Aah yes, I’ve been waiting for this one. Today Schecter has announced the release of the KM-6, the six-string version of Keith Merrow’s awesome signature model. The seven-string version was one of the big hits at NAMM and this new one is great news for those who prefer sixers. Interestingly it features different pickups to the KM-7: instead of a Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient, it has a ‘Blackened Black Winter’ set, made exclusively for Schecter. And it’s available in two finishes – Trans White Satin and Trans Black Burst Satin. Hey Keith, buddy, how about a limited-run green version, eh?
Here’s the press release, and the new Conquering Rifftopia video.
SCHECTER GUITARS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF THE NEW KEITH MERROW SIGNATURE KM6 MODEL AS A PART OF ITS 2014 GUITAR LINE ON SEPTEMBER 11th
NEW KEITH MERROW KM6 MODEL TO BE RELEASED IN TANDEM WITH NEW EDITION OF ‘CONQUERING RIFFTOPIA’ VIDEO SERIES
(September 11th, 2014, Sun Valley, CA) – Schecter Guitar Research proudly announces the addition of the new Keith Merrow KM-6 signature 6 string guitar model. It will be showcased for the first time in a new edition of Schecter Guitars’ ‘Conquering Rifftopia’ webisode IV on www.schecterguitars.com. Building on the massive success of the prior Keith Merrow 2014 Signature 7 string model, Schecter Guitar Research has decided to respond to the enormous popular demand by producing and releasing a new 6 string version of the much acclaimed KM-7.
“The KM-7 turned out to be the perfect guitar for what I do. It just made sense that we also make it available as a 6-string!” Keith Merrow. The new KM-6 retains the same powerful tone and imposing yet simple looks that were popularized by its 7-string counterpart. This model also features the all new Blackened Black Winter Pickups, made by Seymour Duncan exclusively for Schecter Guitars. Straightforward and to the point, with a hipshot 6-hard tail bridge, a single push-pull volume knob and a 3 way toggle switch, the KM-6 needs nothing more to prove it is the ultimate shredding machine.