As NAMM 2010 begins to close in (NAMM show January 14th thru the 17th), leaks will continue to break. Schecter Guitar Research seems to be an active player this year, the company has revealed the new Damien Elite series guitar. The Damien Elite will have several options from 6, 7, and 8 strings to optional Floyd Rose for the 8 string–to 3 different color options. The three color options include: Crimson Red, Dark Metallic Blue and See-Thru Black.
Read Schecter Guitar Research Presser:
Schecter Guitars presents the Damien Elite collection. Built upon the success of it’s older siblings and redesigned specifically for the intermediate player, the Damien Elite series meets the demands of the price conscious consumer looking for high-end components in an affordable guitar.
Featuring a Mahogany body with bolt-on maple neck, Rosewood 24x Jumbo fret board and available with an optional Floyd Rose tremolo or as string thru body design bridge by TonePros. With metal in mind, the EMG-HZ H4/H4A pickups provide plenty of sonic control for tight low ends, clear highs and a noticeable clarity in the mid range. Black Pearl Bat inlays, Grover tuners and a simple Vol/Tone/3-way configuration compliment the Satin Black finish.
Schecter puts the 25.5″ scale Damien Elite 6 string at ($729) MSRP, the 26.5″ scale Damien Elite 7 string ($799) MSRP and Damien Elite 8 string ($869) MSRP. Throw in an optional Floyd Rose at $70 bucks. The 25.5″ scale Damien Elite Solo-6 ($729) MSRP is only available as a 6 string and does not offer the Floyd Rose. All models are available in a choice of three colors, Crimson Red (CRED), Dark Metallic Blue (DMB) and See-Thru Black (STBLK).
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