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Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Artist Limited Edition Electric Guitar

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You won't find a better guitar in this price range than the Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Electric Guitar. Schecter's exclusive zero-heel Ultra...Click To Read More About This Product

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You won't find a better guitar in this price range than the Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Electric Guitar. Schecter's exclusive zero-heel Ultra-Access neck joint with the superior tone of USA Seymour Duncan pickups: JB at the bridge, '59 at the neck, a sustain-producing set-neck design, and versatile 5-way pickup switching.

The beautifully contoured, carved-top mahogany body is accented by black pearloid binidng. The rosewood fretboard features Schecter vector inlays, also in striking black pearloid. Setup includes quality black chrome-finished hardware with genuine Grover tuners.

USA Seymour Duncan pickups ('59 at the neck, JB at the bridge) deliver all the tones you need. TonePros tune-o-matic bridge with thru-body tail adds great resonance.

FEATURES
  • Set-neck body design
  • Carved top mahogany body
  • Black pearloid binding
  • Black pearloid vector inlays
  • USA Seymour Duncan pickups: JB at the bridge, '59 at the neck
  • Black pearloid vector inlays
  • 5-way pickup switching: Position 1: full power bridge humbucking sound; Bridge pickup (series). Position 2: single-coil sound with hum cancel; Bridge & neck pickups; Parallel (bridge pickup's bridge side coil & neck pickup's bridge side coil). Position 3: full power humbucking sound; Series (bridge pickup's neck side coil & neck pickup's neck side coil) Position 4: single coil sound with hum canceling; Parallel (bridge pickup's neck side coil & neck pickup's neck side coil) Position 5: full power neck humbucking sound; Neck pickup (series)
  • Black chrome hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • TonePros tune-o-matic bridge
  • Thru-body tail
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4.9

(based on 80 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar

Schecter is prolly the best quality korean made guitar there is right now. MUCH better quality than my Ibanez RG270dx. The guitar looks amazingly nice in person. The pics dont do it justice. ...Read complete review

Schecter is prolly the best quality korean made guitar there is right now. MUCH better quality than my Ibanez RG270dx. The guitar looks amazingly nice in person. The pics dont do it justice. Inlays are pretty cool too and are done pretty decently. The neck is one of the most comfortable I've played...its thin and flat, but not Ibanez kind of flat. Not as wide as Ibanez either...which is good unless you have Steve Vai fingers. The all access joint is far cooler than my bandmates older model C1 plus...the tone is fatter thanks to all mahogany and seymour duncans...and the 5 way gives much more versatility. The "out of phase sounds" are nice and clean but dont expect a strat sound cuz its not. Humbucker sounds are good, solid, hot, and have no mud at all. Its a pretty fat sound but it aint no Les Paul. Action is decent but it wont go as low as I would like without some excess buzzing. Doesent effect the playability too much tho. The tone pros bridge is an iffie however, as the black hardware has started to rub off...but I dont care that much. I bought this guitar as an in between guitar until I have the money to get "the guitar" and then this one will be a very nice backup. The sustain is pretty nice too. This guitar likes everything from jazz to country to metal and it does em all pretty convincingly...although I would say its forte is any kind of rock. Tuners are solid. Frets are great as well...and I like em cuz they are flatter than most modern guitars...so when you put the death grip on a string during a wild lead break they dont shift in and out of tune. The weight is very comfortable. My only gripe is that there is no arm contour...which makes playing kind of stressful every now and then...nothing major tho. I'm pretty certain that no guitar in this price range can match this one in any way. I've played hundreds of guitars and I would recommend Schecter over ANY other foreign guitar. Its got one of the best necks I have ever played too...so it looks like "the guitar" would have to be a USA Custom Shop Schecter. Quality is commendable. Looks are great. Sounds are great. Playability rocks. Price...rocks! Its a great guitar for the money and I would recommend anyone to get this guitar unless you really need a stratty sound. Get a strat for the in between sounds. Keep in mind however, that this is a good guitar FOR THE MONEY. Dont buy into the people saying this is as good as a PRS or other expensive USA made guitar...cuz its not. The build quality and sound character just doesent go that far. My dad's 75 Les Paul BLOWS this thing away with much lower action, flatter frets (the "fretless wonder" kind) and a far fatter, richer, and more percussive sound. So dont expect a $500 Schecter to be the "be all end all" of guitars cuz thats just not happening. But for a second guitar, dependable backup, or a cheaper ax that wont hurt your wallet or your feelings if you drop it on stage...this is a wonderful guitar and worth the cash.

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Don't expect anything great out of this guitar. I think the features that come with the guitar are decent such as the Duncans and the seamless heel. i sent mine back in the blink...Read complete review

Don't expect anything great out of this guitar. I think the features that come with the guitar are decent such as the Duncans and the seamless heel. i sent mine back in the blink of an eye because after reading all of these reviews I though it was going to be amazing and it wasn't. The action was set way to high, however every new guitar needs a set-up. There were sharp edges on a fair amount of the frets. There were also quite a few dead spots. The binding was not attractive at all, and it was coming apart from the body. It would be a better investment to get an Ibanez S series. They have far better quality control.

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5.0

A decent guitar

By The Wrath

from Greenville, NC

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Let me start by saying MondoMan is a Mondo moron. First off, this guitar is set-neck not neck-thru. If you don't know the difference, then you shouldn't be doing reveiws. Les Pauls are heavy because of the density of the wood used to build them. In short, not all mahogony is created equal. This is a good guitar for a working musician. I just hate to see someone cut a product down when they have no idea what they're talking about.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extremely versatile and great-sounding!

By Abhimanyu Ghoshal

from Bangalore, India

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The Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition is an excellent choice for those looking to play various genres. I myself use it for jazz, blues, hard rock, electronica and even metal. Plus, it looks beautiful up close. The neck is very comfortable to play on too. This is a must-have for any guitarist who's not hooked onto any particular brand. A few issues: positions 2 and 4 on the pickup selector sound very similar so you get effectively get only 4 sounds, and the tone knob doesn't affect the sound between 2 'o clock and 10 'o clock.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is great

By a7x

from Tri-Cities, TN

I just got the guitar a week ago and i already am really impressed with it. The pickups make the guitar sound great and the finish makes it look fantastic. Your definitely getting your money's worth!

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This thing is plastic.

By MondoMan

from Dallas, TX

I was so excited to get this guitar. It had the pickups I wanted, neck through a mahogany body, strat-like body style, and a tusq nut. However, the "carved mahogany top" thing is false advertising. The neck is one piece, that has plastic wrapped around it. If the body was all mahogany, the guitar would be heavy, like a Les Paul, and this wasn't. If you knocked on the body, the outer several inches were hollow. I was so pissed I had to return it. So I wanted to write a review to warn anyone that is planning on buying it. Maybe that doesn't concern/bother you, but it felt too fisher-price to me. Play one first.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love my Schecters

By dcarsten

from Northwest, IN near Chicago

Between myself and my two sons, we own over dozen guitars that range in price from $200 to $3500. I own 2 Schecters and enjoy playing them the most. I swapped the pickups in my C-1 Artist with a pair of Gibson 490 humbuckers and added p.i.o caps. Now, the sound is sweet (wasn't bad before). You can't beat Schecter for value. The quality to price ratio is the best for a low to mid priced axe. Definitely better than Epi.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar in the freakn world hands down!!!!!!

By zakkattack87

from waco,tx

This guitar delivers the best feel,sound,and has the longest sustain ive ever played with.Words just really cant describe how freaking sweet this guitar is.Plus one of the prettiest bodies ive seen on a guitar.Buy it i promise yu will not have any regrets.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for recording or live!

By jmlivingston

from Michigan!

I bought this guitar about 4-5 months ago, and I love it! I was using a knock off Les Paul before with EMG 81/85 pickups, which I loved, through a solid state Carvin combo. At first I was disappointed with the dirty channel, so I replaced the bridge pup with a Seymour Duncan Invader. After playing that for a while I realized I didn't like that either, so I out the JB back in. Recording that guitar sounds awesome, and just fine tuning it for distortion is all I needed. The playability of this guitar is astounding. The wide C shape of the neck is wonderful for fast playing along to accompany the jumbo frets. The binding and inlays are beautiful, but takes some getting used to, as I have never had them on a guitar. The bridge works wonderfully, I leave my Schecter in my basement and it never goes out of tune, unless I change strings. Whether you're playing metal or punk, indi or emo, solid state or tubes; this is a great guitar to have!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All fives from me.

By Wooooooo

from South Dakota

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I have the Schecter C1+, which was made in 2006. This is the closest thing Schecter currently offers. It is my best axe, and I have been almost strictly a Fender player for years. My version has a coil tap which comes in handy once in awhile. It's like having six pickup combinations. The tone is unmatched - rich, deep, fat...and with a pop of the knob it can be clean and articulate. Where in times past I have used Strats for recording, my newest album adopted this guitar as the main man. Oh, and I have never had a guitar that kept tune more easily. You can bend the crud out of this axe and it will still ask for more. Last winter I dropped the guitar on its face (dumb mistake). I thought it was finished. The neck was cracked up by the heel of the head and I figured it would never be the same. WRONG! It *STILL* stays in perfect tune. I dare a Gibson man to try that with his Les Paul. Incredible.I'd take this over a Gibby any day. Well done, Schecter - you've won my respect in guitars!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar is SICK-NASTY!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got this guitar from a friend who had only had it for about 7 months. I only payed 450 for it and i must say its the best investment i've ever made. The quality of the contruction is top notch and the thru-body design is amazing. Also, it comes with Seymour Duncans... I mean what more could you want. The body in my opinion is solid. It feels almost indestructable. Now i'm not saying to go throw it down a flight of stairs or anything but I don't think it could hurt it much. The body's high gloss finish can be a pain to keep clean sometimes though.Also if you're looking for a case to fit it, I've heard that the "Coffin Case Darkline" fits it like a glove. This is a great guitar for any aspiring metal guitarist. It sounds great and plays great too. And for the price its a bargan.

 
4.0

Good guitar

By Rockmeamadeus

from Athens, GA

I just got this guitar today. It plays well but the setup needs a little work. It has some fret buzzing on the 5th and 6th strings. The tone pot is also warped causing the knob to scuff the body and bind up. I will probably keep the guitar, for the money its pretty good.

 
5.0

Very nice ! Price!

By DAN STRATS

from HICKSVILLE, NY

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This is a very nice musical instrument with a high quality of workmenship involved.It's stocked with all the high quality parts as advertised.The end result is a pro high end guitar for a mild price.That's whats' it all about. Try one you'll like it and most likely buy it.

 
5.0

Still the greatest...

By Travis L.

from Iowa

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This guitar is awesome...straight out. I play a wide variety of music and need a guitar that can perform that variety. This guitar does it. The Seymour Duncans in this axe are amazing. They sound clear and responsive when clean and just absolutely ROAR when used with overdrive or distortion. There is nothing that these pickups can't do. The only reason I would ever swap the pickups is if I wanted a completely heavy sound, in that case, I'd put in a pair of DiMarzio D-Activators, and put the SD's into my Ibanez SZ520. There were only two things that I found to complain about with this guitar. First off I had to lower the action, but I've had to on all my factory guitars, so it's no big deal. Secondly, like everyone says, it's hard to see the side markers in then pearloid. Other than that, This guitar is awesome, hands down.

 
5.0

Review

By The Black Man

from Carbondale, IL

The Schecter C1-Artist is a magnificent guitar. First and foremost, just the look of the guitar out of the box is unbelievable. The pearl inlays look much better in person and will blow your mind away. In no way are there flaws to the design. The five-way switch on this guitar is quite useful when wanting to switch between rhythm and lead or mix the two. However, I wish that the guitar would only have a three-way switch, as some of the switch settings have a slight fuzz to them, but it is not very noticeable at all. The action of this guitar is unbelievable, as well. You can bend a string easily with very little pressure and still have control of what you're doing, which makes it very useful for lead. I would have to say that this guitar is built more for lead, just the action, tone, and way it's built reflect a lead guitar. I would compare the sound and quality of this guitar to a mix between a Les Paul and Paul Reed Smith. So this guitar plays like a much more expensive axe. I was blown away with the sound that my guitar produced through Marshall half stack. It was stunning, the distortion through the head was very clean. One downside to it all is that if you aren't an experienced player, you may have trouble controlling the feedback you get from this guitar. Through Fender Practice Amp 15G, the C1 Artist delivers a great clean tone, but with gain added to it, there is too much bass to the whole rig, but it stil sounds awesome. Even though this guitar is made in Korea, don't discourage yourself from buying it. It sounds just as nice as anything made in the US. In fact, I've played this guitar with a Fender Strat and the C1 Artist overpowered the Strat rock, and also there was very little noise. This guitar is worth your money.

 
5.0

Schecter C-1 Artist

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just got my shiny new black Schecter C-1 Artist today & I was very impressed with how beatiful this guitar looks. It was everything I hoped it would be. The action & neck are fantastic! Fit & finish superb. The 5 way switch offers up a broad texture of tones. Workmanship was as good as any high end guitar I have tried costing much much more. The real Seymour Duncan pickups are hot! The neck inlays are cool & well done. Plus,with the Grover tuners, TonePros bridge, this is a fantastic buy! The volume/tone knobs even had a pearl inlay on top that I hadn't seen before. You wont be disappointed.

 
5.0

great

By nickko

from NY

great with a good hum bucking sound and has amazing tone and quality with great sustaina little bit to mechanical for people that want a nice comfortable guitar

 
5.0

Shred

By Schecteralltheway

from Kersey

This guitar is all that you could ask for. I mean you wont get a better deal from any other company. This guitar has some mad features to it from the Seymour Duncan Pickups down to the pearl tops of the volume and tone nobs. Besides minor pet pevs that i have like it smoges easy and scratches easy this guitar can handal anything. My amp even rolled over and smashed down onto it and it just got a little dent in the back of it I'm telling you this thing is rock solid. Go see for yourself!!!

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Hawkstalon69

from Pennsylvania

This is my first electric, and I'm quite happy with the choice. I play it through a Marshall MG100DFX. The sound is clear and biting, with a screaming high and punchy low. Nothing else compares, I tried almost every other axe in the store (that I could afford), and this is definatley THE guitar. The only thing is the neck is little hard to slide on, and in 2 months I'be busted 3 strings. That could just be me, or the bridge, I don't know. Either way, amazing.

 
5.0

love it

By axehappy

from kentucky

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Ive had this guitar for about a year now. First off this guitar is a piece of art. It is beautiful and it screams. The Tone Pros bridge is something you would expect to see on a more expensive axe, it's a firmly set bridge that isnt held down by the strings, thus enhancing tone. You can also adjust the bridge. This is one of the few guitars I found that came with Seymore duncan humbuckers. Also the neck and body is not a bolt on. It is one solid piece of wood, that carries sustain. The Grover tuners are the best, they stay in tune. This guitar has the best features and aftermarket gear for the cheapest. Im glad I bought it.

 
5.0

Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Electric Guita

By Thunder

from B'ham, Alabama

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I love this guitar. This is the best thing since sliced bread. It has the sweetest tones for just about any kind of music. The action on this guitar is perfect. The right amount of distance to the string to the fret board. The neck is not to thick or fat. It is just right. The semore duncans pick ups adds the right amount of spice.The only downfall I see on this guitar, is that on the neck trim where the fret markers at. You really can't see the fret markers. They blend in with the trim of the neck. They should have made the markers black so that they would stand out. Other than that, this is a great guitar.

 
5.0

wow

By thatguythatrocksatsolos

from new jersey

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Wow this is one sick guitar. This thing sings solos and can give a good crunch in rhythm I would even say get this before an Epiphone LP. It's that good

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