Becker guitars

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Becker Guitars
Industry Electric Guitar, Custom Guitars, Luthier
Founded Norton, Massachusetts
Founder Dan Becker
Headquarters 44A Union Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
Area served
Key people
Dan Becker, Ryan Martin
Products Retro Series, HeadHunter Series, Custom Guitars, Martian Basses
Number of employees
< 10
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, Dan Becker operates a guitar repair and restoration shop.


Becker Guitars began in 1995 as a repair shop in the basement of founder Dan Becker.[1] 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[2] 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.[1] 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 consisted 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 continued to build custom guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments until the spring of 2016 when Martin left the company. Unable to produce instruments Becker was forced underground.

Martin has since relocated to Bristol New Hampshire establishing Magic Wand Guitars. He continues to build the same instruments he designed and created under the Becker brand.

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  1. ^ a b Wagner, Jordan (22 October 2008). "Review: Becker Guitars Imperial". Premier Guitars. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Tucker, Lindsay (16 August 2011). "Builder Profile: Becker Guitars & Ryan Martin Basses". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gear". Umphrey's McGee. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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