Townshend immediately fell in love with it, and it became his main stage guitar. Townshend last used a Schecter on stage at The Who's 1988 appearance at the BPI Awards Show although his brother Simon Townshend, part of The Who's touring band since 2002, often plays one of these guitars during Who concerts.
By committing to excellence and striving to put instruments into the hands of anyone who truly wants to play, Schecter Guitar Research has earned their reputation for greatness.Over the years, SGR guitars and basses have been wielded by an incredible assortment of talent.Eventually, Schecter Guitar Research offered every part needed to build a complete guitar.It supplied parts to big guitar manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson and to custom repair shops which were building complete guitars out of Schecter parts. By the late 1970s, Schecter offered more than 400 guitar parts, but did not offer any finished instruments. In 1979, Schecter offered for the first time its own fully-assembled electric guitars.The company was founded in 1976 by David Schecter and originally only produced replacement parts for existing guitars from manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson. Today, the company mass-produces its own line of electric guitars, bass guitars, and steel-string acoustic guitars.
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.
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That year, the company was purchased by a group of Texas investors who wanted to build upon Schecter's reputation for quality.
Founded Van Nuys, California, United States (1976) Founder(s) David Schecter, Herschel Blankenship and Shel Horlick Headquarters 1840 Valpreda Street Burbank, California 91504 United States Area served Worldwide Key people David Schecter, Herschel Blankenship, Shel Horlick (founders) Hisatake Shibuya (distributor/owner) Michael Ciravolo (president) Industry musical instruments Products Electric guitar Bass guitar Steel-string acoustic guitar Owner(s) Hisatake Shibuya Subsidiaries Daisy Rock Guitars Website Guitar Research, or commonly known as just Schecter, is an American guitar manufacturer.
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