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Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar

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Designed by Jeff Loomis, this extended scale 7-string Schecter electric guitar features an arched ash body with a set-in 26.5" scale maple neck. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A 7-string specifically designed for today's low-tuned player.

Designed by Jeff Loomis, this extended scale 7-string Schecter electric guitar features an arched ash body with a set-in 26.5" scale maple neck. The longer scale generates the depth of tone required for body-slamming modern crunch. Schecter's UltraAccess joint yields unobstructed access to the 24th fret! The maple fingerboard has black metal cross inlays to complement the guitar's Vampyre Red Satin finish.

Armed with dual EMG Active 707 humbucker pickups, which yield the attack, clarity, and sustain to propel lethal riffs. A Floyd Rose Original locking 7-string tremolo lets you execute the most subtle tremolo or wildest dive-bombing effects and return to perfect tuning every time.

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

FEATURES
  • CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck / 26.5"
  • BODY: Ash
  • NECK/FINGERBOARD: Maple/Maple
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • INLAYS: Metal Cross
  • PICKUPS: Active EMG 707
  • ELECTRONICS: Vol/3-Way switch
  • BRIDGE: Floyd Rose Original 7-String Tremolo
  • TUNERS: Grover
  • HARDWARE: Black
  • Case sold separately

Play this and you will Nevermore go back. Order today.

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Schecter Guitar ResearchJeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar.

By Christopher Montalbo

from NY

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

I can't give it a 10 because frankly... My guitar showed up with a blemish on the bridge. However, in spite of that, and whatever abuses it's taken, it's come out on top every time. Really amazing guitar for the money and i'd buy another one if I needed to replace it.
Owned this guitar for a little over a year and have had a lot of time to get a feel for it. Definitely one of the best guitars i've ever played. Made the EMG 707's into an 18 volt configuration. Resulted in really nice clean sound through a JC 120 (doesn't distort for anything), tons of headroom. The ash body and maple neck add to the brightness, but the 26.5 inch scale isn't just for people with big hands, you get a nice baritone sound whether you're playing in a lower register or you're playing in standard. It's slightly neck heavy," but I think that it's mostly because i'm used to playing Xshaped guitars like the gibson explorer. I got used to it and It's very comfortable to play standing with a strap.
When I received the guitar it had the typical Schecter ""Setup in the USA"" sticker on it", but either they didn't do a good job or it got bumped around too much during the shipping because the floyd would go out everytime I used the whammy and the intonation was off. I also noticed that a small chunk was missing from one of the saddles on the bridge... It's totally cosmetic and doesn't effect the playability, but it's kind of a kick in the face. I set it up again myself (this time with 10 gauge strings and brought it down a half step) and it was exactly the kind of quality i'd expect from Schecter and Floyd Rose. Hasn't failed me once, stays in tune no matter what. Gig the hell out of it and have tried it with a lot of different amps, it just sounds great, very huge.
It's not a bad deal at all. The end result is a really nice guitar that can take abuse and still perform where it counts.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Wickedsteak

from Carson City, NV

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Floyd Rose Trem
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This is my first 7 string purchase and I am very happy with it. I play mainly metal (Devin Townsend, Opeth, Periphery) and this guitar has excellent tone, great sustain, and comes with really low action with no fret buzz. The floyd rose tremolo on this guitar works flawlessly. I had no trouble getting it in tune compared to my old Jackson RR3 which was a nightmare. The pickups have great tone, but I might upgrade to something with more punchiness as these pickups can get a bit muddy if you play fast in the low register. Overall I am very satisfied with this guitar and would buy another if I needed to.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty darn good- not for everyone

    By Troidin

    from Canada

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    My friend ordered this guitar and loved it when he got it, but after a few months of playing he couldn't really put his finger on it, but there was just something about the guitar he didn't like. I am currently borrowing the guitar and I as well love the instrument, the problem is that the guitar kind of gets in your way. It's super heavy and somewhat bulky. To me this really doesn't make too much of a difference, because I usually play sitting down, but it is tiring to haul around on a strap, especially playing live. Also, it has a very thick neck combined with jumbo frets, which is a plus for some, but I have smaller hands so I find my hands cramping up on those stretchier riffs. I figure this guitar is such a monster due to the fact that Jeff Loomis himself is somewhat of a monster. Pros- These quote, unquote, "flaws," don't necessarily kill the guitar, though they do turn some off completely. If you're used to thicker necks, and you don't mind hauling it around, the guitar is actually pretty sweet. I personally like the weight, simply because it makes the guitar feel more durable, also note that the weight is well distributed, it's not top nor bottom heavy so plays well sitting down. The Floyd was not set when he purchased it, but it's not rocket science to set, and works pretty well. Grover tuners are a treat to tune with. The EMG's are the cherry on the ice cream for this guitar, they just sound sound so delicious. I have EMG's on my ltd so I knew they would sound nice but the combination with a 7-string just makes for one mean sounding guitar. Aside from the technical aspects of the guitar, the guitar is also very aesthetically pleasing, the red finish, black hardware and custom inlays make this guitar look like an artifact that belongs in a museum. I have never been one for "METAL!" guitars with spikes and V's and such, but this guitar looks built to shred without going overboard.All in all, this is a great guitar, but I highly recommend (should with all guitars, but especially this model) giving it a few hours of test before the purchase.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best guitar I've EVER played!

    By D!n0-M@n

    from Worcester, MA

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar at the beginning of last year and I'm still amazed by its sound, playability, and its KILLER looks! This guitar is simply awesome!The pick-ups are WICKED to say the least. The EMG 707's are stunning no matter what is played through them... from the sweetest clean to the nastiest, grotesque saturation!The neck is very comfy and I love the 26 1/2 inch scale length. It took a little getting used to since you need to stretch your fingers a bit more, but for me it was a VERY welcome freedom from the restrictions found in smaller scales such as found on Gibsons, Epiphones, etc. I have big hands and this neck fits them like my favorite pair of gloves.The Floyd Rose Original trem is one of my favorite features on this guitar. It has a reputation that goes beyond anything that I can add. It's the best out there... and now in seven-string form! YES!The finish, neck binding and all the little touches are extremely well done. The frets and the inlays are of the highest order! Details like these were normally only found on over-the-top-priced guitars, but no longer.All in all, this guitar far surpasses its price in quality. If you're looking for a guitar that just blows you away ever time you pick it up then look no further!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE BEST GUITAR I'VE EVER PLAYED!!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar!!! I have had it for two years and toured with it all across the US! I have many seven strings and none compairs to this one. This guitar will make anyone a Scheter FAN!!! I myself hated scheter untill I got this guitar, now I own three and I want another Loomis!!! The tone is unbeatable on clean or distortion. I have also heard many comments on this guitar about it's wide/thick neck, but I have average to small hands and I've had no problem with it at all. THis guitar has even been frozen solid in Iowa while we were stranded on tour and it Stayed in tune!!! GET IT!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best guitar ive ever played next to my washburn!

    By Dj Nasty Nord

    from Shelton Wa

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is awesome! I always wanted a 7 string but couldn't afford one. It sounds amazing! I love the color! I love the inlays! I love the tone! I love everything about it. Im used to thick strings and now use the 9s and it still feels and sounds awesome! I dont use tremolo's though so I blocked that. I'm a big guy so its super comfortable for me to play. My huge sausage fingers still have a little trouble above the 16th fret but I make due. The only other guitar I have ever played that I like as much is my 1985 Washburn A20 with Blackout pickups in it. I would recommend this guitar to anyone!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best guitar I have ever Played

    By elod bajrami

    from Kosovo

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I bought a Jeff Loomis signature series with Floyd Rose and I can say proudly that it's the best guitar that I've played for this 20 years of playing. Thank you Schecter for this marvelous guitar.
    Thumbs up.
    I have tested it with different Amps, and still the sound is marvelous.
    You'll get more than a Guitar for the price that you pay.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    you get what you pay for

    By Nick-FKt29

    from FL

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Hopefully the chrome doesn't come off this guitar. Had it for a month now, and I can see some signs of it coming off. It wasn't set up at all. One of the posts was sunk in lower than the other. The screws where the floyd attaches to the back are offset. So the piece of metal that attaches to the springs literally looks like a / to get the floyd balanced. Now its harder to move the floyd up and down. On the positive side, it does sound very good. I play through a valveking and 6505 cab, and it just sounds amazing. The neck is pretty thick, it took me a week or so to get used to. Now 6-strings feel like toys. I WOULD have loved everything about this guitar if I would have gotten what I wanted (BLACK FLOYD).

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I want to buy another one!

    By Gorealex

    from East Newark NJ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Actually , I ordered the 2014 Jeff Loomis guitar , but Musiciandsfriends send me this. I was about to return the it , but after playing the guitar for a while , I realized that the guitar is GOOD ENOUGH as the 2014 Jeff Loomis I have tried before. It's a good guitar . The floyd Rose works as expected. T

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price!

    By charlie boii XD

    from joliet il

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Ok ive spent little over 5 years playing guitar. this instrument is top notch! it was my first 7 string and the feel of the neck is great and easy to get used to, since i prefer to play schecter over anything. they say people with small fingers shouldnt play this: well i have small fingers and its still easy to play. the maple and ash combo gives you such a great tone. simple to say just get it. you can play metal and rock, you can slap the 7th and 6th string and get some grooves going, its a great practice guitar and a great performing guitar. i had to set it up though because the bridge was leaning more on one side than the other. and it was easy to set up as well. now do yourself a favor and get yourself one now! i highly recomend it to anyone. only thing for the shredders is watch out because the 24th fret is a bit challwnging in the perspective of reach.

     
    5.0

    Schecter4Life

    By IHumpShecterGuitars

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This guitar IS heavy but not so heavy that you won't enjoy playing it. The EMG 707's are SCREAMING through my little 15w ibanez practice amp. (My halfstack's just too loud living in a duplex.) Harmonics are crisp and clear, pinch harmonics squeal delightfully. I'm not experienced enough w/ a trem to do much fancy with the wammy, however once you get your tuning set and locked and your strings are stretched out this thing stays in tune. 3 springs for the floating bridge, I had to loosen the tension a bit and adjust my saddles for intonation with .10's but after doing so it plays beautifully. The combination of the set neck and the floyd rose block gives this guitar a powerful tone with alot of crunch. The best guitar I've ever owned.Research Floyd Rose systems before you buy. They make a non trem version of this guitar. Floating bridges can be a hassle to string/tune/intonate, but with the proper tools and patience there is nothing like an Original Floyd rose for tuning stability unless you want a steinberger(or maybe a tremking...never used one), and they don't make 7's.I play in I guess what's considered a "dropped A" tuning A E A D G B E, and my full bar chords/power chords sound extremely powerful. The 7th string maintains enough tone and crunch to make you feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof. If you like 7 strings and hardcore/metal (the clean sound isnt bad either..but give this baby overdrive..it'll love you) you want this guitar or the non trem version.

     
    5.0

    Nevermore Monster

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is amazing. The FR bridge is awesome, the strings stay in tuned perfectly. The pickups are real crunchy with alot of bass just like I like. Def recommend this guitar to anyone who loves nevermore, or like heavy tone.

     
    5.0

    Got it where it counts

    By Tspoon

    from San Antonio

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Now that I've had a few weeks to let the newness of this guitar fade away, I have to say it's got to be the best guitar I have ever played under $2000. It isn't just for the bells and whistles either, although there are plenty (original Floyd Rose, the EMG's, the 7th string). The playability is astonishing! The finish is beautiful; especially, oddly enough, from the back. Plus it's a really nice and heavy piece of wood. To me, a heavy guitar has a certain tone to it, and the Loomis has definitely got it! I bought this 7-string to play covers with so I wouldn't have to change guitars when I change tunings, but I can't hardly put it down for my original material, either. Proud to own it.

     
    5.0

    One Year Later - Even Better

    By BlueParrot

    from USA

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I have had my Schecter Jeff Loomis 7 string for a little over a year now. I will never sell this guitar. All Schecter needs to do now is offer a 7 string with an Ebony Fret Board AND an Original or Schaller Floyd Rose. A V shape & Devil Custom 7 string with String thru and Original Floyd and Ebony or Maple fret board versions would be awesome. My Jeff Loomis is all broke in now and feels better than ever. I absolutely love it! Schecter offers top quality componets and exceptional customer service. I highly recommend them!

     
    5.0

    AN AMAZING AXE

    By Cinema of Fear Guitarist

    from Rosenberg TX

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is the best guitar i have ever had. I have been playing for over 6 years. I am beginning to use it in my band because it is so great. it may be expensive, but it is worth it. The EMG 707's are amazing. I dont have to tune it too much. it seems to keep great tuning. Even after using the floyd rose alot.

     
    5.0

    A Guitar Beast

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is amazing for its money. I have played it many times and am seriously considering purchasing it. Its EMG 707s give out a beastly demonic tone. This guitar also offers an original Floyd Rose tremolo which is much better than a licenced. Schecter has definitly created another beautiful guitar.

     
    5.0

    Not too Shabby

    By Ouch, that hurts.

    from In a house

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I have had my Loomis Schecter 7 string now for 6 months. I am very happy with it, now. The first one I received from Guitarland was a piece opf junk with a terrible set-up job. Schecter honored their warranty quickly and professionally. Schecter is a great bunch of people regardless of where the guitar you buy from them was made [S. Korea or USA Custom shop]. Note that Jeff Loomis almost always plays his without the whammy bar. The guitar is very heavy. It is hard ash, not swamp ash. For the money it is the best 7 string out now. EMG 707's, Original Floyd Rose, very nice neck, very fast for maple with Jumbo frets. I really love this guitar. I will likley get a Carvin USA or Dean USA 7 string next but that is no reflection on the Schecter which I love.

     
    5.0

    AWESOME AXE!!!

    By yellowv

    from South Florida

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I just got my Loomis today and let me say it is awesome. The fit and finish is great and it is simply beautiful. It plays and sounds awesome. The 707's scream distorted and sound great clean as well. The neck is wide but flat and thin. I love it and the maple fretboard is great, and the Original Floyd is of course top notch. I only had one slight problem. Out of the box the jack was not making a good connection, only took 5 minutes to fix but a flaw none the less. Overall I think this is by far the best deal for a 7 string on the market. It damn sure puts the Ibanez RG7620 I used to have to shame and is just as well built even though the Ibby was made in Japan. Get one of these and you wont be sorry.

     
    5.0

    Im buying it!!!

    By DeadEternityGuitarist

    from Fontana, CA

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    This is the best sounding 7 string guitar I've ever heard. Most 7 string model guitars sound muddy on the 7th string but this one is very clear. I am definately buying this seven string.

     
    5.0

    Best 7 string

    By Paul-JMf0B

    from CT

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Jeff Loomis FR 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Best 7 string guitar for the money. The EMG 707's are just evil and the original Flyode Rose is amazing. I've been playing for almost 2 years and own 5 other guitars. My guitar instucter (Tom Kopyto, playing for over 16 years) had a hard time putting it down. If you were to buy any 7 string, it should be this one.

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