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Schecter Guitar Research John Browne Tao-6 Electric Guitar Azure


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An expressive beast with fast playability for metal shredders.

The Schecter John Browne Tao-6 electric guitar, designed for the modern metal virtuoso, John Browne, combines resonant tonewoods with premium components to deliver speed, comfort and diverse tones. This sleek solidbody ax is purpose-built for shredding, with its ultra-thin wenge and padauk neck, ebony fingerboard and jumbo stainless steel frets. The Tao-6's swamp ash body resonates with balanced mids, focused lows and crisp treble response. Fire up the dual Schecter humbuckers and you've got a palette ranging from singing leads to crushing rhythm crunch. With its smooth satin trans purple finish, the Tao-6 turns heads on stage while giving you the fast playability to impress audiences with your chops.

Resonant Swamp Ash Body Brings Out Balanced Tones

The Tao-6 gets its resonant yet balanced tone from a solid swamp ash body. Swamp ash has long been prized for its complex harmonics and vintage "snap", with a balanced EQ spectrum perfect for metal. You'll hear tight lows, scooped mids that won't get lost in a mix and crisp articulate treble. The Tao-6's chambered body enhances resonance while reducing weight. Combined with a sleek forearm contour, you get hours of fatigue-free shredding on stage or in studio.

Extra-Smooth Neck Enables Lightning Fast Runs

When it comes to high-speed soloing and intricate riffing, the Tao-6 delivers with its wenge and padauk neck. The exotic wenge adds stiffness for fantastic note articulation, while padauk boosts warmth and sustain. Dual carbon fiber rods provide rock-solid stability under any conditions. The satin finish allows effortless gliding up and down the extra-slim U profile neck. An ebony fingerboard further optimizes speed, with its slick feel and jumbo stainless steel frets. And the 25.5" scale length gives you the tension needed for low tunings while retaining comfortable string bends.

Crushing Tones From Custom Schecter Humbuckers

The Tao-6 wields a pair of Schecter's hottest humbuckers for a palette of searing leads and heavy crunch. The Chaos Breaker-6 bridge pickup delivers focused attack with rich sustain and harmonics, perfect for solos that need to cut through the mix. Switch to the Colossus-6 neck pickup and you've got warm, vocal midrange paired with tight lows that excel for rhythm work. Pull up on the master volume and you can split the coils for brighter single-coil tones. With its 3-way toggle switch, the Tao-6 provides exceptional tonal flexibility for the modern metal guitarist.

Premium Components and Sleek Purple Finish

From its Hipshot bridge to Grover tuners, the Tao-6 is loaded with premium components that can stand up to abuse. The 42mm Graph Tech nut provides exceptional tuning stability, even when cranking the whammy bar or tremolo picking at speed. The sleek satin trans purple finish looks fantastic under stage lighting while resisting fingerprints during your most intense performances. For the price, the Schecter John Browne Tao-6 gives you pro-level specs in a shred-ready platform.

  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solidbody
  • Body wood: Swamp ash
  • Neck shape: Ultra-thin U
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece Wenge/pedauk
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Nut width/material: 1.65 in. (42 mm) TUSQ
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Schecter Humbucker
  • Bridge: Schecter Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics: Coil-split
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right Handed


  • Swamp ash body
  • Wenge/padauk 5-ply neck with 2 carbon fiber reinforcement rods
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Schecter USA Chaos Breaker-6 bridge pickup/ Schecter USA Colossus-6 neck pickup

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