstock kahler trem and its a one piece not bolt on neck. the serial number dosent match anything ive ever seen its 1028u. The u in the serial # is raised and smaller than the numbers.
: Please if you can find anything out and email derectly i would appreciate it

: Thanks Lenny

: : In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: : F9XXXXX(1999)
: : F0XXXXX (2000)

: : In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: : 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: : second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: : third digit = quarter of manufacture
: : digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: : Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

I am not good with computers and am not sure if i'm doing this right.BUT I recently bougt an older B.C. Rich guitar #E707190.It is sort of a razor back body style, and says platinum series on the head stock.I would like to learn a little about it's history and maybe it's value Iam also interested in knowing about the little hole on the tail piece.It looks like it was for a tremelo bar ,but there is no pivot ing in the tailpiece,Also,whats up with the extra smaller toggle switch?

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

: : I have a bc rich iron bird and i cant get an answer from anyone. It has the sideways R on the headstock kahler trem and its a one piece not bolt on neck. the serial number dosent match anything ive ever seen its 1028u. The u in the serial # is raised and smaller than the numbers.
: : Please if you can find anything out and email derectly i would appreciate it

: : Thanks Lenny

: : : In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: : : F9XXXXX(1999)
: : : F0XXXXX (2000)

: : : In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: : : 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: : : second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: : : third digit = quarter of manufacture
: : : digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: : : Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

: I am not good with computers and am not sure if i'm doing this right.BUT I recently bougt an older B.C. Rich guitar #E707190.It is sort of a razor back body style, and says platinum series on the head stock.I would like to learn a little about it's history and maybe it's value Iam also interested in knowing about the little hole on the tail piece.It looks like it was for a tremelo bar ,but there is no pivot ing in the tailpiece,Also,whats up with the extra smaller toggle switch?

This is good information, I just re-acquired a guitar I originally purchased in 1987 a BC Rich ST Platinum (I believe) the serial number is E711028 which looks similar to your E707190, I've scoured catalog's and pictures and have found NOTHING that looks similar, anyone have any idea on these serial numbers?

Odd BC Rich Platinum

I have one of these as well. I remember being told that the toggle switch was for changing the humbucker p/u to a single coil operation. I can't find any other information on it. Could really use a wiring diagram for it. #E621377

#EXXXXXX

I just bought one today as well. Platinum series. What I can tell is its a late 80's early 90's guitar. mine has a strange tremelo. not a fixed nor a kahler or floyd rose.

Re: Dating B.C. Rich Guitar info

I've just came across a similar situation. I just received a Mockingbird w/Kahler Trem, 1 hum, sideways "R" on a six-in-line headstock with a "U09xx" serial number. Small, raised "U". Very wierd, and there's NO info on this anywhere I can find. Would GREATLY appreciate help. I was told that it's a 1986 USA, but that's all I got. Thanks!!!

: I have a bc rich iron bird and i cant get an answer from anyone. It has the sideways R on the headstock kahler trem and its a one piece not bolt on neck. the serial number dosent match anything ive ever seen its 1028u. The u in the serial # is raised and smaller than the numbers.
: Please if you can find anything out and email derectly i would appreciate it

: Thanks Lenny

: : In the year 2000, they changed to the letters "BO" (Bolt On) and three digits (B0XXX), which was the actual production number, but there was no number stating the year the guitar was built. 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)
: : F9XXXXX(1999)
: : F0XXXXX (2000)

: : In November of 2000 B.C. Rich implemented a new date stamp format for serial number coding of it’s imported models. . This started on the January 2001 models. All B.C. Rich models, both imported and usa handmades implement this same year time date stamp and guitar production number format:

: : 121XXXXX first digit = year of manufacture
: : second digit = means nothing until double-digit years get here again
: : third digit = quarter of manufacture
: : digits 4 thru 8 = production number

: : Current US-made B.C. Rich serial numbers follow the same year and guitar production number format. (example - serial number #24123 was the 123rd guitar made in 2004)

BC Rich Bich Calibre

Hi, I have a Bich Calibre that has a serial #85000238. This is supposed to be an in between import and hand made U.S.A. guitar. The electronics are cheap to say the least and I've had a ton of trouble making it sound right! I replaced the nut and bridge and now I'm going to change out the pots to CTS and orange drop cap. I'm wondering if I got a counterfeit guitar. It does have the R (guitar shaped) logo on the headstock and Schaller tuners. It also has the nice thick quilted maple top. Did the Czech builders use crappy pots and does this serial # reveal anything? Any help here would be greatly appreciated!

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