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The Moser Custom Shop "Moser 10" and the BC Rich Bich "PMS" models are the closest representations of the original pre-1985 BC Rich Rich Bich body design.
The "Moser 10" models have an "M" inlay on the headstock, compared to the HHI/BC Rich "R" headstock inlay.
After Class Axe took over there were a number of different serial schemes designated for the American, Asian and Bolt-on guitars.
This model was made popular by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Neil Giraldo (guitarist and also husband of Pat Benatar) also played his Eagle on some of her early albums and videos.
Due to contract issues between Neal Moser and Hanser Holdings Int'l, only 16 of the PMS models were produced.
Neal worked as a sub-contractor for Bernie Rico (BC Rich) from 1974 to 1985.
During his time with BC Rich, he conceived, designed, and built the first Bich 10 string prototype guitar.
a 88xxx serial number guitar would have been built in 1984).
After the company was purchased by Class Axe in 1989 production of the hand-made, neck-through models was halted for several years, although GMW (Neal Moser) supplied some stock made from rejected then repaired bodies handbuilt through the years.
The "Bich" can also be categorized as a guitar that "brings out" Heavy Metal and such genres.