Never say never!
This one I had to wait 8 weeks before I received it. Why? I had to "special order" it from the U.S. as it is a limited run and not availble in Canada.
So much wait that the GAS had time to go away.
I'm NOT the type to wait 2 years for a guitar.
Went to pick it up at the store anyway...
It goes without saying, I never thought i'd own a Schecter in my life. Tried many, never cared for them. BUT this one caught my eyes a while ago... LOVED the way it looks. And honestly, it's the only V they make that I care about. I wanted a "classic" looking one, without going Gibson.
I also wanted to get a TOM equiped guitar again, even if I can't stand them when they're at a really high angle. Not the case here (an LP wich is not an LP 'cause I don't find the shape to be confortable... I am Mr. Contradiction). It will be replacing the PH600 I just sold. Completely different guitar.
It'S SO light and resonant. Sustain last for days. And yes, the neck dives...
And i'm so not used to play a V! lol Never owned one... But damn, it is SO confortable to play standing up.
It really is a riff-inspiring machine. Surprisingly confortable and really-not-fat-at-all neck!
Time will tell if it's a keeper, but for now, it sure is a lot of fun to play!
... Obligatory accessory for the pick hand/arm when playing this thing.
Here are the specs :
SCHECTER SPECIAL EDITION V-1
Construction: Set Neck w/ Ultra Access
Body : Mahogany
Neck: 3-pc Mahogany
Finger Board: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlay: Creme Dots
Bindings: Multi-Ply Aged Creme
Tuners: Schecter Locking
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-2 (Zebra) set
Electronics: Vol / Vol / Tone (tap) / 3-way toggle
Available Bridges: - TonePros TOM w/Thru-Body
Fuck yeah dude, practically the black version of mine! (I've got a V-1 Classic, Korena)
The guitar has been up for sale for ages now, and it's not selling, so I've been forced to sort of find my way with it. And now, I sort of don't want to sell it. I've just come back from band practice tonight, ripping it through my 6534+ and it really is a tone machine, and a riff machine! Can't stop riffing on it, it's fucking great.
It does neck dive quite a bit, yeah, not like modern V's (Jackson/ESP) where they almost body-dive if anything (which is why I love them so much), and it can be a bit of a pain sometimes but it's not a huge issue. I think it's where the strap-pin is situated more than anything.
Anyway, nice score dude!