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Schecter C1 Classic Electric Guitar

Seymour Duncan pickups. Neck-thru-body. Chrome hardware. (472) Read 43 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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California-bred international guitar manufacturer Schecter Guitar Research (known to their friends simply as Schecter) create guitars that combine the best of the old with the best of the new. Time-honored building techniques, attention to the finest woods and components available, and keeping price points within the reach of even the most down-and-out guitarist are a few of the cornerstones Schecter have continued to bastion, propelling them up among the stratosphere of the world's most popular guitar builders.

A Feature Rich Feature Set for the Not So Rich
The Schecter C1 Classic takes the tried and true C1 body style and combines it with thoughtful high-end features, coalescing to form an instrument just begging to be taken off of your guitar rack and strapped on to play. The body on this C1 is Mahogany, which when heard in conjunction with its stunning quilted Maple top, delivers warm, cutting, harmonically rich tones ready to take on rock, metal, indie, alternative, or whatever style of guitar-based music you fancy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with the natural body binding around that stunning flame Maple top, Schecter has gone out of its way to make sure everyone who beholds it can agree on the beauty of this bad boy. We sure hope you like singing sustain, because the C1 Classic delivers it, thanks to it's neck-thru body construction and string-thru-body tail piece with Tone Pros bridge. That neck, by the by, is Maple, with a big ole' slab of Rosewood for a fretboard to round out your sounds and 24 jumbo frets that really make you want to dig in and bend, bend, bend. The 25-1/2 inch scale will be at once familiar and exciting, not to mention super smooth thanks to the cream neck binding, and is guaranteed to stay wonderfully in tune thanks to its 3-to-a-side chrome Grover tuners.

Climb the Vine
Let's talk pickups. If ever there was an Indiana Jones movie centered around searching for the Holy Grail of Pickups, a set of Seymour Duncans with a JB in the bridge and a '59 in the neck might just be what that snake-fearing adventurist seeks. Those humbuckers deliver everything from vocal-like lead lines, to cutting cleans, to crunchy rhythm workouts with equal aplomb.

We've waited this long to talk about the neck inlay for a reason. Ever hear that saying "Save the best for last"? Well, like the Na'vi, you can now worship your very own Tree of Voices. The C1 Classic features what they call the Vine of Life inlay, and you'll understand why when you see it run from fret 1 all the way down to fret 24. This level of utterly breathtaking inlay work is generally reserved for the most expensive custom one-off boutique instruments, but like the Seymour Duncan pickups and flame Maple top, the Schecter C1 Classic gives them to you in an affordable, attractive package ready to hit any stage or studio.

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Construction: Neck-Thru Body

Body: Mahogany/Quilt Maple

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale: 25-1/2 in.

Inlays: Vine of Life

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Tone Pros

Tuners: Grover

Binding: Natural [body], Creme [neck]

Frets: 24 Jumbo

Electronics: Seymour Duncan JB [bridge], Seymour Duncan '59 [neck]

Case: SGR-1C (not included)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-660-6621
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "The best things in life may not be exactly free but inexpensive? YES!"
Sound: This is the second C1 Classic Iíve owned. I just bought it from ZZounds a few days ago. My first one I purchased was stolen two years back. Let me say I was extremely upset by the theft of that C1. Now with the price drop on the C1 Classic it was a no-brainer to get another one. Sound: The sound and sustain for the price is almost unheard of today without paying well over a grand on up. With genuine Seymour Duncan pickups (JB & í59), with tapped coils, a well built body and neck you should have no problems dialing in some excellent tones. She has a sweet thick dark tone that blows your noodle if you play it through a Mesa dual rectifier or a Marshal all tube amp without sounding muddy at all. The sustain is just fantastic from the neck through construction. As long as you have a decent rig this guitar is pretty versatile and should help you get that great tone youíre looking for. Feature: Features: This is a sweet looking axe in person. I bought the three-tone sunburst finish, my old one was natural maple quilt top w/all cream binding and three control knobs (now two knobs are standard) which they stop making years ago. It has genuine Seymour Duncan pickups which are excellent, a TONEPROS bridge that locks in so you donít worry about scratching your finish or readjusting the intonation during string changes and cleaning, a 5 way selector switch with tapped coils, 24 jumbo frets on a maple neck w/rosewood fingerboard. It comes with a quilted maple top on a mahogany body. The 3-tone sunburst finish is fabulous to look at! The Vine of Life neck inlay needs to be seen in person, top notch job and just plain wonderful to look at! The binding around the body is a natural finish while the binding on the neck is creamÖnot one flaw! (I have a Les Paul with cream/black pinstripe binding that has bleed ticks and small cosmetics mistakes.) This C1 Classic is made in South Korea and whoever Schecter has building them knows what they are doing all the way down to quality control. I couldnít find one cosmetic flaw on the guitar which is important to me since I like to keep my property in pristine condition. Tuners on mine is a Schecter brand, which my last C1 Classic had Groverís. The tuners feel strong and sturdy and look like Schaller designed. However after playing for two ours straight not one string out of tune. But then again Schecter use to make hardware for Fender. Ease of Use: Ease of Use: This is a very playable, versatile, and comfortable guitar. If you can play guitar then you should have no problem adjusting to this one. The neck in my opinion is sort of universal for most hands and style. My hands are small yet I donít have to fight the guitarís neck to stretch fingers between frets considering the 25Ēscale. The neck never feels bulky from fret to fret. Playability in the upper register of the frets is made easy with the deep recess of the body and neck. Knobs and switch (one volume, one tone, and one 5 way selector) are easy to locate without looking down for them. I donít miss the third volume knob from the earlier C1 Classic. Quality: Quality: Construction, parts, and finished on the C1 Classic is top notch. This is how you build a guitar, and sell a guitar without taking food off a musicianís table! As I stated before the finish is flawless, the parts are top-shelf, and it plays and feels great. Built solid and though I dread getting dings and scratches on it, the guitar feels like it could take a road beating and still kick @ss at the gig. My old C1 held up fine for the five years I had it. No scratchy pots, no pops or shorts with the 5 way selector switch. No neck issues, no buzzing frets, no nothingÖ Hands down this is one well made guitar that should put Fender and Gibson to shame at this price. Donít get me wrong I grew up learning and playing on USA made Gibsonís and Fenderís guitars but some of these overseas made guitars are competing very well in terms of quality made guitars for the discriminating American guitar players. On last thing on qualityÖthese guitars are set up in the US Schecter shop before going to retailers. Mine was set up PERFECT right out of the box!! String height, intonation all set up with no adjusting needed on my part. Heck! It was barely out of tune when I pulled it out the box and started to strum. Now thatís how you deliver a guitar! This is not just another pretty guitar itís a pretty well built guitar first and foremost. Kudos to the quality control Schecter obviously employs to its South Korea manufacturer. Value: Value: No brainer! The guitar gods have heard those of you wanting a quality made guitar without the super price tag. Nothing and I mean nothing on this guitar feels or sounds cheap. If you can get over that itís made in South Korea and not in the US then you have freed your mind and released excellent musical possibilities without draining your hard earned coins by buying this fine made guitar. Manufacturer Support: Support: Never needed them during the time of owning my old C1 Classic for 5 years. Hope I donít have to with this new one either. Good sign if you cannot give this section a score! The Wow Factor: ďI want itĒ: Oh yeah, I own it. She is one sexy beast that is great on the eyes and sweet on the ears. To me this is one of those guitars that you want to pick it up and play it every time you see it. When I first saw this guitar in 2001 it was love at first sight. I didnít know how well it would play, let alone how well it was built. Taking a chance I bought it online without going to an establishment for actual hands on. (Though I did check online for reviews before purchasing it.) Best gamble I ever took a chance on. Overall: Overall: Iím pleased with this purchase as you can tell by my review. Again, yes I would replace it a third time if stolen or damaged. I plan to do a lot of home recording using this guitar and gig with it. Iíve gigged and recorded with my old C1 and was pleased with the durability, craftsmanship, and sound it gave me. So Iím very much pleased to have another one to replace it. I plan on pairing it with a Line 6 POD X3 Pro Rackmount Guitar Effects Processor for both home recording and gigging. I cannot think of one thing I donít like about this guitarÖreally, which is why I bought it again. You simply cannot beat the new low price itís like Christmas for those of us on a budget. SoÖstop reading the reviews and go buy it!
Style of Music: Various styles - Rock, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Techno, Fusion, Neo Soul
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Sound: Hands down the most versatile guitar for under 1000$ I can pretty much get any sound that I want out of this thing. It isn't a mega distortion guitar (and metal guitarists probably shouldn't buy) but everything else sounds amazing, especially when it is clean. The Seymour Duncans blow me away. With 5 pickup selections, your tonal options are limitless. Feature: The tuners are excellent. The string through body and neck-through design definitely makes this guitar stand out and is a huge plus. Ease of Use: With 1 volume and 1 tone control, a total guitar dummy couldn't go wrong. The intonation was set up perfectly out of the box. The headstock begins half way through the first fret so you have to get used to that when playing on the first fret. Quality: This thing is built like a rock. Fender should definitely take note because Schecter is making Fender Strats look like cheap first timer guitars. As soon as you pick up this guitar you know that it is not cheaply made. Overall: Buy this guitar before Schecter becomes a top guitar seller and starts upping their prices. The best guitar for under 1000$+
Style of Music: Rock & Roll, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Metal
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