Model: Schecter PT Standard – Butterscotch Blonde
Music genre / Additional gear
We came across this Schecter PT Standard model, about 3 weeks ago, when a friend of us came to record some blues tracks at our studio. Our previous experience with the Schecter brand was an Omen model we played, some years ago, so we wanted to give a try to this PT one. It’s quite a versatile guitar, we played on it some blues, jazz, classic rock and it all sounded just fine. The Bridge Pick-up on this guitar is extremely bright and the Neck one delivers a smooth, warm tone. You can make several combinations between the two pick-ups and never get bored. We played it with the Vox AC30C2X Amplifier and a couple of analog pedals, MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay and a Red Witch Analog Empress Chorus and it all sounded really nice.
When choosing a new guitar pay attention to these following features:
- Body: Swamp Ash.
- Neck: It has a Bolt-on Maple neck with a Maple Fretboard and Dot Inlays.
- Tuning system: Some nice Grover Tuners and a Vintage Ashtray with Staggered Brass Saddles Bridge.
- Pick-ups: It has a Schecter Diamond VT-1 Neck Pick-up and a Schecter Diamond Monster Tone VT Bridge Pick-up.
- Control knobs: Volume and Tone, Metal Knurled.
- Pick-up selector: 3-way Switch.
- Output jack: The jack is placed on the body side of the guitar and it seems to be made from a good material.
This Schecter PT Standard model is a solid instrument, really well built. There aren’t any visible flaws when playing it. The neck is very blues friendly and allows easy bending and sliding. The selector switch was quiet for a single coiled guitar and the control knobs were very tight when used.
The Butterscotch Blonde finish on this guitar is definitely an eye-catcher. It seems to be durable and difficult to scratch or chip. All in all, for its price range, we definitely recommend this guitar.
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