Schecter guitars and parts have been used by, among others, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Richard Patrick, Jinxx, Jake Pitts Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Robin Zander, and Shaun Morgan.
Texan ownership and mass production, 1983–1987 By 1983, Schecter had reached its custom shop production limit and could no longer meet demand.
He also wanted to reach out to a new generation of musicians who were ignored by most major guitar manufacturers.
Custom shop days, 1976–1983 In 1976, David Schecter opened Schecter Guitar Research, a repair shop in Van Nuys, California.The shop manufactured replacement guitar necks and bodies, complete pickup assemblies, bridges, pickguards, tuners, knobs, potentiometers, and miscellaneous other guitar parts.In 1995, Schecter introduced the highly sought-after 'S Series' guitars and basses.In 1996, Hisatake Shibuya asked Michael Ciravolo to become Schecter's president and run the company.Eventually, Schecter began supplying parts to notable guitar manufacturers and to Robert Talbot repair shops.
By the late 1970s Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments.
Schecter guitars were once again only available from a few retailers, one of them being Sunset Custom Guitars located in Hollywood, which Hisatake Shibuya also owned.
Sunset Custom Guitars happened to be the place where Michael Ciravolo, the future president of Schecter Guitar Research, worked.
During this period, Schecter managed to sign one notable endorsee, Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.
Schecter built several custom guitars for Yngwie Malmsteen that featured scalloped necks and reverse headstocks.
All guitars have the "Lawsuit" peg heads (two small marks on back of headstocks).