B.C. Rich
B.C. Rich is a manufacturer of guitar
The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with...

s and bass guitar
Bass guitar
The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

s founded by the late Bernardo Chavez Rico
Bernardo Chavez Rico
Bernardo Chavez Rico was an American luthier specializing in guitars. Known as Bernie Rico Sr. or simply B.C., Rico was born in East Los Angeles California. Working with his father, Rico began his career building banjos and ukuleles in the 1950s. Rico's original instruments were acoustic guitars...

 in 1969. Currently, most B.C. Rich guitars are manufactured in Asia, but luthier
A luthier is someone who makes or repairs lutes and other string instruments. In the United States, the term is used interchangeably with a term for the specialty of each maker, such as violinmaker, guitar maker, lute maker, etc...

s of the company's custom shop continue to hand-make instruments. The Hanser Music Group, based in Kentucky, operates B.C. Rich. , no member of the Rico family is involved in the company.
A somewhat odd design, this guitar was designed by Bernie Rico.