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Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional HSS Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard

Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional HSS Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard

Get in the shred zone with this axe! This Nick Johnston HSS model has a fast-playing neck, locking tuners, and high-quality pickups to fit any playing style.

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Submitted May 11, 2020 by Tanner Johnson in Bolton, CT
"Blown away...after a string change...seriously, set it up to preference, then dig in...you'll find your happy place."
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Most of my guitars are all H/H or H/S/H. The closest thing I own to a strat is a Suhr Modern or a Jem. I had been contemplating a USA model of this guitar, but hadn't actually played one. Also thought about getting a USA strat again. I decided to give this a whirl. Out of the box was an immediate "ugh". It could be that it was the sudden cold spell and Fed Ex taking an extra 2 days to make it the last 35 miles, or the fact that it comes with 10s. Regardless, before passing final judgment, I thought it best to set it up like my other guitars. Well worth it because it hangs right up there with guitars twice the price. Neck profile is incredibly comfortable. Love the jumbo frets. Tonally it sounds fantastic. It gets that awesome strat tone, but you can still shred on it with easy if you want. There were a couple of fret ends that I hit with a file real quick. I'm not a luthier by any means, but it was two minutes and done. It's not even that it was bad by any means, I'm just used to the Suhr. The tone, the feel of the neck, just how comfortable it is to play and it looks amazing in person. It sounds great out of the box, but trust me when I say to do the string change and set up to preference when it shows up first, then dig in. The only reason I gave 3 stars for manufacturer support is because I can't believe someone would have signed off on it being set up to play as it was out of the box (which could be fed ex) and I dinged for value just because dollar for dollar, it's in the ball park for some of the MIM Charvel Pro Mod DKs that are out. I preferred the neck on this over the charvel because I feel like the pro mods are almost too small and the necks just feel incredibly hard...I imagine the ebony board helps contract the roasted maple on this model. For me, this is was the better guitar once I changed the strings and dropped the action.
Musical Background:
30 years
Musical Style:
rock, metal, blues
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Submitted April 7, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Awesome axe!"
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After a string change and a set up , which I do to every guitar I buy , this guitar is fantastic, well worth the price! Frets were perfect , neck is dark , smooth , and the ebony fretboard is great , locking tuners feel solid , the pickups sound great , this guitar needs nothing but playing!
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Submitted February 11, 2021 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Can’t beat the quality for the price"
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For sure a string change when you get it and tweak it to your liking. Other than that you don’t need to break the bank for this guitar. The tone and feel is up there with those over priced guitars.
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Submitted March 8, 2021 by Allan B
"Incredible Build Quality Hampered by Poor Resonance"
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I wanted to love this guitar. The build quality is superb as is the fretwork, but it just doesn't resonate very well. This may be a one off in my case, hopefully so, but I just couldn't love it because of that and sadly am sending it back.
Musical Background:
Playing over 40 years and still plunking around in bands
Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog, CCM
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