Artist Models

Working alongside master guitar builder and head of Research and Development John Gaudesi, every artist has had the opportunity to spend weeks of development with each of their models, leaving no detail overlooked. Built, finished, and assembled by some of the greatest guitar craftsmen in the industry, each collaboration goes above and beyond any players (and our artists!) dreams. 


Everything from exclusives to sustainiacs and extended range guitars is within these pages. If you're looking for a specific model or series, roll over the "GUITARS" header and choose from the drop-down menu OR just type what you are looking for in search box in the top right corner.


Our base model instruments are a unique combination of man and machine. Using precise CNC technology combined with the industry's best engineering, finish techniques, and assembly, these guitars are nothing short of perfect. Our ever-expanding USA Production models can be built with select options, allowing the player to tailor our instrument to their taste or style.  Completing your instrument is the option of any Schecter Custom Shop pickup. Of course, if you want to build something completely one of a kind, we have our hand-crafted Masterworks line to build your ultimate dream guitar as well, where the only limit to your creation is your imagination.


əˈpäkəˌlips/ an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale The Apocalypse pickups made their debut late in 2014 and have continued to become a player favorite all through 2015. With beautifull eye-catching construction it was easy to see why so many people gravitated towards this pickup. But, not ONLY is it a visually stunning pickup, it of course lives up to its name as well.  The Apocalyspse series comes in your standard 6 string traditional and tremolo spaced sets and as extended range player sets as well. So it doesn't matter if your comfort is in the 6 string or beyond, we made them available in 7 and 8 string variants as well. The construction and tone of the Apocalypse pickups hail from the unique tri-field design, combining Alnico-V magnets with dual flanking Ceramic-8s, thus yielding overwhelming power across the entire sonic range of your instrument. It can be extremely loud and robust, allbeit without sacrificing clarity and definition. The 6 string bridge at full power pushes out a resistance of around 14.9 k ohms (+/- .01) and the neck at around 10.3 at full power. It's important to note that EACH pickup has a 4 conductor harness allowing you to wire your pickups with spliting capabilities.  Since the introduction of the Apocalypse series it has gained a lot of momentum. It has become SO popular that we have decided to load them into a few of our Diamond Series models.  You can find them in a few select models of our Limited Edition and Exclusive guitars such as our Black Ops C-1 and Damien 6 Halloween Edition. Coming in Clear and HiTek Black the Apocalypse pickups will undoubtedly continue to grow in popularity amongst the fans. For more information or to purchase your own, click the products below or talk to your local dealer to get a set in for yourself! JUST ANNOUNCED:  We will adding two new pickups to our APOCALYPSE line-up in the very near future!  APOCALYPSE-SS; which is a 'stacked' single-coil spaced humbucker and the APOCALYPSE-77, a 'soap-bar' sized 7-String humbucker.  More details soon...


We're always making room and expanding with new models, and in doing so we’ve decided to give you the chance to pick up some great gear at even better prices! All of our outlet guitars are new-in-box, come with our limited-lifetime warranty and premium in-house tech setups. Once these clearance models are gone, they’re gone for good. Get yours while you can! All purchases final so check your list twice!


HOW DO I DESIGN MY USA PRODUCTION GUITAR? First, start by selecting which base design you want. Key elements of each model that you want to consider are body shape, neck joint, and pickup configuration. After you select which model appeals to you most, click and explore to see what other additional options are available. Some models are not customizable (Signature models for example) while others offer finish, fretboard, inlays, bridge, and top options. WHAT IF AN OPTION I WANT IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE MODEL I CHOOSE? Due to production time limitations, we have chosen the most suitable options for each model that will ensure you get your guitars in a timely fashion. If an option is not available, it’s because it has not been built into our productions timeline allotment for the model, and therefore not available. WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME? USA Production guitars have a 90 day turn around from when the order is placed, to receiving it at the store. IS THE PRICE SHOWN THE FINAL PRICE? The price shown is the base model price and does not necessarily reflect the model shown OR available upgrade charges. WHAT UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE? On certain models, additional upgrades are available and are denoted by an asterisk and upgrade cost in USD. For example, a guitar might come with fretboard options such as Rosewood, Pau Ferro* or Maple (+$150), with Pau Ferro being an upgrade. HOW DO I ORDER ONE? If the model is stock (Signature models for example) and has no options, you can simply Buy It Now on the site if you reside in the US. For customized USA Production, simply notate which model you want along with the specs and bring it to your authorized Schecter Custom Shop dealer. IMPORTANT: Letter from the President regarding the origin of your Custom Shop instrument.


Most of our USA Production instruments are made to dealer or customer specifications with build times taking up to 3-4 months. However, for those seeking one of our great USA built guitars now, check out the list below! These models have been built with our own choice options, some being 'Special Run' with additional upgraded features, pickups or finishes. These are available now on a first come first serve basis. So if you want it... grab it! It might not be here tomorrow. Check back often as we usually add a few selected instruments monthly.


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