#1
I have a BC Rich, according to the writing on the headstock,
that I purchased new in 1986 or 1987. It's a double cutaway,
strat style body. Bolt on neck. The neck is satin with what
appears to be an ebony fret board. Grover tuners, Floyd Rose
locking tremolo, two exposed humbucker pickups, 1-tone,
1-volume, 3-way toggle switch. All hardware is black. Vintage
type six on a side headstock with black overlay. Headstock
says BC Rich. There are no other marking on the headstock.
The truss rod cover is black with no markings. The neck plate
cover says BC Rich and serial number is B0133. Based on
the serial number and being a bolt on neck, it should be from
2000. However, I'm positive I purchased the guitar in '86-'87.

My online searching has me really confused because I can't
find a matching example. Is this a real BC Rich? If so, what
model and approximate year of manufacture?

I put some pictures here
https://goo.gl/photos/2qdBSkbSe5qV6dqW7
and am happy to post more if needed.
#2
where did you buy it from? was it new at the time?

the body looks more like a dinky than a BCR assassin (IIRC that is their superstrat), the best thing you could do would be to take the neck off and check the markings on the heel of the neck and in the neck pocket.
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#3
also, has it been refinished?

and another quick thought, could you put of a shot of the bridge?
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#4
That my friend is an original Gunslinger...back when BC Rich made good quality products OUTSIDE of the custom shop. Most of them came in a HS or single Humbucker configuration, yours just happens to be in an HH config. The other one was the ST III, which came in an HSS configuration.
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#5
Quote by trashedlostfdup
where did you buy it from? was it new at the time?

the body looks more like a dinky than a BCR assassin (IIRC that is their superstrat), the best thing you could do would be to take the neck off and check the markings on the heel of the neck and in the neck pocket.


I bought it new from Rock Guitar Center in West Saint Paul, MN between the summer of '86 and the summer of '87. I wish I could say the exact date, but I can't find the original paperwork. It has not been refinished. No repairs. I have the locking nut hw that's missing in the photo. I'll post up a shot of the bridge today and pull the neck this weekend and post up any markings.
#6
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That my friend is an original Gunslinger...back when BC Rich made good quality products OUTSIDE of the custom shop. Most of them came in a HS or single Humbucker configuration, yours just happens to be in an HH config. The other one was the ST III, which came in an HSS configuration.


Did they ever make the Gunslinger with non-reversed head stock?
#8
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Did they ever make the Gunslinger with non-reversed head stock?


Good question, I don't know. BC Rich doesn't have any catalogs online or any resources that we can draw from. However the lack of markings, and the finish and the odd serial number makes me think that it is an early custom shop model, maybe a one off prototype. Have you called BC Rich and see if they pick up the phone? or emailed them? They should be able to tell you.

EDIT: Actually I found a website that has the catalogs on them, never mind.

http://www.vintaxe.com/catalogs_main/catalogs_american_bcrich.php

EDIT II: Now that I look through the catalogs, I don't see anything that looks like your guitar as a regular production model until 1992. So to me that means that your guitar was made in the custom shop.
Gear:
1987 Charvel Model II
2010 Carvin ST300C
1990 Charvette 100
1991 Ibanez RG560M
2006 Fender Mexi Strat
Jackson/Charvel Star W/ Custom Graphics.
Ovation CP 247 Acoustic
Line 6 POD HD Pro X
Pro Tools 9

Tutorial: Studio Quality Programmed Drum Sounds
Last edited by RBM01991 at Aug 4, 2016,