#1
http://cdn3.volusion.com/537s6.6hbnk/v/vspfiles/photos/1086-2.jpg?1403712999

This one has black edges and smaller fret inlays

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/19/001/414/558/DV020_Jpg_Jumbo_584540.837_crimson_red_R.jpg

This one is all red with bigger fret inlays.

Same brand and model, and all the websites say they're both Crimson Red. I'm confused. Maybe one is a newer design of the same guitar? Maybe one picture is a lie??
Can anyone enlighten me?
Last edited by kenhv74 at Apr 10, 2015,
#2
The one with the bigger inlays is listed in the Schecter's 2012 catalog so it must be the older version, the other is the current one. Personally I like the discontinued one better

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#3
I actually owned the hardtail version, of the one with the larger inlays. The other one is just newer, I'm pretty sure.
#4
Yup. Just a redesign. They're both real. The one with the larger inlays is the discontinued model. The one with the double crosses for the 12th fret is the new model, I believe from 2014 on. Wouldn't be surprised if some stores still have stock of the older one. My store still had one up until just a few weeks ago. And yeah, I agree with Billy, I preferred the old model. Both are still made of the same kinds of woods, and have the same pickups. So they'll sound identical. Just a cosmetic change. I do like that the new model has a Flame top pattern, rather than quilt, though. The quilt is nice, but Schecter has so many other models with it. With the quilt top, the Damien is just a Hellraiser with a bolt-on neck. With the flame pattern, it's at least a little bit more different, and has its own identity. Probably why they changed the inlays, too. The old ones were also nearly identical to the Hellraiser line.
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