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Epiphone 1985 BC Rich Bich copy

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I own this guitar since 1985, it was offered to me. I would like to learn more about this model. Thank you in advance. Sory for my bad english cause I'm french post-63810-073274600 1393773910_thumb.jpg

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Looks vaguely Aria-ish. It also could be a Rico with an Epi neck on it. Odd indeed.

 

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Found another one, looks like it is a real Epi. Never seen one before. This from google, I'll see if I can find any more info. That strat-type bridge with the horrible square corners and the 70's style chunky cast saddles looks exactly like one which was on an early 80's Hondo Flying V I had, same round string trees as well.

 

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Here's Hondo's version, same guitar different headstock shape? So it looks as if Bullitt's Epiphone is probably early-mid 80's Korean, made in the same factory that made Hondo.

 

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Apart from a couple of mentions on google from people who have owned them, I can't find anything else. Nothing on youtube or harmonycentral, haven't looked any further. Apparently these are set neck, so that probably rules out the neck swap theories. And active electronics. Can you confirm, Bullitt?

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Apart from a couple of mentions on google from people who have owned them, I can't find anything else. Nothing on youtube or harmonycentral, haven't looked any further. Apparently these are set neck, so that probably rules out the neck swap theories. And active electronics. Can you confirm, Bullitt?

HI and thank for your help . Yes for the electronic active . i think it"s only a preamp with hi gain

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I own this guitar since 1985, it was offered to me. I would like to learn more about this model. Thank you in advance. Sory for my bad english cause I'm french post-63810-073274600 1393773910_thumb.jpg

 

 

I don't know if it's real or not, but it's really cool does it sound as good as it looks? Can you give us an mp3? :)

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Yes, this is a real Epiphone! I have known about these guitars for quite a few years, but have never found info on them. I see them crop up every so often, but I still dont know the name of them. They are similar in construction, hardare & electronics to the Model 1140 Flying-V and the early S-Series models all from around 1984-1985. Yours is the first one I've seen in white. I've seen black and metallic red before, but not white.

 

Your best bet is to contact Epiphone customer service and ask if they have any info on this model.

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I think the link is that the Korean firm Samick made guitars for both.

 

Edit to add: Hondo and Samick have pages on Wikipedia with more information.

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