This guitar stays true to the specs of the 1963 originals with its solid mahogany body, dual cutaway, pointed horns and nickel-plated hardware.
Embodying the tone, feel and look of the original, this guitar has been brought into the 21st century tremendously with the incorporation of Gibson's Custom 20th Anniversary Specifications. Whether you're on the stage, in the studio or practicing in your basement, you'll feel like a rock star every time you pick up your Gibson custom guitar.
Bernardo Chavez Rico was born in Los Angeles in 1941, actually in East Los Angeles, home to the city’s largely Hispanic population. Eventually, as Bernie joined his dad, it became known as Bernardo’s Guitar Shop. Rico began playing guitar at an early age, as primarily a flamenco and classical guitarist. A., which he did a lot because he liked to go to down to Mexico to see the bullfights. One of these was bassist Bill Bodine, who was playing with Olivia Newton John’s band at the time. Rico set about redesigning the Seagull, giving it two cutaways and no point on the upper horn. Bernie Rico chose this name so as to distinguish these imports from the guitars being made in the U. These were excellent copies with neck-through construction. Ricos ran into legal problems right out of the gate. Since Rico was Bernie’s last name, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that B. Rich would have the right to use the name, which it did.
His father, Bernardo Mason Rico, was a guitar-maker, with a shop where he built guitars, vihuelos, requintos, bajo sextos and other instruments for the Mexican-oriented musicians in L. playing in local Latin conjuntos and mariachi orchestras. The Rico shop was originally known as the Valencian Guitar Shop in around 1947, and later as Casa Rico. Fly Like An Eagle The Seagull did well, however, players began complaining about the upper point jabbing them in the chest. Rich over the use of the Rico brand name, and the first shipment of B. Rico guitars was impounded by customs awaiting a decision.
Resonance and Presence are equipped with master controls.
Even though the head and combo both house 28 controls and eight LED switches on their front panels, they're incredibly simple to understand because of the extremely logical layout.
Several models of Vox basses featured active electronics powered by a nine volt battery for Distortion ("Dance to the Music") and Treble/Bass Boost ("Happy Jack") effects and a 440 Hz LC controlled "E-Tuner" circuit which crossfades with the Volume Control knob.