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Schecter Damien Platinum 8-String Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Beefy, high output grunt with remarkable playability and stunning visual touches. The Schecter Damien Platinum 8-String Electric Guitar is a unique axe that features Platinum multi-ply binding and Platinum bat fingerboard inlays that set it apart from every other Schecter. Eight string players will rejoice at the feel of a comfortable 3-piece maple neck with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods for supreme stability.

Schecter Damien Platinum 8 Left Handed Features

  • Mahogany body with Ultra Access Set Neck
  • 3-piece Maple Neck with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
  • EMG Active 808 humbuckers
  • Platinum Bat inlays and Multi-ply Binding
  • 24X Jumbo frets are great for players who love to bend strings
A pair of EMG Active 808 pickups are the industry standard for 8-string guitars, and they give the Damien Platinum 8 remarkable clarity and no muddiness, even on the F# string! The Schecter Damien Platinum 8 is truly a masterpiece that far exceeds what you’d expect at this price point.

Tuners - Grover
ROTOMATICS WITH 18:1 GEAR RATIO (102-18 SERIES) The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.

Fingerboard - Rosewood
The most common fingerboard, Rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than Maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

Pickups - EMG Active 808
The 707 has been leading the pack of 7-string guitar pickups since its debut in 2001, and is now available for the 8-String! Before this model was introduced, existing 8-string pickups sounded muddy and dull on the low F# string, especially when trying to hit artificial and natural harmonics, but the 808 eliminates all those problems. Featuring Alnico V loaded wide aperture coils we were able to beef up that Low F# tone and at the same time provide a more responsive super tight overall sound.

Neck - 3-piece Maple w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
Made with 3 pieces of maple for extra stability. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the 3 piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability. Two Carbon Fiber Rods are installed next to the Truss Rod for extra stability. Stronger than an equivalent volume of steel, Carbon Fiber adds little weight, but adds significant stiffness.

Product Specifications
Schecter Damien Platinum 8-String Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Construction: Set Neck w/ Ultra Access
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 3-pc Maple w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24X Jumbo
  • Inlay: Platinum Bats
  • Bindings: Platinum Multi-Ply
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Pickups: EMG Active 808
  • Electronics: Volume/Tone/3-Way
  • Bridge: Schecter CTM-8
  • Scale: 28 inches
  • Hardware: Satin Chrome
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Phone:  818-846-2700 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Nathaniel Jay Lee from Sioux Falls, SD, USA
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Affordable, long scale 8 string
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Out of the box this guitar feels solid, plays well, and compares favorably to much more expensive guitars with similar features. The set neck with easy access joint is an incredible feature at this price point in an 8 string. My only complaint was the nut wasn't glued down so when changing the strings the first time it fell off. That was a quick fix.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
It's a very sturdy, very playable guitar. The long scale keeps even the low notes snappy and bright. The neck and body both vibrate with every note. The EMGs are thick and toneful both clean and dirty. It's a great guitar, especially at this price.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
EMG 808s seem to get a really bad rap online, but I can't see any real complaints with them. The longer scale and the guitar's construction keeps things nice and bright, and you can mellow things out by pulling back to the neck pickup and rolling the tone back when you need to. Cleans are very full and piano like from the neck, bright and snappy on the bridge. It sounds huge with dirty tones, and I can't seem to hear the mud everyone else says 808s are famous for. I may consider 808x pickups just to see if there's any difference, but I'm very happy with the stock pickups now.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The flat black is very smooth to the touch and doesn't seem to pickup dirt at all. A quick wipe to take off playing sweat after each session and it looks as good as new several weeks later. The bat inlays are a bit cheesy, but for this price point they're tolerable for all the other features you get. The silver binding is unusual and really makes the guitar stand out. The hardware has an unusual sheen that's also very cool.
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