Premier Guitar is running a killer synopsis of B.C. Rich guitars’ colorful history. You’ll find lots of inside information from former company vice president Mal Stich and tales of the iconic Rich models:
B.C. Rich guitar bodies always pushed the envelope of guitar design, and as the years progressed, the shapes got even more extreme. In 1975, the company introduced its first radically shaped guitar, the Mockingbird, which was inspired by a shape drawn by Johnny “Go Go” Kallas and named by (luthier Neal) Moser.
And here’s some This is Spinal Tap trivia: As Stich tells it, at a meeting with the film’s producers, he inadvertently contributed to what would become a favorite silver screen scene:
I was playing with a volume knob Larry DiMarzio gave me that went to 11. I showed it to them and explained why it went to 11.
Read the entire article and see historic photos.