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.