Schecter Omen Extreme 6 Guitar Review
Schecter makes many guitars for different types of players. The Omen Extreme 6 is a very versatile guitar set at a great entry level price. After playing it for a while now, we couldn’t help but recommend it to beginners for the easy of playing and versatility it offers.
Let’s take a deeper look into this electric guitar and see what it has to offer, and why it made our list.
Schecter Omen Extreme 6 Features
Let’s take a look at some key features and specifications of the Schecter Omen Extreme 6 guitar.
- Mahogany Body
- Carved Quilted Maple Top Material
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Finger Board
- Double Cutaway Body
- 25.5 inch scale with 24 frets
- Schecter Diamond Plus Humbuckers
- Thin “C” Neck Profile
- Materials and Design
- Great High Gain Tone
- Feels Great To Play
- Quality Pick-ups and Hardware
- Different Colors to Choose From
- A set up may be required out of the box
Who is This For?
The Schecter omen Extreme 6 is built for players who like heavier music styles like hard rock and metal. It’s a guitar that has been made for fast playing, shredding and liquid solos. It priced perfectly for beginners, students and can even satisfy more experienced players. Schecter makes some great guitars that can impress even the seasoned guitarist.
Schecter Omen Extreme 6 Body
Firstly, the mahogany body with the quilted maple top just looks great with its arched top! The guitar comes in a few different colors, and they all look incredible.
The body features a double cutaway design and has a beautiful crème multi-ply binding. The solid mahogany really helps get great sustain from the guitar when you really need it.
The body is quite light and comfortable either on the lap or hanging from your shoulder. The strings are also mounted to the guitar with a through body design and are easy to access from the back side.
Schecter Omen Extreme 6 Neck
Secondly, the Schecter Omen Extreme 6 electric guitar neck is made from maple and is bolted to the body. It has a 2 way adjustable truss rod that can be adjusted with the Allen nut under the cover.
The finger board is made from Rosewood and has a 25.5 inch scale and 24 jumbo frets.
The neck is a thin “C” profile that is very comfortable and ultra easy to play. It has a 1.65 inch nut width and a plastic truss rod cover on the head stock.
Abalone and Pearled Vector finger board inlays are found on the finger board to give the neck a great look.
Omen Extreme 6 Hardware
Thirdly, the Omen Extreme comes with Schecter’s own diamond plus humbucker pick-ups. These pick-ups are well-made and sound great!
The guitar also features 2 volume and 1 tone control with knurled metal knobs and a selector switch. The guitar is also loaded with a push-pull coil tap.
This will allow you to forge your sound from blues to metal and everything in between!
Schecter machine heads keep your strings in tune and feel good for a guitar at this price point. The Omen Extreme 6 also has more rock solid hardware such as a Tune-o-matic bridge and Tusq nut by Graph Tech.
Stock strings are Ernie Ball Regular Slinky.
Omen Extreme 6 Sound
So, now that you know a bit about the Omen Extreme 6 electric, the question is, how does it sound for the price?
Schecter is known for their custom parts, the Omen Extreme is loaded with them! The pick-ups sound great in this guitar and really do high gain and clean well.
The Coil tap option lets you get a decent single coil sound from the guitar. This does add some good versatility to the guitar over all.
Its high gain sound however is really where it is at, a nice throaty growl can be expected. I tested the guitar through the Revv Generator MK3 and was blown away at this combination! The hard rock and metal tones were massive and well-defined. This guitar chugs!
The low-end response was very tight and not loose like some other pickups I have played. The Revv is a high quality amp, and so paired with the Omen Extreme, it was easy to get lost in such great sound for hours.
We recommend the Omen Extreme 6! It made our list because for the price, it really has a lot to offer in terms of sound and quality.
It’s a great guitar for anyone that wants to play around with heavier music, but also desires a good clean tone.
Omen Extreme 6 Feel
But how does the Schecter Omen Extreme 6 feel? The neck is great! It’s thin, and the width is perfect for fast licks.
The action was set nice, making the guitar a lot of fun in terms of feel and playability.
The guitar resonates well, and the sustain was alive and well and lasted for days. Schecter made a real nice high gain guitar here, and we enjoyed our time with it!
Conclusion And Final Thoughts
There are many great electric guitars in the under $500 range available these days that play and sound great. The Schecter Omen Extreme 6, while in the mid-bracket price wise, is well worth the money!
The build quality, solid materials, cut away, electronics, sound and the engineering just to name a few, are all top shelf and amazing Schecter quality. This guitar is great bang for your buck. We recommend this guitar for beginners and seasoned players!
Schecter has an incredible history of building some great guitars.
While the omen extreme 6 is made in Indonesia, you will still get a great guitar made by talented luthiers! The experience of starting with a versatile guitar will bring you great joy in sound and feel!
And this guitar will also allow you to stay inspired with its options and fantastic sound!
Other Guitars To Consider
Schecter Omen Elite 6
This is another great line in the Omen series of guitars. Schecter have really upped the bar on their offerings. Not only does this guitar sound great, but it plays well and is a good quality model for the price. Click in and take a look at our full review.
ESP LTD EC-256
Another great choice is the EC-256 by ESP. This LTD model is comfortable and well-made with a set neck design, and Les Paul body style. The pickups are aggressive and throaty, but the electronics give the tone some amazing versatility. If you are looking for the same type of guitar, then the EC-256 would be a great alternative.
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