: Pete Can't be from 81/82 beacause in 82 they were still located in Van Nyus, California. All Schecters made in the Van Nyus era have a serial beginning with an S..
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.
These guitars were custom shop models based on Fender designs.
They were considered of very high quality, very expensive, and were sold only by twenty retailers across the United States. In September 1979, Alan Rogan, the guitar tech at the time, for Pete Townshend of The Who, picked up a custom shop Schecter guitar.
It was a Fender Telecaster-style guitar with two humbucking pickups and a Gibson Les Paul-style pickup selector.
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.
Schecter Guitar Enthusiast gives the curious all the information they could want about Schecter Guitars. Just came into possession of a Diamond Series 7-string as part of a multi-guitar trade. Great condition, color is black with the matte finish. It has all gold colored hardware and the body seems to be a cross between a tele and a strat. Without doing any research I'm wondering if it was made in '81 … My question now (and I'm hoping for someone's expertise/experience -- please feel free to chime in!! Near mint, but has an "upgraded" Kahler locking tremolo. The Blackouts' balanced inputs capture the tone that guitarists want in an active design, providing more lows, more highs, more tone — period.The ebony fingerboard features an Active Bolt inlay at the 12th fret, like a warning label for just how much power your axe is packing.Related News: Synyster Gates Custom-S Signature from Schecter Schecter made the Best Metal Guitar List! I'm hoping someone can help me date a guitar which I've seen, there is a number on the neck backing plate which is S8266. My s/n is A8199, and I bought the guitar new in '86. I contacted Schecter directly and they told me my s/n A8199 corresponded to a custom shop Strat made in 1981 (2 years prior to new ownership and a move to Texas). Please email me offers if you are interested in owning it. If you are still interested in buying an original Van Nuys then feel free to contact me. : I have one, Candy Apple Red, single owner with receipt, purchased 1987 in Rudy's NYC, with case. With an arched mahogany 7-string-through body and 3-piece mahogany set neck with Schecter's Ultra Access heel contour, the Black Jack C-7 is so comfortable to play, it almost becomes an extension of yo...Click To Read More About This Product With an arched mahogany 7-string-through body and 3-piece mahogany set neck with Schecter's Ultra Access heel contour, the Black Jack C-7 is so comfortable to play, it almost becomes an extension of your body.Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. ( toneloft ) A barely used Schecter Diamond Series Damien 6 for sale. : Got an all org.78 Schecter Strat Shedua 1 piece neck : walnut body : metal guard 3 switches with org.pickups : very nice guitar : looking to see if there is any offers : or trades : email for pics please send me pictures. on a 21 fret Candy Apple Red Schecter Strat Serial #A0096, skunk stripe no trade mark? I own one ,they made them in the 80's and they are better than any fender from that time, and for the most part any made now. Rune : Hi, : I am the original owner of this pristine guitar, I am an acoustic guy now a ND AM LOOKING TO SELL. : S/N A 8530 : Ron : 518-678-6220 : : can someone tell me what year serial number: A0133 is ? : Hi, : I am the original owner of this pristine guitar, I am an acoustic guy now a ND AM LOOKING TO SELL. : S/N A 8530 : Ron : 518-678-6220 do you still want to sell this guitar Hi, Are youre guitar still up for sale ? Grover tuners, a Tone Pros TOM bridge and a Graph Tech lubricating nut keep you in tune and maximize sustain.Aged mulitply binding is an excellent frame for the high-class aged finish. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.A: Due to Schecters beginnings as a replacement part company, there are many bootlegged Schecter guitars on the market.