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Schecter Guitar Research 2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar  

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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-f...Click To Read More About This Product

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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, cr me fretboard and body binding, and chrome hardware.

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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: cr¨me
  • 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
  • Case: Sold separately
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Schecter Guitar Research2011 C-1 Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
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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

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST value for the price

By Benjamin Chertoff

from New York City

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

After a decade hiatus from the guitar, I decided it was time to pick up an axe and start chopping away again. Problem was, I'd spent so much time with big-name guitars I never learned about the ergonomics of playing. That's what I had in mind when I asked for a recommendation for a sub-1K guitar that was eminently playable. I was handed the Schecter C-1, and I don't think it's been back in the gig bag since the trip back from the store. That was a year ago. This is a fantastically playable guitar with rich, unblemished sustain right up the fretboard all the way to the humbucker. My girlfriend (an accomplished singer/songwriter) asked me why they even put a fret so far up the neck since it never makes a sound anyway. I answered with a sound - a loud, rich, full tone with my fingers comfortably stretched from the bottom cutaway. Yes, there is a reason for the top fret on the neck. Over the past year my playing has expanded far beyond what I was noodling with in high school bands. And while my amp collection has been a rotating door of Marshalls, Egnaters, Fenders (sudden death with no explanation, two in a row... not getting another one of those) and my current favorite, a Blackstar HT-5, my guitar has remained the same. No matter how many Les Paul's I pick up in the store, I still can't justify the cost and, frankly, I still think the C-1 plays better. Bottom line: You can play for hours without a cramp, and as we all know, the more you can play, the better you'll sound. This guitar sounds great out of the box, and just gets better with age.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Sean J-JkpFT

from Connecticut

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

This is honestly one of the best guitars I have ever played. I started on a pretty good Epiphone then changed to a Fender and then I picked up this Schecter guitar. I've played 0plenty of guitars besides the ones I've owned but this one is in my opinion one of the best. I get all the tone control I want, and I can actually play on the 6th string past the 20th fret when must guitars don't like doing that and will sound terrible. The neck and fretboard are smooth and comfortable. I have played guitars where the neck is too thick, and some are too small, this one is perfect. If you want a great guitar in it's price range, you won't beat this one.

(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.

(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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm really impressed

    By Prsfanatic123

    from Sacramento

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

    So I went to guitar center in search of a good used amp. Something with lots of gain, or atleast more than my Bugera V55. Anyway i went over to the schecters and pulled this one down to play. I also played a a gibson les paul, PRS Mira, Prs single cut and a few other ones as well that day.This one was just as good if not better than most. I played through a peavey 6505 half stack, a peavey xxx combo and a marshall jcm 2000 combo. On anything high gain this guitar is perfect. Its got all the warmth and clarity plus the punch needed for riffing, and the 59' in the neck gives perfectly smooth solos. The way the neck is set (look in the pictures) gives this guitar a great level of ease when soloing, and its balanced pretty well too. Weight wise i would say its a bit lighter than a les paul. If your local music store has this go check it out, you wont regret it. Especially for the price

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My new favorite C-1 Diamond Series

    By Telesrme

    from Wyoming

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    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.

     
    5.0

    My favorite new guitar

    By Jason

    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.

      (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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      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.

       
      5.0

      new 2011 c-1

      By riff man

      from mass

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      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

         
        5.0

        If possible, the perfect guitar

        By Zer0

        from Midwest USA

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        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!

         
        5.0

        Awesome axe!!!!!

        By leroy

        from Ms.

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        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.

             
            5.0

            Couldn't ask for more

            By Clint

            from Minnesota

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            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.

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Ethan Carter

            from Clifton Park, New York

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

            This is an amazing guitar, it is more than worth the small cost, if you're considering buying this instrument go for it. in my eyes it easily rivals guitars three times its price. Sounds great with distortion and clean. Schecter is a name you can trust to deliver a great guitar at a great price.
            The neck joint of this guitar is the highlight for me, it allows smooth access all the way up to the 24th fret and quick position changes. Having 24 frets is also nice. The tune-o-matic bridge makes palm muting easy and comfortable. The through body string mounts help give this guitar great sustain. The single coil tap option is really cool and gives some nice tone options.
            Very well built and beautiful guitar. Even though its not as expensive as big name guitars it sounds as good or better. Also it is a very well balanced guitar something not often found in a mre expensive Gibson or Fender.
            Possibly the best deal out there, you easily get more than what you paid for, sounds, looks, and feels amazing.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding rhythm Guitar

            By Jdrules420

            from Citrus Springs, Florida

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

            I purchased this guitar about 3 years ago (actually the c-1 plus model but still same everything) and overall it still plays the same way it did when I first purchased it. The skinny neck allows you to pull off chords and quick fingering skills very easily which I like to play a lot. The only adjustments I've made so far is I replaced the duncan design pickups it originally comes with, with duncan invaders (since I play metal and techdeath). I still get a rich high output sound when I play with or without gain. If you play blues and rock then this is the guitar for you, overall great quality and excellent sound.

             
            5.0

            Great performance. Excellent Value

            By Karl Sexton

            from Tampa, Florida

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

            Wonderful guitar.
            Plays very very smooth and natural
            Incredible clear sound and sustain.
            It can play many styles surprisingly well*
            I'm one a 1-guitar budget and this purchase fit the bill beautifully. I can't see every giving this one up..

            * I purchased with a Fender Mustang II amp and the modeling different styles really allows this guitar's versatility to shine. The two are a fantastic package for the hobby guitaist.

            I highly recommend this guitar
            Rating based on similar guitars in this class
            Very solid
            Fit & finish is excellent.
            Very good feel
            Everything is better than advertised.
            Appears to be a very solid and extermely versatile guitar
            Plays beautifully
            Again, much better than even advertised

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