schecter timeline

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  • david schecter opens schecter industies

    david schecter opens schecter industies
    In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California.The modest repair shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and other miscellaneous guitar parts.
  • Schecter offers its first guitar

    Schecter offers its first guitar
    In 1979, Schecter offered for the first time its own fully-assembled electric guitars. These guitars were custom shop models based on Fender designs.
  • Shecter gets noticed

    Shecter gets noticed
    In September 1979, Alan Rogan, the guitar tech at the time, for Pete Townshend of The Who, picked up a custom shop Schecter guitar.
  • Schecter is used as mark knopflers main guitar

    Schecter is used as mark knopflers main guitar
    In 1980, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits used Schecter Stratocaster-style guitars to record the bands third album. Mark Knopfler owned many Schecter guitars, including one finished in Candy Apple Red with a 21-fret maple neck/fretboard without dot markers, white pickguard, gold-plated hardware, master volume and tone controls. This instrument would become his main guitar for live and studio use until 1987
  • schecter becomes partners with texan investors

    schecter becomes partners with texan investors
    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 wanted to build upon the reputation of the quality Schecter.
  • schecter adds 12 new guitars and basses

    schecter adds 12 new guitars and basses
    Schecter introduced at the winter NAMM show, twelve new guitars and basses, all based on Fender designs
  • schecter is sold

    schecter is sold
    the Texan investors sold the company to Hisatake Shibuya, a Japanese entrepreneur who also owned the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and ESP Guitars
  • Schecter introduces the S series

    Schecter introduces the S series
    Schecter introduced the S Series guitars and basses, which were again Fender-style guitars with an average price of $1,295.
  • schecter gets a new president

    schecter gets a new president
    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
  • schecter opens its factory in tokyo

    schecter opens its factory in tokyo
    Michael Ciravolo met with several Asian guitar manufacturers at the Tokyo Music Festival and finally decided on a factory located in Incheon
  • Schecter adds the seven string guitar

    Schecter adds the seven string guitar
    Schecter added the seven string A-7 guitar to the Diamond Series.
  • schecter still making amazing products

    schecter still making amazing products
    Today, the company mass-produces affordable, non-custom guitars under the Diamond Series and continues to build expensive, handmade, custom models.
  • schecter still making amazing products

    schecter still making amazing products
    Today, the company mass-produces affordable, non-custom guitars under the Diamond Series and continues to build expensive, handmade, custom models.