SCHECTER PT (USA)

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1984

Pete Townshend first used a custom humbucker equipped Telecaster style Schecter in 1979, but the first production Schecter Telecaster style guitar did not appear until 1984. For the first couple of years was known unofficially as the Pete Townshend (PT) model, although Townshend did not endorse it. In 1986 it was renamed the Saturn, and later still became officially known as the PT model, although it was somewhat different in design to Townshend's custom. One difference is Townshend's guitars had mahogany and poplar bodies but the current PTs have ash or alder bodies.

The PT is available as a USA production model as well as from Schecter's USA Custom Shop with mutliple wood, finish and hardware options. A more affordable Korean made PT is also available.

Source: Pete Townshend's Schecter/Giffin Telecaster-style Guitars

Specifications (21)

Body

Body materialalder body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body styleTelecaster style

Hardware

Bridgestrings-through bridge
Hardware colorblack hardware
TunersSperzel locking tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, gold finish, red finish, white finish
Finish effectsmetallic finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

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