The new Hollywood Classic is part of Schecter Guitar Research''s Hollywood Series.

Burbank, CA (July 22, 2008) -- Schecter''s new Hollywood Classic features a 25.5” scale Neck-Thru-Body multi-laminate maple neck. The "wings" are carved from a solid, thick Flamed Maple top over a Mahogany back. The 24-fret Ebony fingerboard is adorned with a Mother-of-Pearl Schecter "crest" emblem at the 12th fret.

The heart of the Classic’s versatile tone is the Seymour Duncan humbuckers combo of the Custom Custom (SH-11) in the bridge and a ’59 model in the neck position. Both pickups are custom wound to allow the player to "tap each pickup via the push/pull on the Tone control. The TonePros TOM bridge locks into place for solid intonation and tuning stability, which is further enhanced by the Grover Tuners and the Graph Tech TUSQ nut. The Hollywood Classic is available in two transparent finishes: black or red.

MSRP: $1399


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