Submitted February 22, 2019 by Cloud Strife in Tomah, WI
"Schecter C1 Platinum"
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I was looking for a guitar with more stability than the Damien Elite FR, that still had a matte finish, and with locking tuners. This. Is. IT. My only complaint (So far) is that I can't *QUITE* get the action as low as i'd like, but it's within a millimeter. As far as I can tell, this is the best non-floyd (or non-trem for that matter) guitar for it's price on the market. Admittedly, I'm a Schecter fan boy, (I do love my 2 PRS's though). I'd recommend this guitar for anyone into metal, shredding, or just anyone interested in electric guitars. This is an amazing base guitar, and will probably become my workhorse.
Definitely a bit less warm than my PRS SE 24, but nearly identical to the Damien Elite. Works well with my style (hard rock). Sounds great with heavy distortion or clean with a bit of verb.
I'm happy with the locking tuners, as the tuning stability is fantastic. I had to retune it twice in two days, but that'll happen as you adjust the action and truss rod. Even in doing that, it only changed by a half step.
Ease of Use
About as easy as any Schecter. The bridge makes palm muting a bit challenging, but once you get a feel for it (like, 20 minutes tops) it's perfect!
So far this seems like a reasonable deal, Schecter has always seemed (to me at least) to be the fairest price point for their quality. Usually (imo) their guitars are at a higher quality than their price suggests.
As mentioned before, it's worth every penny.
The Wow Factor
It's feel is amazing. The satin finish prevents hand sticking to the neck, allowing for even more fluid runs. The overall feel of the action, the access to the higher fretboard, even its lighter weight (compared to floating bridges) makes this my favorite feeling guitar I own.
Since I was 17. Guitar and a tiny, TINY bit of piano.
Hard Rock, Metal
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