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Encyclopedia > Schecter Guitar Research
Schecter Guitar Research
Type private company
Founded Van Nuys, California, United States (1976)
Founder David Schecter
Headquarters 1840 Valpreda Street
Burbank, California 91504
United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people David Schecter (founder)
Hisatake Shibuya (entrepreneur/owner)
Michael Ciravolo (president)
Industry musical instruments
Products Electric guitar
Bass guitar
Steel-string acoustic guitar
Owner Hisatake Shibuya
Subsidiaries Daisy Rock Guitars
Website www.schecterguitars.com

Schecter Guitar Research, or commonly known as just Schecter, is an American guitar manufacturer. The company was founded in 1976 by David Schecter and originally only produced replacement parts for existing guitars from manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson.[1] Today, the company mass-produces its own line of electric guitars, bass guitars, and steel-string acoustic guitars. Image File history File linksMetadata SchecterGuitarResearch. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Playing a steel-string guitar without a pick (fingerpicking). ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Daisy Rock Guitars is a guitar manufacturer established in 2000 by Tish Ciravolo. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fender redirects here. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Playing a steel-string guitar without a pick (fingerpicking). ...

Contents

History

Custom shop days, 1976 – 1983

In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California.[1] The modest repair shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and other miscellaneous guitar parts. Eventually, Schecter Guitar Research offered every part needed to build a complete guitar. It supplied parts to big guitar manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson and to custom repair shops which were building complete guitars out of Schecter parts.[1] By the late 1970s, Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments.[1] Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Fender redirects here. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. ...


In 1979, Schecter offered for the first time its own fully-assembled electric guitars. These guitars were custom shop models based on Fender designs. They were of very high quality, very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States.[1] Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ...


In September of 1979, Alan Rogan, the guitar tech at the time, for Pete Townshend of The Who, picked up a custom shop Schecter guitar. It was a Fender Telecaster-style guitar with two humbucking pickups and a Gibson Les Paul-style pickup selector. Pete Townshend immediately fell in love with it, and it became his main stage guitar. He later had several similar instruments built from Schecter parts and assembled by Schecter and U.K. based guitar maker Roger Giffin. Pete Townshend continued to use those Schecter guitars until just after The Who's 1985 appearance at Live Aid. Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ...


In 1980, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits used Schecter Stratocaster-style guitars to record the band's third album, Making Movies. Mark Knopfler owned many Schecter guitars. In 2004 one of his Schecters, a Stratocaster-style guitar with a tobacco sunburst finish, was sold at an auction for over $50,000, the highest amount ever paid for a Schecter guitar.[1] Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... This article is about the band. ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... Making Movies is the third album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1980. ...


Texan ownership and mass production, 1983 – 1987

By 1983, Schecter had reached its custom shop production limit and could no longer meet demand. That year, Schecter was purchased by a group of Texan investors who sought to profit from the reputation of the Schecter name.[1] The investors moved the company to Dallas, Texas, but most of the original Schecter employees didn't make the move from California to Texas. This resulted in poor design ideas and products during the ownership by the Texan investors. The Texan owners would mass-produce guitars under the Schecter name for less than five years. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Dallas redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


In 1984, Schecter introduced at the winter NAMM show, twelve new guitars and basses, all based on Fender designs. The most popular of these guitars was a Telecaster-style guitar similar to those that Pete Townshend played, known unofficially as the "Pete Townshend model" (although Pete Townshend never endorsed these models). During this period, Schecter managed to sign one notable endorsee, Yngwie Malmsteen. Schecter built several custom guitars for Yngwie Malmsteen, which featured scalloped necks and reverse headstocks. The NAMM (National Association of Musical Merchants) Show is the largest musical trade show in the world. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ...


Eventually, the "Pete Townshend model" became known as the Saturn, and the company's Stratocaster-style guitar became known as the Scorcher. Despite the new guitar designs, lower prices, and greater quantites of Schecter guitars available, not many people were interested in the poor-quality guitars the Texan owners were producing.


Hisatake Shibuya and reform, 1987 – present

In 1987, the Texan investors sold the company to Hisatake Shibuya, a Japanese entrepreneur who also owned the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and ESP Guitars (Schecter Guitar Research and ESP Guitars have remained to this day separate entities).[1] Under the ownership of Hisatake Shibuya, the Schecter company was moved back to California and slowly began to rebuild its reputation. Hisatake Shibuya returned the company to its custom shop roots and devoted all its efforts to manufacturing high-end, expensive custom instruments. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... The Musicians Institute is a Hollywood, California music school. ... ESP Company, Limited ), located in North Hollywood, California, is a prominent manufacturer of electric guitars and basses, originally from Japan. ...


Schecter guitars were once again only available from a few retailers, one of them being Sunset Custom Guitars located in Hollywood, which Hisatake Shibuya also owned. Sunset Custom Guitars happened to be the place where Michael Ciravolo, the future president of Schecter Guitar Research, worked. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ...


In 1995, Schecter introduced the S Series guitars and basses, which were again Fender-style guitars with an average price of $1,295. In 1996, Hisatake Shibuya asked Michael Ciravolo to become Schecter's president and run the company. Michael Ciravolo was an experienced musician himself and brought to the company many well-known musicians with him as endorsees, such as Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, and Jay Noel Yuenger and Sean Yseult of White Zombie. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Robert Emile DeLeo (born February 2, 1966 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American bass player and musician who has played for Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, and currently for the band Army of Anyone . ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular Grammy Award-winning American rock band in the 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Jay Noel Yuenger (also known simply as J.) is a rock guitarist who was born December 26th, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Sean Yseult (real name Shauna Reynolds) is an American rock musician born on June 6, 1966 in North Carolina. ... White Zombie was an American band named after the 1932 film White Zombie, which starred Bela Lugosi. ...


Michael Ciravolo never truly liked Fender designs and thus wanted to distance the company from its past Fender-style designs.[1] To do so, he added the Avenger, Hellcat, and Tempest models to the Schecter catalog. Also, he wanted to reach out to the new generation of musicians who were ignored by most major guitar manufacturers. However, at this point the company was only producing expensive, custom shop models. Schecter's maximum output was forty guitars a month.[1] To realize his vision, Ciravolo began searching for a factory that could mass-produce Schecter guitars and maintain high quality standards.


In 1997, Michael Ciravolo met with several Asian guitar manufacturers at the Tokyo Music Festival and finally decided on a factory located in Inchon, South Korea. The guitars would be built in the South Korea factory and then they would be shipped to the U.S. to be setup in a Schecter shop. At summer NAMM in 1998, Schecter introduced the Diamond Series, which included six affordably priced non-custom guitars. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Incheon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city and major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1999, Schecter added the seven string A-7 Avenger guitar to the Diamond Series. It also introduced the C-1, which was debuted by Jerry Horton in Papa Roach's "Last Resort" music video. Today, the company mass-produces affordable, non-custom guitars under the Diamond Series and continues to build expensive, handmade, custom models. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... { | Alias = | Genre = Alternative | Associated_acts = Papa Roach | Label = Geffen Records | Notable_instruments = Schecter 30th Anniversary Tempest (current), Schecter Tempest Custom (current) Schecter C-1 Jerry Horton Signature Model | Years_active = 1993 - present | URL = Papa Roachs Official website }} Jerry Allan Horton Jr. ... Papa Roach is a four-piece rock band from Vacaville, California. ... Last Resort is the debut single from Papa Roachs first album, Infest (2000), and first released single in total. ...


Diamond Series

The Diamond Series was first introduced in 1998, and consists of all the non-custom, mass-produced Schecter models.[2] The Diamond Series is further divided into groups of guitars which share common design characteristics. Schecter has stated that it will not customize any Diamond Series guitar upon request, thus any Diamond Series guitar is sold "as it is". Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Guitar

The Diamond Series electric guitars consist of the following: An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ...

  • C Series, including the C-1 Hellraiser
  • S Series
  • Tempest Series
  • 00 Series
  • PT Series
  • S-1 Tribal
  • Hellcat Series
  • Ultra Series
  • Artist Models
  • Extreme Series
  • Demon
  • Hellraiser Series
  • Blackjack Series
  • Exotic Series
  • Revenger
  • Omen Series
  • Damien Series
  • Aviation Series
  • Semi/Hollow Body
  • 7 Strings
  • Baritones
  • Gryphon Series (this series is a Guitar Center limited edition run, and is only available through Guitar Center or Musician's Friend in the USA)
  • Synyster Gates Custom series
  • Zacky Vengeance Custom series

Guitar Center is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in the world and is located throughout the United States. ... Musicians Friend is Americas largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and related gear. ...

Bass

The Diamond Series electric bass guitars consist of the following: Fender Precision Bass Bass Guitar is a commonly spoken phrase used to refer to the electric bass and horizontal acoustic basses, a stringed instrument similar in design to the electric guitar, but larger in size, commonly fretted and sometimes fretless and with a lower range. ...

  • Omen Series = Oman-4, Oman-5, Oman-8
  • C Series = C-4, C-5
  • Model-T Series = Model-T
  • Stiletto Series = Custom-4, Custom-5, Custom-6, Deluxe-4, Deluxe-5, Elite-4, Elite-5, Stiletto Extreme-4, Stiletto Extreme-5, Studio-4, Studio-5, Studio-6, Studio-8
  • Diamond J Series = Diamond J
  • Extreme Basses = Stiletto Extreme-4, Stiletto Extreme-5
  • 00 Series = 004 Series
  • Hellraiser Series = Hellraiser-4, Hellraiser-5
  • Damien Series = Damien-4, Damien-5
  • Gryphon Series = (Limited US 'Guitar Center' run)
  • Ultrabass = (discontinued)

Notable musicians

Over the years Schecter has attracted a large number of notable musicians to use its products and many of those musicians have signed endorsement agreements with Schecter. Generally, Schecter guitars are favoured by metal, hard rock, and alternative rock musicians. Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...


Some notable musicians who use, or have used Schecter guitars or basses include:

Robert Emile DeLeo (born February 2, 1966 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American bass player and musician who has played for Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, and currently for the band Army of Anyone . ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular Grammy Award-winning American rock band in the 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Simon Jonathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and bassist of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... This article is about the band. ... Synyster Gates born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ... For the self-titled album, see Avenged Sevenfold (album). ... { | Alias = | Genre = Alternative | Associated_acts = Papa Roach | Label = Geffen Records | Notable_instruments = Schecter 30th Anniversary Tempest (current), Schecter Tempest Custom (current) Schecter C-1 Jerry Horton Signature Model | Years_active = 1993 - present | URL = Papa Roachs Official website }} Jerry Allan Horton Jr. ... Papa Roach is a four-piece rock band from Vacaville, California. ... Richard Jones (born 23 May 1974) plays bass guitar for the popular welsh rock band Stereophonics, playing alongside Kelly Jones (no relation) and Javier Weyler. ... Stereophonics are a rock band from Wales with members Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation to Kelly) and Javier Weyler. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... This article is about the band. ... My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (also just Thrill Kill Kult or TKK) is an American industrial band, formed in Chicago in 1987 by Buzz McCoy and Groovie Mann. ... Jeff Loomis is the lead guitarist for Seattles heavy metal band, Nevermore. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see Nevermore (song) For the Edgar Allan Poe poem featuring the word, see The Raven Nevermore is an American metal band from Seattle, Washington assembled in 1991 from the ashes of the power metal band Sanctuary. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... This article is about the band. ... Shaun Morgan Welgemoed (Born December 21, 1978) is a South African musician , best known as the lead singer of the Post-Grunge band Seether, formerly known as Saron Gas. ... For other uses, see Seether (disambiguation). ... The Artist redirects here. ... Paul Raven[1] (January 16, 1961 in Wolverhampton, UK - October 20, 2007) was a rock bassist best known for his work in the seminal post-punk/industrial group Killing Joke. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Ministry is an influential, Grammy-nominated American industrial metal band founded by frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Zacky Vengeance (born December 11, 1981), real name Zachary James Baker, is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocals for the band Avenged Sevenfold. ... For the self-titled album, see Avenged Sevenfold (album). ... Sean Yseult (real name Shauna Reynolds) is an American rock musician born on June 6, 1966 in North Carolina. ... White Zombie was an American band named after the 1932 film White Zombie, which starred Bela Lugosi. ...

Trivia

  • Schecter Guitar Research was the first guitar manufacturer to offer black chrome hardware.[1]
  • Sometime around 1976, David Schecter designed a pickup with the same dimensions as Fender pickups that could allow humbucking and near single-coil tones.[1] A similarly designed pickup system is still in use today by many companies. For example, some Schecter guitars are fitted with two humbuckers, but instead of having a normal three-way pickup selector, a five-way pickup selector is installed, which allows you to select a humbucker or coil tap it to recreate single coil tones.

A coil tap is a wiring feature found on some electrical transformers, inductors and coil pickups, all of which are sets of wire coils. ...

References

  • Gill, Chris. "Schecter: A Guitar History." Guitar World, September 2006. Vol. 27/No. 9. Pgs. 76 - 80.

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Gill, Chris (September 2006), "Schecter: A Guitar History", Guitar World 27 (9): 76–80
  2. ^ Molenda, Michael (August 2006). Schecter Turns 30. guitarplayer.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ Seether Biography, Profile, Filmography, Discography and more
  8. ^ [5]

Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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