Submitted October 3, 2013 by Sean T in Northampton, MA
"Not up to Schecter Quality"
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This is the only bad product I have purchased from Schecter as of yet, and I hope they will never make anything as bad ever again. Don't buy it unless it's your only option.
It doesn't sound like much, but the thing sure SMELLS (like chemicals).
There are no covers on the compartments, as has been mentioned. My tuner and picks always thunk annoyingly back and forth inside it. Worse is that the latches are just about the loosest-feeling latches I have ever experienced. They flip open effortlessly and I bet they would break instantly if I dropped the case on top of them. Also, I tried putting my Schecter Omen-8 (same exact body shape as my Blackjack SLS C-1) in the case, and it wouldn't fit!!! Why would a Schecter case not fit all Schecter Diamond Series guitars, as it claims to do? Are there different cases for the 8-string models?
Ease of Use
I don't find the case any lighter than other cases I have experienced, even with an especially light-weight SLS guitar inside. Loose latches make it extremely easy to open and close - good if you prefer convenience over protection, which I could not agree with you on.
"Made in China" it reads. There is no quality whatsoever implied in that statement. Come on, Schecter! Make your cases at the Schecter factory in South Korea like you do with your guitars! Very disappointing.
I keep my (Schecter) Omen-8 in a used Alvarez stratocaster case. The mold shape is very similar, the case is just as lightweight, there are covers on the compartments, the latches are very firm, and I got it for half the price of the Schecter case. Which one would you choose?
I have contacted Schecter (by email) many times since I first discovered them, and they are nearly always prompt in getting back to me and always helpful in their advice. There has been the rare message they didn't respond to, but they are good overall.
The Wow Factor
The Schecter logo looks cool engraved, but other than that I could not call this case anything other than embarrassingly plastic-looking.
Clarinet 9 years, Guitar 2 years; music major dead set on playing professionally
Jazz, Metal, Rock, Classical, World, and various fusions
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