The story of the BC Rich goes back to the late 1960s when the company was founded by Bernardo Chavez Rico in California in the USA. The models made by Bc Rich were unusually shaped and quite avant garfish, and seemed to appeal to the heavy metal scene. Particularly the Mocking bird was successful as a model although there are now numerous models in production. High end models are being custom made in the USA although the vast majority is being produced in east Asia.
I have 2 models in my collection, a 1988 Nagoya made BC Rich Mockingbird Bass, easily one of the best Basses in my collection. Additionally, a Koa USA made 1979 bass has come recently. Check the pics.
1988 Nagoya BC Rich
Koa USA BC Rich