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Schecter Omen 7 review

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Schecter Omen 7 is a basic 7-string electric guitar. Its construction is simple and reliable - it has a T-O-M bridge with strings through body for greater sustain, two humbucking pickups, 24 medium jumbo frets, maple bolt-on neck, basswood body and rosewood fingerboard.

Tuning stability 10/10

Its tuning stability is so good that it's unbelievable. String gauge doesn't seem to matter, Omen stays in tune with its well cut plastic nut. Nowadays Omens are equipped with Graph Tech Black TUSQ nuts.

Acoustic sound 8.5/10

Basic, reliable acoustic tones with lots of clarity, no apparent dead notes and fair sustain.

Electric sound 8.5/10

Schecter pickups are exceptionally silent and quite powerful. You can really achieve very decent guitar tones with these.

Finish 8/10

Omen has high finish quality and after three years of abuse it looks almost like new. Frets are still even and there are no issues whatsoever. Bridge is tight and stable.

Neck 8.5/10

The only issue here is access to the last two frets which is limited. Besides that the neck is very comfortable. I'm used to Ibanez necks and I was surprised how easy it is to play on Omen.

Table 1 Schecter Omen 7 neck dimensions

Dimension Value
Width at nut 48mm
Width at 24th fret approx. 67mm
Thickness at 1st fret approx. 21mm
Thickness at 12th fret approx. 22mm
Fingerboard radius 14"

Features 7/10

Basic features, there's everything that most people need in such an instrument.

Balance 10/10

No issues.

Weight 10/10

It feels right.

Price 10/10

Price - around 200 euros new, fantastic value for the money.

Advantages

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Drawbacks

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Specification:

  • 24 medium jumbo frets
  • 25.5" scale (new version - 26.5")
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewoody fingerboard
  • Basswood body
  • Fixed tune-o-matic bridge with strings through body construction
  • Schecter humbucking pickups (HH)
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 volume pot
  • 1 tone pot
  • Finish - Black Gloss
  • Year of production - 2008
  • Country of production - China
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