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It was redesigned several times to include a smoother lower point, and a Junior version with simpler electronics, then a pointless version which is quite rare. Rich Mockingbird was designed by Johnny "Go-Go" Kessel. The Mockingbird model experienced a resurgence in the early 1990s through Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash after he played one on the Use Your Illusion world tour. Rich "Bich" ten-string guitar was developed by Neal Moser, a sub-contractor for Bernie Rico (B. The Bich had a conventional six-string headstock for the principal strings, with the four extra strings tuned by machine heads positioned in the body, past the tailpiece, with a large angled notch allowing access to the tuners.
Finally it morphed into the Eagle shape with no sharp points. David Ellefson of Megadeth played a Mockingbird bass in first years of the band. This radical body shape also countered the common tendency of coursed electric guitars to be head-heavy due to the weight of the extra machine heads. Rich eventually released six-string models of the Bich body shape.
They also had very thin spruce tops that sounded nice but were known to crack and move from 1/16" to 1/8" into the soundhole if too much string tension caused the neck to fold into the body.
Since more than 1000 guitars were produced many years, the numbers became increasingly inaccurate through the 1980s, ending up about 4 years behind (i.e. The guitar was introduced as the "Rich Bich" at the 1978 NAMM Show as a custom-order model.
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) was known to use the ten-string variant of the Bich throughout the early 1980s, although with the four additional strings removed. The Warbeast was also produced exclusively with the "3-in-line" headstock design, and with Floyd Rose bridges included as standard, except on the cheapest models.
The guitar was reportedly pawned, without Mustaine's knowledge, by Megadeth lead guitarist Chris Poland, which led to his dismissal. Designed by Joey Rico in 1983, the Ironbird gained some popularity amongst heavy metal guitarists, including Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel.
Father and son brought bodies in from Mexico, had them painted and assembled at the shop for mariachi, classical, and folk musicians.
P.’s Blackie Lawless dripping in blood while clutching a B. Rich Widow in one hand and a skull in the other was just one of many that catapulted B. Rico’s son Bernardo “Bernie” Chavez Rico, an accomplished flamenco guitarist, did become involved with the guitar making, however.