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schecter guitarsSchecter Guitars: High-End Quality and Rarity

Schecter guitars are currently known as high-end quality instruments that are sleek and beautiful, with a price to match. Best recognized for their custom-made guitars, which can only be purchased through authorized dealers with restrictions, Schecter Guitars have gained a reputation as a rare breed – and they are both rare and popular.

Schecter Guitars History

Although relatively new and with a somewhat obscure past, Schecter guitars were founded by David Schecter in 1976. Located in Van Nuys, California, the now-celebrity-endorsed company began by producing replacement parts for Gibson and Fender guitars, such as brass pickguards and innovative tapped pickups. Tapped pickups are a great addition to a guitar, as they enable a double coil pickup in a single coil package, allowing you to switch the second single coil pickup on and off to create the enticing humbucker sound.

Schecter was also one of the first guitar part manufacturers to offer “black chrome” coloring for guitar bodies, which was growing in popularity among metal artists.

The success of parts production allowed Schecter to expand and move to Dallas, Texas, but things soon took a turn for the worse. Mass-producing Schecter guitars negatively impacted their sound and quality, damaging the company’s reputation.

In 1991, Schecter was purchased by the Los Angeles Musician’s Institute and EPS Guitars, though David remained involved. They moved the company back to California, where Schecter’s future looked brighter. Schecter continued to produce custom guitars while rebuilding its reputation by offering affordable guitars for beginners and budget-conscious consumers.

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Later, Schecter invited Pete Townshend to design a custom ‘Telecaster’ with two humbucker pickups for the company to manufacture. This unique marketing tool, along with Mark Knopfler’s endorsement, revitalized Schecter’s reputation and brought them back into production. Since then, these high-end and widely appreciated guitars have attracted endorsements from The Cure’s Robert Smith and Simon Gallup, even producing a Robert Smith model – a feature that made the guitar manufacturer famous among Cure fans.

Who Uses Schecters

Serious musicians appreciate a striking guitar with custom parts and an eye-catching paint job. Both of these features contribute to the wide range of artists who use Schecter guitars, demonstrating their versatility. From hard rock to metal, punk, industrial, goth, pop, and almost everything in between, no one can resist a Schecter.

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The Value

Ultimately, the rarity and high price of these instruments do not deter many guitarists’ desire to own one. Quality, style, and exceptional components form the foundation of Schecter and keep them worth their setbacks.

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