Review: Schecter PT Fastback Electric Guitar

Schecter PT Fastback design was inspired by the thought Pete Townshend, guitarist of the band The Who. The story begins at the end of its origin in 1979, when Pete with his guitar technician as well as a luthier, experiment to design a telecaster shaped guitar that is not unusual. Because, these guitars have been implanted humbucker pickup types that will produce a higher sound output than any Telecaster generally. After successfully implement, Pete then tried it on stage to 1988.

Well, after 30 years running, Schecter now mass-producing these guitars to the market with a figure that is named: Schecter PT Fastback. PT Fastback is specifically designed and focused on the concept of retro style. Starting from the color design, construction to the resulting sound. Besides Schecter PT Fastback type, there are also other types of rows that have been released, such as PT and PT Fastback IIB.

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Although construction of the form PT Fastback adopted the Telecaster models, but this guitar gives different of the specifications and performance reliability. This solid body guitar, using alder wood material on the body. For connecting to the neck, bolt-on system applied the four fastening screws at the back of the body. Thus, the construction of this guitar is guaranteed a strong and sturdy when in use. Then, packed with color finishing 3-tone Sunburst, black pickguard and cream binding list which surrounds the entire body to create the look of this guitar the perfect look and feel of retro thick.

In the 25.5 inch scale neck (64.77 cm) containing 22 jumbo frets, the wood material used is maple and rosewood to the top so as to produce quality neck playability or comfort when gripped. MOP block patterned or shaped box that gives a distinctive accent to zoom. On the headstock or the head, pinned six-string player groover-tuner, with die cast material that binds and regulates the strings with strong, safe, and stable. Then the existence Diamond Hardtail bridge type as the string buffer delivers reliable performance strings.

For pickup configuration, Schecter, choose a pair of double humbucker pickups passive type ie (Seymour) Duncan Design FG-101 (bridge) and Schecter SuperRock Custom Alnico (neck). The character of sound produced, sounding old school feel with more energy output. Different than the Telecaster in general. To set the desired sound dosage, both these pickups each equipped with a volume knob and a tone knob. Special, the both tone knob can change the function, of the humbucker into a single coil pickup. The trick, pull up one of the tone knob, and a humbucker pickup function will turn into a single coil.

Detail Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale: 25.5 inches
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo
  • Inlays: Block
  • Binding: Creme (double-bound body)
  • Pickups: Duncan Designed HB-102/FG-101
  • Electronics: 2-Volume/2-Tone (tap)/3-way Switch
  • Bridge: Diamond Hardtail
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Chrome

Overall, in addition to generating playability and tone quality of a charming, Schecter PT Fastback also gives the option character nuance-rich and wide sound. It is suitable for the guitarist who likes to explore the guitar sound from vintage to modern atmosphere character.

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