Schecter : New Left Handed Guitars For 2014

Schecter has been busy announcing a new line-up of guitars for 2014 this week.  As is quite often the case, near everything appears to be available in a left handed configuration (for a small upcharge).

We’ve got five new ranges of guitars – the Banshee, Blackjack, Blackjack ATX, Hellraiser Hybrid and Stealth series. Jeff Loomis has also updated his signature 7-string model for the new year.  2014 also marks the return of one of my personal favorite Schecter guitars – the C-1 Classic!

Banshee Series

You are asked to visit the Schecter website for LH availability. At the time of writing the guitars are not yet on their site, but I take this to mean that all models will be available lefty, just not in all colors.  Pure speculation of course!


  • Contoured figured maple top w/ alder neck
  • Multi-ply maple/walnut bolt-on neck
  • Ebony fingerboard w/ compound radius (12″-16″)
  • EMG active 81/85 humbuckers
  • Seymour Duncan Nazgul/Sentient passive humbuckers
  • Scale: 25.5″ (6), 26.5″ (7), 28″ (8)
  • Hipshot USA hardtail
  • Floyd Rose 1000 locking tremolo (6FR)
  • Black Chrome Hardware
  • Schecter locking tuners/Graphtech TUSQ nut (non FR models)

Blackjack Series

All Blackjack guitars are available left handed.


  • Seymour Duncan Nazgul/Sentient passive humbuckers
  • Mahogany body with set-in mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard / Ultra access neck joint
  • Hipshot USA bridge or Floyd Rose 1000 Tremolo
  • Tonepros TOM (Tempest)
  • Sustainiac system (C-1 FR/S, A-6 FR/S)
  • Scale: 25.5″ (6), 26.5″ (7), 28″ (8)
  • Crimson multi-ply binding and inlays
  • Glow-in-the-dark side dots
  • Black hardware
  • Schecter locking tuners or Graphtec TUSQ nuts (non FR models)
  • Gloss black

Blackjack ATX Series

All Blackjack ATX guitars are available left handed in Satin Black only.


  • Arched top w/ bound mahogany body
  • Set-neck 3-piece mahogany w/ ultra access
  • 24 extra jumbo frets
  • Ebony fingerboard w/ no inlays
  • Glow-in-the-dark side dot inlays
  • Scale: 24.75″ (Solo-II), 25.5″ (C-1, C-1 FR), 26.5″ (C-7), 28″ (C-8)
  • Seymour Duncan Blackouts active AHB-1 humbuckers
  • Hipshot USA hardtail bridge
  • Schecter locking tuners / Graphtech black TUSQ XL nut
  • Tonepros TOM Bridge (Solo-II, C-1)
  • Flord Rose 1000 Series Tremolo (C-1 FR)
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Aged Black Satin

Hellraiser Hybrid Series

All Hellraiser Hybrid guitars are available left handed.


  • EMG 57/66 active metal works humbuckers
  • Set-in mahogany neck w/ ultra access
  • Quilted maple top / mahogany body
  • SLS slim neck profile and satin finish
  • Compound radius ebony fingerboard
  • Carbon fiber binding / glow-in-the-dark side dots
  • Hipshot (7,8), Tonepros (6), Floyd Rose 1000 Tremolo (6 FR)
  • Finished in trans-black burst

Stealth Series

All Hellraiser Stealth guitars are available left handed in Satin Black only.


  • Arched Mahogany bound body (black: body, neck, headstock)
  • Set-in mahogany neck w/ ultra access joint and thin profile
  • 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with offset reverse dot position pattern
  • 25.5″ scale (C-1, C-1 FR) and 26.5″ (C-7)
  • Dual Schecter Superrock-II tapped humbuckers
  • Hipshot style bridge / Schecter tuners / GraphTech nut (C-1, C-7)
  • Flord Rose Special Tremolo (C-1 FR)
  • Satin Black

C-1 Classic

The return of the C-1 Classic!  I had one of these years ago, still one of my favorite guitars ever!


  • 5-ply Multi-Laminate Maple/Walnut neck
  • Neck-Thru-Body construction
  • Highly Figured Arched Quilted Maple Top
  • Natural Body binding
  • Crème binding (Neck/headstock)
  • Mahogany back
  • 25.5” scale / 24-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Abalone “Vine of Life” full neck inlay pattern
  • Mother of Pearl ‘Classic’ badge at 12th fret
  • Seymour Duncan Gold covered JB/Jazz humbuckers
  • TonePros TOM with Thru-Body
  • 5-Way Mega Switch Selector
  • Grover tuners
  • GraphTech Tusq nut
  • Satin Gold Hardware
  • Antique Amber High Gloss finish (ANTQ)

Jeff Loomis Signature 7-String

Jeff Loomis redesigned his main Signature 7s for 2014. Increased access and playability, lighter weight, thinner neck, Hipshot hardtail and new tones from the EMG 57/66 set make this one of the most anticipated Schecter 2014 models! Both models are available left handed in Gloss Black only.

Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7-String Left Handed Guitar

  • 5-ply Multi-Laminate Maple/Walnut neck
  • Set-Neck Construction with Ultra Access & Hand Contour on back
  • Maple Fingerboard with Ultra-Thin SLS shape
  • 26.5” Extended scale
  • Fingerboard has been repositioned for easy access to last frets
  • 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Clear Natural Satin finish on back of neck and fingerboard
  • New Deeper Arched Top Swamp Ash body
  • Black ‘Metal Cross’ Inlays
  • Glow-In –The –Dark Side Dot position markers
  • New EMG 57-7H/66-7H Active Humbuckers w/Brushed Black Chrome covers
  • Direct Mount Pickup Construction
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series Locking Tremolo, Grover tuners (JL-7 FR)
  • Hipshot USA Hardtail Bridge, Schecter locking tuners (JL-7)
  • New recessed Volume/3-way toggle control layout
  • Black binding
  • Black Hardware

Keith Merrow Signature 7-String

The highly anticipated Signature 7-String by Keith Merrow has finally arrived! As one of todays up and coming progressive metal players, Keith and Schecter have created his ultimate signature guitar. The KM-7 combines all of the upscale features needed by Keith’s technically brutal playing. Available left handed in Trans White Satin only.


  • Set-Neck w/Ultra Access Construction
  • SLS Slim Swamp Ash body w/Flamed Maple top
  • Maple 3-pc Ultra-Thin ‘SLS’ Neck w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
  • Ebony Compound Radius (12”-16”) Fingerboard w/Offset-Reverse Dot Inlays
  • 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • Black Multi-ply Binding
  • 26.5” Extended Scale
  • Graph Tech Black Tusq XL Nut
  • New Seymour Duncan Nazgul /Sentient set with Black metal covers
  • Volume (Push-Pull)/3-Way Switch Controls
  • Black Hardware
  • Hipshot USA Hardtail Bridge w/Schecter Locking Tuners
  • Trans White Satin w/Trans Black Burst Satin finish (TWS/TBBS)

For more information:
Schecter Guitars Website

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