BC Rich is an American brand of acoustic and electric guitars and bass guitars founded by Bernardo Chavez Rico in 1969. The company started to make electric guitars in the 1970s that were notable for their atypical body shapes. In the following decade B.C. Rich gained a broad exposure with the popularity of heavy metal and has since often been linked to that music scene. The high-end B.C. Rich instruments were custom-made in the USA by Ron Estrada whereas the mid- and low-end models were produced in different countries in Asia. The company briefly switched owners in the 1990s before being acquired in the 2000s by Hanser Music Group, a distribution company based in Hebron, Kentucky. B.C Rich was later licensed to Praxis Musical based in Orange, California until 2018.
Notable models of guitars are: Mockingbird, Eagle, Seagull, and others like Bich, Warlock etc