Price paid: C$ 1000
Sound — 7
I play mostly heavy metal, but I do like to get my blues on and experiment with different things, and this guitar's pretty fun to do that with. I've been using this little Epiphone amp that I bought off a buddy for 10 bucks because my stack got stolen. I think it's from the 80's or something it's real Vintage looking/sounding. But seriously, this little amp is the nicest sounding little amp I've ever heard. Even though Epiphone = shit. I just use the stock distortion because I only have a DigiTech death metal, which is a good pedal but not if you don't have a noise gate. But the over all sound is pretty decent, but I think some dimarzio's would complete it. The mahogany sounds incredible though, I'll give it that.
Overall Impression — 8
Like I said before I'm into mostly metal, and this guitar is good for it, but the clean sound is just as fat as the dirty I think. But the pick ups need to go. I've been playing for 8 years and I hate to boast, but I think I'm ahead of the game. The actual owner of the guitar and I agreed we're going to sell it and buy a Jackson though hahah. To be completely honest though before experiencing this guitar, I was 100% anti-schecter, but this guitar made me think, maybe they do have a couple of good guitars, I mean if Jeff Loomis can play them they have to have some sort of quality. Overall, it's an extremely nice playing and decent sounding guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 7
This guitar seems like it could take a good beatin'. The hardwares pretty good, I'm just not sure of the Schecter locking tuners they seem like they'd crap out after a while. I'm not sure if I'd use it on stage without a back up to be honest, I have mixed feelings about it's durability. The finish however is amazing, no signs of wear or anything yet besides were the pick hits.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I've just been borrowing this guitar because I broke the saddle on my FR's G string on my Jackson RR24, but it's set up pretty nice. It has a low action and a pretty fast neck. I had to solder a few things due to the owner's neglect for the guitar, but after I had my way with it I got her screaming. If you were to buy this guitar brand new though, you'd be very pleased. There was nothing else wrong with it besides the pourly soldered input jack and potentiometers, but that's Schecter right?
Features — 8
Made in Korea, in 2008? Something like that. 24 frets with a fat 26.5" scale, jumbo frets I believe. They don't feel too big. Rosewood fingerboard, with some crazy abalone inlays. It's got a mahogany neck and body, with a pretty sexy white finish. She has a tonepro's TOM string through bridge, giving it some pretty good tuning stability. "Black chrome" hardware, and Schecter locking tuners. EMG 707's which sound alright. I think they need work, they don't sound like EMG's should sound. Not as quiet either. It's got that coil tap on both pick ups which is pretty cool I guess, I don't use it really but it's a feature worth having. 2 volumes and a tone, 3 way pick up selector. It's got a pretty decent over all set up, but I think the one with the floyd would be more fun to have. I'm an FR kinda guy.