Were a loved-up Gibson SG and an old Gretsch ever to get serious and take their relationship to the next level, the result would be a bouncing baby Schecter Solo 6 Vintage.
The SG would contribute the slab mahogany body, while the Gretsch would provide some rockabilly approved hardware that includes an obligatory Bigsby vibrato.
That desire to appeal to both rock and rockabilly players is reflected in the (Seymour) Duncan Designed humbuckers. The bridge position HB-102 humbucker is based on Seymour’s legendary JB model, while the FG-101 neck pickup is designed to pump out classic roots and rockabilly tones of the ‘50s.
The fact that Schecter has also fitted a coil-split makes the Solo 6 Vintage a versatile guitar that can run from blues, surf, country and rockabilly to rock and, yep, serious metal tones. All that aural gravy is backed up with excellent playability and upper fret access, and rock solid tuning stability despite that old-school vibrato unit.
Bagging a Schecter Solo 6 Vintage allows you to give birth to tones as diverse as AC/ DC beef and Stray Cat twang at the flick of the pickup selector switch. This guitar is a true heavyweight both tonally and physically. That’s a fair old chunk of mahogany you’ll be hanging from a strap so make sure your spine can handle the weight. The only thing that isn’t heavy is the price tag. This baby is worth every penny, we reckon.
Pros: Looks, tonal versatility.
Cons: Tis a weighty beast.