So, is BC Rich officially dead? Apparently not. But there's abalone. And it's owned by FFDP.

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    Dude Hide was not "some jrock dude." He was the heart and soul of X Japan when they were in their prime. It was HIS idea for the crazy Punk/LA metal style get-ups which created an entire subgenre of music in Japan: Visual Kei. Sure Visual Kei AFTER X has been commercial garbage, but X Japan, in the late 80s-early 90s was awesome.

    Also, let's not forget that his last album before his death, a project called Zilch, had Paul fucking Raven in the band (Yes, THAT Paul Raven from Prong/Ministry).
     
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    Can't be happy if a brand of my youth dies, despite the horror stories behind them.
    BC Rich is a piece of history.
     
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    The ironbird is one cool looking guitar. I wish I could tell which were the good ones and which are the cheap chinese garbage so I can find a used one over here.
     
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    AMEN!
     
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    Ron Estrada of Mammoth Guitars used to work in B.C. Rich USA in the mid 80's. To my knowledge, he and Moser are the only two associated with the original company who are still active.

    Estrada regularly updates the B.C. Rich Custom Shop Facebook page and looks like he is putting out some great guitars. It is only a small custom shop though, so these are not en masse productions.

    Everything else with the B.C. Rich name or www.bcrich.com is made in either China or World Music Instruments Corp. (Korea).

    https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBCRichCustomShop/
    http://www.officialbcrichcustomshop.com/
    Fontana, California
    (909) 904-0441

    As of January 18th, 2018 the custom shop was working on a Stealth build as a public post on the above Facebook page.
     
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    Lots of shady things going on with the custom shop these days i hear. Saw some crazy stuff on the BCR Junkies page on facebook. USA Customs with bodys/necks made in Mexico among other things. Dont know of this is true tho. The customs on Namm -17 looked awesome.

    All the BCR imports are made in China now, they stopped using World Music Korea after Praxis got the license.
     
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    The disconnect of the custom shop and the actual brand are maddening.
     
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    Yeah, there seemed to be some weird spat involving the custom shop employees it something a while back?

    I had gotten a quote for a 7-string Warlock but got scared away by what looked like disfunction. Not what I want to see when throwing a lot of money at a smaller builder.
     
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    I would say B.C Rich is dead! Love the Stealth and Iron Bird but man the company has just gone down hill for so many years now. I would say they can’t recover now, especially since they charge outrageous prices.
     
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    Wait a minute here....are you guys telling me the mk9's and mk11's are MIC????

    hahahaah whaaaaat, they're like 1500-1800 here.
     
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    How should I feel about the Mockingbird?
     
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    The mk11 is 1k in America, and yes it's crafted in China.
     
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    Holy fuck, yeah I just double checked. Long & McQuade (one of our biggest chains) has them ranging between 1475 and 1775 + tax

    That's around 1180-1420 US

    LMFAO their purchasing manager gone done fucked up.
     
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    I picked up a b-stock MK11 for $500. It had a black smudge under the finish near the nut. Came with a sticker saying something like "crafted in china, set-up in the USA". Same build quality as a schecter diamond series hellraiser (Korean).
     
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    At 500 that'd be totally acceptable to me, even with the smudge provided it's a solid axe.

    At 1800 however, i'm thinking they're smoking crack. I honestly thought it was like at least MIK if not MIJ hahah.
     
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    Yeah 1.5k is definitely approaching, "This better be a great Korean or even a Japanese guitar" territory.
     
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    Except Ibanez is making MIJ guitars for 500 USD less than that now.
     
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    Yeah, and like daaamn high end fucking nose-in-the-air-i'm-better-than-you south korean elite gangnam district bloody perfection at that for them coins.
     
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    Eh, everything I saw from Ibby in that range was not MIJ. And the 1.5k price is CAD.
     
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    the RG550s. I dont know what they go for CAD, I live in Japan and only pay attention to USD or Yen.
     

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