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Schecter Guitar Research PT Electric Guitar Black

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The Schecter PT Electric Guitar is a remake of one of Schecter's hottest guitars from the early '80s. Originally a custom guitar, the PT is now available to more musicians as part of the Schecter Diam... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Schecter PT Electric Guitar is a remake of one of Schecter's hottest guitars from the early '80s. Originally a custom guitar, the PT is now available to more musicians as part of the Schecter Diamond Series.

The PT-Standard guitar has a creme bound alder body of traditional shape, bolt-on rock maple neck (25-1/2" scale), maple fingerboard with dot inlays. 2 tapped Duncan Designed Superock humbucker pickups lay down thick and meaty tones, or give you jangly single-coil sounds when tapped. The Schecter PT-Standard is one of the more versatile guitars around.

Grover Tuners
ROTOMATICS WITH 18:1 GEAR RATIO (102-18 SERIES) The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination

Very bright and dense, Maple is highly reflective. When used on a fretboard, Maple encourages tremendous amounts of higher overtones and its tight, almost filtered away bass favors harmonics and variations in pick attack.

Schecter SuperRock II Pickups
Made with giant sized Alnico-V pole pieces give this pickup an aggressive midrange growl. The well balanced coil winding make this pickup perfect for a wide range of styles of music. Great vintage tone in Single coil mode when Push-Pull knob is pulled up.

Maple neck
Maple has a uniform grain, it' 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 mahogany body

PT-H Bridge
This Hardtail bridge is designed with a 'String Thru' body and Humbucker spacing for optimum sound.


  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Thin C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Single action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.653 in. (42 mm) nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Diamond SuperRock-II
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Diamond SuperRock-II
  • Brand: Schecter
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)


Good guitar for the money

By godfatherofpunk

from Florida

I was looking for a backup guitar for gigs and one of my friends recommended the the Schecter PT. Not knowing too much about Schecter I decided to try it out on his advice and after having this guitar for over a year now I have zero complaints. It may not be fancy but it gets the job done with solid construction and a good tone. This is good guitar for those of you not looking to spend a bunch.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Bang for your buck

By Brandon

from Salinas CA

a buddy of mine owns this, were in a guitar class at school together and i play it all the time, when he told me he only paid $400 bucks for it i was amazed it sounds so good for guitars this price its unbelivable, nice frets and bridge while nothing special, they are quality. Pickups sound great and theres nothing too high or low about them, very balanced. definetly a good buy.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Kick-butt Guitar for good price

By David S.

from tucson, AZ

This Guitar has an unbelievable sound that will blow you away I spend hour after hour playing and this guitar never got me bored. Whenever I play somewhere people comment on this guitar. It's an unbelievable guitar and you'll admire it as well as your fans or soon-to-be fans

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


super rock?

By Jimbo

from Ada, MI

I picked one of these at a shop second hand, and it rocks! ive been playing for ten years, and my main guitar for awhile has been an Ibanez JS, but i never use a trem bar, so the whole double locking system was getting to be a pain. the PT has grover tuners and a string through design, so its pretty stable even with who-knows-how-old strings, and the pickups! they rock! I have no idea what schecter super rock humbuckers are, but ive always said the pickups in my ibanez sounded great and i didnt want to change them, and these sound way better! the coil tapping sounds great as well, this guitar really can pull out a wide variety of sounds. lastly, the double bound body and maple neck look great, and the look of a tele with humbuckers isnt something very many people have, so im proud to own this guitar, even though it was only $300, and its gonna see a lot of gigs soon!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Worth the wait.

By Jimbo

from USS Harry S Truman

I can't really say enough good things about this guitar. Between the solid construction, exceptional finish, easy playability, and simple-yet-versatile electronics, I can easily see this guitar becoming my go-to axe. Some things the spec sheet doesn't really say: - The neck is a solid, mid-thickness C profile with a matte finish front and back, and a gloss finish on the headstock. Jumbo frets, and the setup on mine was perfect right out of the box. Intonation and action are both consistently spot-on. It's thicker than, say, your standard Ibanez neck profile, but it's not unwieldy at all. - The coil split is via the tone knob, and it splits both pickups. They sound great and are well-balanced in either mode, HB or split. In HB, they're solid and thick sounding and amazingly clear, even when overdriven. Not muddy at all. Great sustain, too. - Split, the bridge sounds a lot like a hot Tele with a perfect mix of twangy snap and bluesy snarl available, without being brittle or too jangly; and the neck gives that classic Strat neck pickup bell tone. Think Clapton's version of "All Along the Watchtower." - Between the coil tap and the 3-way selector switch, the only solid-body tones you're not going to be able to get from this guitar are the 2 and 4 position Strat tones that are the only reason you own a Strat anyway. - The finish on mine is flawless, with one minor exception. There's a slight rough patch, maybe 2cm x 3cm, in the finish on the back of the neck behind about the 3rd fret and on the treble side. But since it's in an area I don't touch when I'm playing anyway, it's a non issue. Otherwise, the paint is mirror-finished and the cream binding (top AND back) is a nice touch I wouldn't have expected on a guitar of this price. My only real gripe: I don't like dot fretboard markers. They're played out. Otherwise, like I said, this will probably be my main axe for the foreseeable future.


Solid, comfortable axe with diverse tones

By Patrick

from Boulder, CO

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
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      I was struggling to choose between various models of split humbucker equipped telecaster bodies and discovered that my hero Pete Townshend had toured this model during my high school years so I gave it a try. For context, I play thru a Vox ac15 and generally a Keeley tone station pedal, and my other favorite guitars are an offset Fender custom tele and an SG with P90s. This Schecter isn't a replacement for either of those guitars, but it plays blues and blues-based rock better than either one. I really like the balance and fit, the maple neck plays well (it is narrower than a Fender neck but not too tight), and the neck pickup tone is superb. Handles overdrive and compression without losing clarity, but also sounds great clean. Everything from Wish You Were Here to Train in Vain sounds good, while 12 bar blues, Clapton, and Big Head Todd songs sound amazing. For five hundred bucks, I think this guitar offers great value and I also love the simple, clean look of the black body with maple neck.

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