The BANSHEE FR Series of guitars were very successful for Schecter in 2013, so much so that they have expanded the series with a 7 and 8 string model and hard tail versions using Hipshot bridges and Schecter locking tuners, that includes a hipshot equipped 6 string version too.
The Banshee was conceived as a progressive player’s guitar from the ground up. The multi-ply fast maple neck with a compound radius ebony fingerboard is bolted on to an Alder figured Maple body delivering an extremely focused tight tone. All Banshee’s will be available with your choice of an Active EMG 81/85 combo, or the aggressive new SEYMOUR DUNCAN Nazgul/Sentient passive set! Two new striking finishes; Trans-Purple Burst and Crimson Red Burst are now standard for 2014. And as usual, Schecter did NOT forget the lefties either.
IN STORES EARLY JANUARY!!
MSRP of the new Banshee Collection will start at $1149.00, which will get you into a new Banshee-6 for under $800! (street price)
In the video below you can see and hear Keith Merrow using a Schecter BANSHEE 8 string prototype: