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Schecter Guitar Research Solo-6 Standard Electric Guitar  

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    Schecter Guitar Research

    A cookin' recipe of essential rocker ingredients.

    The Schecter Solo-6 Standard electric guitar has a beautiful flamed maple top, single-cutaway mahogany body, set maple neck, and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter Ultra Access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with ease and comfort. The Solo 6's TonePros bridge system includes a Tune-O-Matic style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece for stability and sustain.

    The Schecter Solo-6 Standard guitar is loaded with a pair of Duncan Designed HB humbucking pickups with coil-splitting for a wide range of tones. Appointments include Mother-of-pearl dot inlays, cràme fretboard and body binding, Grover tuners, and chrome hardware.

    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: Rosewood
    • Frets: 22 medium
    • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
    • Binding: Crème
    • Pickups: Duncan Designed HB-102(bridge)/HB-101(neck)
    • Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (tap)/3-way switch
    • Bridge: TonePros Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
    • Tuners: Grover
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Case: Sold separately

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    Schecter Guitar ResearchSolo-6 Standard Electric Guitar
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (4)
    • Good feel (4)
    • Good tone (3)
    • Solid electronics (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Recording (3)
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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Must have to your collection of guitars

      By SabbathBloodySabbath

      from PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        I've had guitars that were over 1000 that can't come close to competing with the solo 6. The fretboard is so easy to move on and the pickups in this thing are awesome. I've bought 4 guitars in the last 3 years and this one blows them away. You are getting a lot of bang for your buck. Those gibsons are nice but very over rated and not nearly as durable. You won't be upset with this guitar and the custom guitar body looks awesome!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Will

        from St.pete FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Metallic Neck Easy To
        • Pick Up Grease As Opposed
        • To Wood Neck

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        Sold guitar neck is slightly slightly thicker then normal guitars i think, and since its metallic it picks up grease easier then a wooden neck guitar, but other then that Fantastic guitar! Very minor bug but still a very good guitar

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lots of guitar for the money

        By JR

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great looks
        • Rocking Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • 1 Pot Needed Tightening

        Best Uses

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

          Got the black cherry model for the current surprisingly low price at Musician's Friend. It looks even better in person than the vendor photo.

          This guitar has a really nice, solid, chunky feel in your hands, and tone to match. It makes my little tube amp scream. Nice, playable feel to the neck. Coil tap feature gives a wide range of sounds.

          An all-around really fun, rocking guitar.

          One of the volume pots got loose within the first couple of hours of playing...kind of surprising, but I just had to pull off the knob and tighten the nuts holding it in place, then put the knob back on. (Nothing I couldn't handle.) Been great since then.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Rockin'

          By Caseydilla

          from Easton ,Pa

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

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

            I love this guitar. It is very good as all Schecters are. Very solid guitar. Nice and heavy with a good solid tone.Pickups rock and the flame top is gorgeous for the price. its no 10 top PRS but its pretty. i go from jazz/blues to metal on this. the coil tap sounds great and is overall a very good guitar in my opinion. Only wish it had block inlays but that is very minor.

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            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not impressed...

            By Jeffrey Von Tobel

            from Las Vegas

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

            I am not impressed, sure it's got good tone and the black cherry finish looks sick but the shortcomings in the build quality overshadow those for me. I regret buying it and wish I would have just saved up for a made in USA Jackson or Gibson.
            Standard Solo 6 with Coil tap in Black Cherry.
            The build quality leaves much to be desired. The screws holding the tuning pegs in constantly loosen themselves and start vibrating on deeper notes, I have to tighten them every string change, and recently there is some other new vibration in the body cavity, and I cant figure out where its coming from. This guitar is only one month old! The Rosewood fingerboard just looks cheap compared to my Ibanez Rosewood neck. I cant complain about the action too much the neck feels good and is pretty fast plus the set neck really lets you get up there and play north of the 12th fret easily.
            As in all things you get what you pay for, this thing is no Gibson LP, don't be fooled.

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Bang for your LP Buck

            By John Connor

            from N suburb of Philly, PA

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

            I've been playing since I was a kid and I'm now 40...so I've been around the block a few times. I've owned a 86 Ibanez Roadstar II (which was very nice), a Gibson SG Special (meh), a Line 6 Variax (bleh), and Ibanez RG 2550Z Prestige...and now this (and a Sterling Silo30). This is by far the best guitar I have ever played.
            I play in my church's praise and worship team. However, I am a hard rock n metal guy. The Ibanez was nice, but the wide flat radius w/extra jumbo frets made chording in the lower frets uncomfortable and the ZPS double-locking trem became a pain to deal with...especially when you need to change tunings or change strings. It's one thing if you can own multiple guitars and/or have your own personal tech to deal with that, but I'm just a "regular guy" lol. I was looking for a LP style guitar with the features I wanted.
            Again, when compared against other companies...the feel and feature set of this guitar just set it apart. First off, the GraphTech Tusq nut - very nice and slippery (prevents tuning issues). Lots of signature and/or higher-end guitars use this. The Grover tuners are my favorite. They are not locking, but don't need to be. The Tusq nut and TonePros bridge keep this thing in tune. The SUSTAIN IS KILLER!!! Especially compared to the Ibanez with the wammy which had very little. The volute under the headstock - read up on this kids. I've seen signature instruments where they include this. Luthiers prefer them apparently. They provide strength and stability to the neck/headstock. Again, a feature you won't find on other guitars...especially at this price point. The TonePros bridge is not locking, but the sustain goes on and on and this thing stays in tune. Now, about the 22 frets vs 24 - with 22 frets the neck humbucker is in the "sweet spot". When you have 24 frets it pushes the neck pup closer to the bridge...which alters the tone. Why do you think Joe Satriani avoided a 24 fret guitar for so long? When he did design a 24 fret model...he used a rail humbucker (which is the size of a single coil) and had it specially placed right under the 24th fret so the tone would be nice. Now, those of you who own a PRS Custom 24...you may like that tone. I prefer 22 frets and the 24 3/4" scale length like a classic LP. This scale makes bending easier with heavier gauge strings. Oh...this comes set up with D'Addario 10's - another very nice feature.
            The frets are medium. Some may prefer jumbo or extra jumbo, but not me. I prefer a medium jumbo. Perhaps with more practice I'll prefer a taller/bigger fret, but these are perfect for me. The shape of the neck is nice, too. I thought I would love the Ibanez's thin/flat neck b/c I have small hands, but this neck is just right. It's fatter, but narrower. It's not as fat as the SG Special, but I like that. The SG was like playing a baseball bat (not nice). The fatter neck supposedly yields better tone, but IDK for sure. This thing has some really nice tone, though. An immediate improvement over my Ibanez (which I had real Dimarzios in). The mahogany/maple combo is very nice vs. basswood. All woods have their own thing, which is fine. I was looking for a mahogany/maple combo.
            The pups are the only thing I'm looking to change. I'm a Duncan fan. These are Duncan Designed - they're made overseas, but supposed to be like the JB in the bridge (my all-time favorite pup) and the 59 in the neck. However, they are not like the real thing (which is why they make the real thing). Again, at this price point, they do a real nice job. Check out the proguitarshop.com video review for a great review of this guitar.

            The bottom line is I have yet to play a nicer guitar at this price point. Schecter makes some really nice guitars. The extra features they put in at this price point (so you don't have to be rich to afford) are very nice. Other makers should take notice. I sold a Prestige Ibanez and with the money I bought this and a Sterling Silo30 (chinese/basswood version of Music Man Silhouette) for only a little more. Total steal!! MF was having a special on this guitar at the time. Mine is a gloss black with cream binding and chrome hardware. It is beautiful. I don't see it offered anymore (which is strange). Anyway, it was less than the other models (sunburst or wine)...so I got this killer guitar for a low price!!!! Are you kidding me?! I plan on dropping more for the real deal Duncans - the JB/Jazz Hotrodded Humbucker set in zebra (to match the black/cream guitar). I think it will look (and sound) better w/out the chrome covers. So for an affordable amount I will have basically a custom shop instrument for a basement price. Unbelievable.

            If you're on the fence or are looking for a LP style guitar that you can gig with, that won't break the bank, and you don't feel like you have to keep in the case all the time (like a LP Custom), GET THIS. If I didn't want to get a strat-style guitar to go with this...I would have gone with the Solo-6 Custom for a few bucks more. You get real Duncans and a locking TonePros bridge and tuners.
            Grover tuners, volute (bump on back of neck under the nut...just below the headstock, which provides stability), GraphTech Tusq nut, 22 frets (yes...not 24), medium frets (not jumbo), TonePros bridge, Duncan designed humbuckers, coil tap, belly cut...what more could you ask for at this price point?! Especially the Grover tuners, Tusq nut and TonePros bridge...Schecter put those features in when other guitar companies don't (or only on higher-end models). This is the Standard model, not a custom. Very nice. I sold a high-end Ibanez for this and the quality is equal to it...at half the price.

            The only things I would like - unfinished or satin finish neck (the gloss gets sticky sometimes); compound radius fingerboard (however this is a nice radius..and at this price point I don't expect a compound one).
            I'm no luthier, but I can't find anything wrong with this guitar. It was set up ready to play right out of the box...in perfect tune. This guitar is very classy looking and feels solid. It has a nice weight, nice binding.
            I don't think you'll find a better value out there for a LP style guitar. I compared against ESP/LTD and Epiphone.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Alternative To A LP

            By UFOSeeker12

            from Massachusetts

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

            I got one of these guitars last week. I was a little hesitant to buy a Schecter because of a bad experience with a C1+ a few years back. As far as I'm concerned, this Solo 6 was money well spent. It has that sound I grew up hearing on records by artists like Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy and GnR. I plug it into my Blackstar HT5 and forget that I ever owned a Gibson. Speaking of which, it is a heavy guitar, but nothing y'all can't handle. When I got it, I was contemplating swapping out the Duncan Designed pickups for actual Duncans or maybe some Burstbuckers, but there's really no need to. They're great, powerful, full sounding pickups. Chords have amazing clarity (thanks in part to the Tonepros TOM), add OD and you get a great crunch like on those classic albums mentioned above. The bridge pickup has a pronounced midrange, but a good kind of midrange that gives your tone that elusive, smoky "honk". I don't really like the coil tap, but then again, I don't need it, so I don't use it. This guitar stays in tune surprisingly well also. I bend pretty hard sometimes and the combination of the Tonepros bridge, Tusq nut, and Grover tuners ensure that the strings don't lose their tuning. Of course, I recommend properly stretching your strings when you put them on your guitar. That goes for any guitar. If you're on a budget and want a great alternative to a $2000 dollar LP, check out one of these. The strap butoons on these are pretty good, too. Nice and big!

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Blown Away!!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

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

            This guitar is all you will ever need got it for my birthday and all i can say is WOW! It can do anything from blues and jazz to hardcore metal. The pickups are awesome and all the hardware is good. It stays in tune very well and is just an overall great guitar. BUY IT!!!

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