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 other guitar parts. Eventually in 1979, Schecter offered its own fully assembled electric guitars for the first time.
They were considered very high quality and very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States. Schecter guitars and parts have been used by Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Synyster Gates, Richard Patrick, Jinxx, Jake Pitts, Tommy Victor, Dan Donegan, Robin Zander, and many more.
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. The investors moved the company to Dallas, Texas, where they produced high quality guitars using both imported parts and Schecter parts under the Schecter name.
This is one of those guitars, referred to as the “Dallas” years. It is NOT one of the cheaper guitars manufactured offshore by the company in later years.
Overall cosmetic condition is very good with a little player wear, but nothing substantial. It features three pickups – 2 x single coils & a punchy humbucker. The bridge is an original Schecter design fully adjustable tremolo with quick pop-in trem arm.
Original black on black finish in excellent condition
High output SSH pickups
5 way selector switch
Volume & tone controls
High quality locking tuners
Original maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
Medium C neck shape
Stock medium jumbo style frets in excellent condition
No cracks, repairs, or other issues
This one was professionally set up years ago, and still needs no further work apart from possibly adjusting the action should you wish. It currently plays with a fast low action, the 12” radius is fab for string bending, and every note is clean and clear all the way up the neck.
This guitar is a nice piece of history. These 80’s Schecter Super Strats are great guitars. Built with quality parts and attention to detail, this will be a fine player for years to come.
Comes in a quality Shecter gig bag in good condition