Careers

Schecter Guitar Research is a renowned guitar manufacturer known for producing high-quality instruments favored by musicians across various genres. Founded in 1976 by David Schecter, the company initially focused on manufacturing replacement parts and accessories for guitars. Over the years, Schecter expanded its offerings to include a diverse lineup of electric guitars, basses, and acoustic guitars, earning a reputation for innovation, craftsmanship, and versatility.

Schecter is celebrated for exceptional playability, distinctive designs, and premium components. From sleek, modern designs to classic styles, Schecter offers a wide range of instruments to suit the preferences of every musician. Our commitment to quality is evident in our meticulous attention to detail, rigorous quality control standards, and artist collaborations.With a legacy spanning almost five decades, Schecter continues to push the boundaries of guitar craftsmanship, setting the standard for innovation and excellence in the music industry.

Want to join our team? At Schecter Guitar Research, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. We're always on the lookout for talented individuals who share our passion for crafting quality instruments. We're always interested in hearing from talented individuals who are passionate about what we do. If you don't see a suitable opening listed, feel free to submit your resume for future consideration.

Custom Shop
Neck Fretter/Sander

JOB TITLE: Guitar Custom Shop Neck Fretter / Sander
JOB DESCRIPTION: As a Neck Fretter, you will play a vital role in the creation of high-quality custom guitars. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that each instrument receives meticulous attention to detail during the sanding and woodworking processes. This position requires a combination of woodworking skills, artistic sensibility, and a passion for crafting musical instruments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Radiusing: Perform precise operations to ensure the necks are straight and true utilizing various sanding tools and techniques to achieve the desired fingerboard radius at the final sanding grit.
2. Fretting: Prepare and install the desired type and size of frets for each neck using an assortment of specialized tools.
3. Quality Control: Inspect the necks at each stage of the process to ensure adherence to quality standards and customer specifications. Identify and address any imperfections or inconsistencies in the fingerboard surfaces, check for consistent, level fret height, taking appropriate corrective actions as needed.
4. Collaboration: Work closely with other members of the custom shop team, including co-workers and managers to coordinate workflow and ensure the timely completion of projects. Communicate effectively with team members to understand project requirements and address any issues or concerns that arise.
5. Customization: Assist in the customization of guitars by implementing unique design elements, inlays, or other decorative features as necessary.
6. Neck & Body Sanding: Assist the sanding department when necessary or as time allows with the final shaping and sanding of necks and bodies to prepare them for paint.
7. Tool Maintenance: Maintain woodworking tools and equipment in good working condition, performing routine maintenance tasks and troubleshooting any issues that arise. Ensure that all tools are properly calibrated and adjusted to achieve optimal results.
8. Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries in the workshop. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) as required and follow established safety procedures when operating woodworking machinery and handling hazardous materials.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Proven experience in woodworking, preferably in a guitar manufacturing or custom shop environment.
• Proficiency in sanding techniques and woodworking processes, with a keen eye for detail and precision.
• Knowledge of various wood types, grains, and characteristics, and their suitability for guitar construction.
• Familiarity with woodworking tools and equipment, including sanders, routers, chisels, and power tools.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
• Dedication to craftsmanship, with a passion for creating high-quality musical instruments.
• Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate changing priorities and project requirements.
• Commitment to safety practices and the ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace.

Preferred Additional Skills: • Knowledge of guitar construction principles, including fretwork, neck alignment, and intonation.
• Ability to perform minor repairs or adjustments to guitars as needed.
• Understanding of ergonomic principles and player preferences in guitar design.

CONCLUSION: As a neck fretter/sander , you will have the opportunity to contribute your woodworking expertise and creative talents to the production of unique, handcrafted guitars that delight musicians and collectors alike. Your dedication to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail will be essential in ensuring that each instrument meets the highest standards of excellence and exceeds the expectations of our discerning customers. If you are passionate about woodworking and music, and thrive in a collaborative, artisanal environment, we invite you to join our team and be a part of crafting extraordinary guitars that inspire musicians around the world.
Please send your resume to drew@schecterguitars.com

PICKUP BUILDER

JOB TITLE: Guitar Pickup Builder
JOB DESCRIPTION: Schecter Custom Shop is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Coil Winding/Pickup Builder. In this role, you will be responsible for winding bobbins and building pickups to spec per build sheet, contributing to the creation of our high-quality instruments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Wind bobbins and assemble pickups according to detailed specifications
2. Follow build sheets and instructions with attention to detail
3. Maintain a clean and organized workspace
4. Uphold a positive and collaborative attitude in the workshop


QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to follow detailed instructions accurately and efficiently
• Positive attitude and team player
• Dedication to craftsmanship, with a passion for creating high-quality musical instruments.
• Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate changing priorities and project requirements.
• Commitment to safety practices and the ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace.
• Basic Soldering Knowledge

CONCLUSION: At Schecter Custom Shop, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and innovation in the music industry. Joining our team means becoming part of a dynamic and passionate group dedicated to crafting top-tier musical instruments. If you are passionate about music and craftsmanship, we would love to hear from you!
Please send your resume to pickups@schecterguitars.com