Keith Merrow and the Schecter KM-7 Guitar

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Meet Keith Merrow

Keith MerrowRising out of Portland, Oregon, Keith Merrow has been turning more and more heads with his ruthless guitar playing. In fact he’s turned heads so much people have practically been auditioning as stunt doubles for The Exorcist. On top of that, now that Merrow has struck up a deal with Schecter they’ve produced a new signature guitar that if it can’t turn your head it should at least be able to make it explode… like any heavy metal guitar should.

The Schecter Keith Merrow KM-7

Let’s not waste anymore time. Guitars.

The Merrow KM-7 is a 7-string guitar designed with a swamp ash body and a flamed maple top. Wedged right into the neck joint is a set maple three-piece neck with an ebony fretboard. The neck features a much thinner profile, a popular design for high-speed riffing, a 26.5” extended scale, and it’s given carbon fiber rods for extra resistance to the tension. For what it’s worth the guitar also includes 24 stainless steel frets. Stainless steel is a much more durable material that will hold up for years of abuse more than other choice materials. It’s smaller details like this that go towards building a guitar that will really last.

The electronics includes one volume knob that doubles as a pickup coil-tap switch along with a threeway pickup selector. The guitar also includes a Hipshot hardtail bridge and Schecter locking tuners, and all hardware comes in a wide and vibrant array of black hues.

The real fury of the guitar’s sound comes from the Seymour Duncan Nazgul humbuckers built in, a pickup model that Merrow has gone face to face with before.

The KM-7 is available in two finishes. There is the transparent white satin with a transparent black burst finish as well as a transparent black burst satin finish and either model can be yours for $999.

Keith Merrow: The Bio Section

In just a few short years (no more than 366 days in any given one) Keith Merrow has wasted no time earning his place in the industry. Curiously what was originally just a hobby practically switched to a career overnight as he’s become a well known guitarist, songwriter, teacher, and collaborative artist (Merrow has teamed up with such names as Jeff Loomis, Ola Englund, and Gord Olson).  On top of his solo works he is a part of the band Demisery.

As we move towards the future Merrow is working to release an album alongside Jeff Loomis and Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster, as well as a new solo album, and a new Demisery album.  Does this man have a home outside of the studio?  I think not.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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