|Industry||Electric Guitar, Custom Guitars, Luthier|
|Headquarters||44A Union Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States|
|Key people||Dan Becker, Ryan Martin|
|Products||Retro Series, HeadHunter Series, Custom Guitars, Martian Basses|
|Subsidiaries||Martian Basses, Becker Guitars Repair & Restoration|
Becker Guitars is a boutique guitar manufacturer located in Attleboro, Massachusetts. They specialize in producing hand made custom electric guitars and basses. In addition to building guitars, Becker Guitars operates a guitar repair and restoration shop.
Becker Guitars began in 1995 as a repair shop in the basement of founder Dan Becker. After its first years of operation, Becker Guitars moved to a new shop in Stoughton, Massachusetts. While the company grew into a full service guitar repair and restoration center, Becker began venturing into guitarmaking. In the spring of 2006 Dan Becker brought on Maine guitar luthier Ryan Martin and began to focus on designing and producing custom instruments. Becker soon moved from its smaller shop in Stoughton, Massachusetts to a larger space in Attleboro, Massachusetts in order to accommodate a growing production line.
In the fall of 2007 Becker unveiled their first prototype, an Imperial model, to the public at the first annual Premier Guitar Festival. 2008 saw the release of Becker Guitars' flagship production line, The Retro Series. Initially introduced as a 22 fret, bolt-on neck guitar, The Retro Series was updated in 2011 to feature 24 frets, neck-through construction, and additional woods and finishes.
Since 2011 Becker Guitars has introduced its second production line, the HeadHunter Series. The HeadHunter Series consists of 24 fret, neck-through guitars with figured maple tops, burst finishes, and semi-hollow options. In addition to the Retro and HeadHunter series, Becker continues to build custom guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments.
Becker Guitars artists
- Jon Gutwillig, The Disco Biscuits
- Jake Cinninger, Umphrey's McGee
- Chuck Garvey, Moe
- Andy Andersson, Fuel
- Mihali Savoulidis, Twiddle
- Marc Brownstein, The Disco Biscuits, Conspirator
- Chris Michetti, RAQ, Conspirator
- Justin Hasting, Zoogma
- Jeff Lloyd, The Heavy Pets
- Chris Cartelli, Newton Crosby
- Andrew Provine, AV8R
- Dave Drouin, The Brew
- Keith Allen, The Mantras
- Wagner, Jordan (22 October 2008). "Review: Becker Guitars Imperial". Premier Guitars. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- Tucker, Lindsay (16 August 2011). "Builder Profile: Becker Guitars & Ryan Martin Basses". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Gear". Umphrey's McGee. Retrieved 13 November 2013.