Underneath the surface though, you’ll discover that the Schecter V-1 Apocalypse sports a number of high-quality features. With US-made Apocalypse-VI humbuckers, a multi-ply neck, X-jumbo stainless steel frets and glow-in-the-dark side dot markers – this instrument will meet the demands of any modern metalhead!
The Schecter V-1 Apocalypse features a Swamp Ash body, which serves as an excellent tonal foundation for the powerful pickups. Ensuring a balanced sound with rich lows and sweet highs, this material is also lightweight – making the V-1 a brilliant performance workhorse.
The V-1’s neck provides all of the potent note definition you’d expect from a metal-style instrument. Constructed from Maple and Padauk, this combination of woods adds plenty of mid-range and presence, so that heavy palm-muted riffs or searing solos have all of the attack you’d ever need. It’s multi-ply design adds strength too, which helps to prevent issues like warping. But if that doesn’t sound like enough, Schecter has reinforced the neck with Carbon Fibre rods too!
Schecter Apocalypse Pickups
A guitar of this calibre should never be let down by sub-par pickups, which is why Schecter has opted to fit the V-1 Apocalypse with its high-end US-made humbuckers. The Apocalypse-VI pickups have a wickedly strong voice, truly in their element when used with distortion or overdrive. However, they aren’t one-trick ponies either. That’s because these particular humbuckers sound ultra-clear and precise with clean amp settings, especially when you engage the V-1’s push/pull tone control.
The hardware on this guitar is top-tier as well. Schecter has installed the V-1 with its own set of locking tuners, ensuring super-easy string changes. In conjunction with the Graph Tech XL Black Tusq nut, the locking tuners guarantee better overall tuning stability too.
At the other end of the instrument, you’ll find a TonePros T3BT TOM bridge. Incredibly reliable and solid, this robust bridge will take years of playing abuse without breaking a sweat. Feeling smooth on the right hand, this bridge is also very easy to adjust when making setup changes.
- Guitar Colour: Red Reign
- Hardware Colour: Satin Black
- Top Contour: Flat Top
- Dexterity: Left Handed
- Construction: Set-Neck w/Ultra Access
- Body Material: Swamp Ash
- Binding: Black 1-ply
- Bridge: TonePros T3BT TOM & T1Z Tailpiece
- Tuners: Schecter Locking
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Material: Maple/Padauk Multi-ply w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
- Inlays: Roman Numerals
- Side Dot Markers: Glow in the Dark
- Scale: 25.5” (648mm)
- Neck Shape: Thin ‘C’
- Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787” (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866” (22mm)
- Frets: 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel
- Fretboard Radius: 12”-16” Compound Radius
- Nut: Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.653” (42mm)
- Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
- Controls: Volume/Tone (Push-Pull)/3-Way Switch
- Bridge Pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI
- Neck Pickup: Schecter USA Apocalypse-VI