Finbar Signature Rico Jr FirebirdThe Bernie Rico Jr Finbar Signature Firebird Guitar was designed to recognize the relationship that Finbar has had with the Rico Family over 2 generations.
Bernies father Bernie Rico was the Founder of BC Rich guitars and inventor of many of the shapes that changed guitar forever. Shapes like the Warlock, Mockingbird and BC Rich Bitch.
BC Rich was one of the first companies to recognize Finbar's talents as a guitarist when Finbar was 17 years of age and had him come to the United States to perform at the NAMM
(National American musical Merchandisers) Show which is the Largest music retail show in the world, to demonstrate his musical skills using BC Rich Guitars.
Finbar Signature Rico Jr 7 Extended Firebird Guitar
Over the past year and a half Finbar has re-connected with Bernie Rico Jr and they have become good friends. Bernie and Finbar had been in talks about building a signature guitar and this page is a record of the build process. Finbar has always been a fan of Modern firebird guitars, he was inspired by the guitars built for Ratt Guitarist Robbin Crosby by Grover Jackson but wanted to keep the 7 string, extended scale and 27 fret setup that Bernie had built on Finbar's now collection of 3 Rico Jr Guitars all bought second hand to avoid the delays of getting a new one. "Bernie Rico JR is an incredible luthier, an artisan from 3 generations of guitar builders, in my view the best luthier his family name has represented" Finbar states. He is like a modern Antonio Stradavari who's Stradivarius instruments became the stuff of Legends. His