Price paid: $ 350
Purchased from: guitar center Kirkland, WA
Sound — 9
This guitar suits my all around rock style pretty well but if I had the money then I would get the Schecter c1 special. The frets higher up tend to get a little too small and is very difficult to finger the 24 frets. The harmonics are great and loud all the way down the finger board. Not so great for pick slides, you'll get some sound of the strings main sound during the slide.
Overall Impression — 8
I have been playing for over a year and am very serious about it and so I can play just about any thing more advanced than most that have been playing for a year. I own a Vox valvetronix amp which in my opinion is the best practice amp ever designed. and at not a bad price. it has enough effects to keep me happy for a long time. for the guitar, I wish it had better set of pickups so I don't get as much hum as I am right now.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Every thing is perfect, the strings when they get old they will lose tone and the higher up the further off the pitch but that is just the strings. Only if you have major problems with that then it wont help your Live playing. I have played in a few gigs around Washington and I would recommend new strings before the gig or competition.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action, fit and finish is perfect. Every thing was set together very well with only a few scratches from a demo earlier in the month but everything is really great. This is a quality looking guitar and I will always have this one around for practice.
Features — 7
The all new Schecter Diamond series omen six solid body (in black) is a 24 jumbo fret noob to advanced player hard rock guitar that loves to hit low power chords and high octave riffs. Kinda like a Stratocaster because it fits better in a Strat case than any other. The neck is somewhat thick but it helps you enable your hand to stretch more for other guitars. It has a poor volume knob that kills your gain the lower it is, a gain knob that will have a weird tone when low and a lead/rhythm switch which is actually not that bad. I always keep the knobs all the way up and the switch is more for preference if you like a really sharp or smooth tone. I love this guitar on the ac-30 or above amps, UK modern, nu metal, UK '80s. Just amps with a lot of crunch and gain or less hum because the dual humbuckers will pick up a lot of hum no matter what amp you are using. I didn't get any extras with it, just the guitar, case, cord, strap and amp I all payed on my own budget.