We're stoked to now carry John Browne's new line of Schecter signature guitars, the Tao series! The Monuments guitarist has stellar taste, and these no-nonsense, all-badass purple-hued guitars are forces to be reckoned with. Here's a sweet lefty 8-string variant with a 27" scale length for our southpaw djent enthusiast friends out there!

On these, Browne and Schecter went with a tight combination of a lightweight swamp ash body (with a gorgeous natural back!) and a flame maple top. These tonewoods have awesome clarity and midrange focus acoustically, which translate to a good amount of resonance and sustain plugged in. The wenge/padauk neck and ebony fretboard complement these woods nicely both aesthetically and acoustically. All in all, this guitar is extremely resonant and mid-forward, which bodes well for staying tight under a lot of gain, especially on the low strings for those crushing riffs. Topping off things aesthetically is purple over flame maple on the headstock as well, which completes a cohesive look on the whole instrument.

The Schecter USA Chaosbreaker and Colossus 8-string pickups on this one sound simply phenomenal. They have the clarity and cut needed for heavily saturated rhythm tones and aggressive styles without getting too ear-piercing or shrill, and have a really sweet midrange quality that make lead runs simply a joy to play. They're also extremely versatile with the coil-split on the volume control, and because of their output level, their single-coil mode is seriously convincing - especially clean. Lastly, Hipshot locking tuners, a Hipshot bridge, extra-jumbo stainless steel frets and a TUSQ nut round out the awesome feature set.

If you're a rock and metal player who digs awesome tone and straightforward functionality from a platform that's both simple and beautiful aesthetically, John Browne's Tao is a mighty fine weapon of choice.



  • Top Wood: Flame Maple
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Orientation: Left-Handed


  • Neck Profile: Ultra-Thin “U”
  • Neck Wood: Wenge/Padauk 5-Ply
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Scale Length: 27"
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 20"
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Luminlay Side Dots
  • Nut Width: 2.126"
  • Nut Material: GraphTech Black TUSQ


  • Neck Pickup: Schecter USA Chaosbreaker
  • Bridge Pickup: Schecter USA Colossus
  • Controls: Volume (Push-Pull), 3-Way Toggle


  • Bridge: Hipshot 8-String
  • Tuners: Hipshot Grip Lock


  • Case: 1620 (Sold Separately)
Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Schecter. This John Browne Tao-8 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • John Browne Signature Tao-8 Left-Handed
Finish Style
  • Satin
Fretboard Radius
  • 20"
Color Family
  • Purple
Wood Top Style
  • Figured Veneer
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Offset Body
  • No
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed
Body Material
  • Ash
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Top Material
  • Maple
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Number of Strings
  • 8-String
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Scale Length
  • 27"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 24

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