Schecter is a music brand that has grown in popularity over the past ten years. However, for a long time the company has a good reputation and is famous for its quality musical instruments with budget valuables, affordable for everyone. Other than that, Schecter guitars are also quite solid, with good build quality, electronics and design. The Schecter OMEN 6 is an affordable entry-level model to look into if you want good sound at an affordable price. Below we will take a closer look at this model and talk about its distinctive features.
If you have any experience with electric guitar, chances are you have all heard of the Schecter Omen 6, as this series showcases great design, quality sound and good engineering at an affordable price. Moreover, this model is one of the cheapest guitars of this brand, which still delights musicians around the world with its quality.
Design and Body
This model is a full-sized 25.5” guitar and will suit most players. The body of the Schecter Omen 6 is made from basswood and its construction is ergonomic, although the finish makes it look a lot more expensive.
In addition, we want to note the bolt-on maple “Thin C”-shaped 14” neck with a rosewood fretboard and 24-frets. Such a neck makes the practice as comfortable as possible, even if you have never held an electric guitar in your hands. Also, if design and color are important to you, then Schecter allows you to choose among electric blue, walnut satin, and white. It should also be noted that the guitar has a Walnut Satin Finish with Black Body Binding. In other words, the design looks pretty rich for quite cheap guitar.
What About Hardware?
The main feature of Schecter OMEN 6 that we wanted to talk about is a “thru-TOM” bridge, which is the most reliable and does not affect the playing practice in any way. It should also be noted that thanks to the hardware this model you can eliminate fuss noises.
We would like to pay special attention to a string-through bridge design due to which the strings have less friction. The tuners of this model are also good and stay in tune pretty well, which is very important for beginners.
Speaking of the controls of Schecter OMEN 6, the guitar has a single tone knob, a volume knob and the standard 3-way selector switch. While this is a fairly basic set, a beginner doesn’t need more, and these knobs do the job just fine.
Pickups and Electronics
The Schecter OMEN 6 was originally created for heavy music styles, which are achieved through two Schecter Diamond Plus Humbuckers. The advantage is that you can increase or decrease the amount of bass with the tone knob, but beyond that the guitar doesn’t offer much versatility.
The sound of the bridge pickup is pretty heavy crunchy and heavy, while the neck pickup is quite crisp and good for a clean sound. That is why we immediately want to draw your attention to the fact that this model is best suited for musicians who prefer rock, metal or similar musical styles. However, if you are an aspiring guitarist and are planning to experiment and find the sound you like, the Schecter OMEN 6 is also a good choice.
The first thing we noticed while testing this model is that the combination of the neck profile and its fretboard radius is good enough that the guitar is quite comfortable to play. The neck strikes the sweet spot between thick and thin, making it suitable for any player, while the extra-jumbo frets make playing as easy as possible for beginners. Also a radius bigger would be a great plus if you like solos and metal riffs. However, we also want to point out that the radius doesn’t make it easy to access the upper frets, which can be inconvenient for those just starting out on their musical journey.
Another point you would like to draw your attention to is the weight of the Schecter OMEN 6. It is somewhat heavy, so if you prefer to rehearse standing up, it will probably not be very comfortable. However, for the initial practice of sitting, this will not be a problem.
The Schecter OMEN 6 is an incredible value for money guitar. You will get good sound, amazing design, good electronics and fun while playing. Despite the fact that it has its drawbacks, for its price category it is one of the best deals on the market.