Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder
I bought my Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder back in early August of 2017. I have owned this guitar for same time now and I love this guitar.
The thin C guitar neck profile is amazing and the jumbo frets are subperb. There I was at the guitar store, I wasn’t there to see the Sun Valley Shredder but there it was hanging on the wall with 100 other guitars and it called out to me. The Sun Valley Shredder in Sea Foam Green just drew me in, it’s a beautiful color. I took it down off the wall to inspect it. The neck was like butter and the neck profile made a lasting impression I couldn’t forget.
A few weeks/months went by and I couldn’t get that “Thin C” neck profile out of my head, it was that good. I had gone back to the store and played it one or two more times. I decided I had to get the Sun Valley Shredder. For some odd reason I associated the word shredder with the Satin Black color and not the Sea Foam green that originally drew me in. The store didn’t have the Satin Black so I ordered it online. Check out my unboxing video below while you continue reading.
The Sun Valley Shredder body has a mahogany body like a Gibson Les Paul Standard body. At the time I ordered the Sun Valley Shredder it came in three colors but they have since added new colors:
- Satin Black with 24 fret maple fingerboard
- Sea Foam Green with 24 fret maple fingerboard
- Lambo Orange with 24 fret rosewood fingerboard
- Get it here on Amazon. Several color options.
There are two pickup options available, check out some videos below where I compare the EMG Retro Hot 70 pickups to Gibson Les Paul and to stand EMG pickups:
- FR version -EMG Retro Active Hot 70 in the neck and bridge. (What I have)
- FR-S version – EMG Retro Active Hot 70 in the bridge and a Sustainiac in the neck. (My next one hah).
The EMG Retro Active Hot 70 pick-ups sound great and are very versatile. They take a single 9 volt battery as they are active pickups. There is a compartment on the back of the guitar for the 9 volt. If you don’t leave the guitar plugged into the cable when not in use the 9 volt will last a long time, I would say 6 months to 12 months easy. I believe I changed mine once in a year and a half and that was only because I was worried the battery was getting old. The EMG hot 70 pick ups can give you a great heavy metal 80’s tone or a great blues tone. They are extremely versatile and sound amazing. I can’t speak about the sustainiac I never used one but they look like fun and I think my next Sun Valley will have one.
The Floyd Rose special is exclusive to Schecter. It’s called the Floyd Rose Special ‘Hot Rod’ locking tremolo. It stays in tune, what more can we ask for. I use .009 gauge strings especially on floyd guitars but that is my preference on all of my guitars.
The Sun Valley Shredder has two metal volume knobs and a three-way pickup selector switch. A case is sold separately.
This great tone and comfort, and amazing neck of this guitar make it a daily player. I have many guitars and I use this one daily.