Schecter Keith Merrow KM7 MKIII Legacy Electric Guitar, 7-String

The Schecter KM7's mahogany body and carbon fiber-reinforced 3-ply 26.5" scale thru-neck combine to deliver clear, resonant tone and a fast, smooth feel.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Lundgren M7 humbuckers High-output 7-string pickups handmade in Sweden
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Schecter locking tuners High 19:1 ratio, locking screw pin for stability
Stainless steel frets Increased strength and material integrity

The Schecter Keith Merrow signature KM-7 MK-III Legacy is designed for the technical and aggressive player looking for a premium guitar with premium specifications. Armed with high output Lundgren M7 humbuckers, the KM-7 MK-III Legacy belts out shockingly brutal tones with a surprising amount of clarity. Neck thru body construction provides sustain and stability and the best playing experience possible.

The KM-7 MK-III Legacy comes loaded with a Hipshot hardtail bridge, machined from solid brass, polished and plated, and is among the most finely crafted bridges on the market today. Other high end features of the KM-7 MK-III Legacy are Schecter locking tuners, compound fretboard radius, Ernie Ball Compensated nut (right handed models only), and Luminlay glow in the dark side dot markers. Optional SGR-1C premium molded hardshell case sold separately.


- The Official Schecter Keith Merrow signature model
- Neck thru body construction provides sustain and stability
- Mahogany Body with Flamed Maple Top
- Maple Neck with carbon fiber reinforcement
- Ebony Fretboard
- High output Lundgren M7 humbuckers
- Brutal tones with a surprising amount of clarity
- Hipshot hardtail bridge
- Schecter locking tuners
- Compound fretboard radius
- Ernie Ball Compensated nut (right handed models only)
- Luminlay glow in the dark side dot markers
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Body Wood: Mahogany body
- Binding: Black 1 ply binding and satin black open pore sides and back
- Top: Flamed maple
- Construction: Neck Thru Body with Ultra Access
- Neck Wood: 3-piece maple neck with two carbon fiber reinforcement rods
- Neck Profile: Ultra Thin C neck shape
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Inlays: Aluminum offset reverse circle inlays
- Scale Length: 26.5"
- Frets: 24 X Jumbo Stainless Steel
- Fretboard Radius: Compound fretboard radius (12"-16")
- Bridge: Hipshot hardtail
- Neck Markers: Luminlay glow in the dark side dot markers
- Bridge Pickup: Lundgren M7 Bridge pickup
- Neck Pickup: Lundgren M7 Neck pickup
- Controls: Volume/3-way Mini Toggle controls
- Tuners: Schecter Locking tuners
- Nut: Ernie Ball compensated nut
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Tri-White Satin
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 874
Tri-Black Burst
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 875

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-660-6621

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2019 by Jacob N in Portland, OR

"Perfect except for only one thing"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This guitar is perfect in every way except where the upper strap button is located. It's located on the inside of the top horn and unfortunately allows the guitar to be head stock heavy while wearing it with a strap and while standing. The Fishman pickups sound just phenomenal. With as many as 9 different sound configurations. These pickups designed with the help of Keith Merrow, will really help shape your sound just the way you want it.. Versatile and professional sound. The body is really sharp, sleek and looks awesome. The neck is quite thin and allows for super fast runs and a silky smooth feel. The tuners are great as well. Right out of the box it was setup just the way i like my guitars to be. Overall I would buy another one. Just that strap button is not a good design in my opinion.

Very good sound quality. Responds very well for my playing styles. Very compatible with my style of music.

The most useful feature in my experience is the way the guitar plays. The feel of it matched with the fishman pickups is really outstanding. The least useful feature by far would be the strap button located on the inside of the top horn. It's simply a poor design in my experience. Allowing the guitar to feel unbalanced/uncomfortable when using while standing.

Ease of Use
Very easy to get great sounds from this model. Very playable and easy to use. A learning curve may not pertain read more to this instrument unless unfamiliar with a more advanced guitar model.

It seems to be made quite well. Seems reliable at least at the moment in the studio. Holds tuning well. I'm tuning to drop G# and i didn't even have to adjust the intonation. Seems like it could last 20-30+ years or longer if treated and cared for properly. As with any instrument.

Yes I believe it is. The price point for this model, and for the craftsmanship are indeed comparable.

Manufacturer Support
I did reach out the Schecter custom shop in an attempt to possibly get the strap button reattached in the "proper" location. I left a message and Matthew D called me back about 20 minutes or so later. He was very friendly but unfortunately Schecter wasn't able to honor my request.

The Wow Factor
I have one each from the Schecter Keith Merrow line. The first one was really nice. The second one was a bit better.. But this one minus the aforementioned is really a cut above in terms of overall craftsmanship, pickups, playability and just all around look/feel of this model. It's the best guitar i have ever played! I would love to be a Schecter artist at some point in my future!

Musical Background:
Been playing for over 30 years. I play guitar, bass and drums. I do play professionally and at home.

Musical Style:
I play mostly metal. A touch of classical and some songs with a mellower vibe.
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