I've got a 1980 BC Rich Son of a Rich bass - a bolt on version of the Rich Bich bass. I'm the original owner. This is from the era where they were hand-made in the US. I love the bass, and from what I can see, it appears to be rare (I can't even find a picture of it online right now) The bass kind of represents a turning point in BCR's history: their first bolt-on neck, an intermediate design change between the elegant designs of the 70's and the radical, aggressive metal-oriented designs that followed. I have no idea how desirable they are, and it has some design flaws I would like to correct. If I do correct them, then the paint would have to be redone. Here are my choices: 1) Correct flaws and restore finish to original gloss black 2) Correct flaws and choose a new finish: the look of the bass would be more versatile - and classy - if it had a natural wood grain finish. I don't know anything about wood, but from the chips in the paint it appears to be some sort of dark red wood... What would that be? 3) Leave it alone because it plays well, looks unusual - but not in the same way current BCR's do. And it's rarity means it has value. Or am I kidding myself by thinking its worth anything? Advice appreciated!