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TreyDeschamp
post Feb 24 2013, 05:07 PM
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So I've been looking into ordering a custom guitar from Bernie Rico Jr.

All of the guitars I've seen him make look fantastic but there is a problem. He seems to not have a website and only has a facebook page.

I also saw a YouTube comment on a video with him in it saying that they "hope he can start making guitars again."

Is he out of the business?


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post Feb 24 2013, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Feb 24 2013, 04:07 PM) *
So I've been looking into ordering a custom guitar from Bernie Rico Jr.

All of the guitars I've seen him make look fantastic but there is a problem. He seems to not have a website and only has a facebook page.

I also saw a YouTube comment on a video with him in it saying that they "hope he can start making guitars again."

Is he out of the business?

Only info I can find is that Bernie has been very ill. Not a lot of other info out there i'm afraid Trey.
"Hey Everybody...I had a long talk with Bernie yesterday. I am in the same boat as many of you and have been wondering what has happened to our beloved Bernie.

The man has been sick for months, and I mean really sick. No need for details but as a result he's found himself really behind. When you are a perfectionist like Bernie you don't have other people to do your guitars for you, it's all him. On top of that, his website people have all not lived up to their duties and he has no staff to run the sites. He is currently looking for folks who are capable to run the sites(this one included), and if you think you have the time and the skills, then drop him a line. I would do it, but being a busy Dad on top of all my other other responsibilities just doesn't afford me the proper time. Do not jerk him around, if you can do it and you are serious then hit him up, or me, and I'll pass the information along.

Let me be clear, he is far behind in his work and a lot of people are pissed. I can't do anything about that, but I can tell you that Bernie is doing something about it...he's back to work and he's tackling it one guitar at a time. Getting caught up. Getting things done.

Bernie has so much pride, he didn't want to tell me about his condition...he's lucky to have a supportive family because he needs them. We need him too. Let's give the man a bit of time to get up and going again okay? There are some developments on the horizon for him that look promising, and I'm hoping for the best.

Please don't hit me with your concerns about your orders etc. That's not my territory, I'm just passing along a much needed update, and asking for some understanding.

The man is so talented, so gifted, so down to earth. Stop buying the 200 dollar crap that many of the big companies seem to be inundating us with. Only a Rico Jr is a Rico Jr.

Simon out..."

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post Feb 24 2013, 11:03 PM
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I didn't know this guitars but thank you both guys for the info that you are sharing here. What's the price of these guitars?


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post Feb 25 2013, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 24 2013, 04:03 PM) *
I didn't know this guitars but thank you both guys for the info that you are sharing here. What's the price of these guitars?


From everything that I've seen Gabe, they'll run you $2000.00 on the low end. They are handmade guitars which are made by Bernie Rico Jr. himself. No one else.

If the name is familiar it is because his father started BC Rich guitars.


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post Feb 25 2013, 03:15 AM
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It's a shame Mason Bernard never went anywhere. I knew a guy named Dave Cervantes that worked for the Rico's. Got to see two warehouse units FULL of beautiful necks and bodies, mostly guitars but some basses too. Great playing guitars. I still have one of mine.

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