After finishing my Franken7 project (still need to put a Hipshot bridge on it, but that's coming soon), I've been itching for another project. A few opportunities have come and gone, including a B.C. Rich that intrigued me but it was just a bronze series and the owner wanted too much for it. Well, yesterday, I stumbled onto this from a local guy who is selling off his entire B.C. Rich collection.
Best I can tell it's an 1984 NJ series.
Got it for $40. Original tuners and trem, but nothing else. Neck is really nice and quick (the fretboard is horribly dirty but that's no big deal). He had stickers all over it, so I'm going to have to figure out how to get the adhesive off w/o jacking the raw wood, but that's not a biggie, either.
Currently, I think I'm going to swap the trem with a fixed Hipshot, then finish the body with see-thru black - but, I may come up with something else. My son suggested candy-apple red, but I'm not sure I can pull that off . Undecided on what pickups to put in it, so suggestions are welcome. Ultimately, I'll set it up to play in B standard so I can use it like my 7s but w/o the high E.