Schecter Nick Johnston USA Signature SSS Electric Guitar, Macassar Ebony Fingerboard, Hard Case - Atomic Snow
As proud Schecter dealers, we're stoked to present this USA Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional in a sweet Atomic Snow finish. With a classic pickup configuration that we all know so well, with some subtle modern tweaks to personalize this guitar to Nick's needs, the end result was a fantastic balance between traditional tones and modern playability. This guitar features rather progressive features for an "S" type, such as a gorgeous macassar ebony fretboard with a flatter radius that plays like a dream as well as a 2-point tremolo with much-improved tuning stability, allowing you to really dig in on those dives and pulls.
The custom-wound pickups are a bit hotter than you'd find on a vintage "S"-style guitar. It's got enough body to the sound that you can turn up the distortion without worrying about sounding muddy. They clean up gorgeously as well, and can definitely achieve warmer and more traditional tones with ease. Craftsmanship and playability on this is truly excellent and you can tell that this guitar was finished, by hand, at Schecter's Custom Shop, by their top builders. Every detail of this guitar borders on pure perfection.
"Designing a pickup can be tricky. You would want it to be the most versatile and flexible guitar pickup that has ever existed. I did not take that approach with this pickup - nor do I think that approach is practical or even possible. The 'NJ Atomics" were designed with one thing in mind - to accentuate the way I play the electric guitar. After spending more than half my life playing single coil pickups, I've learned what I like and what I want to avoid. As a result, the 'NJ Atomics' are a very natural, honest and fresh set of single coil pickups that help translate what I hear in my head out into the real world. Simple as that." ... (Nick Johnston 2017)
This harmonically matched set includes a slightly higher output bridge pickup with a RW/RP middle pickup for those dreamy 2 and 4 positions on the 5 way switch with noiseless operation. The bridge pickup cuts through the mix with creamy mids and a full spectrum of tone. The construction is the perfect recipe of period correct forbon bobbins, plain enamel magnet wire and hand beveled alnico V magnets. All components aged to perfection, complete with tinted covers and cloth pushback hook up leads. This set makes a statement tonally as well as aesthetically that it means business and is here to stay.
- Model: Nick Johnston Traditional Signature
- Color: Atomic Snow
- Body Wood: Alder
- Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
- Radius: 14"
- Neck Wood: Wenge
- Neck Profile: Custom C Shape - .825" @ 1st Fret - .865" @ 12th Fret
- Nut: 1.67" Graph Tech Black TUSQ
- Frets: 22x Jescar Premium German Silver
- Inlays: Silver Ring Circles
- Pickups: Nick Johnston Atomic Single-Coils
- Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Vintage 2-Point Tremolo
- Tuners: Hipshot Staggered Locking
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Case: Deluxe Black Tolex Hardshell Case (Sold Separately)
- Nick Johnson Autograph On Trem Cavity Cover
- Instrument Weight: 8 lbs.