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Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Artist Limited Edition Left-Handed Electric Guitar   

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The Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Left-Handed Electric Guitar is a sleek, all black, ultrahot design. It combines Schecter's exclusive zero-hee...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Left-Handed Electric Guitar is a sleek, all black, ultrahot design. It combines Schecter's exclusive zero-heel Ultra-Access neck joint with the superior tone of USA Seymour Duncan pickups. Also features a sustain-producing neck-thru body design, and versatile 5-way pickup switching.

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

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

  • Neck thru 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-style bridge

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best all round lefty

By notryt

from toledo ohio

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Just bought a used LE and going from an omen6 to this is a vast improvement, its not perfect. but if you have man hands and real normal fingers.. not something that resembles Micky D fries.. this is the lefty you definitely (and I use this term seldomly) must have. I also own a lefty MIM strat that has been morphed into a real 70s sounding custom strat. Do not compare the 2.. but if you wnt the range you need the 2. the strat does something that humbucking guitars cant match. But for versatility the duncans on the schecter are a guitar players dream.. get em both.. youll play the schecter more than the fender but they both rock.. the schecter is more suited for the modern sound.. plays good clean.. but the single coil strat is still my #2. I have never seen a stock Lefty by anyone this good.


This Wont Be your Last Schecter!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this guitar 3 years ago and it is still my go-to axe! Schecter puts all the best features into thier guitars that you would find on the most expensive Gibsons! My next axe is going to be the Hellraiser, and when Schecter does it again for lefties I'll be throwing money at it immediately!


There's no better guitar for the price.

By Psyclops

from Texas

I got my Schecter C-1 Artist Limited Edition Left-Handed Guitar in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the "pearl" binding on the body was yellowed... not a great first impression. The neck binding is fine but the yellowing on the body is really obvious. I was tempted to put it right back in the mail at that point. Then I played it. Wow! The action is fast and smooth. It's got sustain for days. In 14-plus years of playing this is the sweetest-playing guitar I've found. The controls are fairly basic and the guitar is light and comfortable. The pickups could be a little hotter, but at this price I can't complain. Although the cosmetic defect detracts from the overall value, I'm still completely in love with this guitar. If sound, playability and price are your priorities, you won't be disappointed with this guitar.


Not gonna get better for the $

By e w/Hanus!

from Philly, PA

I play left handed guitars strung for right handed players. I received this and although I coudn't play it right out of the box, I could tell the set up was fairly good. I had to furnish my own nut and re-do the bridge. After that, I have put this guitar through HELL the last 6 months that I have had it. Sweaty gigs, practices and everything else. It has held up nicely. The tones are great (thanks Seymour Duncan) and the Tone Pro's bridge makes life a lot easier. I really have no complaints other than the pickup selector switch could be higher quality for my tastes.


Well worth every penny

By C. Falcon

from Spokane, WA

All the good things you?ve read about this guitar are true. I used to play a Les Paul, but switched to the C-1 Artist after a ?mishap? with my old guitar. I?m glad I did. It feels better in my hands (the ultra-access neck is flawless) and it sounds better than my Les Paul also. I mainly use it with the DigiTech Metal Master pedal through either a Marshall or Behringer amp and it just seems to scream, the tone is perfect. However, it?s not only a metal machine. The guitar produces one of the best clean tones I?ve ever heard making it a good choice for either a starting or advanced musician of any genre. And yes, the binding makes it difficult to see fret markers at first, but after using it for a few weeks I became so used to the guitar that I stopped using the markers altogether. All in all it?s a great guitar and well worth every penny.


Schecter C-1 Artist Lefty

By Jed-RtNdm

from Vermont / Germany

First, the Schecter C-1 Artist is simply an amazing guitar. I am an avid Ibanez player, and recently bought the C-1 as I needed a new guitar. Is by far one of the best guitars I own right now (I have 7 electrics). The humbuckers sound very good. I am a huge fan of Schecter's through body stringing style, as I hate tremelo bridges. The only complaints I have are: yes, the pearloid inlay around the border does make it difficult to see the fret marker, the only other thing is that my strap peg screws got stripped within weeks of having it, but I always upgrade to Duncan Strap Locks anyway, with a combination of sawdust and wood glue, so I am not really concerned about that. Otherwise, this is a great Schecter starter, and I hope to buy many more in the future!


Great Guitar.

By Jerry-6M_Ou

from Indiana

This is simply a great guitar. I plug it into my Line 6, and it pushes out one of the best tones I've ever heard. I also have a customized American Strat, and this guitar plays twice as good at half the price. The neck is lightning fast, the USA Duncan JB pushes out a great, high gain, crunchy rock sound with a lot of bottom end, the '59 has beautiful warm clean tones, I love the 5-way switch, not to mention that this is just a simply beautiful guitar. I was blown away, the pictures do not do this guitar justice. And it's set up at Schecter USA perfectly. No high action, but also no fret buzzing. No neck or pick-up adjustments needed. I honestly have no complaints.



By TheBionicVapourBoy

from Evansville, IN

I have owned this guitar for about a year and a half and it is always a pleasure to play. Schecter is serious about making quality instruments affordable for all musicians. I have rerouted the switch's wiring schematic to allow for coil splitting... couple that with a set of pure nickel strings and the clean sound is like dropping diamonds on glass. I recommend a Roland JazzChorus 120 or Fender Twin for the most crystal-clear, clean guitar you have ever heard. However, this thing also handles drive like a champ... from Jimi to Phish, Floyd to Tool... yes it can.


Schecter C-1 Artist

By JPaul911

from Henryetta, OK

The reviews are right on. The guitar's quality far exceeds its price. You won't find a better guitar in this price range or even in some higher price ranges. I'll definitely be looking at buying another Shecter.


Beyond Expectations

By Dokterdon

from Orleans, NE

While I was shopping on this sight for a good lefty at a good price I almost bought the Epiphone Les Paul Custom. I decided on this Schecter because of the better pickups. I have had it for close to a month now, and I'm so glad I bought it. It plays like a Gibson and sounds awesome through my Peavey Valve King. If you're a lefty and strapped for cash you cannot go wrong with this guitar.

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