Solo- 6 Custom
By TOny PaSkO
One of the first things you notice when you pick up a
Schecter is that they’re designed to be played with ease—
they’re some of the most comfortable guitar designs on
the planet. Most of them have pretty traditional design elements, but without the hang-ups you sometimes get with
The other thing you notice is that they’re pretty sharp.
The Solo- 6 Custom comes in three striking colors: faded
vintage sunburst, dark vintage sunburst, and gloss black
with gold hardware. For this review, I got the dark vintage
sunburst model, and when I took it to an open-mic night it
turned quite a few heads.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Great Features—Some Stealthy, Some Not
When the Solo- 6 Custom review guitar showed up at my
house, it came strung with a set of D’Addario .010s and
was ready to be played. All I had to do was tune it. And
that was a breeze, thanks to the chrome Schecter locking
tuners. I could have unboxed this guitar at a gig and had
no problems all night. The craftsmanship is top notch—I
couldn’t even find any finish flaws. You can’t say that about
a lot of new guitars.
The Solo- 6 Custom has a ton of bells and whistles, so don’t
let the traditional look fool you. It comes stock with USA
Seymour Duncan pickups—a Custom-Custom bridge unit
and a ’ 59 in the neck position. The electronics are of good
quality and will likely provide many stress-free years of
service. The Master Tone knob also functions as a coil tap,
and I found that very useful, especially in tandem with the
bridge- and neck-pickup Volume controls. Both Volumes
provided a nice sweep and cleaned up heavily distorted
tones well. Another nice touch is that Schecter added
rubber grips to the speed knobs for better control.
The chrome bridge and tailpiece are both from TonePros,
and the added sustain they provide is noticeable and