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Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar   (Used)

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A hot guitar with great playability, EMG Active pickups, and a Floyd Rose special tremolo.

The Schecter Damien Elite FR electric guitar has a gorgeous quilted maple top, a double-cutaway mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. Schecter's Damien Elite is loaded with the classic combination of an EMG-81 active humbucker in the bridge position and an EMG-85 active humbucker in the neck position for all the great heavy rock tones you need. Grover tuning machines with a Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo bridge allow for the most unreal tremolo effects ever, as well as total tuning stability and tonal sustain. The electric guitar's appointments include stained cross inlays, multi-ply fretboard and body binding, and black chrome hardware.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Construction: Double-cutaway
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted maple
  • Neck: Bolt-on maple neck
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
  • Nut: GraphTech Tusq
  • Inlays: Stained cross
  • Bridge pickup: Active EMG-81 humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Active EMG-85 humbucker
  • Electronics: Vol /Tone/3-way switch
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Special tremolo
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Black chrome

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Schecter Guitar ResearchDamien Elite FR Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    5.0

    An amazing buy

    By Zombieking91

    from Lancaster, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Strings

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar, i bought it to have another guitar with a floyd that i could set to d standard and i love the feel of the guitar. The only problem i have is the same thing as most of the reviews said is the strings, but thats easily fixed.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    UNBELIEVABLE

    By Brennan

    from Ottawa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is absolutely incredible. I was in the market for a new guitar and initially purchased an Orianthi signature PRS guitar which although was a great guitar it wasn't for me. It was a little to bright and more suited to rock and blues as opposed to heavy metal. So I ended up returning it and starting my search again. Although I was aware of Schecter guitars I really took notice when I attended a guitar clinic by Jeff Loomis and the sound that his guitars had just amazed me (even though they were obviously being played through much more expensive equipment than I have, plus Loomis is a million times the guitarist I could ever hope to be). Anyway I really noticed the really heavy but clear bottom end that just resonated so beautifully and the highs were searing without being shrill. After seeing the clinic I thought I would try one of these guitars and the Damien Elite caught my eye because of the beautiful red quilted maple top as well as the price. So I sat down and plugged into a 20 Watt Peavey VIP VYPYR amp (which is the closest comparison wise to my 15 W vypyr i own) and the Damien Elite sounded alright but the amp was just to weak and thin, so I plugged into an EVH head and the Elite just came to life. I never expected to hear such an amazingly heavy but clear sound and the sustain is quite good and I ended up losing track of time and apparently ended up playing the guitar for almost 2 hours!!! After that, I was immediately sold and purchased the guitar right there but knew that I wouldn't be able to get the same sounds out of my 15 watt vypyr as I did out of the EVH head obviously, but when I got home and plugged in I was still blown away by the sound it delivered even on a cheap practice amp.

      The only thing is that the tuning stability was a little off on the one I bought but that can be fixed with a simple setup and a fresh set of strings but other than that I have absolutely no complaints about this guitar. The neck is smooth and comfortable and although the body is quite thick it is pretty light.

      Overall this is an amazing guitar at an amazing price. If you are looking for a guitar that can deliver an incredibly heavy tone while still remaining clear then this guitar is for you. Buy one and you won't be dissapointed

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

      I took a risk and bought this guitar online (and used) but I must say, I wasn't disappointed at all. I was told this guitar was in "mint" condition, and it was, except for the chip in the head of the guitar and a small dink next to the volume knob.

      But anyway, I was amazed at the quality in this guitar, especially for the price. The EMG's sound perfect, and I had a little trouble with my floyd rose but after I got it set right I haven't had a problem with it. It stays in tune and hasn't let me down once.

      You can't go wrong with this guitar. I've had other guitars; Jackson, ESP, BC Rich, Fender, etc., and this happens to be one of my favorite guitars.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar with a Great Price.

      By EVH15

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Emg~'~~s Are Great
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid construction
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • I Cant Stop Playing It

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

      The guitar arrived in great condition. I had it professionally set up but a luthier and he set there was not problems what so ever. (Other than it was out of tune and intonation was a little off) The EMG's are great and provide infinite sustain. The neck-pick up provides so much bass to it with a clean sound. Neck is fast and pretty thin, Beautiful finish, and the FR Special stays in tune even when put through the hardest dive bombs. Overall, this guitar is amazing for the price.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar

      By DXM31

      from Tejas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Strings

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

        This thing is beautiful, I got the clear black and it is flawless.
        Like others have said I don't care for the strings it came with, no big deal, easy fix.
        The only other minor complaint is the you need a hex wrench to do the string locks.
        My other(older) Floyd Rose equiped guitar uses flathead screws that you can use a dime to unlock.
        But I love this guitar.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar.

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar used and let me just start out by saying that I was disappointed that I wasn't informed that the top of my guitar was chipped and the volume knob wasn't even on. Not that they made a big difference, but at least let me know before hand, you know what I mean?

          Anyway, as soon as I got this guitar I put some thicker gauge strings on it and had the Floyd rose adjusted perfectly and set the action much lower, because when I got it, it was much too high. A small fix.

          Pros:
          Very nice pickups
          Comfortable to play
          Looks even better in person
          No fret buzz
          For around $500, there's not a lot of guitars with this kind of quality

          Cons:
          None, besides restringing it and tuning it takes a while, but that's how the roses are.

          Overall I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone who's lookin for a high quality guitar that will last without spending too much money. I enjoy playing this as much as my Jackson.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply Amazing.

          By Sinclair

          from Dover, DE

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Well put together

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

            Right out the box this thing was great, the EMGs sound just as I was hoping they would. For the money this guitar is unbelievably well put. The body is nice and heavy, and the finish is perfect. I bought the "Slightly used" one, there wasn't a scratch on it, and it was just perfect all around. I love this guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By kyle bair

            from Chasemills Ney York

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

            overall this guitar is the best one in this price rang in my view.
            this guitar haves everything. except good strings. recommend new ones.
            the build of this guitar is sweet, the neck is nice and smooth. good action too.
            the value of this Guitar is greate for the price.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hands down the best guitar I've ever played!!!!!!

            By Justin Mabe

            from Kunsan AB, RoK

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is amazing! The tone is great and the action is killer. I play everything from blues, classic rock, new rock, metal and punk and this guitar just flows with all styles. Play it through a clean amp and it sounds so clear. Add some distortion and the EMG's come to life. So of you play any style of rock, you should get this guitar. You won't be disappointed!
            Floyd Rose Double Locking Tremolo
            Grover Tuners
            EMG 81/85 Pickups
            Extra Jumbo Frets

            Make sure you have a few 9V batteries handy. The pickups don't eat the batteries but it's always good to keep 2 or 3 on hand.
            I have the Crimson Red finish. It is stunning! The paint job is perfect all the way around. It's also got a good weight to it. It feels almost rugged; like if I dropped it, it wouldn't shatter. The splattered crosses on the fretboard are visually stunning. All my friends complement how great the Damien Elite FR looks.
            With all the goodies on this guitar and the paint job you would have to pay at least double what you paid for the Damien Elite FR. This guitar is a bargain!!!!!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite FR Electric Guitar:

            Overall this is a great guitar for people anywhere from novice to advanced guitarists. The EMG's bring out the highs and mids in the guitar and when putting the guitar in the neck pickup position you can get a low and more of a fat tone. The floyd rose stays in tune amazingly, i didn't have to re-tune even after whammying the crap out of it for 3 weeks! Tye only thing i would suggest is obviously replace the strings that the company puts on it, there is lots of buzz. Don't miss out on this amazing deal!!!

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