Schecter USA Traditional - Candy Red with Maple Fingerboard and Pasadena Pickups

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Candy Red
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This Traditional Double-cut Chimes, Twangs, Rips, and Roars!

The creme de la creme of classic-styled double-cut electric guitars, this Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional solidbody got us pretty excited when it arrived at Sweetwater. This USA Traditional's alder body gives you a broad spectrum of complex tones, preparing you for pretty much any musical situation that you might encounter. A trio of Pasadena VS-1 single-coil pickups provides you with rich clean tones, plus ample output for pushing your amp into overdrive. Your fingers will dance for joy on this USA Traditional's supremely comfortable maple fingerboard. Whether you're chiming, twanging, ripping, or roaring, this Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional solidbody electric guitar delivers the tone you need to get the job done.

Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A trio of hand-wound pickups deliver monumental tone
  • Schecter Guitar Research - a brief history
A trio of hand-wound pickups deliver monumental tone

Schecter pickups from the mid-'70s and early-'80s have become highly sought after by players worldwide. Guitarists at Sweetwater are excited that Schecter is now making a complete line of custom pickups, including the Pasadena VS-1 single-coil, all fastidiously hand-wound in the company's Sun Valley, California, factory. Pasadena VS-1 pickups are known for rich cleans, with plenty of output on tap for biting, aggressive overdrive tone. Their Alnico V "rod" magnets are hand-beveled for optimum response across all strings.

Schecter Guitar Research - a brief history

Founded in 1976 by David Schecter, Schecter Guitar Research originally produced high-end replacement parts for existing Fender and Gibson guitars. In 1979, the company began producing their own fully-assembled custom shop electric guitars. Schecter guitars quickly garnered a solid reputation as a result of their remarkably high quality, and soon found their way into the hands of such celebrated guitarists as Pete Townshend and Mark Knopfler. Today, Schecter Guitar Research offers electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, and USA Custom Shop instruments to musicians around the world in more than 150 countries. The company's current roster of high-profile artists includes Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, Prince, Stone Temple Pilots, Nevermore, and Black Label Society.

Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Alder body gives you a broad spectrum of complex tones
  • Pasadena VS-1 single-coil pickups deliver vintage tone with modern output
  • Maple fingerboard allows for comfortable playing
  • Schecter fulcrum tremolo allows for twisting, bending, and dive-bombing
  • Schecter locking tuners maintain intonation
Rock like a pro with this Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional solidbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Traditional Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Urethane
Color Candy Red
Neck Material Maple
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece Schecter Fulcrum Tremolo
Tuners Schecter Locking Tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Schecter Pasadena VS-1 Single-coil
Middle Pickup Schecter Pasadena VS-1 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Schecter Pasadena VS-1 Single-coil
Controls Master volume, master tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 7030

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