Great For Power Metal
I love this guitar. I play Queen, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, As I Lay Dying, and more. This guitar gives me the tone I've been looking for. (I only play Passive pickups, and don't like Floyd Roses.) The bends are smooth, the neck is slim maple, the Ebony fingerboard with the Hell's Gate inlay looks awesome to me. Precise tuners, that hold a tune while I bend strings until the day's end. And it's light. Real lightweight for me, which was a nice change. The flamed maple looks great. Only problems (minor) was my Tone knob was loose and I could hear a crunch when I turned it, and the pickups could move more than I originally imagined. This is a perfect example of what Schecter is about: high end appointed guitars, at reasonable prices. I chose this over a Hellraiser, because of the pickups and fingerboard. I'd recommend this to any friend!