Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

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  1. Mattykoda

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    Nice. The top on the one above isn’t bad at all so the other one must look real good. I’m excited for you haha
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is the one I grabbed. I just like that the burl is a bit more consistent and even on each side.

    EDIT: I take that back, the one Leviathan posted is a different one. The current one at Sweetwater isn't as nice as the one I chose.

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    thats a terrible shifted neck on the grey one with the predator inlay but i guess it could be fixed by unscrewing the neck and fix the alignment.
     
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    Yeah in one of the NAMM videos you could see it pretty bad on that exact model. That might be the one they used. Hopefully they aren't too hit or miss if you don't go through a company like sweetwater where you can see the guitar before buying.
     
  5. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Wow! Yeah that's pretty bad. When you said that, my first thought was "Oh it can't be that bad, maybe just a little off" but nope. That thing is way off. @LeviathanKiller where did those pictures comes from? A specific retailer?
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    So I'm going to save everything for my write up, but this one thing I just had to post right away. This neck is VERY different from any other Ultra Thin C I've ever played and owned. It's very disappointing to see and feel this neck. As someone who fell in love with the Ultra Thin C, this is a big let down. I don't know about you guys, but this sure doesn't look or feel like a C shape. That's a D with big shoulders. My 7 string Ibanez' were rounder than this. It feels very similar to the Jackon HT7, which I'm not a fan of.

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    I wonder if i can snag an KM7 Mk2 quickly enough before it blow up with the way these KM7 mk3 are shitting the bed.
     
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    Oh man while I’m bummed you don’t like the neck I’m kinda stoked about it. That was the one thing I didn’t agree with on the mk-ii’s and I remember us talking about the ht6’s neck thickness because you didn’t like it. I guess the schecter website was right. My gas and coupon may not be safe for the predator model. Looking forward to the full review.
     
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    zZounds. If you right-click and follow the image url you can see the web address where it's from (just as an fyi to anyone whoever wants to investigate)

    Is this different than the Artist MK-3? or have you gotten the chance to play one of those?
    I was wondering if the neck profiles would be different between the Artist and Standard series.
     
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    Here's the specs for thickness on each model from Schecter's website:
    MK-III Pro USA - .765" 1st fret - .825" 12th fret
    MK-III Artist - .763" 1st fret - .822" 12th fret
    MK III Standard - .763" 1st fret - .822" 12th fret
    MK-II - .748" 1st fret - .787" 12th fret
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I sadly have not gotten to try any other MKIII, this was the first one, but now I want to confirm this whole thing with someone. I actually just messaged Keith on Instagram hoping he can shed some light on this. I mean I absolutely love this guitar besides the neck, so I'm even debating on just sanding the shoulders down myself.
     
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    I'm sorry you didn't get on with the neck. on mine the sides were very rounded. (much more so that the flat-ish D of my Ibanez).

    I would have thought that ll of the different models would all have the same neck profile?

    That is a gorgeous guitar. I would have to really hate the neck to give that up :2cents:

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    After looking at your Neck profile I think it may be fairy close to mine.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I wish I still had my MKII to show how big of a difference it is. Now I'm curious if all of the MKIIIs have this neck, not just the standard. You're right though, it's absolutely stunning. I would never have known this was an Indonesian made guitar if it wasn't for the cheaper bridge giving it away (just based off looks).
     
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    I think I have quoted you a few times how the the necks on the MKI and MKII are my favorites so this a big disappointment if the MKIII is that radically different.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yup, absolutely one of my favorites. That's why I was so let down when I first picked it up.
     
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    Where did you get that tool that you used to measure the neck profile?
     
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    That's a contour guage. They're pretty inexpensive if you're looking to buy one.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yup what @Mattykoda said. I bought mine from Menards for like $10.
     
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