The Schecter Nikki Stringfield A-6 FR S Maiden Mist is the signature guitar for Nikki Stringfield. Nikki Stringfield, guitarist with the Iron Maidens, chose the unusual Avenger design with a quilted maple top for her signature guitar. The pickups are her own Schecter USA NS-1 signature pickup on the bridge and a Sustainiac on the neck. The abalone “Vine of Life” inlays and a mother-of-pearl “Hell’s Gate Skull” on the ebony fingerboard are another visual highlight.

Schecter Pickups
Schecter produces both time-honored replicas and contemporary single coils and humbucker pickups. All pickups from A for “Apocalypse” to Z for “Z Plus” are produced in the USA. From vintage to ultra-hot sounds, from six to eight strings, Schecter has the right pickup for everyone.

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.

Floyd Rose® Vibrato
The Floyd Rose® vibrato system, developed by Floyd D. Rose in the 1970s, is a widely used, advanced system for electric guitars. Thanks to its double locking system, the guitar remains in tune, even during extreme bends and dives. This flexibility, including pull-up and dive bomb, makes it particularly popular with rock and metal guitarists. Fine adjustment is carried out precisely using micro adjustment screws, some models also offer fine tuning screws on the string riders for precise control of the tuning.

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.

Ebony Fretboard
An ebony fretboard is characterized by a clear and precise tone quality. The dense structure of the wood allows the string vibrations to be efficiently transferred to the body, resulting in a balanced sound spectrum with clear highs and well-defined mids.

Quilted Maple Top
Quilted Maple wood is characterized by its striking pattern of wavy or “quilted” features, giving the instrument a unique and luxurious look. This type of wood is often chosen for its natural beauty and exclusivity. Aside from the visual appeal, the Quilted Maple blanket also offers tonal benefits. The wood often has a bright and clear tonal quality, which particularly emphasizes the overtones.

Nikki Stringfield, an accomplished guitarist known for her electrifying performances with the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, is making waves in the rock and metal music scenes. With her exceptional guitar skills and dynamic stage presence, Stringfield has earned a reputation as a rising star and virtuoso. Beyond her work with The Iron Maidens, she has also pursued a successful solo career, showcasing her versatility and passion for music. Nikki Stringfield continues to captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying her status as a prominent and influential figure in modern rock and metal.

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.