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Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar  

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The Schecter Omen-8 Electric Guitar offers an unbelievable range of notes for the modern guitarist. Equipped with two additional strings below the standard low-E, the Omen-8 adds a whole new dimension... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Schecter Omen-8 Electric Guitar offers an unbelievable range of notes for the modern guitarist. Equipped with two additional strings below the standard low-E, the Omen-8 adds a whole new dimension to your playing.

Maple neck and basswood body
Maple has a uniform grain, it's strong and stable, and it has less reaction from environmental changes than other hardwoods. Its tone is highly reflective, and focuses more energy onto the body wood. Maple transfers a bright tone to the body which complements the warm tones of a basswood body.

Rosewood fretboard
The most common fretboard, rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is fundamentally richer than maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

Schecter Diamond Plus pickups
Over wound coils with a ceramic magnet give this aggressive high output pickup the push that will send your amp over the edge. Made for crunchy rhythms and blistering leads, and perfect for drop tunings. This pickup will cut through the mix with ease.

Schecter tuning machines
These high quality tuners feature a classic design in a lubricated and sealed housing to protect gears for a lifetime of maintenance free playability. Details include a 15:1 gear ratio for smooth and precise tuning, removable knobs, threaded hex peghead bushing and a 10mm diameter peg hole.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • 26.5" scale bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 X-Jumbo frets
  • Pearloid "Semi-Goth" inlay
  • Schecter Diamond Plus humbucking neck pickup
  • Schecter Diamond Plus humbucking bridge pickup
  • Schecter CTM-8 bridge
  • Schecter tuning machines
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchOMEN-8 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (3)
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Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

For the price, It's an excellent guitar. Endless possibility

By Kyle

from Kalamazoo, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

Shipping was excellent! 3 days after purchase

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blown away by quality

By CABurton159

from Beggs, Okla.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

    I never expected that a four-hundred buck guitar would play so well. The neck is just amazing. Even with 8 strings the neck feels smooth and plays fast. I sometimes turn the tone knob down and play some jazz stuff and it sounds great. Very versatile guitar!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    If u want an 8 string, go with schecter

    By James

    from Md

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Life
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

      Awesome.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic 8-string guitar

      By Joe

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Awesome Looking
      • Beastly
      • Thin Neck

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Destroying
        • Whatever you want

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is awesome. I got the walnut satin version and it is very nice. It's way less red than the pictures show; I'd recommend googling the guitar to see real pics of it. There were no problems with it upon arrival. The setup was almost perfect too.

        The neck is very thin and easy to play on. However, being my first 8 string (and first Schecter), the width of the neck and the closeness of the strings has taken some getting used to, even after a month or so. Very hard to reach the last couple of fret, but going all the way up there isn't entirely necessary for everyone. The inlays are cooler than expected. They probably aren't pearl, but look like it.

        Hardware wise, the controls work just fine. The tuners are better than I expected based on other stock tuners I've worked with from other brands. The pickups are fine i think, but I don't have any other 8 string pickups to compare them too either.

        Overall great deal. The walnut satin finish on an 8 string really made the deal for me, but I was impressed with the overall quality for an entry-level-priced 8 string. I had read many forums looking for the best low cost 8 string and almost everywhere there were a few people mentioning the omen 8. Based on my experience thus far, I would definitely agree with them.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet

        By The Mike Sr.

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Plays great

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • All Awesome

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

        Second used guitar I've bought from MF and it's the second that arrived in great condition. Set up was great, strings had to be new. Darn thing was triple boxed. A customer for over a decade and MF just keeps hitting out of the park. Thanks again.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful look, Beautiful sound

        By JEFFREY TRIBBY

        from Lakeland, FL

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

        I looked around for a while to try to find an 8-string that wasn't bigger than me. When I finally found Schecter's offering, I was elated that it not only had a normal (not baritone) guitar scale, but it was also availible in another color besides black or white. I got the walnut satin finish. When it came in, it was more beautiful then the pictures showed it to be. I plugged it in and discovered how narrow the neck was considering the eight strings. Granted, the strings are a little closer to each other than many guitars, but it suits my plating style very well. By the way, the two "extra" strings are B and F# below the low E. The girl can growl like a a cougar if you want her to. What a voice range and tone range this baby has, and for the price, the workmanship is truly outstanding. Mine came to me flawless and already set up for playing. I didn't need to adjust the action at all. I tuned her up and started making beautiful music. For someone who wants to try out an 8-string guitar without going broke, this guitar is a good investment.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for a great price

        By Jeffrey Tribby

        from Lakeland, Florida

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

        I can't believe I'm the first to review this 8-string! I got my Omen-8 finished in walnut satin, and wow, was it worth the wait, which, actually wasn't that long. It came already set up and ready to play after tuning a couple of strings. Right out of the box, it had no string buzz or rattle anywhere, the action is low and the strings were not as far apart as I anticipated. I got used to the neck width quickly. It's tuned like a reg'lar 6-string but has two more strings in the lower register, a B and an F#. The voice is clean and clear. The goth-style fret markers are quite elegant. I think for the money, it's a very good investment. I got this model mainly because it is offered in a color besides black or white. Schecter does have some more expensive 8-strings in a nice choice of colors, but I'm very pleased and happy with mine. The strings feed through the back Strat style, which I find to be a nice plus. I recommend this guitar for those a bit uneasy about whether to try an 8-string or not.

         
        5.0

        awesome

        By swaggle

        from lake city

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

          First off; this guitar is absolutely stunning. The tone very nice considering the price. Excellent craftsmanship, this thing can take a beating. My only concern is the muddiness on the 8th string. But that can be fixed with a little EQ.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOOH

          By Logan

          from NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Muddy
          • Strings Are Too Light

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

          I have to start off saying I love this guitar. I love music, I love every genre, jazz, metal, blues, ska, etc.
          This instrument which I was very skeptical about, blew my mind. People said it was very heavy (and I bring a guitar every other day to school), but this guitar isn't that bad. The weight's distributed nicely. Also, my pickups weren't voiced as bad as people say. I have the white gloss finish of this guitar and it's stunning. It has this nice bouncy tone which I can play with to fit whatever my needs are. The pickups are a bit muddy, but I'll change em out whenever. It's not a big deal.
          The surprising thing to me was the neck. This guitar is actually more comfortable to play than my Ibanez S420, I don't know why, it just is. My guitar didn't come with much problem, but the strings were way too light. I adjusted it to remove buzz of the low E. But, I'm going to order the DR 11 gauge Tite-Fit 8 string set and go get this professionally set up for maximum epicness.

          Killer 8 string.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Meets my expectations

          By JJNess

          from Minnesota

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Good Feel
          • Smooth neck

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research OMEN-8 Electric Guitar:

            As a nearly inexperienced guitar player, I wanted to get a guitar I could learn on yet still emulate some of the riffs of my favorite bands. This guitar is definitely a good starter 8-string for jamming in a garage.

            I cannot speak to the pickups, electronics, blah blah blah as I have no authority or experience there, but what I do know is that the guitar is comfortable in my hands strapped over my shoulder. I'm a big guy (6'4" 320lbs) so the heavier weight people mention doesn't bother me in the least, and prevents me from feeling like I'd break it in my grasp. Contrary to my body size, I have short stumpy fingers, even so I can still comfortably barre across all 8 strings, and can reach the low string with ease. The fretboard doesn't look terribly much larger than any other guitar I've handled, and certainly doesn't look larger (and sometimes looks smaller) than the review videos of other 8-string guitars I've seen.

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