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Schecter Guitar Research Solo-II Custom Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# J29097
OVERVIEW

Timeless style with a maple top and Schecter USA pickups.

The Solo-II Custom Electric Guitar features a single-cutaway mahogany body with a maple top and a set mahogany neck with easy access to the upper registers. The ebony fingerboard has a comfortable compound radius and pearl block position markers. Electronics feature Schecter USA Pasadena and Pasadena Plus humbuckers for powerful tones. Controls include a 3-way pickup selector, individual volume controls and a master tone with push/pull coil-tapping. Schecter locking tuners, a tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide excellent sustain and tight intonation. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin 
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C thin
  • Neck wood: Mahogany 
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: 2-way adjustable
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Pasadena
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Pasadena Plus
  • Brand: Schecter
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Schecter
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

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Schecter Guitar ResearchSolo-II Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good guitar for the price but VERY poor quality control

By Brian

from Tampa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

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

    So...PLEASE READ THIS if you are interested in this guitar. I bought it at a good sale price and found it to be truly a good value. I was looking for a fairly inexpensive LP style guitar that sounded good enough to take to rehearsal and be a workhorse. I don't want to beat up my higher end guitars that have some degree of resale value-I tend to be hard on guitars. This guitar fit this bill perfectly. The craftsmanship was great out of box. I had to do my own setup but that is fine-most guitars get out of wack when shipped. I was able to get really low action with no buzz. It plays quite well. Very good fretwork. The schecter pasadena and pasadena plus pickups are hotter sounding vintage humbuckers with a mid-rangey punch (I like that-you may not). They kinda remind of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates. The thin C shaped neck is quite small as far as feel. Its the complete opposite of the chunky 50s les paul style neck. Feels sort of like those thin Charvel necks from the 1980s.So, its great for rhythms but you can't get quite as much traction for bends. Its definitely more of a shredder neck I guess.

    The input jack and tone pot did have to be tightened on the guitar very soon after getting it.

    Overall, it is very good guitar for the price and serves its purpose for me quite well.

    Then there is the other part the story. I tried to purchase another one because I was so pleased with this one. Thought it be cool to have another one for alternate tunings, etc. The next one I ordered was terrible. Significant blemishes all over it where the binding met the black satin. Couldn't believe it was the same guitar. These were glaring blemishes. I sent it back and got another. The next one had similar issues though the blemishes were not quite as bad. However, one of the tuners was quite loose and input jack was very loose and fell inwards when I tried to plug in. I sent it back and did not get another. Schecter clearly had significant quality control problems on this model.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would recommend with reservations

    By NOT SURE

    from Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Almost non-exsistent setup
    • Does not stay in tune very well
    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

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

      The guitar itself is absolutely beautiful for an all black instrument. Pickups not as hot as I thought they would be, but they sound fine and have sustain for days. Excels in the world of lead playing, but sounds a bit muddy for rhythm. All in all definitely a rocker and not built for warm clean tones. Out of the box the setup on this guitar is HORRIBLE. Strings buzz w/o even being fretted. Goes out of tune when moderate to heavy bending is done. Really disappointed with the setup. Especially when you consider it has a factory sticker stating it was setup and ready to play out of the box. All in all I am happy and keeping this guitar as the quality for price is great. But Schecter definitely dropped the ball on a good setup. Guitar could definitely be a great workhorse with a proper setup.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Guitar for the Price

      By Mykel's 35

      from York, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

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

          I wanted a LP style guitar without the LP price. This fits the bill nicely. I will probably do a pickup change down the road on it as they sound great for distorted lead tones but the clean tone is just not there. But overall its a quality instrument with locking tuners and an ebony fretboard. The action feels good as does the neck, the slightly recessed sure grip push pull volume and tone knobs that do split coil splitting which is a nice added feature. The construction feels solid too, like it could definitely stand the rigors of the road. I see these are on clearance now, of course right after I got mine, so they are a real bargain now. I would not pass this one up if you are looking for a good deal on a quality mid priced guitar.

           
          4.0

          Excellent product, one annoying glitch

          By Smooth Melon

          from Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Nicely set up right out of the box!

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Venues

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

            Like many buyers of the Solo II, I would guess, I wanted Les Paul performance without the expense. I was blown away when the Schecter Solo II arrived: beautiful finish, setup was spot on, and it sounded great. With locking tuners and coil-splitting, I got a lot of value in the guitar. Excellent as a primary axe and priced so it could be a great backup. No complaints except that, one week after purchase, one volume pot started crackling and cutting out. Annoying. Also, it is the only one of my 30+ guitars that has the neck volume pot in second position. Normally the neck pot is in front of the bridge pot. Aside from those issues, I absolutely love this guitar and would not hesitate to recommend it, or to buy another.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Always great service from MF.

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