Schecter Damien Platinum 8 - Satin Black

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Active EMG Humbucking Pickups - Satin Black
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Awesome 8-string Aggression

Are you into modern metal and rock? The Schecter Damien Platinum 8 8-string solidbody electric guitar can handle it. Just plug it into your favorite amp and listen to those active EMG pickups roar. Of course you'll have access to growling low-end fury, but the aggressive tonal response of the Damien Platinum 8 radiates across the entire fretboard. The through-body bridge gives you serious sustain. Add in Grover Rotomatic tuners, and you've got an axe that's both shred-ready and dependable. The deal is sealed: you've got an aggressive, tone-packed guitar with the Schecter Damien Platinum 8.

Schecter Damien Platinum 8 8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Hot tone from active EMG humbuckers
  • Ultra-strong maple neck with carbon fiber rods
  • Top-notch tuning stability from Grover Rotomatics
Hot tone from active EMG humbuckers

The Schecter Damien Platinum 8 is fitted with two active EMG 808 humbucking pickups. When you're deploying a low F#-string, there's no use even trying a passive pickup. Designed specifically for 8-string guitars, the EMG 808 gives you the clearest, fattest low end you've ever felt from a guitar pickup. Better still, these pickups are tapped, serving up pure alnico single-coil spank and sparkle. It's this kind of tonal versatility that makes the Schecter Damien Platinum 8 ideal for metal, fusion, and most any flavor of rock.

Ultra-strong maple neck with carbon fiber rods

The maple neck on the Damien Platinum 8 adds a snappy sound to balance the richness of mahogany, and it is enhanced with two carbon fiber rods parallel to the truss rod. Stronger than steel, these rods help prevent neck twisting, adding amazing stiffness but little weight.

Top-notch tuning stability from Grover Rotomatics

You'll stay in tune when you play the Damien Platinum 8, thanks to its Grover Rotomatics tuners and 18:1 gear ratio. That's a higher ratio than you normally find on stock tuners for guitars in this class, and it allows for greater tuning accuracy and stability.

Schecter Damien Platinum 8 8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An 8-string you'll want to rock with
  • Ultra Access cutaway gives you easy access to the upper frets
  • Long 28" scale maintains a higher tension on lower strings for tighter sound
  • Mahogany body has rich, wide-ranging tonality
  • 3-piece maple neck with carbon fiber rods for superior stability
  • Rosewood fretboard with 16" radius is perfect for shredding
  • Grover Rotomatics tuners with 18:1 ratio for superior accuracy and stability
  • EMG active 808 humbuckers are coil tappable
The Schecter Damien Platinum 8 is an awesome value!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape C
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 8
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Color Satin Black
Neck Material 3-pc maple, set-in
Neck Shape Thin "C"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 16" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Bat inlays
Number of Frets 24, jumbo
Scale Length 28"
Nut Width 2.12"
Bridge/Tailpiece CTM-8
Tuners Grover tuners, 18:1 ratio
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG 808 active humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 808 active humbucker
Controls Master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Schecter Decimator, (.010-.074)
Manufacturer Part Number 1187

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So I went from a 6 string straight to an 8. Let me just say that I chose to go the route of an extended ranged instrument because I was tired of down tuning and losing my high end. I researched guitars with similar specs to this one and everything down to the scale length can't be beat at this price. This is also my first Schecter guitar. It sounds great, the action is so smooth and fast, and the note clarity even on the low end is clear. The neck pickup sounds nice but I would have liked a bit more roundness and depth but this is not a deal breaker for me. If you play a 6 string now and are thinking about getting into the extended ranged instrument at a good price then you should go for this 8 string. It's easier going from an even number of strings to another even number and the materials and specs alone on this guitar is a STEAL!!!
Music background: Metal, jazz, recording, jamming, and hobbyist.

Fantastic Extended Range Guitar!

I ordered the Schecter Damien 8 Platinum last week and it is a beast!. It has a 28" scale witch is unheard of for the price. The EMG 808s kick out great distortion. Very crisp even on the low end. I am using a Line 6 Spider 4 with it and it rocks. For the would be very hard to find another 8 string with the options this guitar has. Definately worth the money! ....and you cannot go wrong ordering from Sweetwater. Simply the best customer service and fastest shipping times.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: 8 String Electric Guitars, Schecter, Schecter 8-string Guitars, Schecter Solidbody Guitars