Schecter guitar company really builds very good quality instruments for the budgeting musician in mind. Many other guitars have a great price point and are very inexpensive from many struggling financially musicians. This is the 80s/90s Schechter Stratocaster USA models. I'm not quite sure but I believe that this is one of the guitars that the infamous Tom Anderson when he was with them. So you get this good quality highly reputable instrument for a very reputable boutique guitar manufacture.
This guitar features three pickups installed into this instrument. You have a humbucker in the bridge position you have a single coil in the middle and another single coil in the neck position. This gives you a fatter array of tonal options. In addition you have a volume control knob and two tone control knobs as well as a pickup selector. What I really like about this guitar is the red and black celluloid pick guard. Everything makes this instrument pop cosmetically because of the offset colors that goes with the bare wood backdrop.
If you've ever played any type of Fender Stratocaster then you are going to get a very similar sound out of this instrument. You get a nice thick tone because of the humbucker installed. The bare wood really gives this instrument resonance better than a painted guitar. What happens to most guitars when they have a paint job on top is that they don't resonate as well as bare wood with just a hand wrapped oil finish. This allows this guitar to have a great tone and a great feel for pretty much a style of music. Whenever music you're playing with it be a clean amplifier all the way of two a modern high gain amplifier, these guitars will sound great in any application.
These guitars have obviously been discontinued for quite some time because Tom Anderson is no longer with Schecter. So finding one might fetch quite a large amount money. But if you do find one for a decent price you're basically getting a Anderson built guitar probably a lot cheaper than you would buy a new or Anderson model guitar. These are great sounding guitars and they have a great feel and a great tone for all styles of music.
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Bamon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This guitar has t couraging to order by James Trussardi spices from Schecter (in France).
It dates from the late 80's.
Nothing original TRS on the form: it is a honey-colored Stratocaster with black pickguard and gold hardware (the class!).
The handle is in essence RALIS Saddle exotic dark without key reports.
The remaining is much INTERESTED CHARACTERISTICS:
- 2 microphones simple Schecter
- A Bill Lawrence humbucker splittable chavalet position (Tone knob of push-pull)
- Floyd Original Vibrato (with new Systm attachment of the stem)
- Nut-strings block + block mcaniques
- Battery Boost (command with a mini switch)
- 1 volume, 1 Tone 1 knob of CONTRL level boost
- Cabling blind.
Being given the particulires CHARACTERISTICS of this model, my opinion is probably not gnralisable other Schecter Start
The handle has the particularity to be little varnish. His contact is extremely soft and warm (much more than my Lespaul). I've never seen anything like it on another guitar.
For the rest of ergonomics: it's a normal Start, then trs comfortable.
Given its equipment, it is a little heavier than a Start "classic", but when even less than Lespaul.
With two singles, a double and a splittable plette boost the sounds is enormous!
knob The volume is extremely linear and can perfectly CONTRL output level.
On the saturated channel of the amp, one passes easily from a clear (and simple micro volume to 1 / 4 of the race) sound hyper saturax (micro double bottom + boost) without touching the amp !
By pushing the level of boost can be saturated any amp and get a rock / grunge dirty well on the clean channel.
The microphone is wired in central phase inversion from the neck pickup and single coil humbucker when it is split.
This allows for sounds "out of phase" trs Start in positions 2 and 4.
The humbucker in the bridge position, Floyd and the boost can also play mtal or Van Halen, Satriani, Vai & Co without problem (if the fingers follow ...). Harmonics fuse in every way!
Because of the violin and microphones, grain gnral is warmer than a Start "classic" less crystalline.
It is closer to SRV as Hank Marvin.
I possde this guitar since 1998.
This is an excellent instrument, but I use it because my little trs Lespaul is even better when adapting my style (even if it is 1000 times less versatile!).
It should be angry srement of dlaisser and not to offer him an amp its height!
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This is a Schecter Custom Stratocaster finish "candy apple red" rplique MODEL of the pageantry that Knopfler on the picture.
The plate is single-ply (see strato 1957) but not white plastic like on the Fender, it must be painted in mtal.
MODEL Has this made to order the unit and the United States in 1983.
The body is composed of a single block of wood (unlike some who are strato into two parts glue).
The handle is screwed Saddle Mouchet and does not touch again. Situs they are on top of the handle. The head bears the inscription "Lead Schecter Guitars"
The mcaniques are Kluson deluxe and beautifully reflect the agreement.
Three Seymour Duncan pickups, two volume and potentiomtres qualisation mtal in chrome.
Three slecteurs two positions instead of classical slecteur 5 positions.
The bridge is brand Schecter, a rod can be screwed vibrato.
At the rear, the plate is mtal chrom.
The weight of the lev is rather more so than a Fender.
The handle is one of the strengths of this guitar. Ms. APRS 24 years of use, the varnish is like new and it seems to rev extremely thick and "hard", the touch is exceptional and trs fluid (but see nothing with Ibanez, we are here in the vintage!). This handle is a real stake in the maker of the passages are absent.
Getting a good sound ncessite one thing: connect the BTE on a good amp. For me, this is a Fender Super 112. A Twin work (Obviously) also great.
As a stratovolcano, it should all play styles: funk, blues, rock.
Obviously it is perfect for playing Knopfler, as it is to play the SRV (10-52 with a draft for more prsence one or two compressors and a tube screamer).
The Super 112 and a compressor enough to sound like MK.
It also sounds well trs funk rhythm, the sounds are relatively saturated prcis, except in large saturations, it is really not made for that.
I use this guitar since I bought it in 1989, she was 6 years old the era. Its handle is great, sounds trs idiennes stratovolcano, with an incredible clarity. I only regret the lack of roundness of the neck pickup, pais less than what can be achieved with some Fender.
I use it on scne, studio and rptition. Hardly anyone connate Schecter so it's always a bit due only leave those who approach it expecting to see a Fender. What they ignore is that we are faced with a real gem of violin, a strato revisits got to Mark Knopfler, in short, a wonder!