NGD(Sorta) Schecter Custom Shop Sunset 7

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  1. cip 123

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    I'll skip straight to the guitar porn, but plenty to talk about after that -

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    Specs as far as I know -
    Alder Body, Black gloss finish
    Flame maple top, finish is Black Violet
    Maple neck with Walnut stripes, 27"
    Macassar Ebony board, 12-16" radius
    24 Stainless steel frets
    Mother of Pearl side dots
    Schecter locking tuners (I believe they're Schecter branded Hipsots)
    Hipshot bridge
    Tusq nut
    Schaller stap locks

    I don't know what this falls under, it's originally from the AxePalace It's listed there simply as Custom Shop. They have a blue one in stock very similar, check the scale if you think about buying it, this purple one is listed on their previously sold ones as 26.5 it's actually 27.

    So on to the stories - I got this guitar last September (been meaning to make a thread I know, but the sun never shows in Scotland so...) I was down in London I wasn't planning on buying any gear but I saw these 2 Mesa cabs, covered in purple suede and I was like that'd be perfect for my band! It's pretty much black for the band and purple accents. But unfortunately They weren't selling the cabs without the head. So I let it go a little bummed, but on the last day I went out to GuitarGuitar Camden (great guys if you're ever in the area).

    Walked past this used rack and saw this purple Schecter! It had white Dimarzios and I realise I'd actually seen it on the SSO classifieds before! It was sitting at £1250 (about $1725), bit more than I wanted to spend, but c'mon it was purple and just begging to be played.

    So I sat down to play it, which was a mistake. This thing rips, it's not something I would spec out, and in some ways it's the opposite of what I like. Big chunky neck, block heel dreaded 3+4 headstock. But it was perfect, when I was playing it, it sounded huge and I could shred it super easily even with the block heel which is actually not really obtrusive at all, though I do have massive hands.

    I tried about 3 Mayones and a JP16-7 to compare, I'm not rich so I wasn't dropping a grand on something quick. The JP felt like playing a fretboard, the neck was so skinny I hated it. The Mayones played nice, one was a John Browne Qatsi, the other was a Duvell Elite (might've been masterbuilt?), and a Regius fan fret Masterbuild. They were all super nice but they weren't 2-3K more nice. Granted if the Schecter was new you'd be looking at similar prices, but I in that situation you could have one spec'd to you and I'd probably still choose the Schecter.

    It just felt so good, and still does, I've gone through a couple Dimarzios and now on the Fishmans, yes I also broke the pickup ring installing the bridge one :lol:

    Ask any questions as I don't see many Schecter USA's floating about and I know not many people explore them, in the UK anyway. I think the next guitar I actually buy will be another Schecter USA.
     
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    Man I’m jealous. That thing is sweet.
     
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    I remember seein this on axepalace. Glad some in the forum got it, super cool guitar.
     
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    pics broken
     
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    Damn, I'm using google photos to host, I can try a different site tomorrow if it's not showing them
     
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    wow!!
    that is an absolutely gorgeous guitar, so jelly!
     
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    you just put it on the floor full of bird shit.......orz
     
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    There's clothes under it :p
     
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    Beautiful love the streaks on the fretboard too, but pickup rings on high end guitars need to die like yesterday
     
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    Damn that's is nice. The world needs more purple guitars
     
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    The images are broken. :(
     
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    Thanks. :)

    That's a beautiful guitar. I wish Schecter Custom Shop did neck-throughs more often. :(
     
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    Thanks, this one isn't neck through. Though if you email the custom shop they can do it easily.

    The new Keith Merrow sigs come in Bolt on and Neck thru.
     
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    wow! nice
     
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    this was mine its a great guitar
     
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    It's an amazing guitar, were you the only owner?
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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