Schecter and Monuments' John Browne let the purple reign on shreddable new Tao signature electric

Schecter John Browne Tao
(Image credit: Schecter)

John Browne, resident prog-metal guitar whiz in Monuments and in his solo project Flux Conduct, has partnered with Schecter on a new signature model. The Tao is a state-of-the-art S-style that is offered in six, seven and eight-string formats.

And there’s some good news for the southpaw shred guitar community, with left-handed models available for all three variants – and they are all build for speed. The necks are comprised of a wenge/paduak five-ply sandwich that’s carved into a Thin “get out of my way” U profile (we’re talkin’ 19mm thickness at the first fret). 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.