Price paid: A$ 600
Purchased from: Used- from a friend
Sound — 8
Great for metal, going through an MXR fullbore metal into a Marshall MG15CDR. Sounds great with a fair bit of gain, very quiet, no major issues. Although I would recommend upgrading the pots as the tone pot hardly does anything. That could also be the pickups. I'm a high gain player but still love having a lot of clarity so every note can be heard. This guitar definitely allows that but clean it doesn't sound that great unfortunately. Its not HORRIBLE, but it is very obvious that its made to be overdriven.
Overall Impression — 8
Its a great guitar although I wouldn't have paid the $1600AUD retail for it. I own a few other schecters, a couple of Ibanez's 2 les pauls and a Dean razorback. The neck shape and scale length of the Schecters are appealing to me and the playability is exactly how I like it, not ridiculously low that you can't feel anything being played but not so hard that it takes a whole lot of effort to play. If I could find another one for the same price I would definitely buy it if this one were lost or stolen. I think it would be more appealing to buy if it did have the actual Seymour Duncan blackouts instead of the copy.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I'm confident that it will be able to stand live playing and possible touring without worrying too much. I'm considering upgrading the tuners as they look pretty cheap though. And the tonepros bridge which was painted black is already starting to fade a bit as expected from schecter.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guy I bought it off hadnt touched anything, not even changed the strings. Everything was factory set up in the same condition straight out the factory. Action is brilliant, no buzz. The high gloss black is great and goes well with the crimson red which is pure red, I was scared it might look a bit pink, but it is deep red. The fretwire was hanging off a bit and was a bit sharp on the 13th, 14th and 15th fret. The neck joint and the body joints are quite visable from the back of the guitar.
Features — 9
So its a Schecter SheDevil, High gloss black finish, crimson red inlays and binding (looks brilliant!) 24 Jumbo frets, Mahogany/Rosewood neck/fretboard, 25.5 inch scale, set neck with Ultra access, Mahogany body, double cutaway, Duncan designed HB105 active pickups, grover tuners, tonepros bridge, 3 way Switch vol/vol/tone. These are the exact specs that I was looking for in buying a guitar and this one matches perfectly. Only thing I'm thinking of upgrading are the pickups possibly to Blackouts just to try them out although the duncan designed are very good.