Description B C Rich B38 Dreadnought 1975 Serial Number 504566


From Emerald City Guitars

1970's B.C. Rich B-38. A rare acoustic featuring a Spruce top and gorgeous solid Brazilian Rosewood back, sides and fingerboard. Really nice high-end appointments including an abalone rosette, herringbone back strip and bound  fingerboard and headstock. Very good condition with usual play wear and an bit of wear to the  first few frets on the fret board. Plays great and the classic dreadnought shape puts out a big sound, but remains very controlled and focused. The tone is impressively warm with an incredible balance.

Appraised 2022 for $6900 by Currier Music


BC Rich B-38 Summary

Finish: Original gloss

Body: Solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides

European spruce top.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard

Neck Profile: Medium C-Shape.

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .86" / 12th: .99"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00

Nut Width: 1-21/32 in

Neck: mahogany neck with a bound ebony board

Appointments: fancy diamond shaped pearl inlays.

Electronics: none

Pickup Measurements: n/a

Hardware: Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots. Nonoriginal bone saddle.

Weight: 5 lbs 5.9 oz


      Compensated bone saddle

      Replacement tuners

Case Details: Original form-fit dreadnought hardshell.

Cosmetic Condition: shows only light signs of playwear for its age. Minor polish scuffs exist with few nicks or dings.

Tech Notes: Currently setup with low action. The cowboy frets show moderate wear.

The serial number dates this instrument to 1975.