- In 1976 Schecter Guitars starts as a replacement guitar parts company.
- In 1979 Schecter started building above par complete guitars.
- In 1983-1987 Schecter produces their guitars in Dallas, Texas.
- In 1987 Schecter guitars is sold to Hisatake Shibuya whom also owns ESP Guitars, although the companies are still completely separate.
- In 1998 Schecter releases the diamond series guitars.
- In 2000 Schecter releases the now legendary C-1 electric guitar. (Jerry Horton from Papa Roach debuts this in the Last Resort Music Video.
- Currently Schecter has over 300 different model guitars that have been produced.
My first Schecter guitar was a Tempest and I used that guitar for most of my musical journey. This guitar never let me down always stayed in tune and never let me down live. I was extremely inspired by Jerry Hortons (Papa Roach) guitar playing so that's why I chose this body style. Schecter has so many guitars in their catalogue so see if something grabs your attention.
So how is the quality of Schecter guitars now? Schecters imported guitars use two factories, one in Korea the other in Indonesia. These guitars in my opinion are some of the best bang for your buck guitars you can get. You receive the qualities of some of the higher end brand guitars for a half of the price. Schecter has several different options of guitars whether you are a beginner or a professional Schecter has something for everyone.
So in my honest opinion Schecter guitars are definintely worth the money.