Schecter Omen Elite 6 Review

Omen Elite 6 Overview

The Schecter Omen series guitars have been a favorite to many guitar players for a long time. As guitar manufacturers keep innovating their instruments, the quality just keeps getting better! The Omen Elite line up is exactly that with some great guitar construction, rock solid hardware and articulate yet mean sounding pick ups. On top of all that, the look of this guitar is a show stopper and a sure fire way to get other players curious to know more about it.

Schecter Omen Elite 6 Features

Lets take a look at some of the key features!.

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Schecter Omen Elite 6

Schecter Omen Elite 6 Body

The body on the Omen Elite 6 is made of solid mahogany with a beautiful burl top. The guitar looks great with the see through gloss finish on an arched top. Its a very comfortable guitar body and sits on the lap quite well.

The cut away design is perfect in conjunction with the type of neck mounted to the body. It is very easy to play all the way up the neck without the body interfering what so ever.

The strings are mounted through the body and so if you flip it over you will find the mounting holes. The back of the guitar is also quite beautiful and has perfect contouring throughout.

You will also find a cover on the back of the guitar to access the control electronics.

Available Colors

The Omen Elite 6 comes in 3 different colors:

  • See Through Blue Burst
  • Charcoal
  • Black Cherry Burst
Each of the available colors are incredibly good looking for this price range. And they each have their own appeal, so pick the one that best suits you. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

Weight of The Omen Elite 6

The Omen Elite is a pretty standard weight at roughly 7.5 lbs. With a solid mahogany body you can expect this but by no means is this a heavy guitar.

It well balanced and quite comfortable in either lap or hanging from a strap.

Schecter Omen Elite 6 Neck

The neck on the Omen Elite 6 is a Thin "C" shape that is very comfortable in the hand and really easy to get around. This neck has been designed to be very versatile while still supporting shredding solos fluidly.

The 24 jumbo frets are all easy to access thanks to the cut away body design. This neck is a 25.5 scale and offers players a ton of possibility.

The action is well set thanks to a proper neck relief making it easy to fret strings without any buzz. While the neck is a bolt on design, it is set with 5 screws and is very rigid.

Its a well crafted neck!

Neck Specifications

  • Number of frets: 24
  • Scale: 25.5″
  • Neck shape: Thin “C”
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Pearliod Lines
  • Maple neck
  • 2 way truss rod

Benefits Of A Bolt On Neck

A bolt on neck usually helps to keep costs low on guitars because they are easier to manufacture. The wood is usually denser and also provides a snappier tone.
 
The bolt on neck also provides a certain feel that you only get with this construction type. A wood material that is denser will also mean less warp and twist.

Schecter Omen Elite 6 Hardware

The guitar while quite simple sports a lot of great hardware. The Schecter Diamond Heretic pickups are loaded into the Omen Elite and are good sounding pups! These pick ups are open coil, aggressive sounding units that are great for harder styles.

The 5 way selector switch then allows you to select what pick up configuration you would like. The tone control and volume control will then let you tailor the signal to taste.

The Omen Elite sports the custom Schecter hard tail bridge with the string through body set up. There is also a version of this guitar that provides a Tremolo bridge with locking nut should you prefer it.

The tuners are custom Schecter as well and are great quality that did not let up under the heavy playing i put it through. The nut is a Graph Tech XL Black Tusq which is standard for this price point and is great!

Schecter Diamond Heretic Pickups

The Omen Elite comes with the new Heretic pick ups which are a variation of their Apocalypse pups. These are equipped with 2 Ceramic-8 magnets that surround an Alnico V magnet in each pick up.

The sound is high output and aggressive but are sonically well balanced and articulate. Low frequencies were still tight and not overbearing or flubby.

Also love how the black smoke bobbins allow you to see the coils inside!

Electronics And Strings

5 Way Switch Settings:

  1. Bridge humbucker
  2. Single coil bridge/neck
  3. Full humbucker bridge/neck
  4. Neck parallel humbucker
  5. Neck series humbucker
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Brand .009 -.046
Schecter Omen Elite 6

Omen Elite 6 Sound

This axe has been made for high gain! For a guitar in this price range i must say it is one heck of a great sounding instrument. The output from these pick ups is high, so metal tones are very easy to come by.

The Rhythm sounds into a Revv Generator MK3 are simply stellar! The articulate chugs and tight low end are crazy good. Lead tones are fluid, full and crisp. Thanks to the great neck, its a shred machine and has the tone to keep up.

Clean tones were great as well with the guitar especially when using the 5 way switch. There are a ton of different sounds that will pretty much cover all bases here.

Schecter Omen Elite 6 Feel

Feel is spot on for a guitar of this construction and metal focus. The bolt on neck is tight to the body so there is some resonation when you dig in for high gain rhythm. Feels real good.
 
Love the neck, its very easy to play and get around real quick. No sharp edges or anything that gets in the way and the action is set really well. Its a very easy neck to play and the feel is here. I was inspired by the guitar in how it made my feel and how it responded to my play style.

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

I am nothing but impressed with some of the guitars being released right now and this is one that sits high in my books. If your primarily a metal player your going to want to look into this guitar. Its a real sleek unit that is easy to play and sounds really good with these new pickups.

The selector switch re-configures the pups in all the right ways to get some great sounds. For this price point you really can’t go wrong. And it looks really good! The guitar really does look like it is worth more then what they are asking and it almost entices you to play it.

I almost like this guitar more then a few more expensive instruments i have played. Crazy to even consider this but its true. Check it out if you can get your hands one one.

And if your preference is a tremolo bridge, they offer this guitar with that too!

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