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Wes Hauch’s Schecter PT Signature Model

Wes Hauch is a monster on the guitar. As a member of The Faceless he cut an imposing figure of shredsmanship. As touring guitarist with They Art is Murder he fit right in. You’ve seen his great pickup demo videos and if you’re no doubt waiting with excitement for his forthcoming collaboration with Keith Merrow. And now he’s joined Black Crown Initiate. (“It’s a really rare […] Continue Reading

Unleashing The Flexibility Of The Sentient

I’ve been fascinated by 7-string guitars since I first heard about them in 1990. I was 12 years old at the time and I saw Steve Vai on TV describing his new axe, and that it was good for all sorts of genres, not just rock. That always stuck with me, although it would be a long, long time before I finally got my first 7-string. […] Continue Reading

Seven-String Pickup Options

One thing 7-string players continually cite as an attraction to the extended range of the seven is that they can still play everything that they could play on a six-string guitar - as well as getting down into much lower musical territory. And that's true of tone too: the sounds you get out of your six-string pickups are also available from 7-string versions. Many of our popular models are available in versions for 7-string players, and even if we don't offer a production 7-string version of a six-string pickup you've just gotta have on your seven, the Custom Shop may be able to help! Continue Reading