When you think of B.C. rich, you think of Warlocks, Biches, Mockingbirds, and Seagulls—but not acoustic guitars. Nevertheless, Bernie Rico started out making acoustics in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, long before his name was associated with metal players like Joe Perry and Rick Derringer who played his famed solid-bodies. With the current unplugged fashion in full bloom, B.C. Rich made a reissue of their acoustic B-series line with five models, which ranged in price from $1,695 to $2,895.
The B30-C has a single cutaway and select spruce top with highly figured, quilted-maple back and sides. The guitar has an inlaid abalone soundhole, tortoise binding, and herringbone purfling. For additional charge, a Fishman 4-band onboard EQ was added [optional].
According to Rico, “People have always known us as electric-guitar innovators, but they ought to take a look at what we’re doing with our acoustic guitars, too. They have power, and project with clarity and tonal balance across the whole instrument. Our handmade acoustic guitars live up to ever expectation.” The B-Series is no longer available. If you have a B-series acoustic, then you have a rare guitar.