Schecter Guitar Research returned to Summer NAMM 2014 in Nashville after a six year hiatus with some fun and entertaining activities like the GoPro interactive guitar experience, workshops with Jeff Loomis, and the debut of their USA Custom Shop and Diamond series guitars.
For 2014, Schecter unveiled several new additions to the Banshee line – the Banshee 6, 7 and 8 string model guitars. Their new Blackjack ATX and ATX Solo-II were also on hand for preview, as well as the Demon Series which has five different guitars. Joining these releases for 2014 are the Hellraiser Solo-II, the Hellraiser Hybrid, the Stealth Series, and the return of an old favorite, the C-1 Classic.
Jeff Loomis was at the booth to show off his new signature model JL:-7 FR. He worked with Schecter to create a shredders dream guitar. It has a swamp ash body with brushed black chrome active EMG 57/66 pick-ups which Jeff chose himself. It has a Canadian Maple fretboard ona 5-PLY Maple/Walnut neck. This guitar is available in gloss black finish (BLK) or a Vampre Red Satin (VRS). Also new in the signature series is the Keith Morrow KM-7 electric guitar.
As far as new bass models for 2014, Schecter had on hand “The Session Riot” and the “Session Stiletto.”
Not only was Schecter showing guitars and basses, but they also introduced this year as part of their new amplification division, the “Hellraisesr 100 USA” Head and “Hellraiser 100 USA” 2×12 combo, the “Hellraiser Stage Depth Charge” Powered 4×12 cab, and the “Hellraiser” USA Slant and Straight 4×12 cabinets. The “Hellraiser” Series is sure to please the classic rocker!
Hans from Schecter spoke about the new PT Custom from the Schecter Guitar Research Custom Shop with a flame maple top, swamp ash body, set maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, and hand wound pick-ups!