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 Aurora 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: Maple
- 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)