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Schecter Banshee Elite-8 Electric Guitar in Cat's Eye Pearl


The Banshee Elite range of guitars are what they say on the tin. An elite high grade version of the Banshee model that Schecter have had in their lineup for years and years. Built to handle the heaviest of high gain amps this 8 string version of the Banshee Elite keeps all of the playability and quality of its smaller brother just now you can take it down to F# and lower.

Built For 8 Strings

While some 7 and 8 string guitars are just the same as the 6 string guitar with a wider neck and new pickups. The Banshee Elite 6, 7 and 8 have all been designed with the idea of heavy gauge strings and low tunings in mind so each of the guitars in this range can stand on its own. For the 8 string model they have extended the scale length to 28" so that you have greater string tension. This extra tensions means that not only can you tune lower without using monstrously thick strings but also the sound is tighter which is needed for modern metal.

Great Quality Build

What separates the Banshee Elite 8 from other Banshee models is not just the extra strings. With a 9 piece maple and walnut neck that has been reinforced with carbon fiber to make sure it can handle the extra string tension you already have a great feel. The fact that it also runs throughout the body which not only gives you incredible sustain but also looks great with the swamp ash wings topped with flamed maple on either side. Top off the maple and walnut neck with am ebony fretboard that offers amazing sustain and speed for ultimate shred mode.

Hard Hitting Hardware

This guitar already sounds great and we haven't even got to the hardware yet. Like all Schecters this guitar is designed to be able to handle its fair share of gain without getting muddy and without losing clarity or definition. They do this by using quality hardware like the Hipshot Hardtail bridge and Schecter locking tuners that give the string enough room to move without it losing tuning and Schecter USA SuperCharger Mach-8 pickups. Based on the much love SuperRock pickups that Schecter introduced to the world a few years ago this USA made custom shop humbucker is perfect for extended range guitars and lower tunings like you would use on this guitar.


  • Model Name: Banshee Elite-8
  • Item Number: 1254
  • Guitar Colors: Cat's Eye Pearl
  • Country of Origin: South Korea
  • Dexterity: Right Handed
  • Construction: Neck-Thru w/Ultra Access
  • Body Material: Swamp Ash
  • Top Material: Flamed Maple
  • Top Contour: Flat Top
  • Neck Material: Maple/Walnut Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Binding: Maple w/ BLK/Crème/BLK Multi-ply
  • Inlays: MOP with Brass Circle Offset/Reverse Dots
  • Side Dot Markers: Glow In The Dark Dots with Black Circle
  • Scale: 28” (711mm)
  • Frets: 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel
  • Fretboard Radius: 20” (508mm)
  • Neck Shape: Ultra Thin ‘C’
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .748” (19mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .787” (20mm)
  • Nut: Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
  • Nut Width: 2.125” (54mm)
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: Schecter USA SuperCharger Mach-8™
  • Neck Pickup: Schecter USA SuperCharger Mach-8™
  • Controls: Volume/Tone/5-Way MegaSwitch
  • Hardware Color: Black Chrome
  • Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body
  • Tuners: Schecter Locking
  • Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
  • Strings: Ernie Ball (.009/.012/.016/.026/.036/.046/.064/.080)
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