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Schecter John Browne Tao-6 Electric Guitar - Satin Trans Purple

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After years of prog metal experimentation and an intense dedication to guitars and gear, John Browne’s expertise has culminated with the Tao-6 electric guitar from Schecter. With a unique tonewood marriage, a pair of red-hot Schecter USA humbuckers, and a sleek satin neck, the Tao-6 replicates the very style and tone of Browne’s everyday axe. Undoubtedly, a wealth of sonic sounds is key to his success. Therefore, Schecter included a volume push-pull control knob and 3-way pickup switch to ensure top-notch audial possibilities. Care to take things to the stage like the man himself? No problem: the Tao-6’s bridge and tuning machines offer excellent intonation stability. And with a highly visible side marker design, you’ll be able to wield the power of prog metal’s finest in any location possible.

Fans of John Browne’s metal-inspired sound will probably cut to the chase and head directly to the Tao-6’s electronics. But don’t be fooled — a combination of swamp ash, a flamed maple veneer, and a wenge/padauk neck all provide a bright and earthy acoustic tone. Apart from its sound, swamp ash also means less weight on your shoulders, making this axe a perfect onstage companion. Speaking of which, you’ll have no problem showing off this instrument, thanks to its choice collection of complimentary black hardware, a hipshot fixed bridge, and a deluxe satin finish. So, whether you plan on wielding it in the studio or during a performance, the Tao-6 doubles as a tonal weapon and a wearable work of art.

Schecter’s USA Colossus and Chaosbreaker combo is rare for contemporary builds. The Colossus retains a shockingly crystal-clear high end without a spiky treble gain in the bridge position. The Chaosbreaker in the neck is perfect for lead tones and rhythm strumming, allotting plenty of articulation with an unobtrusive amount of low-end punch. As a team, these hearty pickups are the perfect choice for killer shred licks, dive-bombs, and fast-paced melodic runs. Throw in the Tao-6’s push-pull volume control and 3-way pickup selector switch, and you’ll be coasting the audial plane from sparkling cleans to downright dirty metal crunch.

Considering the Tao-6’s satin-finished neck and ultra-thin “U”-shape profile, you’ll have no problem transitioning between notes at any location on the fingerboard. With a deep cutaway body size, you can access high-frequency shreds, compose complex solos, and manufacture sharp melodies with the same energy and gusto as Browne himself. While the neck may lack a standard inlay design, the Tao-6 makes up for it with distinct luminlay side markers, allowing you to quickly find your spot with a simple glance. Best of all, these markers feature a glow-in-the-dark color scheme, granting visibility in even the darkest performance environments.


Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
  • BODY
  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape John Browne Tao
  • Body Material Swamp Ash
  • Top Material Flamed Maple Veneer
  • Body Finish Satin
  • Color Trans Purple
  • NECK
  • Neck Material 5-piece Wenge/Padauk
  • Neck Shape Ultra Thin U
  • Neck Joint Bolt-on
  • Radius 13.77"-15.75" compound
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Number of Frets 24, Extra Jumbo, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • Nut Width1. 643"
  • Nut Material Tusq XL
  • Bridge/Tailpiece Hipshot Fixed
  • Tuners Hipshot Grip-Lock
  • Neck Pickup Schecter USA Chaosbreaker Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup Schecter USA Colossus Humbucker
  • Controls 1 x volume (push/pull coil-split)
  • Switching 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag Sold Separately
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 462