#1
I have a vintage BC Rich, NJ series (strat style) and would like to know a little more about when it was made and if it's worth anything (In good condition). The serial number is stamped on the base of the neck as follows: B 4920. I've read the history of BC Rich and I've read about how to read the serial numbers, but I am unaware of 4-digit serials.
#2
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#5
Quick, does it have a coil tap mini toggle and a Kahler-style trem?
And is it HSS?
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#7
Well, it seems to be a 1992 Gunslinger or a 1992 ST-III.

They improved from 1990 to 1992 >_>
(I have a 1990 lol)
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#8
Single locking Floyd, made in Japan, and has a changed American neck plate.

Someones been misleading someone, somewhere.

Looks like a Dimarzio in the bridge too.

Worth no more than $250 tops, but I wouldn't pay that much for it personally.
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Single locking Floyd, made in Japan, and has a changed American neck plate.

Someones been misleading someone, somewhere.

Looks like a Dimarzio in the bridge too.

Worth no more than $250 tops, but I wouldn't pay that much for it personally.


How can you be so sure about the Floyd? I'm sure that's just a licensed double locking, the locking nut just has its locks missing.

I do agree on the DiMarzio though, by the screws you can kinda tell...but they looked smashed up a bit.
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How can you be so sure about the Floyd? I'm sure that's just a licensed double locking, the locking nut just has its locks missing.


Because I know the difference.
Do you see the string block that tightens against the string in the saddle, it's not there because it's not a locking trem.
It's a copy of an old Floyd Rose II.
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Quote by mr.rs
Because I know the difference.
Do you see the string block that tightens against the string in the saddle, it's not there because it's not a locking trem.
It's a copy of an old Floyd Rose II.


Ah gotcha, just compared 2 pictures, you're right, thanks for the correction.
#13
Definitely an ST-3.

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#14
Thanks for all of your info. However, I don't think it's a 1990 or 1992 because I could swear that I bought it used in the mid to late 80's. You'll have to forgive me because I'm only a beginner (never used the guitar and has been sitting around for years). I am probably going to sell it and would like to know what I would actually say about the guitar so I wouldn't mislead anyone. Hope you can help with any further info. Thanks again.
#15
I said MINE was a 1990 :P
I have a 1990 ST-III.

What you have is the 0th ST-III (first) produced in 1992.
They didn't make them like that till after 1990.
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#16
Well the headstock DEFINETELY matches pre-early 90's models since they didnt have that type of headstock in the early 90's...ummm....but the tremolo still doesn't match...it bugs the shit out of me, e-mail B.C Rich or something.
#17
I dont think those are dimarzios since my guitar has the same pickups, you can tell because the bass side has 2 height adjustment screws.
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Well the headstock DEFINETELY matches pre-early 90's models since they didnt have that type of headstock in the early 90's...ummm....but the tremolo still doesn't match...it bugs the shit out of me, e-mail B.C Rich or something.


The NJ series had that headstock in the 90s, IIRC.
It was the Platinum series that had the giant headstocks.

Besides, the serial is B 4920, which should translate to 0th Guitar of 1992, if I'm correct.
And if I am, emailing BC Rich wouldn't help, they didn't keep track of serials from 1989 to 1994, because Class Axe took over production.
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