Am I wrong or were B.C. Rich guitars at one time considered some of the best instruments you could buy? Growing up in the 80s, they were over $1,000 when that amount of money was really a lot for a guitar. I used to drool over the Mockingbirds, Ironbirds, Eagles and Warlocks hanging in the guitar stores. A lot of the big name players used them back then. No you can buy a BC Rich on CL for $80, and they seem to be associated with beginners. What happened?