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The Schecter Damien 7 Electric Guitar is designed for heavy drop-tunings, tone, and clarity. Features an arched basswood body, bolt-on rock maple nec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect for aggressive, heavy tone.

The Schecter Damien 7 Electric Guitar is designed for heavy drop-tunings, tone, and clarity. Features an arched basswood body, bolt-on rock maple neck, and rosewood fretboard with extra-jumbo frets. EMG H4 bridge and H4A neck pickups deliver wicked tone, and the black hardware and black pearl bat inlays give the Damien 7 guitar looks to match.

  • Arched basswood body
  • Bolt-on rock maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Extra-jumbo frets
  • 26-1/2" scale
  • EMG H4 bridge and EMG H4A neck pickups
  • Black hardware

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Great guitar.

Schecter makes great guitars, no doubt about it. This 7 string damien is no exception. I ordered this guitar awhile back from musicians friend, I was intending to buy the C-7...Read complete review

Schecter makes great guitars, no doubt about it. This 7 string damien is no exception. I ordered this guitar awhile back from musicians friend, I was intending to buy the C-7 hellraiser, but didnt have the money to buy it. I have had alot of experience with schecter, and I have not been disappointed. The guitar when I first got it, the action was average and had alot of string rattle. I lowered the strings and raised the pickups, and now I can sweep, and tap on this beast. The neck feels smooth now, I own a RG series 6 string Ibanez, the neck on this guitar rivals my 6 string wizard II neck, on action.The pickups are clear and receptive, It suprised me coming from a passive pickup. I play through a Randall RX full stack, Crate Flexwave half stack, and a Behringer V-ampire half stack. The distortion I get on those three amps is decent (I'd advise an Electro-Harmonix Metal muff) but on clean this guitar has a pretty smooth sound, I had only heard from Dimarzios. But you can go on all day about EMG pickups, there's a reason why they are popular.The tuners haven't lost tuning since I bought the guitar, Certainly a step up from my B.c. Rich platinum. (I have to tune every song with it)The body seems durable, I've never been to worried about the small knicks and dents on my guitars though, I suppose that gives them their "Mojo". I never intend on selling this guitar.The only thing I don't like about this guitar, is that it has only 1 volume and 1 tone control, but I intend on voiding schecters lifetime warranty and adding independent volume and tone controls for both pickups.Overall this guitar is worth every penny I spent on it, and many more. I wouldn't hesitate to pay this price for a guitar of this quality (Way to go Schecter) If this guitar ever breaks, I wouldn't hesitate to go buy another.


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its a good start

like its c 7 counterpart, the bolt on version anyways, its got really good tone but poor intonation and its a pain to intonate, with normal gauge strings within a 1/2 range...Read complete review

like its c 7 counterpart, the bolt on version anyways, its got really good tone but poor intonation and its a pain to intonate, with normal gauge strings within a 1/2 range its an all around good guitar, however putting heavier strings will cause it to detune easy, good organic sound but lacking in thick distortion

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Great Guitar

By Dan Bohrmann

from Undisclosed

Great guitar for the money. Very good value for a 7-string guitar.. Flat black finish is really nice. Sustain is good. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this guitar.


The ? Damien vs Ibanez 7...

By MulletMan Rock Star

from USA

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Ok my review is this vs the RG7321 since there the most popular "entry level" 7 strings and both are good. I own both Ibanez and this Schecter. I like the Ibanez neck feel better since it's a really thin shred neck. How ever I like the longer scale of the Schecter which is way better for down tuning. Both bodies are basswood. Not my favorite wood tone as I prefer mohogany(the damien elite and hellraisers are mohogany) I love the RG body shape but it looks a bit dated so I give the schecter the win on style as well. The schecter has better tuners which are grovers and work great even in drop G. Ibanez has cheap no name tuners but they work well. Pick up's The schecter has EMG HZ(passives) I didn't like em and didn't play more than 4hrs before I got a EMG 81-7 which sounds soo good even with a lot of tube distortion from my Mesa & Krank amps. Ibanez's use passives too but are routed for dimarzio passive 7 string pick ups so no choice in EMG actives unless you route the body. I put a dimarzio D-Activator in my Ibanez and it sounded better than stock but the schecter with EMG 81-7 blows my Ibanez still. So basically my summary is if you like active pick up sounds and willing to slap a active in the schecter(so easy with the plug in play new EMGs) and you want a long scale for down tunings the schecter is awesome! Mine is a older made in Korea Daimen but specs are same as current ones. Best value for 7 string...I have a 6 string hell raiser c1 and schecter impressed me with that as well. Ive owned other brands and schecter overall seems pretty good value like how other brands were in the late 80's

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Versatile and beautiful

By Morgan-l.XcI

from Winston-Salem, NC

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I was just browsing pawn shops and ran across this. I bought it within in ten minutes; the sound, the feel, and the price all got me. This guitar has many features that my other 7 strings don't such as the string through tailpiece, EMG HZ pickups and a 26.5" scale. The long scale allows lower tunings but is also very comfortable to me. The pickups provide great harmonics, low end, and clarity as well as being dead silent. The inlays are awesome and add a unique look to the plain black finish (even though the finish itself is nice). The tuners are Grover and hold tune very well. I love the simple control knobs but I love just having a 3 way toggle instead of a 5 way switch like my Ibanez's. I still love my Ibanez 7's but this one is PERFECT for lower tunings and has amazing crunch. While this is a metal guitar, you can get great clean tones as well. Do yourself a favor and buy one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


This thing is INSANE!

By Jeff Loy

from Wheeling, WV

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This guitar just came in yesterday, and it came ready to shred. This thing came perfectly set up and IN TUNE! I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and play. Not only does it look incredible, but it plays like a dream. The pickups are gread, I love the feel of the frets, the neck joint leaves room for access to the upper frets, the intonation is perfect! I honestly thought I'd be an Ibanez junkie all my life, but I thought this would be a great guitar to pick up since it was my first 7 string, and now I've been converted. I hope to buy many more instruments from the guys at Schecter. And if anybody is worried about the transition from 6 string to 7 string, don't worry, it's a breeze. All told, BUY THIS GUITAR!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


This one is a sleeper

By owlish

from Texas

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My first seven-string guitar and I took a chance on Schecter and also didn't play it before I bought. I figured I can get used to the neck but this one is a major winner of me. Having not played seven-string guitars it does hurt my index finger when I stretch my left hand, just have to get used putting my thumb behind the neck.When I got the guitar in the box shipped to my door I had no idea how well Schecter packs instruments, amazingly well! You can sleep tight if you order a guitar by them that doesn't include a case it will be safe. It was triple boxed as well as foam wrapping on the guitar.Pickups sound great. So good that I really feel replacing them is just a waste of money. Tuning keys are solid. We'll see about the switch and pots later on down the line.Features I gave a 4.0 though I really don't know why. Maybe the price is fooling me. Quality is outstanding for an instrument that is in this price range, they really deliver in that department. Value? Where can I give a 10.0 because I would buy this guitar for twice what I paid. Overall a 4.5 because it's the average between features, quality and value.The bat inlay I beleive is a ploy on PRS Guitars. High-end PRS's have bird inlay, you get the picture >:)


my first 7 string

By heavy,heavy,nathan

from auburn,ga

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i got this about 6 or 7 months ago and i am so glad i did. it has been amazing the sound is awesome for the deathcore scene. my ibanez has just been getting boring, cause it being 6 strings. my band has been wanting to get more technical so i looked until i found something i liked. this masterpiece has helped us write more songs and gotten me a bunch of wows after finishing our sets. thank you so much schecter more making this work of art.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


This guitar is so !@#$ing metal!

By yourgrim666

from AR

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My band writes a lot of heavy music in the low drop-G tuning (GDGCFAD) and out-of-the-box this guitar is up for the challenge. The guitar came strung with D'Addario strings which feel pretty nice although I have a strong preference to Dean Markley and Ernie Ball. The EMG pickups allow the guitar to sound so clean coming through my crate amplifier. I honestly could not have picked a better deal.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Jared-66bxH

from Arkansas

Really awesome. I got mine used, 200 dollars cheaper, and the only thing wrong was a broken tuner, and a chip in the paint on the headstock.I put in a new tuner, and colored in the chip, and BAM, I have one awesome guitar. I've played a lot of guitars, but this is by far the best 7 string I've played. I love Ibanez and all, but this beats the RG7321 by miles! The neck is smooth, but it's a bit thick (Which I honestly prefer to wafer thin necks), and the pickups SCREAM. I tuned mine to A standard, and I'm chugging away all day long.If someone stole this, I would hunt the thief down to the ends of the earth to get it back.A really good price for an AMAZING guitar.


Simply Amazing!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been looking around quite a long time for a decent sounding seven string just to knock around, I've been through the Ibanez RG7321 and I just wasn't a fan, which is weird considering Most of the collection is all Ibanez guitars, but this one just wasnt doing it for me, but I came upon this, after reading many reviews I decided I wanted to try it, sadly the closest one was a 3 1/2 hr drive... So I said nope Ill pass, But I had the money laying around So I decided to just get it, when it came it, I was happy to see Schecters signature packaging, Right out of the box I plugged it into My Line 6 and away I went, and wow Was I impressed, the Stock EMGs, had that amazing colorful warm mellow tone, but carried that amazing sludge rhythm, For the money you cant go wrong, pick one up!



By flipp26

from Chicago

My girl got me this guitar and at the time I had no idea about 7 strings. It's been about two years now and I cant stop playing them. I own 2 7strings now and both are schecters. Amazing guitars. I recommend this guitar to anyone learning or already playing seven's they handle low tunings amazingly I never go out of tune and the neck is great. No problems at all. Go try one out now!

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