The Sun Valley series goes back in time to Schecter's roots, when the company was known as a premium guitar mod shop. Letting the hair metal shredders of the era upgrade their tame Strats with high-output pickups and locking tremolo systems, the Sun Valley Super Shredder III is a pure-bred Superstrat on steroids!
With an assortment of high-end features and refinements to meet the demands of modern players, most notably the addition of a 7th string, Schecter have really gone to town with this instrument.
A Mahogany body gives this guitar a substantial feel and weight, providing a darker tone with plenty of definition in the mid-range. Adorned with a stunning Quilted Maple top finished in a gorgeous Sky Blue Burst, this guitar will draw in lots of attention not just for its excellent tones, but also for its elegant looks.
A 'thin C' neck profile provides great comfort, thick enough for easily strumming chords but also slim enough to give you amazing playability for leads. Constructed of Maple, you can expect a snappy response with plenty of attack when playing fast intricate riffs or complex solos. And with 24 extra-jumbo frets, your fingers will simply fly up and down the fretboard.
Hardware and Electronics
The 1500 series Floyd Rose tremolo will ensure optimal tuning stability, even after the most brutal of divebombs and flutters. A set of EMG Retro Active pickups will deliver all of those nostalgic 80s tones, but with more aggression and bite to suit the modern metaller. The thick-sounding humbucker will handle high-gain all day long, whilst the single-coils can sound angelic with a clean tone, especially with a cheesy-sounding chorus!
- Top Contour: Flat Top
- Dexterity: Right Handed
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Quilted Maple
- Bridge: Floyd Rose 1500 Series
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Material: Maple
- Inlays: Offset/Reverse Dots
- Scale: 26.5” (673mm)
- Neck Shape: Thin ‘C’
- Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm)
- Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 14” (355mm)
- Nut: Floyd Rose 1500 Series
- Nut Width: 1.874” (47.6mm)
- Tuners: Schecter
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
- Bridge Pickup: EMG Retro Active Hot 70
- Middle Pickup: EMG Retro Active Single Coil
- Neck Pickup: EMG Retro Active Single Coil
- Controls: Volume/Tone/5-Way Switch
- Battery Compartment: 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
- Hardware Color: Black
- Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
- Strings: Ernie Ball 7-String (.009/.011/.016/.026/.036/.046/.062)