The ‘Hypergiant’ of tone
Nick Johnston is famous for a lot of things. But it’s his bold, unapologetic style that has cemented him as one of the great modern guitarists. The Schecter Traditional HSS captures that magic, allowing you to take your playing to the next level. Discover unique tone from two Diamond single coils and a ’78 humbucker. This triple threat of signature pickups brings a wealth of sparkly, resonant timbre to your playing without sacrificing any bottom end. Whether clean or driven, the Nick Johnston signature model boasts power and articulation, responding to pick attack and dynamic expression. You’ll be able to master fast legato runs, just like the legend himself.
Ultra force meets ultra comfort
Great tone is nothing without great playability. And when you’re shredding as fast as Johnston, you need an axe that can keep up. Working to his exact specifications, Schecter ensure smooth playing at every fret position. Solos, riffs, and chord progressions are easy on a roasted maple neck, sculpted to make finger positioning strain-free. 22 extra jumbo frets ensure maximum sustain, whilst the bespoke fretboard surface brings that touch of midrange punch you need to cut through the mix. And with a Graph Tech nut on board, you know your strings will be screaming with tonnes of force.
Play with extra emotion
Classic design meets modern innovation. The Johnston Traditional brings vintage tone to the forefront of guitar playing. And it’s all thanks to the latest hardware. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Schecter have included an original Diamond tremolo for that old school aesthetic. But it’s not just style over substance. Go from subtle vibrato to wailing dive bombs without knocking your tuning. The locking tuners keep everything strong and stable, so your solos will always be in key. You’ll be able to add plenty of personality to your favourite Johnston riffs.
Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional HSS, Atomic Ink
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Atomic Ink
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Roasted Maple
- Neck Finish: Natural
- Neck Shape: Thin C
- Fingerboard Material: Roasted Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Fingerboard Inlays: Brass Circles
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: X Jumbo
- String Nut: Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.653"
- Scale Length: 25.5"
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Schecter Locking
- Bridge: Diamond Vintage Tremolo
- Control Knobs: Vintage Knob
- Pickup Configuration: H S S
- Bridge Pickup: Schecter Diamond '78
- Middle Pickup: Schecter Diamond Nick Johnston Single Coil
- Neck Pickup: Schecter Diamond Nick Johnston Single Coil
- Controls: Volume, Tone (Push/Pull)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Way (Pickup) Switch