NAMM NEWS 2017: Schecter 2017 Lineup!

This year Schecter are introducing a few new series, as well as some modified additions to some classic models as well.  In the new series, they have introduced the Sun Valley Super Shredders, Apocalypse SeriesStandard Series, and Banshee Extremes! 

Additions to existing series include Schecter’s newly designed TSH-1Bs, Solo 6Bs, Corsair Customs, Solo II Customs, PT Specials, and some smokin’ new Acoustics! 

A few new artist models include some fantastic new acoustics from Synyster Gates and Robert Smith, two new Keith Merrow models, a Diamond Series DJ Ashba, a beautiful Solo II from Mark Gemini Thwaite AND our in conjunction with our newest artist on the roster, ABBATH. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting new models in Schecter’s 2017 lineup!

Schecter 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder FR, Sea Foam Green

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Introducing the Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder FR. Released as part of Schecter’s stunning 2017 series, the Sun Valley Super Shredder is exactly that; a guitar built from the ground up for the technically advanced shred-master.

Featuring EMG’s vintage styled, active Retro-Active pickups, a Mahogany body, Floyd Rose ‘Hot-Rod‘ locking bridge, and 14″ radius maple neck, this guitar is a monster of gargantuan proportion.

Also available in Satin Black, Lambo Orange & Gloss White.


Schecter KM-6 MK-II Keith Merrow Signature, Natural Pearl

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The Schecter KM-6 MK-II Keith Merrow Signature 6 String is a beautiful signature instrument that is tasteful, useful and modern. The utilitarian nature of the KM-6 with its black hardware, single volume knob and 3-way selector adds a minimal beauty to this stunning instrument.

The flame maple top in Natural Pearl, dark ebony fingerboard and offset inlays complete the look to create a guitar that isn’t just made for metal. A pair of coil-splittable Seymour Duncan pickups, a Nazgul in the bridge and Sentient in the neck give you a wide range of options, handling distortion and crystal clear cleans with equal aplomb.

Also available in 7-String Lambo Blue & 7-String Lambo Green.


Schecter 2017 Solo II Custom, Trans Black Burst

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This is a classic looking single cut beauty with Chrome hardware and white binding set against a Flamed Maple ‘Trans Black Burst’ Arched Top.

Schecter’s own USA Pasadena and Pasadena Plus Humbuckers are a hot, modern sounding, but classic looking set of pickups. They’re a truly versatile pair.

Also available in Aged Black Satin & Gloss Natural.


Schecter 2017 Solo-6B, Blue Sparkle, Special Order

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A classic arched top with a Bigsby bridge and Hot, dynamic pickups? Hell yeah! Schecter have pulled all the stops out with the Solo-6B, a sparling arched top and retro hardware to boot. This guitar combines all the good looks and style of a classic with a modern sound and playability.

Schecter’s own Diamond Alnico Plus Humbuckers are a hot, modern sounding, but classic looking set of pickups. They’re a truly versatile pair. This guitar will bring a touch of sophistication to your setup without any compromise on the sound.

Also available in Silver Sparkle.


Schecter 2017 Mark Thwaite Solo-II, Ultra Violet, Special Order

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The Mark Thwaite Solo-II is an incredible guitar from Schecter, new for 2017, this Mark Thwaite signature guitar is sure to impress.

Schecter started designing the Mark Thwaite signature using the Solo-II as its basis. Featuring a single cutaway design, the Solo-II has an awesome classic look while allowing easy reach of the higher frets which is essential for performing demanding solos and other adventurous lead guitar playing.


Schecter 2017 Corsair Custom, Vintage Sunburst Pearl

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New for 2017, the Corsair Custom, Vintage Sunburst Pearl is one stunning guitar! A Semi-Hollow body construction is the basis of this beautiful instrument. Featuring a set-neck, flamed Maple top, 3 Piece Mahogany back, Rosewood fretboard, 2x Schecter USA Pasadena pickups and a Bigsby tremolo, the Schecter 2017 Corsair Custom, Vintage Sunburst Pearl is a versatile guitar suited to blues, jazz, rock and country styles and techniques.

Also available in Natural Pearl & Charcoal Burst Pearl.


Schecter 2017 Banshee-6 FR Extreme, Ocean Blue Burst

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New for 2017, the Banshee-6 FR Extreme, Ocean Blue Burst is the latest update to the Banshee range of guitars.

Featuring a Bolt-on neck construction, Maple top and neck, Mahogany Back, Rosewood fretboard, Floyd Rose ‘Hot Rod’ bridge and Schecter Diamond single coil pickups. A shredders dream, the Banshee-6 Extreme FR is designed and built to be played fast and loud!

Also available in 6-String Charcoal Burst, Black Cherry Burst & Vintage Sunburst.

Also available in 7-String Black Cherry Burst & Charcoal Burst.


Schecter 2017 C-1 FR Apocalypse, Rusty Grey

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New for 2017, theS C-1 FR Apocalypse, Rusty Grey is a seriously cool guitar! Featuring a light weight Swamp Ash body, Maple and Bubinga multi-laminate neck with set-neck construction and an extra deep cutaway access, the C-1 FR Apocalypse is perfect for both heavy rhythm playing and fast lead techniques.

Featuring USA Schecter Apocalypse VI pickups and a Floyd Rose 1500 series bridge, the C-1 Apocalypse has bags of tone and sustain and is perfect for fast shredding and lead playing!

Also available in C-7 Apocalypse 7-StringC-1 FR-S ApocalypseC-1 Apocalypse.