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Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar  

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    Schecter Guitar Research

    A rocking guitar with undeniably great looks and playability.

    The Schecter C-1 Standard electric guitar has a gorgeous flamed maple top, double cutaway mahogany body, 24-3/4" scale bolt-on maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter Ultra Access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with ease and comfort. The TonePros bridge system includes a Tune-o-matic-style bridge with thru-body string mounts for stability and sustain. The Schecter C-I Standard guitar is loaded with a pair of Duncan-Designed HB humbucking pickups with coil-splitting for an incredible range of tones. Appointments include dot fingerboard inlays, cràme fretboard and body binding, and chrome hardware.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Construction: Set-neck with Ultra Access neck joint
    • Body: Mahogany
    • Top: Flamed maple
    • Neck: 3-piece maple
    • Scale: 24-3/4"
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Frets: 24 medium
    • Inlays: Dots
    • Binding: crème
    • Pickups: Duncan designed HB-102(bridge)/HB-101(neck) humbuckers
    • Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (splitting)/3-way switch
    • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic with thru-body string mounts
    • Tuners: Grover
    • Hardware: Chrome

    Order a Schecter guitar that will never let you down!

     
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    Schecter Guitar Research2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (7)
    • Good feel (7)
    • Good tone (6)
    • Good pick up (4)
    • Solid electronics (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (5)
      • Jamming (4)
      • Recording (4)
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      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      5.0

      My favorite new guitar

      By Steranko75

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Set Neck Construction
      • Solid Electronics
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

        I received this guitar as a gift. I have normally stayed away from Schecter because they usually seem a bit too 'metal' for me - I play mostly blues/rock stuff. I'm so thankful I received this guitar! Out of the box, it was in tune and intonated properly, with a great set up The tuners and Tusq nut keep this guitar in tune as well as any other guitar I've ever owned.
        The coil-tap adds a level of versatility to the guitar that has been very rewarding to play with. Just pull the tone pot up and both pickups are tapped. Push it back in, and back to humbuckers. As with all guitars, I would recommend some minor pickup adjustment to suit your taste. Once I did that, I have found myself reaching for this guitar instead of my 335, LP or Strat - Which shocked me.
        The good tone, great balance and comfortable neck made this guitar an instant hit for me. I have the metallic blue, which has very nice off-white or aged binding that adds a nice look to the guitar. The blue has a metal flake in it, almost like a nail polish or something - it's not over the top at all (like those 'gem' epiphone les pauls - remember those?) but more like a gold top.
        Because of the tone and flexibility, this is a great guitar for performing. It gives you a WIDE variety of tones even though there's only three knobs. The volume controls do a great job, but i really don't play with the tone control much except for the push/pull operation. I can't overstate how versatile this pickups are, and the construction of the guitar is top notch.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fat Bottom Guitars Make the Rock'n World

        By ParadoxGuitarist

        from Glendora, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Big Bottom End Sound
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Craftsmanship
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Well Setup

        Cons

        • Lower Output Pickups
        • No Sustain In High Notes

        Best Uses

        • Funk
        • Hard Rock
        • Jazz

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar as a replacement for an LP style guitar I built from a kit after some issues with the truss rod. I was surprised at the quality of guitar I got from Schecter for the price.

        The guitar was manufactured in Indonesia , but they set up all of their guitars in LA before shipping them out, and I have to say that they do an excellent job. It was near perfect (Near because I'm pretty picky about pickup heights) The finish is a little dark for my tastes but it's still great, and really pops under some lighting. The wood looks and feels solid and I didn't notice any sloppy work or shortcuts.

        I only have a few complaints regarding the pickups: First, they used plastic mounting rings for the humbuckers. They're not my favorite, and I do think that it effects the tone, even if ever so slightly. Second, The have great sustain on the bottom end. It's this wonderful growly tight but full bottom, but when you start playing a high lead the notes kind of wimp out on you. They don't scream like most guitars that are set up with H-H like a Les Paul or Ibanez. This really surprised me. Third, the output is a little on the low side for Humbuckers. This guitar plays more like a hot Strat and less like a Ibanez or Gibson, but only on the hight notes. I know it's the pickups because I can still feel the strings vibrating in the body and through my fingers, but the notes kind of die out in the amp. If I were listening to a blind recording, I would've guessed that it was a bolt on neck instead of a set neck.

        Good news is that the coil tap provides some very usable tones and I'm impressed with how quiet/well grounded the rig is even with the coil tapping. The pickups are a little steril, as in they don't have lots of warmth, but I actually like that. I only note it because I know lots of players do. You end up rolling a lot of that off in Jazz anyways.

        All in all I think it's a wonderful guitar if you're playing rhythm, or leads that are in constant motion like Dragon Force, but not if you're going for something more melodic like Al Pitrelli or Steve Vai. I love the sustain you get from the chords and riffs in the lower end. I also need to mention that the cutaway and sculpting they did to the neck near the 24th fret feels amazing. But it get's 4 stars due to the pickups (I would give it 4.5 but it's not an option), but maybe that's your jam.

        Even with having to purchase new pickups for it, it's a steal of a guitar. And great if you're starting out and not into lead yet, but want a high quality guitar you can grow into.

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        5.0

        new 2011 c-1

        By riff man

        from mass

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

          great guitar great price and it stays in tune just like a les paul on steroids

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          5.0

          If possible, the perfect guitar

          By Zer0

          from Midwest USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

          I have been a die-hard Fender guy ever since I got my first electric guitar. I have owned dozens of Fenders (among other guitars) and really, they have done everything for me I've needed. I went to a guitar shop one day and saw this guitar sitting on a rack with a used sticker. The price was fair so I decided to pick it up as a joke, since it looked so 'metal'. I was surprised at how great it played and sounded. This model had coil tap as well. Long story short I walked out with it, new strings and all.

          That was 5 years ago. I do a LOT of recording. Since then my Fenders have become my "specialty" guitars for those specific "Fender" tones. Everything else, this guitar does the job. Between the two pickups, the coil tap, and the resonant mahogany body, I have everything I need in this guitar. Sounds like a Gibson but cleaner and squeakier...roars with authority through a Marshall.

          I dropped it once and cracked the neck by the headstock. I left it that way for a year and a half and finally decided to fix it with Tite-Bond and a vice clamp. I used 150 grit sand paper to smooth everything out after the glue dried and now it's almost like it never happened. The whole time the guitar played perfectly and stayed in tune. I couldn't believe it.

          I've played other Schecter guitars and have been blown away as well. People, these guitars are the business. Check them out NOW!

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          5.0

          Awesome axe!!!!!

          By leroy

          from Ms.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

              The action was on the money, right out of the box, tuned it and started playing right away.Nice chrunch and tone from pickups. A rockers dream and the single coil choice knob gives you lots playing sound choices.

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              5.0

              Couldn't ask for more

              By Clint

              from Minnesota

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • PICKUPS

              Best Uses

              • Anything
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar about 6 months ago and it's been my main guitar for any playing that I do. This isn't my first Schecter but it's definately my favorite one. Plays fast, good action and playanility right out of the box. My one and only complaint is that the pickups could be a lot better but you can always do that yourself. Haven't had any issues with it yet and I play it everyday, for the price you're not going to find a better deal on a quality guitar.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Much more guitar than I expected.

              By Paparocks

              from Southern Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Makes You A Better Player
              • Responsive Controls
              • Set Up Very Well
              • Solid Electronics
              • Stays in tune

              Cons

              • No Cons Found Yet

              Best Uses

              • Hobby
              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

              I never could spend the big bucks for a really good guitar so I made do with the Epiphones, Electromatics, Dean Palominos and other bargain shop guitars. I paid more for them than I paid for the Schecter and the Schecter is in another league from all the others mentioned. It is flawless in construction, very tone responsive. I play clean most of the time and had no trouble dialing in a nice jazzy tone. I thought it may be good for metal etc. only but that is not the case. I love it unconditionally. It makes you a better player. Get one and you will stop wishing you had a better guitar.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth more than you're paying for it!

              By Crispy207

              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is amazing right out of the box! I was kind of leaning towards upgrading the pickups at first but there really isn't much wrong with the stock ones, the pots will give a tiny crackle sometimes when adjusting them on the fly but not anything that you'll notice unless you're looking for it.

                The only con I have to list about this guitar at all is the dot on the fretboard; with all the great features they put into this guitar I don't know why they put the spray painted looking dots on there...but I mean...that's really pretty superficial; I just like the guitar so much I wish they would have taken that little step to make it perfect.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                An Overall Amazing Instrument

                By Toledo Bob

                from Washington State near Canada

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                Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

                I have owned this guitar for over a year now. I held off writing a review until the "new" wore off. This guitar is absolutely amazing in every respect. The construction is first rate; better than some of the major brand name guitars. The p'ups are screaming classic Duncan sounds. I particularly like the dark sounds this instrument produces. I use it to play Blues professionally and it always turns heads and ears. I don't need to use any stompboxes with this one. It sounds great plugged straight into my Peavy Classic 30/12. Creamy, smooth and over driven. Sort of like a favorite girlfriend. A little challenge at times with the 3 way switch but nothing that would reduce my ratings. I put the 9-42 Fender strings on it and this muther sings and can hold a single note until breaktime! Do buy this guitar if you are looking for a super product at an overly fair price. BTW- the dark cherry finish draws a crowd.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My new favorite C-1 Diamond Series

                By Telesrme

                from Wyoming

                Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar:

                I used to be a Fender only guy. Until I played a friend's C-1 at a jam. I fell in love. I purchased a Diamond Series which is a bit more expensive. However, the finish is the only reason mine is more expensive. Otherwise, it's a stock C-1. I wish mine had the piezo pickup on it also.
                The Diamond Series has Abolone bound edges on the neck and body along with the top of the knobs. A push/pull tone pot allows you to turn your humbuckers into single coil pickups.
                I have had this guitar for several years and found NO defects on it or in it. The only problem I've had with this guitar is that the finish is easily scratched. Other than that, I'll take this axe over ANY of my more expensive Fenders.
                For the same quality in a more well known brand name, you're looking at spending close to a grand. I'd call that a GREAT value.

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