The Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR, probably the sexiest super strat in the world?
I have to admit it I love Schecter guitars. Generally no matter what they make I think you get a top quality guitar made with an extreme attention to detail. That is certainly the case for the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR a guitar that was designed for those who want to shred.
As you will know Schecter have been designing guitars for the discerning guitarist since 1976. In that time they have gained a reputation for building a guitarists guitar, an instrument designed for those who like to push their playing to the limits. However, the good thing about Schecter is that they put the same attention to detail into all their guitars whether it be the top of the range Jeff Loomis signature guitar or their budget models. I don’t think that I can claim that the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR is a budget guitar but is not expensive either.
So what can you expect from the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR?
The guitar is a super-strat style guitar made in Indonesia. The guitar body is made from a solid piece of Mahogany with a beautiful flamed maple top. The guitar comes in two colours a transparent black finish or, my favourite, an amazing looking crimson red burst. The body is beautifully contoured with deep double cutaways that are contoured to improve access to the upper frets. The neck made from 3 pieces of maple with a rosewood fingerboard has a thin C profile which makes it a joy to play. If you like your fretboard antics you will be skipping up and down the 24 jumbo frets with consummate ease.
The body is cut from a great piece of mahogany and is fitted with EMG 85 and 81 active pickups.
In terms of electrics the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR comes armed with two humbuckers. There is an EMG 85 in the neck position and an EMG 81 in the bridge position. These are two great sounding active pickups which have a proven pedigree and will produce an extremely responsive sound with great tone. The pickups can be accessed through a 3 way selector switch and there are tone and volume controls.
The bridge is a Floyd Rose special so if you like your whammy bar pyrotechnics then this is the guitar to get.
So what do we think of the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR? If you are looking for a mid range super strat that packs a punch and looks great then this is the guitar for you. Well put together with all the hardware you could possibly want the guitar sounds great and could be mistaken for a much more expensive guitar. All I can say is that if I had the spare cash I would buy one.
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|Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR Electric Guitar|
|Body||Mahogany with quilted maple top.|
|Bridge||Floyd Rose Special.|
|Frets||24 X-jumbo frets|
|Fretboard radius||14" (355 mm)|
|Nut width||1.623" (41.3 mm)|
|Scale length||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Bridge pickup||EMG 81|
|Neck pickup||EMG 85|
|Pickup switching||3 way selector switch|
|Controls||1 master volume and 1 tone|
|Recommended retail price||£649|
|If you love this guitar||Find the best price now for the Schecter Damien Elite 6 FR|
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