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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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What the heck did I just buy???

I just saw this locally on craigslist and ran over to buy it. I'm a sucker for those flashy 80's guitars. It is obviously a BC Rich and was made in the LA California plant (or at least the neck plate was). My best guess is a gunslinger - late 80s..maybe early 90s, but I can't find any others with the different headstock - "The Out Law".

Anyone know anything about this gal?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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It appears...you have bought...a guitar.
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Re: What the heck did I just buy???

having a hard read on the serial number... first 2 digits usually indicates the year. I'd say it's in the same year/period as my friend's Charvel red crackle.
Maybe it is called "The Outlaw"? green crackle finish... very hot :P

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It appears...you have bought...a guitar.
NO WAY!?

I would love to have some constructive input but I know nothing about B.C. Rich guitars. Sorry.
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I like it... grats !!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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It's either a BC Rich Gunslinger, which is my guess, or an "Outlaw" as per the headstock. Tony MacAlpine used to endorse these, IIRC.
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NO WAY!?

I would love to have some constructive input but I know nothing about B.C. Rich guitars. Sorry.
Lol, I know. I normally have something constructive to say, but I as well know next to nothing about B.C. Rich's as well.

If it's a US made one for sure, my guestimate would be that it's gonna be worth more and be a better playing instrument though. That's about it. It doesn't look botched together though. Back in the late 80's, B.C. Rich did have some wild Charvel-esque paintjobs though, (Petrucci even played one in his Majesty days!) and if I were you, i'd just email those pics to B.C. Rich's US shop and ask them about it. They'd know for sure.

(totally a rad guitar though!)
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Re: What the heck did I just buy???

looks like a POS to me

just kiddin, but it was too funny to resist with a thread title question like that
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info everyone.
She is purty..and my son loves it. So, its good enough for me.
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Def. an "Outlaw"...headstock is a dead giveaway...still a cool guitar w/a "wrapper" finish.

USA G-Slingers/Assassins have diff HS Shapes...

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I think it looks great!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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You have bought an amazing guitar!
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Very cool.
Bring back the 80's I say!
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it really is an awesome guitar!
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I just saw this locally on craigslist and ran over to buy it. I'm a sucker for those flashy 80's guitars. It is obviously a BC Rich and was made in the LA California plant (or at least the neck plate was). My best guess is a gunslinger - late 80s..maybe early 90s, but I can't find any others with the different headstock - "The Out Law".

Anyone know anything about this gal?

Thanks in advance.
The "Outlaw" series is the "Made in Korea" ripoff of the BC Rich "Gunslinger" Made in USA model. They are not a bad guitar. In fact the neck is awesome and the tuning is very stable for a foreign made BC Rich. I have an old 1987 catalog that has one in it. The Outlaw was imported during the "Class Axe" years. Value is $300 -$400 depending on condition, but I wouldn't sell it. Replace the EMG "Select" pick up with a nice EMG '81 and the guitar will wail
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