Schecter Omen Extreme-6 FR (HH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar
The Schecter Omen Extreme-6 FR first appeared on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from November 2016 until March 2019 when it had been out-ranked by other guitars.
Then in June 2020 it had high enough ratings to go on our recommended list for Humbucker Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 where it was until May 2021 when it was again out-ranked by other guitars.
From a repair shop, Schecter grew to be a parts manufacturer that supplied guitar companies like Gibson and Fender. It didn't take them long to start producing their own guitars, some which ended up in the hands of professionals like Ritchie Blackmore, Chris Poland, Jeff Loomis and more. While ownership has changed (now owned by the same parent company that owns ESP guitars), the company didn't stray from what made them popular - modded versions of classic guitar designs.
The Omen Extreme 6 FR is Schecter's top rated super strat style guitar in the sub $500 price range, thanks to its premium cosmetics, playability and tone.
Wood components include a carved maple top on a basswood body, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard on a bolt-on maple neck.
Shred-heads appreciate its Floyd Rose locking tremolo system, while the two Schecter designed high-output alnico humbuckers give the guitar the tone that satisfies most rock, progressive and rock players. Finally, these pickups feature coil-splitting for single-coil like tones.
This is a premium looking Floyd Rose bridge equipped guitar that is very easy to recommend, especially if you want the added versatility of coil tapping.
- Body: Mahogany with Quilted Maple Top
- Finish: Black Cherry (pictured), Vintage Sunburst, See-Thru Black
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Special
- Pickups: Two Diamond Plus Humbuckers
- Neck: Maple (Bolt-on Thin C)
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 14”
- Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.625”
- Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone with Coil Tap
- Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch
See and hear the Schecter Omen Extreme 6 FR in action below: