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  • Construction: Set-neck with Ultra Access neck joint
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Flame maple
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A rocking guitar with undeniably great looks and playability.

The Schecter Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar has a gorgeous flamed maple top, double-cutaway mahogany body, set mahogany neck, and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard.

A Schecter Ultra Access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with comfort and ease. The TonePros bridge system includes a Tune-o-matic-style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece for stability and sustain.

Schecter loads the Solo-6 Custom with a pair of Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups with coil-splitting for an incredible range of tones. Solo-6 guitar appointments include mother-of-pearl split-crown inlays, crème fretboard and body binding, pearl tuning buttons and chrome hardware (gold hardware on black finish model).

Case sold separately.

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

Features

  • Construction: Set-neck with Ultra Access neck joint
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Flame maple
  • Neck: 3-piece mahogany
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22 medium
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl split-crown
  • Binding: Multi-ply Crème
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom humbucker
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker
  • Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (coil-splitting)/3-way switch
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with stop bar tailpiece
  • Tuners: Schecter locking with pearl buttons
  • Hardware: Chrome (gold on black finish model)

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Schecter Guitar ResearchSolo-6 Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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Schecter Solo 6 Custom - Potential for Greatness

Overall I am very happy with the guitar. I am getting over the low frets, enjoying the great neck and very ergonomic body shape as well as the beautiful sounds.
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Overall I am very happy with the guitar. I am getting over the low frets, enjoying the great neck and very ergonomic body shape as well as the beautiful sounds.
To quickly recap the features: Locking Tone Pro bridge, Seymour Duncan SH11 and SH2 pickups, no name locking tuners, ebony fretboard, coil-split for both pickups. Overall these are good features the bridge is very nice and solid.

The locking tuners are not that great; while they turn smoothly and the locking mechanism is the same as a Sperzel tuner these tuners kill strings.I use Sperzel and Schaller locking on my strats and never had this problem so assuming it's the tuners.


The pickups are very nice, though I decided to replace the SH11 with a Pearly Gates for a little more mids and better dynamics. For Rectifier low tuning, lots of distortion the SH11 are great but for warm fat Blues tones I preferred the PGs.

Lastly, my biggest gripe are the frets. While the fretjob is one of the best I have seen on any guitar up to 5k and 6k Gibsons, PRS etc. I am at a loss why Schecter decided to go from Jumbo frets in the pre 2010 Solos to the traditional medium frets which are even lower than Fender vintage frets and give you an almost fretless playing experience. It works fine for very low action and fast playing, but bendings and sustain are clearly negatively affected by such low frets. Anyway, everyone has their preferences

Overall a great guitar with near pro-like features.
Overall the guitar is beautiful, finish, workmanship, fretjob are outstanding. I tested a bunch of guitars ESP, LTD, Epis etc. before I chose this one and it feels and plays great with very long sustain (even without an amp) and a rich tone. Other than the tuners the quality is outstanding.
If you plan on keeping the guitar the value is great. hands down one of the best deals in this price range. If yo uwnat to sell it the resell value is not very high. Something to consider.

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Could have been a good guitar

Ok. I have thought long and hard about what to write in my review of the schecter custom solo 6. I must have a lemon. I read all 15 reviews and I didnt...Read complete review

Ok. I have thought long and hard about what to write in my review of the schecter custom solo 6. I must have a lemon. I read all 15 reviews and I didnt hear anything about what I'm going to say. This guitar was supposed to have sustain, mine doesnt. Mine has 0. I've got more sustain out of a telecaster than I can get out of this guitar. The note will carry for just a moment then literally dies. The pickups are extremely unbalanced. The bridge pickup is loud, but for some reason it only wants to pick up the bottom end of the guitar. The lower strings come through, the higher strings get lost in the sound, it is like there is no mid range. To me the guitar has no feel. There is no real sound to it. The bridge pickup is dominant over the others, when I toggle to both pickups at once, there is no difference in sound, when switching to the neck pick up there is a 50% decrease in sound. So if I switch pickups during a song the amp sounds terrible. It sounds like I setup the bass middle and trebble and volume incorrectly. One pickup is considered hot, the other pickup is considered moderate output. Hot doesn't necessarily mean good sound, it means loud. If the guitar sounds bad, then it will sound bad loudly. The neck pickup has poor output. The sound is muddy, oppressive, toneless. When playing a bar chord, the notes fight each other, there is no even presence in the chord. I talked to a tech and he said it sounds like the guitar has faulty pickups or was poorly wired, whatever the case I'm not paying to have it fixed. I'm not cheap, I just dont want to be stuck with a problematic guitar. I guess if i gutted the guitar, replaced the pickups and had it completely rewired it would be a decent guitar. When I solo it sounds flat, it sounds weak. When I play the introduction solo on fade to black it sounds horrible, thats the only way I know to explain it.

For these reasons, I am calling this a lemon. To me it feels like a broken toy.
I like the weight of the guitar, the choice of wood is nice. The solid feel of the neck is nice too. What I dont like are the pickups, the wiring is bad. The finish on the guitar is hard to slide back and forth on. The tuning keys are locking, but not the best in the world.
The body and the neck are the best thing about this guitar. it has a dense feel to it which is good. the neck is very solid and tunes well, rarely will the guitar go out of tune if you are using new strings.
For me, after I pay to have all the flaws fixed there is no value in the guitar.

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5.0

Great sounding and playing guitar!

By Matthewl0799

from Canton, Oh

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

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      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      I'll be honest, when I first got this guitar, I thought it played great but thought it didn't sound very good. Weak sounding. Almost returned it, but I started adjusting the pickup height screws and brought the pickups a hair closer to the strings and what a difference that made! Apparently, Schecter forgot to adjust them at the factory which almost cost them a sale. Now the guitar sounds great (I've always been a Duncan fan). It is a VERY punchy guitar, great for palm muting. Lead work also sounds awesome. Overall I'm very happy with the guitar. Glad I didn't send it back!!!

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great features/quality/extras for price

      By Gtrdancer1

      from Abingdon, Virginia

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Nice Craftsmanship
      • Slightly Thicker Neck

      Cons

      • Reversed Vol Knobs
      • Slightly Low Frets

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      I've had about 40 guitars over 28 yrs. Some expensive, some not. In recent years, it's been hard to find quality from co's like Gibson USA and Fender USA. I've been on a quest for tone and playability within a certain range of 'moolah'. Anyway, I found this Schecter in a local shop. I was lucky enough to get one used and barely played. Great price! Still had stickers on the back.. Not a scratch. It weighs in around 7.5 lbs. Not a back breaker, extremely well balanced for sit down playing.. hands off the guitar and the neck does not fall down. The neck profile was a bit thicker than I expected for an apparent "shredder" marketed guitar. It was beefy and comfortable for someone with longer fingers. The guitar is well shielded. No static pop, even with humidity at 29% and sleep pants sticking to my legs while playing. Think about it. :) It's one of those "extras" that cheaper guitar manufacturers don't always offer. The Graphtech nut allows for the string to slide through without binding, helping intonation. Tho, as someone else pointed out, the "locking tuners" aren't the greatest. They DO slightly go out of tune, but I can sit and play it for a long time before having to tune again. They DO help..immensely. But, I would still change out for Schallers (16:1) locking tuners. Best I've ever used. Frets are indeed a bit low, but not horribly so. Makes for fast fretwork, not that I always play fast. I've seen much worse. They don't seem to bottom out, but I do wish they were bigger. Not a huge deal. Noticed that the tune-o-matic bridge saddles were not pre-slotted. Doesn't seem to cause any problems. But, then again, neither is an acoustic guitar. V shaped slots can often cause binding issues, too. Something to consider. Matter of taste. Sounds of neck pick up is quite a bit louder, than the bridge, but I never expect a cheaper import guitar to have 'great pickups'. I was surprised to see Seymour Duncans. :0 (don't know what grade they are, tho). Anyway, you buy it for the 'chasis' and drop in your own engine. :) I happen to enjoy the warmth of these pickups, if even slightly muddy. I find that chords ring out quite nicely, but I don't like shrill, brittle or harsh say.. single coils. Don't really like 'mud' either, but I can get the tones I need to have fun with. I play clean most of the time. The guitar does blues and jazz very well. I'm sure it can handle most anything else, as well. I like the slightly flat radius of the fretboard. Very playable for soloing. I did find the nut edges to be slightly 'in the way'. I might file the ends and round them off a bit more. If yer getting a muddy sound, consider a nut change. Bone, even brass if you really want to brighten up the sound. I really like the 3 piece (side to side) neck. Less susceptable to warpage. I don't like the 'headstock' glued onto the neck and then the heel piece glued on. Comparably, that's a nicety that you don't get with some more expensive guitars. Very stable neck as a result. Binding is nice. Back contour is comfortable. Even the strap pins are the mushroom button style with quality felt washers.. Straps won't come off 'easily'. Assuming you don't opt out for dunlop locking buttons. Overall aesthetics, more elegant LP body shape is a nice touch. Adds class. I really like the 2 vol and 1 tone set up. It's different and new to me.. but I'm getting used to it. I just wish the first volume was for the neck and *not the bridge*. I think someone accidently reversed them in factory. :)oops! I'll switch 'em back when I do the orange drop capacitor upgrade. :) I do feel that the tone pot moves a little TOO freely. Too easy to knock it out of place...good thing it's mostly out of the way. The coil tap is ok sounding. I would be forced to raise the volume. Some other pickups maintain vol/tone better when coil split. Do your research if it bothers you. I really like the feel of the speed dial with the rubber grip. Would've been nice if the volume knob was closer to the bridge pu for those who enjoy doing cello swells. The body appears to be 4 *solid* pieces of mahogany. I can't tell if it's a 4 piece 'laminate' over *anything else*. Doesn't seem to be and if that's the case, then jump for joy because I've heard horror stories about 11 piece Epi LP bodies recently. Even one of my other expensive strats "2013"..is a 3 piece body underneathe the paint (which I stripped off). So, realize that quality in tone wood is relative to the economy. You'd be better off buying a guitar like this and 'fix it up to yer specs', if need be, than buying something under 2K from a company who's feeling the financial 'pinch' and cutting corners everywhere they can, sacrificing quality and playing games with the consumers. Bottom line is..I'm selling one of my other guitars "of note" and buying the other Schecter that's still sitting in the store. I'll set them up differently with different pickups for a different sound. I would say, buy with confidence but always haggle. :) And be glad you have Musician's Friend to read these reviews. We didn't have that kind of resource when I was growing up. ;)

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Schecter Solo 6 Custom - Potential for Greatness

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      Overall I am very happy with the guitar. I am getting over the low frets, enjoying the great neck and very ergonomic body shape as well as the beautiful sounds.
      To quickly recap the features: Locking Tone Pro bridge, Seymour Duncan SH11 and SH2 pickups, no name locking tuners, ebony fretboard, coil-split for both pickups. Overall these are good features the bridge is very nice and solid.

      The locking tuners are not that great; while they turn smoothly and the locking mechanism is the same as a Sperzel tuner these tuners kill strings.I use Sperzel and Schaller locking on my strats and never had this problem so assuming it's the tuners.


      The pickups are very nice, though I decided to replace the SH11 with a Pearly Gates for a little more mids and better dynamics. For Rectifier low tuning, lots of distortion the SH11 are great but for warm fat Blues tones I preferred the PGs.

      Lastly, my biggest gripe are the frets. While the fretjob is one of the best I have seen on any guitar up to 5k and 6k Gibsons, PRS etc. I am at a loss why Schecter decided to go from Jumbo frets in the pre 2010 Solos to the traditional medium frets which are even lower than Fender vintage frets and give you an almost fretless playing experience. It works fine for very low action and fast playing, but bendings and sustain are clearly negatively affected by such low frets. Anyway, everyone has their preferences

      Overall a great guitar with near pro-like features.
      Overall the guitar is beautiful, finish, workmanship, fretjob are outstanding. I tested a bunch of guitars ESP, LTD, Epis etc. before I chose this one and it feels and plays great with very long sustain (even without an amp) and a rich tone. Other than the tuners the quality is outstanding.
      If you plan on keeping the guitar the value is great. hands down one of the best deals in this price range. If yo uwnat to sell it the resell value is not very high. Something to consider.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Could have been a good guitar

      By andrew carrick

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      Ok. I have thought long and hard about what to write in my review of the schecter custom solo 6. I must have a lemon. I read all 15 reviews and I didnt hear anything about what I'm going to say. This guitar was supposed to have sustain, mine doesnt. Mine has 0. I've got more sustain out of a telecaster than I can get out of this guitar. The note will carry for just a moment then literally dies. The pickups are extremely unbalanced. The bridge pickup is loud, but for some reason it only wants to pick up the bottom end of the guitar. The lower strings come through, the higher strings get lost in the sound, it is like there is no mid range. To me the guitar has no feel. There is no real sound to it. The bridge pickup is dominant over the others, when I toggle to both pickups at once, there is no difference in sound, when switching to the neck pick up there is a 50% decrease in sound. So if I switch pickups during a song the amp sounds terrible. It sounds like I setup the bass middle and trebble and volume incorrectly. One pickup is considered hot, the other pickup is considered moderate output. Hot doesn't necessarily mean good sound, it means loud. If the guitar sounds bad, then it will sound bad loudly. The neck pickup has poor output. The sound is muddy, oppressive, toneless. When playing a bar chord, the notes fight each other, there is no even presence in the chord. I talked to a tech and he said it sounds like the guitar has faulty pickups or was poorly wired, whatever the case I'm not paying to have it fixed. I'm not cheap, I just dont want to be stuck with a problematic guitar. I guess if i gutted the guitar, replaced the pickups and had it completely rewired it would be a decent guitar. When I solo it sounds flat, it sounds weak. When I play the introduction solo on fade to black it sounds horrible, thats the only way I know to explain it.

      For these reasons, I am calling this a lemon. To me it feels like a broken toy.
      I like the weight of the guitar, the choice of wood is nice. The solid feel of the neck is nice too. What I dont like are the pickups, the wiring is bad. The finish on the guitar is hard to slide back and forth on. The tuning keys are locking, but not the best in the world.
      The body and the neck are the best thing about this guitar. it has a dense feel to it which is good. the neck is very solid and tunes well, rarely will the guitar go out of tune if you are using new strings.
      For me, after I pay to have all the flaws fixed there is no value in the guitar.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing sound, great feel, and killer looks!!!

      By RRForever

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      I have the black version of this with the gold hardware.....lets just say that it gets alot of compliments!! The feel of this guitar is great!! The neck is fatter then my PRS and the overall weight is more, but its a DREAM to play!! It has Seymour Duncans in it to start with, so theres no need to change pups....these sound fantastic!! Crazy sustain, low action, and it was set up very well when I got it!! BUY IT....you will NOT REGRET IT!!!!!!!

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It dosn't get better than Schecter!

      By John Hill

      from South Carolina, USA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      I've played many guitars before, but NOTHING plays like a Schecter does. ESP and Jackson are real good brands, but I beleive that Schecter guitars are by far the best for metal music. I saved up the money to get this solo 6, and It is worth every penny and more. The seymour duncan pickups at the bridge and neck are amazing and have great tone. It is great for soloing! and It's also great for playing rhythm. Over all, this guitar is GREAT for the price!!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Electric Guitar

      By wdcodi

      from Ohio

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      Good: Sustain and tone is wonderful, best I have ever played. Ebony fretboard which is hard to find at this price point. Tapped pickups (pull out one of the knobs) for various tones. Guitar is already setup so you don?t have to pay the cash afterwards. Neck action and shape is great for all styles of playing, even shredding. Locking tuners; it does keep it in tune longer. Great workmanship.Bad: Tailpiece mount is not standard. Wanted to put a Gibson TP-6 (fine tuners) tailpiece on it but it wouldn?t fit.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holing Cow!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      Blah Blah Blah... I'm going to echo the same thing every one has said about this guitar. Outstanding quality (Korean made). Stays in tune really well, set up perfect out of the box. 1st one had a small cosmetic flaw, I had a replacement in my hands in a week. (good job MF). Tone is killer. 3 way switch plus push pull tone knob gives you 6 different pickup setups. Go country, blues, jazz-- then switch to the bridge humbucker and let it fly. Buy this guitar. As good or better quality as my american strat, I can't find a single bad thing to say about this guitar. For the $ you will not find better

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Convinced. Love at first sight and sound.

      By sneakykid

      from Perth, Western Australia

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      Went in and tried this baby at a Guitar store. Boy was I blown away. I tried it out through a little practice amp, and it still sounded as slick as a green Skittle. The coil tap is a lovely feature and sounds great, nice and clean - perfect for someone who likes to experiment or play all different styles of music.The neck is great and "Les Paul-like," it feels like you have so much control. Tone is literally whatever you want it to be. I'm blown away by this guitar.Go try this guitar, you'll understand. In fact, don't. Just buy it, believe me. It's worth the risk, with interest.

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      5.0

      I love the way I play...

      By Roomfor1

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Custom Electric Guitar:

      ..And I have this guitar to thank for the revelation. Everyone comments on how beautiful it is (vintage sunburst), and it's become the center-piece of an already handsome room. It's solid, has that "well-built" feel, and the sound is no exception: full and true, with tone like roaring fire. I've basically blacksmith'd on the strings (hammering and bending) for hours and it kept tune perfectly. Best few-hundred I've ever spent. MF got it to me on time (despite Boston snow delays!), in perfect shape: all promises kept. I even got it used (condition 1), and as described, it was flawless. Worth saving the extra hundred (which I used to buy a case, sadly not-included). A fine instrument for a surprising price. Everything you'd want in true love.

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