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Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar   

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The Schector Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar is graced with a single cutaway mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard....Click To Read More About This Product

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A great guitar with classic looks, EMG Active pickups, and a string-thru bridge.

The Schector Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar is graced with a single cutaway mahogany body, bolt-on maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard.

Schecter loads the Damien Solo Elite with the classic combination of an EMG-81 Active humbucking pickup in the bridge position and an EMG-85 active humbucking pickup in the neck position for all the great heavy rock tones you need.

Grover tuning machines with a TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge with thru-body string mounts offer total tuning stability and tonal sustain. Appointments on the Damien Solo Elite guitar include stained cross inlays, a multi-ply fretboard and body binding, and black chrome hardware.

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FEATURES
  • Construction: Single-cutaway
  • Body: Mahogany (flame maple top on crimson red)
  • Neck: Bolt-on maple neck
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
  • Nut: GraphTech tusq
  • Inlays: Stained cross
  • Binding: Multi-ply
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG-81
  • active humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: EMG-85 active humbucker
  • Electronics: Volume/volume/tone/3-way switch
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with thru-body string mounts
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Black chrome

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Schecter Guitar ResearchDamien Solo Elite Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (3)
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review of Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar

By Daniel Giglio

from australia

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

Overall, this guitar is a great guitar. Its my second would suggest this to people with a lower budget and if you ready to take a step up with your guitar playing and get a new guitar instead of your very first guitar eg. an old no name brand.
The features are fantastic wicked inlays love the paint job string through body great design and the EMGs are great but the best is the 18:1 ratio Grover tuners which are fantastic I use .68-.11 gauge strings tune it maybe 1-2 time per week and I thrash it. My old guitar I was tuning every minute and my brothers Gibson has to be tuned at least everyday.
Best quality for price for sure EMGs in Australia cost as much as I bought the guitar for! I didn't get any scratches or anything on the guitar was fantastic when it arrived.
I paid a great price for this guitar, was the best offer. I'll give the rating 20/10

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang for your buck!!

By Skellz

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

    Ready to play right out of the box, this thing was about 98% in tune upon arrival. I've tuned this guitar once since I've opened it! The Grover tuners and TuneOmatic bridge sustain the tuning very well. This is my second electric and I love it. I've been playing a lot of acoustic lately and wanted to learn some heavier, faster modern rock songs.. The tone and ease of play of this guitar is everything I expected from Schecter, definitely not in such an affordable guitar. You won't find a nicer guitar than this for the money.

    I worried about the EMG Pickups being to heavy to play classic rock songs like simple man but you can adjust the knobs down for a really great clean sound. This guitar is mean and I play a lot rock songs without distortion, great for lead and rhythm. The pickups on this thing cost about half of what the guitar is worth and plus its an amazing looking instrument in person, the pictures don't quite capture the true beauty of this thing.

    Highly recommended!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Jeff Ling

    from Boston

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

    Really fantastic guitar for the price. The neck plays smooth and the action is great. If you like active pickups, 81s and 85 are a really good pair. They guitar is obviously good for metal, but you can play just about anything, I play a lot of blues and anything rock with it. Fell in love with it from the first time I tried it out.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unreal!

    By TheButcher

    from Bismarck, ND

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

    I am a professional with over 25 years of club experience. I have played every style of music and have owned hundreds of guitars. Currently I have a Strat and a Tele that get me through most every style I need, but I was looking for something a little more appropriate for Metal. The beautiful shape of this guitar instantly caught my eye and the metallic blue kept me looking. When I saw the $499.00 price tag, I wasn't expecting any more than "pretty". BOY was I wrong. Immediately the neck felt familiar and comfortable. It tuned up nicely and when I plugged it in...WOW. The clean was so present and snappy that I could have sworn I was playing a really good Tele, with a pronounced, but nice, midrange stab that made me grin like an idiot. when I hit the crunch channel, it went immediately to a sound that would be welcome on any Pantera or Dream Theater album and just got sweeter from there. The sustain is AMAZING. The pick squeals are easy and natural. Absolutely the best bargain guitar ever and on par with any PRS or high end "Metal" guitar I have ever played or owned. Kudos to South Korea and Schecter!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great axe, great price!!

    By DJB1982

    from Colorado

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

    I went in to a local shop to check out one of the new Schecter Solo 6 Customs that came out for the 2010 year, and while it was a cool axe as well this one caught my eye as i tend to like unfinished necks. I ended up leaving the store with one, as everything about this guitar is killer! Great action, great setup, has cool inlays, and nice hardware! Stays in tune perfectly with the Grovers and Tonepros, and has real EMG's, which isn't always the case at this price point. Plus the combination of a Les Paul-esque body with a nice smooth bolt-on strat-scale neck is something i've always wanted.The one thing i thought may be lacking was sustain, but this guitar sustains just as long as my PRS! Maybe due to the EMG's, but either way it's a great guitar, and i think you'd be hard pressed to find a better one for the money. Schecter came out with some great offerings for the new year!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING DEAL!!!!

    By Jbrillaladykillaa

    from wisconsin

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar, the clean tone is amazing! the active pickup are a steal on this guitar, its cheap and a great guitar! I own two of these and my other guitarist has the c style body one, the emgs help cut thru everything for my solos and just made heavy riffs heavier. If you are looking for a great guitar for a deal this is it, most people pay way more for less of a great sounding guitar

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By ThatGuitarGuy20

    from Hulett, Wyoming

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

      I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It arrived a day ahead of schedule, had several layers of packaging to prevent damage, and was almost perfectly in tune when I plugged it in. This guitar is a must have; the EMGs have great tone (clean or distorted), it looks stunning, and it is overall a high quality guitar at a great value.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing SOUND!!!

      By Predhead77

      from McMinnville, TN

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

        This axe is amazing! The tone coming out of the EMG active pickups is ridiculous! This is my first Schecter product, but i definately see myself making another purchase, down the road!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is awesome. i got a few months ago and i love it. only 500 bucks too! it sounds great for ANY style of playing. the emgs are amazing. stays in tune rather well. Looks awesome, plays awesome, great sound on all settings. I definitely recommend this guitar

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Review

        By Daniel Giglio

        from australia

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        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Solo Elite Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar from here and shipped it to australia. i got it and it was fantastic great sound great neck work and everything. with most guitars that come out of the factory you need to like fit it your playing and fix few things up but this was perfect. except the volume knob wasnt on right and the switch is broken.

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