rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Schecter PT Special in Aqua Burst Pearl

image

It's green.

Green is a dangerous color for an electric guitar. Those who have been reading my stuff for a while know I don't like green...

...but this one barely, and I mean just barely gets a pass from me because it's tastefully done.

What do you get with this PT? Some really nice stuff. A South Korean build instrument with Grover Vintage tuners, maple neck, MOP inlays, C neck with 22 X-Jumbo frets, 12" radius fingerboard, Graph Tech Tusq XL nut, 2-way adjust truss rod, nickel hardware, swamp ash body, Schecter Diamond VT-1 bridge side pickup and Schecter Diamond V-90 pickup neck side. The knobs are knurled for easy operation and do have set screws (very nice).

Oh, and the back of the body has a cut like a Stratocaster. Very easy player both seated and standing.

The price? Well under $1,000.

Why does this green work?

The main reason is that you can see wood grain throughout the body, both front and back. Were this a solid green, it would be all sorts of awful, but thankfully it's not. The grain does lend to a water-like look, hence "aqua" color since there's some blue blend/fade/burst going on.

Another thing Schecter smartly did here was made the headstock dark. It's a tint that was absolutely necessary, else it would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

The brass has a gold-ish color to it, which also works nicely with the green.

I can tell that careful thought was put into this particular color and what was used surrounding it. The front body binding, neck binding and pick guard outline is cream, which is definitely better than white when against the finish. The nickel works against the color as well, and again, the darker headstock was a smart choice.

Would I own this personally? Yes. Yes, I would. This guitar looks far more expensive than it actually is, and it's got the playability and hardware that delivers.

220125
📰Get Rich's newsletter to be notified of new articles

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

⭐ Recent Posts

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

Epiphone Prophecy Les PaulA secret of the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul hiding in plain sight
It's right in front of your face and you probably didn't even notice it

Fender Player MustangShorter scale guitars with the most bang for the buck
You can go short without spending too much nor getting something too cheap.

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

Squier Affinity or Ibanez GIO?
Where low budget guitars are concerned, which to go with depends on a few factors.

How to use the DigiTech JamMan Solo XT looper pedal
Yes, I bought one of these. And it's complicated.

Squier Thinline TelecasterGetting a lightweight electric guitar the easy way
Many guitars bust over 8lbs (3.6kg) in weight. Can we go lighter and still get something good? Yes, we can.

Fender American Professional Stratocaster Olympic White Maple FingerboardDid you know Fender has 8 white guitar body color options?
When it comes to guitars, white is not white. In fact, it's usually anything but white.

Playing a Squier Bullet TelecasterPlaying guitar in E flat does more than just save your wrists
Everything you ever wanted to know about E flat electric guitar tuning and whether you should use it or not

Casio G-SHOCK GWM5610All atomic watches are saved... for now
There will come a time when buying a watch with atomic time sync functionality will be completely pointless.