Reason number 2001 of why I love BC Rich guitars…

The Perfect 10 Rich Bich with Dragons Blood onyx paint job.

This is a 10 string guitar with the usual six strings wound to tuning pegs on the headstock and a further four string reverse strung from the headstock to pegs on the body, as shown. The result is a guitar that you can still play power chords (or drop D chords if you tune it that way) on two regular bottom strings with the top four string doubled up for great options in freestyle play.

Personally, I think this is better than 12 string as the higher octave on those thicker strings shits me when playing open chords.

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Reason number 1950 of why I love BC Rich guitars…

Paul Stanley with his signature ASM leopard print guitar back when KISS were endorsers.

Doing a Google image search for KISS and BC Rich guitars will show you a lot of different guitars that they hawked during the early 80’s at the peak of BC Rich’s popularity.

Below is Gene Simmons’ signature design The Punisher. Major hotness and the paint design was one of the standard options.

Reason number 1760 of why I love BC Rich guitars…

This is a photo posted on the BC Rich Junkies Facebook page by a bass player who’s clearly a fellow fan.

I don’t know which of the two I should fawn over more – the custom paint-job Captain America shield on a Warlock bass or the Joey Jordison (Murderdolls, Slipknot) special edition blood spatter Warlock. That’s straight out of the factory too, no customization.