Submitted May 20, 2020 by Jason D in Beverly, NJ
"Schecter Reaper 6, amazing guitar for the price! GET IT!"
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Specs:The body is made of swamp ash with a poplar burl top, mated to multi piece 5 ply maple and walnut set in neck with the ultra access heel. The neck is listed as an ultra thin C shape with carbon fiber reinforcement rods. The fretboard is made from ebony with a 14" radius, 25.5: scale length and loaded 24 Xtra-Jumbo frets marked with perloid offset/reverse dots and standard white top dots. A reverse headstock with Schecter sealed 18:1 ratio tuners and engraved "REAPER-6" truss rod cover. The truss rod is dual action requiring an 4mm allen key for adjustments which is included. The nut material is Graphite Tusq which is 42mm by 6mm. The bridge is a Schecter custom hardtail, with a string-thru body design. The pickups are Schecter Diamond Decimator Humbuckers, One in in the bridge position and one in the neck position. hardwaire is a 3-way blade selector switch, 1 master volume knob and one master tone knob with the push/pull coil-split. The Schecter Reaper-6 comes in three finishes. There are different options with different pickup configurations, and a model with a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system. Initial thoughts: Out of the box, this guitar was set up to play with absolutely no issues. Action was nice and low, minimal fret buzz and intonation was perfect. The inferno burst was not as bright as depicted in images on the Schecter website. However, the design with the natural finish coming showing on the top of the body is something different and would definitely be an eye catcher hanging on a wall in a see of plain finished guitars. The fret work is very well done without any sharp edges hanging off the fretboard. The offset/reverse are a nice touch and allow the beauty of the ebony to blast through visually. The tuners are feel very solid and do not seem to bind up. On a guitar this price, that is a great feature. The pickups have a great bite to them and have massive amounts of output. However, they are very plain and do not have the color that most passive pickups have.Pros: The neck is smooth and fast, the fretwork is top notch and the tuners are rock solid. I love the ultra access heel, allowing access all the way up to the 24th fret with no issues. The Xtra-jumbo frets are well finished and the inlays are a nice subtle touch without taking away from the beauty of the frretboard. The bridge has some nice chrome accents. The pickups are mounted directly to the body removing the over-sized pickup rings that can be an eyesore on such an eye catching finish. The custom bridge resembles the Hipshot bridge and, unlike a Tune-O-matic bridge, the intonation adjustment screws are easy to access and easy to turn without fear of stripping the heads.Cons: The tone and volume knobs were not fully tightened down, allowing for them to be turned after the controls couldn't be turned any more. This is a minor inconvenience and was easily remedied. The color of the pickups reminds me more of a bland colored rainbow, just your typical red, orange, yellow, green and blue. Final thoughts:This guitar lists at $699.00 USD. The features on this guitar are amazing in both quality and design for the price. I would have expected to pay over $900.00 USD for a guitar of similar quality from a company like Fender or Ibanez. I find that I cannot stop playing this guitar. It is a bit heavy for the design but not as heavy as say a Gibson Les Paul. For the price, this is a great guitar for any guitarist, beginner to expert touring musician. The controls are simple and are place in a place that makes sense. The volume knob is far enough from the strings and out of the way when playing so that you're not altering output levels and the 3 way switch is not hiding behind the knobs or tucked in between making switching between pickups a breeze. I would recommend this guitar to anyone in the market for a new guitar. Overall, excellent job Schecter, excellent job!
25 Years experience, jam at home
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