Founded in 1976, Schecter have made their mark with a wide range of innovative designs blending tradition with modern applications.
Originally producing only custom replacement parts for other manufacturers from a repair shop in Van Nuys, California, David Shecter began offering fully assembled electric guitars in 1979.
By 1983 Schecter were at their custom shop production limit such was the demand, with Pete Townsend of The Who and Dire Strait’s Mark Knopler listed amongst their clients. Production was moved to Dallas with mass production the goal. In the next 5 years the company would continue to grow from strength to strength as the range of instruments produced also grew. During this period, Yngwie Malmsteen was also brought on board as an endorsee.
Under new ownership, Schecter moved back to California with the aim of returning to its custom shop roots, adding new series’ and several endorsees along the way including Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. Schecter’s advance continued and by 1998 were not only producing exquisite custom shop instruments but also a range guitars there were manufactured in South Korea but setup in a USA Schecter shop, creating a high quality affordable instrument. The Diamond Series, as it became known, today has a large variety of models with an amazing choice of body/neck option, a dizzying array of finish colour and production woods.
The impressive list of Schecter Guitars and Bass endorees reads like a who’s who of the music industry and adds credibility to an already inspiring brand, with players such as Prince, Avenged Sevenfold and The Stereophonics to name but a few.
Their willingness to take chances, their love of all music and their determination to give players the instruments they want, will keep Schecter energized and thriving for many years to come.