Dating a schecter guitar
The investors moved the company to Dallas, Texas, where they produced above-par quality guitars using both imported parts and Schecter parts under the Schecter name for less than five years.At the 1984 winter NAMM show, Schecter introduced twelve new guitars and basses, all based on Fender designs.Schecter built several custom guitars for Yngwie Malmsteen that featured scalloped necks and reverse headstocks.In 1987, the Texas investors sold the company to Hisatake Shibuya, a Japanese entrepreneur who also owned the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and ESP Guitars (To this day, Schecter Guitar Research and ESP Guitars have remained separate entities).The Hipshot fixed bridge and high quality Schecter tuners ensure tuning stability at all times.
Contrary to popular belief, Schecter never supplied parts to Fender nor Gibson.
By 1983, Schecter had reached its custom shop production limit and could no longer meet demand.
That year, the company was purchased by a group of Texas investors who wanted to build upon Schecter's reputation for quality.
They were considered of very high quality and expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States.
Schecter guitars and parts have been used by, among others, Prince, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Gary Holt, Steve Lukather, Pete Townshend, Jeff Loomis, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Richard Patrick, Jinxx, Jake Pitts, Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Robin Zander, Rodrigo Amarante, Tony Maue, Shaun Morgan, and Nikki Sixx.