Price paid: $ 809
Purchased from: BCR Music and Sound
Sound — 8
I play heavier music - anywhere from Rammstein to Meshuggah. This is a great choice for a heavy down tuned metal lover. Using Tech 21 and Marshall Amps. Tech 21 Analog Transistor (Tight Low-End is Great) and Marshall JCM and JVM (Much more balanced sound) Not noisy at all. Neck pickup is very brilliant, and the bridge is meant for a full sound. The better to destroy your neighbors with. The guitar offers the same sounds as any other with emgs, with the consideration it has 24 frets, has unique pickups, and is an 8 string. Depending on tuning, this guitar makes some unqiue sounds. Again depending on tuning - If you want to tune past F#, you should get heavier gauge strings. Next to that, its all good.
Overall Impression — 8
I love anything heavy, and this guitar is on the extreme edge of that. I've been playing 3 years, self taught, and I'm ready for this instrument. It is not for the faint of heart, or the inexperienced. If it were stolen I Must Get Another. I love the tone, I dislike only the fact that they don't make 8 string packs of strings. I compared Ibanez, ESP, and Agile to this. Although some things do differ slightly, Schecter is without a doubt the best choice, and more affordable.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Like any Schecter, its meant to destroy the world. Hardware will definitely last. Straps are solid. I would depend on it, but I would make sure the strings are in good condition and aren't old or strained. Finish is great, and I doubt will wear even with extensive play.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar is my 5th Schecter out of 6, and is flawless from the factory. It is inspected by Schecter in the US after creation and than personally inspected by me after I get my paws on it. Pickups are aligned perfect. Pictures match the guitar again flawlessly. No flaws whatsoever. This guitar is meant to be plugged in and destroy the world as soon as you crank it.
Features — 8
2009 Made, South Korea 24 Fret X-Jumbo (29.5 Scale Neck) Solid-Top Quilted Cherry Finish Schecter C Custom Hipshot 8 Active EMG 808's 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 way selector Bridge and Neck pickups Schecter Custom Locking Tuners Schecter Hardcase for C Body Styles