Schecter USA Trans Tiger Tele

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  1. yan12

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    Here is a Schecter USA Trans Tiger Tele. I got this at the same place I buy all my guitars, DCGL. After having it for a week or so, my opinion has not changed of Schecter USA. I think they are the greatest value in well made guitars without equal. The quality of every custom shop I own is quite impressive. I guess I could be called a fan, but I look at it as a public service announcement.

    Considering the vast choices we all have today, and the fact that a $500 guitar is better made than most guitars of the 60's and 70's in terms of construction methods and fretwork, the world is really our oyster in terms of selection. Sure there are some stinkers out there, but most serious players can build up or tune a guitar to at least be a passable player.

    Having a guitar that needs no work is a nice thing. I have found that Schecter USA needs no work or extra love to make them superlative. They are simply sublime. I don't like all the shapes or styles they make and lean towards traditional guitars, but even the wild shapes I play from time to time are amazing. So the point is, if you get a chance to try a USA Schecter, I suggest you give it a test drive. Their pickups are fantastic as well...no need to swap them out for me.

    This Trans Tiger is a swamp ash body, flame maple top, birdseye maple neck, Macassar ebony board, jumbo SS frets. It is technically called a PT Custom but the finish on this one is unique. The neck is a little thicker and has rounder shoulder than my Swirl or Elite. Typical staggered tuners, hidden fret tangs, thick fretboard. It is quite a joy to play and has fantastic sustain. The pickups are standard Schecter Pasadenas….like a hot PAF. I took a family photo of my USA Schecters for comparison. tt1.jpg tt5.jpg tt4.jpg tt2.jpg family3.jpg tt1.jpg tt5.jpg tt4.jpg tt2.jpg family3.jpg
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    You are a person of exquisite taste.
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate that. It took a long time to acquire and not get too caught up in the flavor of the month...lol.
    But I turn 48 in a few weeks so that probably has something to do with it. Once upon a time I was 21yrs old with neon pink and green guitars too...even had hair!
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Damn that thing is soooooooooooooooo nice. Wow.
     
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    Super cool!!
    Definitely need to try a USA Schecter one day, I hear great things.

    Great collection you have there, that 7-string is hot!
     
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    I've literally never seen a tiger paint job guitar that I didn't think was lame until I opened this thread.
     
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    It looks incredible. I want one. :)
     
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    I saw them post that one and I said wow out loud. Good score!!!
     
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    KnightBrolaire STR build FTW

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    you need to check out mcnaught guitars. he's the master of trans tiger finishes imo
     
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    I used to own a mcnaught guitar but it was not a trans tiger finish...I don't think he even did them back then. It was a very well made guitar and had very good sustain. I have seen some of is newer designs and finishes and think he does a great job. But the fretwork on these Schecters is better than on any guitar I have owned.
     
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    That looks amazing.
     
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    You already know what are my thoughts about it mate. One of the best things I've seen.
    And I can't wait to put my hands on a Pasa Bridge!
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    HNGD! Schecter Custom is stellar.

    Have you seen the purple one done by ESP USA?
     
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    It's like a Stryper sig that had kids and grew up. I dig it.
     

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