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The Schecter Stargazer line of electric guitars and basses deliver out-of-this-world tones at down-to-earth prices, with tons of retro-cool vibe enhanced with thoroughly modern playability. A fairly recent addition to the Schecter catalog, the Stargazer line consists of 6- and 12-string guitar models and 4- and 5-string basses that might surprise those who think of Schecter as primarily a manufacturer of shred-friendly axes intended for heavy metal players.
Bearing some resemblance to classic Rickenbacker solidbody designs, the Stargazers blaze a path all their own when it comes to tone, quality and playability. The black-bodied Stargazer six-string, for instance, combines a bound ash body with a figured maple top and a set (glued-in) maple neck, for the perfect balance of snap and sustain. The 25.5” scale rosewood fingerboard is loaded with 22 jumbo frets, and the Duncan Designed HB-101 humbucking pickups are paired with push/pull tone pots for coil-splitting single-coil sounds to deliver an almost limitless range of tones. To top it all off, the ultra-classy custom die-cut aluminum Schecter “S” tailpiece just oozes cool! The similarly-appointed white-bodied Stargazer-6 differs in that it is equipped with a pair of Schecter Diamond SuperRock custom vintage-voiced Alnico V humbuckers with 3x3 staggered pole pieces, also paired with push/pull tone controls for classic single-coil tones.
The Stargazer 12 also sports SuperRock custom Alnico humbuckers with coil-tapping tone controls, to deliver a wide range of power-pop jangle sounds, whether you’re into the Beatles, the Byrds or something a bit more out-there, and the innovative Diamond Adjustable-12 steel hard-tail bridge features individual string “tilt” height and intonation adjustments for enhanced tuning stability.
The Stargazer-4 bass combines classic looks with modern innovations in a killer axe that will have heads turning and booties bouncing in equal measure. Featuring an ash body and 34” scale length maple neck loaded with 24 X-Jumbo frets, the Stargazer-4 is equipped with a remarkable custom bridge that allows for either string-through-body, traditional top-load stringing, or a combination of both, for tailoring string tension and response to personal preference. The pickups include an EMG MMHG in the bridge position and an EMG SJHZ at the neck, with the passive, dual-coil MMHG being a direct replacement for the legendary original Music Man bass pickup, and the SJHZ utilizing a stacked design with ceramic magnets and a laminated steel core for more output with less noise, while the active EMG 2-band EQ lets you dial in the ideal tone with minimal fuss.
Now, when you think “Stargazer,” no more will your mind conjure celestial images of naked-eye astronomy, or the first starship under the command of Jean-Luc Picard, nor the venomous and electric perciform fish, the hybrid Oriental lily, or any number of bands, songs and other sundries among the cosmos to bear the name. Now there is only the retro-modern line of axes that sets new standards for superb tone, cool looks and exquisite playability. Order your Schecter Stargazer today and let the stars guide you!
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