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Schecter Guitar Research is an American guitar company whose instruments are favored by hard rock and metal musicians. Although it began producing its own line of guitars in 1989, the company originally started as a replacement part facility. They now have a custom shop and line of guitars known as the Diamond Series. Schecter's guitars are mainly used by hard rock and metal players, but they do have jazz and blues guitars such as the "Schecter Jazz Elite." Schecter's current leading line is the Elite Series, but the custom series are very close behind due to the popularity of their "Custom 4". Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


Electric Guitars

Some of Schecter's "Diamond Series" electric guitars include:

  • C Series
  • S Series
  • Tempest Series
  • 00 Series
  • Extreme series
  • PT Series
  • Banshee
  • Hellraiser Series
  • Blackjack Series
  • Omen Series
  • Damien Series
  • Aviation Series
  • Ultra Series
  • Corsair
  • Jazz Elite
  • Avenged Sevenfold Custom Series
  • Avenger Series
  • Hellcat Series

Schecter also has a custom shop, which makes guitars to the buyer's specifications. Schecter will not customize Diamond Series guitars, as they are crafted in South Korea, while the custom shop is located in Burbank, CA at the Schecter headquarters.

Bass Guitars

Some of Schecter's bass models include:

  • Omen Bass Series
  • C and CV Series
  • Stiletto Series
  • Ultra Bass
  • Model T
  • Diamond J
  • Avenger Bass

Acoustic Guitars

Schecter also has a small selection of acoustic guitars:

  • ACS Series
  • RS-1000
  • SW-3500

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