Price paid: $ 750
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
This guitar is perfectly suited for metal and screams deep tone. The active pickups surprisingly deliver great cleans. The coil taps for each pickup allow a single coil humbucker sound, which is a cool feature, but I don't find it useful. The stock D'addario strings are a limiting factor on this guitar, and should be switched out. As soon as I switched the string to DRs, the sound was a lot clearer and had a much better tone for metal.
Overall Impression — 10
If you play any form of hard rock and metal, this guitar is for you. If you want a clean tone as well, this performs equally as good. If this guitar was stolen. I would go berserk and hunt someone down, but I would definitely buy it again. Schecter makes great guitars.
Reliability & Durability — 10
For $750, this guitar is a steal. I would put this guitar up against any guitar that costs 3-4 times as much. It's a heavy guitar, and it reflects is durability. My guitar strap accidentally came loose and the guitar fell to the ground. I picked it up, not a scratch, ding, or scuff found and maintained its tuning perfectly. I can definitely see myself using this guitar on stage, it's an awesome guitar and holds up against the big boys.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The neck needs to be adjusted a little but to get rid of the minor fret buzzing I got using drop tunings. A small adjustment will make this axe ready to play buzz free. This guitar also maintains its tune great. The neck is somewhat thick, but it works great for me, as I have larger hands. The neck of this guitar is one of the reasons why I bought this guitar. The finish on this guitar is absolutely beautiful. It's red quilted maple top with its silver outline is a great color combination. It's built for metal, and it's design fits it perfectly.
Features — 9
This is a new model guitar from Schecter. It is a 24 extra jumbo fret guitar on a 25.5" scale. It has a solid mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fretboard with gothic cross inlays. It has a set neck and string-thru body style. It is equipped with EMG 81TW/89 with coil-taps on the volume knobs. It has Schecter locking tuners.