Created by David Schecter in 1976, Schecter Guitar Research, more commonly known as Schecter is one of the most successful guitar manufacturers in the USA. Schecter Guitar Research began as a repair shop in Van Nuys, California.

The shop manufactured replacement parts, necks, and bodies for many big name brands such as Fender and Gibson. It wasn’t until 1979 that Schecter offered a fully assembled guitar. Most of the guitars that were being built by Schecter were very expensive custom shop models that were based on the Fender designs. One of the earliest models was a custom Tele build for guitarist, Pete Townshend of The Who, which later became the basis for the Schecter PT. By 1998, Schecter had opened a factory in Incheon, South Korea and introduced the Diamond Series, a more affordable line of non-custom guitars.

Schecter specializes in guitars for the metal community and can be seen in the hands of guitarists such as, Wes Hauch of The Faceless and Thy Art is Murder, Jeff Loomis of Nevermore, Keith Merrow, and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold.

While most Schecter lines, such as the Hellraiser, Damien, and Banshee definitely cater to metal guitarists, they still offer many models based on classic Fender and Gibson models to offer something with a bit more vintage sound.

Be sure to check out our Schecter in-stocks or even check out our Schecter custom order option, where we can get you any current Schecter guitar at the best price possible!