Next up in the continuing Guest Luthier Series, we're very proud to have the team of Michael Ciravolo, President of Schecter Guitar Research, and Marc La Corte, Vice President, on hand to answer your questions. Originally founded in the mid-‘70s as a California-based supplier of replacement parts and then Fender-inspired guitars, the company has grown into one of the world’s premier guitar brands.
Here's a brief biography on today's guests:
Michael Ciravolo ran Hollywood’s Sunset Custom Guitars before being tapped to take the helm at Schecter in the mid-‘90s. Ciravolo, who also holds down guitar duties with Goth rockers Gene Loves Jezebel as well as his own band Human Drama, was one of the pioneers of developing manufacturing relationships with offshore factories and producing high-end, premium-branded instruments. Some of these guitars include the famed C Series, Tempest, Ultra, Blackjack, Solo and many others. His wife, Tish Ciravolo, is president and founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.
Marc La Corte, also a musician and producer, runs the company’s AR Department and has developed relationships with Schecter’s myriad artists, including Robin Finck / Nine Inch Nails, Robert Smith, Porl Thomson, & Simon Gallup / The Cure, Robert DeLeo / Stone Temple Pilots, Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance / Avenged Sevenfold, Jerry Horton / Papa Roach, Shaun Morgan / Seether and many, many more. Marc is also intimately involved in product development.
As an added bonus, at the end of this live chat, Schecter will give away their awesome and stylish Vintage Guitar Strap to 10 lucky participants in this SDUGF exclusive event. No country restrictions!
Folks, please join me in welcoming Schecter's Michael Ciravolo and Marc La Corte!