Price paid: A$ 450
Purchased from: Billy Hyde Music
Sound — 9
The amplifier I will be using for this review is a Roland Cube 20X. I play predominatly metal, but also a lot of blues and classic rock. It plays metal very well, the Diamond plus pick ups can handle heavy distortion great. Also, no problems with the classic rock. The clean sound is great as well, which is great for bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. This guitar can handle almost any genre of music flawlessly. It is also really comfortable to play, mainly due to the lightness of the basswood body. I just play at home so I don't usually crank it at full volume, but I did it for the sake of this review, and there was little to no noise. This guitar is prefectly suited to beginner players.
Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is great for mainly metal, but can do most otehr genres pretty well. I've been playing for around 2 years and learned on a Samick Telecaster (not great for high gain music) and this guitar is a step up from it. I would definatly consider buying this guitar again if it was stolen. Overall, this is a great beginner guitar with basic features. There is a very competitive market for guitars in this price range (some other schecters, Ibanez's and Jacksons), and this is definatly up there with the best of them. I recommend it for beginners.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I can see this guitar withstand the pressures of Live playing, but definatly take a back up. I was also really glad that the strap buttons were solid, I have a thing about being scared they are going to fall of. It is a light and durable guitar, which is a great thing for beginning players. As I said before, if you have a thing about marks on your guitar, definatly get it in red.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was set up perfectly right out of the box, so no problems there. The action was set up at a nice median, so it was great. The pick-ups weren't to low, so thatw as a relief as well. I bought the guitar in black, and that is definatly my only regret. Every single mark showed up on it, so I definatly advise buying it in the Vampire Red.
Features — 8
I think my Schecter 06 Deluxe was made in 2007 in Korea. It has 22 jumbo frets on a 25.5 inch scale. The maple neck is bolt on, with a rosewood fingerboard and Dot inlays, with the Schecter trademark 'fat' neck. it's a basswood body that comes in satin black or vampire red. It has a tune-O-matic bridge with dual Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers. The awesome looking Schecter headstock has non locking tuners. It comes with a 3 way pick-up selector and 1 volume and 1 tone knob. It comes loaded with.11 to.46 strings.