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Schecter PT Special in Aqua Burst Pearl

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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.

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