In the guitar and bass communities, Schecter is a name that commands a lot of respect. It's for good reason, too, since Schecter Guitar Research has spent its four decades in business establishing itself as the maker of some of the best gear a musician can own. When you add one of Schecter's instruments to your collection, chances are high that it's already got the title of "your favorite axe" in the bag. When David Schecter opened his shop in 1976, his specialty was repair. Fabricating replacement parts for a number of different instruments, he strove to build hardware even better than what it was replacing. His work got so popular that artists encouraged him to build instruments from scratch. He did, and the Schecter name took off from there with builds that raised the bar for every other luthier.
Today, Schecter is still an artist favorite, and it shows with an impressive range of signature guitars. One great example is the Dan Donegan Ultra Signature Electric Guitar, designed for the Disturbed guitarist and loaded to the gills with Seymour Duncan pickups and neck-through body design that puts out huge sustain. Another name that you'll find alongside Schecter is Floyd Rose, with genuine FR tremolo bridges in models like the Omen Extreme-6, which comes in both right and left-handed versions for the southpaws among us.
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