The Schecter Kenny Hickey C-1 EX S Steele Green is the signature guitar for Kenny Hickey. The C-1 EX signature guitar of former Type O Negative and now Eye Am guitarist Kenny Hickey features a longer scale of 26.5 inches (673 mm). Paired with a Seymour Duncan JB SH-4B humbucker on the bridge and a Sustainiac® pickup on the neck, the mahogany body and neck offers outstanding tonal variety in terms of wood and craftsmanship.

Seymour Duncan® Pickups
Seymour Duncan® is one of the best-known US manufacturers of guitar and bass pickups. The JB humbucker, also known as the SH-4, is one of the most popular pickups. Whether blues, country, fusion, punk, hard rock, grunge, thrash, the JB always sounds just right. The low frequencies are full and powerful, the highs are clear and detailed, and there’s a boost in the upper midrange that adds a lot of crunch and chunk to heavy chords.

Sustainiac® Pickup
Sustainiac® is an innovative technology for electric guitars that extends the sustain, i.e. the length of time the string vibrates. Using an electromagnetic pickup and special electronics, Sustainiac® allows guitarists to let sounds last longer and with more control. A distinctive feature is the selective activation or deactivation of the sustain effect, allowing flexible switching between normal playing and extended sustain.

TonePros® Bridge
The TonePros® Bridge is designed for maximum stability and optimal transmission of string vibrations. A characteristic feature of the TonePros® Bridge is the locking system. The strings are secured by special saddle and saddle constructions, which not only increases tuning stability, but also improves the transmission of vibrations to the instrument and the sustain.

A “set-neck” (glued-in) neck is a design that is characterized by its tonal and playing properties. In contrast to neck-body connections, where the neck is screwed, the set-neck neck is firmly glued to the guitar body. The fixed neck connection eliminates the need for screws and additional connection mechanisms, resulting in a more direct transmission of string vibrations to the body. The result is a powerful, resonant sound with longer sustain.

Rosewood Fretboard
A rosewood fretboard is characterized by a warm, resonant tone quality. The density and structure of rosewood help the string vibrations to be transmitted efficiently, resulting in a balanced sound spectrum with emphasized lows, clear mids and silky highs.

Kenny Hickey, the legendary guitarist and co-founder of the influential gothic metal band Type O Negative, is celebrated for his unique sound and powerful stage presence. With a career spanning several decades, Hickey has made a significant impact on the metal scene, blending dark, melodic riffs with heavy, atmospheric tones. Beyond Type O Negative, he has contributed to various musical projects, showcasing his versatility and talent. Kenny Hickey’s enduring influence and dedication to his craft have cemented his status as a true icon in the world of metal music.

Schecter Guitar Research, commonly known simply as Schecter, is a US guitar, bass and amplifier manufacturer. The company was founded in 1976 by David Schecter and originally produced only replacement parts for existing guitars from manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson. Today, the company mass-produces its own line of electric guitars, bass guitars, and steel-string acoustic guitars, and offers hand-built custom instruments and a small line of guitar amplifiers.