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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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Killer for lefties.

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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Professional Guitar...affordable price

By ~johnny~

from Glens Falls, NY

It looks like a professional guitar, it sounds like a professional guitar, it plays like a professional guitar... Monster tone from this black beauty thanks to Seymour's JB, and 59 pickups...they hum, very thick, and powerfully, producing killer harmonics. The sustain on this just sings. The playability is as perfect as any PRS models i have played, and thanks to the professional setup done at the factory the intonation is absolutely flawless. As far as appearance...these pictures do it no justice, they need to put some better ones up here. Features not mentioned here are the Med.Jumbo Frets, and 25.5' F-Scale. As a lefty this is the best guitar I have played in 20 years, and very affordable...Buy this, you won't be dissapointed! ROCK!!!


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.


There's no better guitar for the price.

By Psyclops

from Texas

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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.


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.


Great guitar!!

By Great-_3kA2

from NY

I picked this guitar up looking for an improvement from my last guitar. I am so glad that I did. The pickups are great, the sound and tone are awesome. Love the looks of the gloss black on stage. Lefties this is the guitar for you. Try it and be amazed!


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!


This is a great guitar, great quaility features

By rockinboarder

from Saratoga, NY

The guitar is packed with great features. It plays really easily, so fast and slim, the humbuckers sound great and it's quiet - not buzzing or humming. Overall, good product.


Believe what your reading!

By ESP100

from W.P.B. FL.

Im a left handed player that very rarley gets to pick up a decent guitar, let alone a great guitar. I just recieved this guitar today, and they are right,pictures do not do this ax justice! Superb tone, looks, and value! These JB's do the trick! Despite VERY minor blemishes on the fret board, you will not be disappointed. BUY THIS GUITAR!

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A solid guitar, but not perfect

By StickHinson

from North Carolina

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This is a quality guitar but it is not the Holy Grail of lefty guitars. The covered Seymour Duncan pickups are wonderful, but the pearliod binding on the neck looks cheap & obscures the fret markers. I also had to raise the bridge because the action was way too low. I find this guitar very similar in sound to the Epiphone G-400 (SG). I Just wish companies would realize that us leftys like other colors than black.


Lefty's buy this guitar!!!!!

By Metal4life78

from Yonkers, NY

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Dudes, I just picked up this guitar for $*** from this site and was blown away when I received it. This guitar is outstanding. The worksmanship is unbelievable. Perloid inlays and binding. The black gloss is beautiful. It was almost perfectly set-up straight from the factory. The Duncans sound unbelievable. I'm a huge Duncam fan and have a JB and a Jazz in my other guitar. (Ibanez prestige) The 59 is a little brighter than the jazz in the neck but is just as bassy. but both sound great!!! The neck plays like butter and the guitar as a whole is built extremely well. For $*** you have to be sick not buy this guitar. Especially if you're a lefty. It's hard to find quality guitars for us. This thing rocks. Sell your sister, hock your moms jewelery. Do whatever needs to be done just buy this guitar!!!

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