We’re starting to see bits and pieces of news trickling out of various brands in the run-up to Winter NAMM 2013 and this morning, I just spotted something pretty cool from Schecter Guitars – the new Tempest Special.
Personally, Schecters haven’t really been on my radar for awhile now, because they’ve been concentrating on the modern metal market. Apart from Jeff Loomis, their most high profile endorsees are the guys from Avenged Sevenfold. Far be it from me to criticize, but when you give yourselves the stage names “Synyster Gates” and “Zacky Vengeance”… well that just screams “poserdouchebagasshat” to me, and makes me quite angry.
But wait – perhaps I’ve judged too hastily! Could it be that I’m just a dick, and these two gentlemen are fine, upstanding members of metal society who are certainly not posers?! Oh wait.
(And yes I know it’s technically “poseur” but since the general accepted spelling has become “poser”, it seems “poser-ish” to spell it “poseur)
Anyway, it’s guys like this who turn me off the Schecter brand.
However, it looks like in 2013, Schecter are going to take some chances with a less “yarghmetal” guitar, in the form of this P-90 loaded beaut:
And is that REAL mother of pearl I spy? I’m interested already! I’m a huge sucker for proper, non-plastic MOP.
Here’s a bit more on the specs:
|Available Bodies:||- Mahogany|
|Inlay:||MOP Split Crown|
|Pickups:||Seymour Duncan Hot P90 SP90-2/ Vintage P90 SP90-1|
|Available Bridges:||- TonePros AVT-II Wraparound Bridge|
|Available Colors:||- TV Yellow (TVY)|
Well, with guitars like this to add variety to their brand, and the advent of Schecter Amplification, 2013 is finally a year that I’m looking forward to seeing what Schecter has in store once again!