Our Guide To Schecter Electric and Bass Guitars

It’s always an exciting day when we get a shipment of brand new guitars, and our latest arrival is a delightful selection of Schecter guitars.


Schecter was founded in 1976, but only became popular in their own right in the 1990’s and onwards. They’ve built some incredibly reliable, innovative and premium quality guitars.


These guitars have been used by many guitar players, including Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Townshend (The Who), Matt Bellamy (Muse), and Eddie Vender (Pearl Jam). 


They’ve created a long line of electric guitars and basses that feature outstanding tone, performance and aesthetics that have made them popular among metal and rock musicians especially. 


To celebrate our new range of Schecter Guitars, we’ve compiled a guide on why one of these beauties might be the right guitar for you. 

Are they beginner friendly?

These guitars have a reputation for being perfect for metal and shredding, so if that’s your jam, then one of these guitars is well suited for a fledgling metal guitarist. 


If you’re a beginner still looking for one of your first guitars, then Schecter is definitely worth considering. 


The Omen Elite-6 or Damien 6 are both sure to please any beginner or veteran player. 


As always, you should test any musical instrument out for yourself before you make your decision. If you visit the Shake It Up Music store, located in Nambour, Sunshine Coast, you can test out the Schecter range and decide whether it’s the right entry level guitar for you.

What makes Schecter guitars so good for rock and metal?

The humbucker pickups on their signature models are designed for modern rock and metal tones. They’re designed to handle saturated distortion, while still displaying their unique tonal features. 


They can produce clean and clear sounds, but they truly shine when you push them hard to reach those distorted tones. 


These guitars are also incredibly comfortable and easy to play for long and rigorous sessions, which is very much needed for intense metal shredding.


The ergonomic design allows for faster playing, without having to strain too hard straight away. 

Does that mean they’re only suited to rock and metal?

Like any range of guitars, while they may be designed with a specific genre in mind, it doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of performing other styles. 


It’s important to research the specific model that you are looking to buy, as Schecter does design guitars for other genres such as blues and jazz. 


The Stiletto Extreme model is capable of producing the biggest rock tones to the sweetest cleans and everything in between. 


However if you are looking for a guitar to play a genre such as country, you will probably be better served by a guitar manufacturer that specialises in this style. 

Great value for money 

Generally, Schecters have a fairly affordable price tag, with our stock ranging from $799.00 up to $1999.00. 


While this price tag may cause beginner musicians to wince, if you consider the high quality materials and manufacturing of these schecter models, you’re getting good value for your money. 


Some of the amazing features on Schecter’s of this price point include: 


  • High output pickups
  • Coil tapping features
  • String-through bodies
  • Locking tuners
  • Comfortable neck design
  • Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • High quality hardware
  • Good build and construction
  • Attractive aesthetic appeal 

Even our cheapest Schecter model is incredibly well designed, and super sweet to look at with a metallic light blue finish. 

Ready to dive into the world of Schecter?

By now, you should have a pretty good idea about whether or not this is the guitar brand for you. 

But as we’ve said time and time again, you can’t truly know until you play the guitar yourself. 

It’s almost as if the guitar picks the player - you’ll likely know whether it’s right for you when you pick it up and play it for the first time.

However if you’re struggling to connect to your intuition, then you can always talk to the team at Shake It Up Music. 

We’re always happy to chat music with you and recommend a guitar for you based on your goals and skill level. 

All you need to do is contact us at our online store, or visit us in person at our Nambour, Sunshine Coast superstore!