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Saturday, March 22, 2014

REVIEW: SCHECTER DEMON 7 SBK


Hello and welcome to this weeks'a article! Today I'm going to talk about another interesting 7 strings guitar: the Schecter Demon 7.
This Made-in-Indonesia model is a 7 strings-fixed bridge guitar, with basswood body and rosewood fingerboard, with pearly crosses as inlays.
The guitar comes from the factory with a couple of Duncan Design HB 105/7 active pickups, which doesn't sound very good, so the owner of the model portrayed in these pictures switched them to a couple of Emgs, anyway the overall building quality is pretty solid, as it is the good precision of the finishes, which can especially be noticed in the smooth satin paint and the beauty of the inlays. 

The quality of the neck, and in particular of the fretboard is very satisfying, and the weight is well distributed, even if, playing the guitar, it's easy to notice the economy of the woods, especially from the body, which does not resonate particularly.
Today Schecter and Esp/Ltd guitars, which are owned by the same holding, are built in the same factory using the same tools, so the real difference lays in the design choices: the two brands have different shape models and specs, for example usually the 7 strings Schecters have a 26,5" scale while the Esp features a 25,5" one, but the woods, the paints and the instruments used to build them are all the same.
All in all this Demon 7 is a good mid-low budget guitar, that looks good and that can deliver a pretty good sound, surely is a proof that budget guitars in the last few years have taken a considerable leap of quality forward: a guitar of this playability and with this specs, ten years ago, would have probably been sold for twice the price.



SPECS TAKEN FROM SCHECTER's WEBSITE:

Construction
Bolt-on
Body Material
Top Contour
Arched Top
Binding
Aged Crème 1-ply
Neck Material
Fretboard Material
Inlays
Grey Pearloid Gothic Crosses
Scale
26.5” (673mm)
24 X-Jumbo
Fretboard Radius
16” (406mm)
Neck Shape
Thin ‘C’
Thickness
@ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm)
Nut Width
1.889” (48mm)
Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
Truss Rod
2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
Duncan Designed HB-105/7B
Duncan Designed HB-105/7N
Controls
Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch

Schecter Custom Hardtail w/ String Thru Body





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