The new Schecter 2019 guitars have been announced at NAMM 2019 featuring some amazing shred-friendly options for metal guitarists and more
The team at Schecter guitars never fail to come up with some killer guitars and basses when they unveil a new line-up, and the Schecter 2019 models are no exception. We take a look at some highlights from the new 2019 Schecter range including the new Apocalypse Red Reign, Schecter Keith Merrow signature series and the latest Schecter Reaper Series guitars.
Schecter Apocalypse Red Reign
First up we have the Schecter 2019 Apocalypse Red Reign guitars available in a range of different shapes including the classic double cutaway design and ‘V’ shape.
This is made for power as it’s loaded with Schecter USA Apocalypse humbucking bridge pickups to add a more aggressive tone to your sound. There’s a variety of different bridge options including fixed and Floyd Rose for variety, Schecter locking tuners (Grover Tuners on the FR Models) for stability and more pro-level appointments such as stainless-steel frets and glow in the dark side dot inlays. A swamp ash body and multi 5-ply maple/padauk set neck gives you all the snap and resonance you need.
2019 Schecter Apocalypse
Another special mention from the Schecter 2019 range comes in the form of the Schecter Apocalypse E-1 guitar. This explorer style guitar in particular features a beautiful, yet menacing grey finish with footplate scratchplate for a unique look. There’s 24 stainless steel frets embedded into a Maple/Paduak neck with carbon fibre rods and ebony fretboard. Glow in the dark side dot inlays let you know where you are at all times and the thin C neck is comfortable to play. The Schecter USA Apocalypse Pickups are the icing on the cake and can be split thanks to a master tone w/push pull feature.
Schecter 2019 Chris Howorth V-7
In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth gets an all new Schecter signature model that looks and sounds incredible. The Chris Howorth Signature V-7 is fitted with a single pickup and volume control so you can get straight to the point and start rocking straight away. This new model from the Schecter 2019 series features a set neck with Ultra Access, 24 frets and a TonePros bridge for intonation stability and resonance, whilst the custom graphic finishes it off nicely too! It’s 7 strings of pure power.
Schecter 2019 Keith Merrow KM- 6 MK-III Artist
Keith Merrow adds a new range of guitars to his arsenal. First up we have the Schecter 2019 Keith Merrow KM- 6 MK-III Artist guitars which include a Swamp Ash body and carbon fibre reinforced 9-ply Wenge/Maple/Purpleheart thru-neck topped with Ebony fingerboard. Fishman Signature Fluence Pickups can be coil split for added versatility too!
Available as a 6 and 7 string option.
Keith Merrow KM-7 MK-III Standard
The Keith Merrow KM-7 MK-III Standard guitars are some of the highest performing options ever made in this price point. You have a Swamp Ash body coupled with a 5-piece laminate roasted maple/hard maple bolt on neck reinforced with carbon fibre rods, so this thing is rock solid!
Finally, you have Schecter Diamond KM pickups and a hardtail bridge that make an impressive combination.
Available in Smoke Green, Carbon Grey and Trans Black Burst.
Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional DS
The new Nick Johnston Traditional Diamond Series guitar from the Schecter 2019 range has been designed for the players out there who want the reliability and rock-solid features that only Schecter can provide. Nick Johnston Diamond single-coil pickups have been installed within the Alder body for added resonance and snap whilst professional appointments such as a Schecter Diamond Vintage vibrato and Schecter locking tuners ensure you’re always in tune. Finally, a roasted hard rock maple neck has been built to Nick’s specifications. This is a beautiful guitar for the pro players out there.
Schecter 2019 Reaper Series 6 String / Schecter Reaper Series 7 String MS
A major highlight from the new 2019 Schecter guitars comes in the form of the Reaper Series 6 String. You have a Swamp Ash body combined with a Poplar Burl top all reinforced with a 25.5" scale, 5-ply Maple/Walnut Ultra-Thin C neck and Ebony fingerboard. For the shredders out there, you’ll enjoy the Ultra-Access cutaway shape which offers exceptional access to the frets. Finally, the Schecter Diamond Decimator pickups cut through any mix whether you’re playing clean or hitting the heavy notes with some distortion.
In addition, you have the Schecter Reaper Series 7 String MS (multi Scale) guitars too! These multi scale instruments offer exceptional sonic prowess and a more comfortable option for the shredders out there.
Schecter SLS Elite E-1
The 2019 Schecter SLS Elite E-1 guitars are extreme powerhouse options packed with Fishman Fluence humbuckers which can be split via the push pull controls offering a world of tonality.
A neck-thru build coupled with swamp ash wings makes it an extremely resonant guitar and the 24 x-jumbo stainless-steel frets allow for plenty of room whilst you’re busting out the solos or hitting the big chords.
Schecter SLS Elite Evil Twin Guitars
The Schecter SLS Elite Evil Twin Guitars are a sinister addition to the SLS Elite series offering players a workhorse option that is packed with power waiting to be unleashed. These beautiful guitars are packed with Fishman Fluence Modern ceramic/Alnico pickups for power and versatility whilst a Sustainiac neck pickup is available on the C-1 FR S model.
You also have the option of a Hipshot bridge or Floyd Rose 1500 on the C-1 FR S model.
Schecter 2019 Sun Valley Super Shredder PT FR
The Sun Valley Superr Shredders are back for 2019 with all new features. The new hot-rodded Sun Valley Super Shredder PT FR comes factory loaded with EMG RetroActive Hot 70 pickups for pure power whilst the bolt-on hard rock maple neck, and 22 Jumbo frets offer a classic foundation for great tone & feel. Whether you’re busting out some smooth jazz or firing out massive shred heavy riffs, this can handle it all. Those who love to divebomb will enjoy the Floyd Rose Hot Rod special bridge and locking nuts which allow for both down and up tuned whammy action – this will sing!
Schecter Diamond J Series Bass Guitars
Fresh from the 2019 Schecter series comes the new Schecter Diamond J Series bass guitars. These J style bass guitars offer incredible playability and performance at a price point that everyone can afford. You have Schecter Custom Shop USA Monstertone-J pickups offering thunderous tone as well as a comfortable thin-C shaped maple neck which encourages a far more pleasant playing experience – ideal for the gigging musicians.
The alder body is lightweight, yet reassuringly solid and the 21-fret neck is comfortable without making you stretch too far.
Schecter Riot Series - 4/5 string bass guitars
The new Schecter 2019 Riot Series 4/5 string bass guitars are some of the coolest bass guitars you’re likely to find. However, it’s not all about the looks as the new Riot-5 and Riot 4 string bass guitars from Schecter are tailor made to the demands of today’s modern bassist. The riot series bass guitars have been constructed with a 5-piece maple/walnut laminate bolt-on neck which has then been reinforced with carbon-fibre rods for added stability. The neck is then topped with a 35” scale ebony fingerboard and 24 narrow-jumbo frets, which is matched to a light-weight swamp ash body and poplar burl top.
Finally, you have EMG 40PCSX/40JCSX pickups and a 3 band EQ to take complete control of your sound as well as a Schecter custom string through bridge for added sustain.
Schecter SLS Elite Bass
Adding to the impressive 2019 Schecter line up is the Schecter SLS Elite Bass range. These bass guitars couple high-tech features with precision performance capabilities to create beautifully hard working bass guitars for professional musicians. Fishman Fluence “Soapbar” bass pickups have been built in to the swamp ash body, whilst a 2 band EQ with volume, tone knob and 3-way voicing switch allows you to sculpt your tone. The Spoke Wheel Truss Rod adjustments allow you to raise or lower the action to your liking too!
Schecter SLS Elite Evil Twin Bass guitars
If you like your guitars more on the “Evil” side of the spectrum, then the 2019 Schecter SLS Elite Evil Twin Bass guitars are ideal. You have exactly the same specs as the SLS Elite including 24 stainless steel frets, Schecter custom bridge and carbon fibre-reinforced 7-ply Maple/Walnut/Padauk ultra-thin neck-thru design but a darker visual impact – ideal for the metal players out there!
Shop the full range of Schecter 2019 guitars and basses coming soon to PMT Online and in stores. These will be available soon, so keep your eyes peeled and check out our complete NAMM 2019 page which features all the latest releases as they are announced.