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I was at Guitar Center Saturday and picked up this Schecter guitar that caught my eye and I've played it a few times. I wasn't looking to buy a guitar but this one played so nice. My lovely lady twisted my air and had me plug it in to hear it and I was blown away. The pickups kind of remind me of my guitars with DiMarzio pickups. Mid range, fairly hot, clear. But what got me was the coil tap and the sound of the Strat I could get out of that guitar when backing off the volume a little bit. I like the terms used for this guitar. Sonic destruction on a catastrophic level. Tight, focused and articulate response designed to shake the ground you stand on. Bone crunching pickups. I played it at band rehearsal the other night and it'll get the job done. My Les Pauls and Flying V's are still my main guitars but this is a very good guitar for less than $600.00. Seems to be a Guitar Center and Musician's Friend exclusive. The blue stripe in the picture is reflected from the window. It's a kind of brownish charcoal color. I've never really played a Schecter much until this one and haven't owned one either. Stayed in tune perfectly for 4 + hours of practice. Quality guitar at a good price.

https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/cr-6-charcoal-burst-detail

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I don't how it sounds, but taking your word on it, it sounds like it sounds good. But one thing I do know, it looks super cool! Nice guitar.

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1 hour ago, Big Bill said:

Wow, can you please post a closeup of the body!?! (lips parted)I would love to check out that grain.

Yes, when I get home tonight, I'll post a few closeup pictures and post them here. Thanks!

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3 hours ago, Pinch said:

Happy NGD! Have heard good things a/ Schecter.

My own heresy is I like import Jacksons.

 

I'd never owned many other brands. I've been a Gibson guy for decades. Four Les Pauls, three Flying V's, a  Fender Strat, an Ibanez and now a Schecter. My sales guys at Guitar Center wanted to know who I was or if I was sick. :D I've not really tried many different brands. This one was an exception.

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MT - I'm afraid you've gone to the dark side.  That guitar is very pointy looking, and only has one volume and tone control - scary 😲

Sounds like fun though so enjoy it.  It does certainly have an interesting finish.  Interesting to see how long a $600 guitar lasts, could be we've all been spending more than we needed to?

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 8:52 AM, Big Bill said:

Wow, can you please post a closeup of the body!?! (lips parted)I would love to check out that grain.

 

Here's some closeups. It kind of looks like granite but I promise it's not that heavy.

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 5:38 PM, Twang Gang said:

MT - I'm afraid you've gone to the dark side.  That guitar is very pointy looking, and only has one volume and tone control - scary 😲

Sounds like fun though so enjoy it.  It does certainly have an interesting finish.  Interesting to see how long a $600 guitar lasts, could be we've all been spending more than we needed to?

I know, right? That makes two "pointy guitars" this year and one volume and one tone on each! I'm pretty sure I posted the Ibanez Jiva I got earlier this year as well. I really do prefer my Gibsons and having two volume knobs and two tone knobs because I do use them a lot. With the Schecter and Ibanez, I am able to make use of the coil tap on the Schecter and the middle pickup on the Ibanez.  My 7 Gibsons still outnumber my Strat and Super Strats. :)  I used my Schecter at two band practices last week and it'll definitely do the trick. No complaints at all. I still bring at least one Les Paul with me on gigs. This was a couple weeks ago.

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Man it does look look like granite, looks like it weighs a ton! That is just gorgeous!!!! I wouldn't care how it sounded or played, the look and craftsmanship alone is a selling point for me. 

Thanks for posting the closeups!!  

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50 minutes ago, Big Bill said:

Man it does look look like granite, looks like it weighs a ton! That is just gorgeous!!!! I wouldn't care how it sounded or played, the look and craftsmanship alone is a selling point for me. 

Thanks for posting the closeups!!  

Apparently the wood is  "burl" but they didn't say which type of wood it was or if it was just the burl itself. Basically, I have a diseased guitar. :D The neck feels a lot like my 2017 Les Paul Tribute with the thin neck, satin finish on back of the neck. It's definitely a wonderful playing and sounding guitar.

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