Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by MikeH, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed Retired bassist pretending to play guitar

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    Indeed.

    Meanwhile my Mark III Studio has been deleyed yet again, this time by two month to mid-August.

    Original ETA was mid-May.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Stinks man. I was quoted 4-6 months for a different build, but hearing about yours has me pessimistic.
     
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    New vid from Keith, with raw audio, featuring all three voicings of his custom set.
     
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    Anyone knows when Schecter will announce the Korean MK-iii models? I thought someone mentioned they'll be announced at Summer Namm, but today is the last day, and nothing so far.
     
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    It was never NAMM, it's late this year.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yeah, Schecter doesn't always announce new models at trade shows.
    Sometimes it's just out the blue.

    IIRC the Diamond Series Nick Johnson and DJ Ashba sigs were randomly announced mid-2017 last year. Or was it 2016? I don't remember.
     
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    Keith Merrow guitar clinic in Moscow 03/06/2018

     
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    I feel like trade shows are currently dying. In times of the internet it's not worth the cost for companies any more I guess, much easier to just pay some Youtube influencers a few bucks to do a "review"(/advertisement) video when releasing a new product. Schecter's last NAMM booth indicates that they might not even participate in future trade shows I think.
     
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    Received my first 7, a KM7 mkii. Plays and feels great. Bought it used. Volume knob is trash and the luminlays don't seem to glow very long. Luckily I'm garbage on guitar and won't be playing on stage. The volume knob should be easy to replace assuming it's not a bad soldering joint. But I wouldn't mind a pot with a bit more resistance.
     
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  12. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Can't appreciate that design, but at least that looks like as it was intended.

    Doesn't that PRS in your signature force you to immediately notice any imperfections like screws aren't flush?
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I mean it's an SE.... so no.
     
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    IIRC Keith mentioned the cavity cover could not be flush due to how thin the guitar is.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    On the MK-IIs that were EverTune equipped, the same thing happened. Guitar was so thin that a riser/float stuck out the back about the same amount as that to allow for the size of the EverTune bridge.
     
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    I'm pretty skeptical on this one. It's not rocket science to counter sink a cavity or to use a thinner cover materal.

    I'm sure there is a good reason behind it and it was intentional, but I have a hard time believing they couldnt do it because it was too thin.
     
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    No, he's mostly right. Here is what Keith said earlier in the thread:

     
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    If those screws bother you, I want your life where I have the time to notice that, and the energy to be bothered by it.
     
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    If you're implying that you're overall busy man who has no time to notice small things, and those who notice it either aren't busy at all or shouldn't have noticed it, well, I can't share your point of view.

    My comment was about QC and I was wondering if Schecter Custom Shop has attention to detail. People here and there say that American made custom shop is top-notch, close-to-flawless, impeccable etc etc. In my opinion if you do something at "premium" price, that should be completely free of (noticeable) imperfections no matter how easy is to fix them. That's why some people buy expensive stuff and not, for example, Harley Benton, because they'd rather invest their time (which is limited, let me remind you) playing and enjoying wonderful instrument rather than playing in luthier. And, IMHO, the less spare time you have - the more you value perfections in those "small things".
    For the record - I am not saying that fixing cheap guitars is bad thing though, it's just not for everyone.

    At least, that's my thoughts when I charge more than competitors for comparable item / service. And I think same idea applies here as well.
     

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