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Schecter Guitar Research C-1 FR Electric Guitar   

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The Schecter C-1 FR features a licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo system for rock-solid tuning stability even under brutal whammy-bar dive bombing! ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Now you can bend and twist your notes for even more incredible sounds.

The Schecter C-1 FR features a licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo system for rock-solid tuning stability even under brutal whammy-bar dive bombing! Active Duncan Designed HB-105 humbuckers yield massive attack, definition, and sustain. The rock-solid maple neck bolted to an arched mahogany body for a powerful tone combination. The rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets to let you shred with ease.

  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • Dot inlays
  • Duncan Designed Active HB-105 pickups
  • 2 volume and one tone control
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Licensed Floyd Rose bridge
  • White binding

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Bad A-Axe

I have a Parker Fly, Fender Strat and Gibson Les Paul. I added The C1-FR in white to my arsenal, WOW!!! This came out of the box ready to rock....Read complete review

I have a Parker Fly, Fender Strat and Gibson Les Paul. I added The C1-FR in white to my arsenal, WOW!!! This came out of the box ready to rock. The Duncan Design active pickups are incredible through my Johnson 250. For the price there is no better guitar out there and I am extremely pleased with the purchase. Bottom line you cannot get all these features by any other manufacturer for the price. I checked out Jackson and Ibanez as well and if you want to spend double the money you might get close. Or you could get some of their lower price guitars and replace the pickups and whammy, which will still cost you double. The only negative was the set up, no big deal. Playing an instrument isn?t any different than owning a car. You have to know how to maintain them including adjustments. The only thing that was wrong with mine is the harmonics were off on a couple of strings and the high E at the first fret had a buzz, not a big deal. As far as the balance of the guitar the combination of the paper close action the fast neck the active pickups and the 24 jumbo frets make this baby cry. For those of you that do not know the difference between passive and active it is a 9 volt battery that in short makes the sustain and sensitivity of the pickups worth it. Try and find that on a Jackson or Ibanez. Another observation is that it is a bolt on neck but so isn?t my Les and Strat. The difference is the heal has a slight scallop to it so if you are use to playing guitars with a bolt on neck access to the upper register is not a problem. If you are use to a neck through you may have to adjust, to me that is not a showstopper.


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Don't even think about it

I bought this guitar because I trusted Schecter enough to give me a quality peice of work that I could hold on to over the years. Never again. I had this guitar for about...Read complete review

I bought this guitar because I trusted Schecter enough to give me a quality peice of work that I could hold on to over the years. Never again. I had this guitar for about a half a year before getting rid of it. This thing is a waste of money, space, and time. The EMG's sound awful with the woods they slapped on. At first glance, it looks pretty nice. But then you really get it, and realize there's a 1/4 centimeter thick polyurethane mess sitting on top of the body. This combine with bad pickups results in a muddy, static jumble that just can't be fixed. This is a good guitar if you're planning on playing by yourself in your mom's house for the rest of your life. This is because the pickups' primary element is bass, so when you play with a band, the bass guitar drowns out all your sound, leaving the band wondering when you came in on that solo. In short, This is a terribly built guitar. If you still want a guitar that stays in tune and SOUNDS GOOD, try out a Kramer or something. These guitars are really good for the price. Stay way from companies that are iffy like Dean or, uhhh, I dunno, Schecter. The acoustics and sound in these types of guitars are terrible, and will make you regret buying them in the end.

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Great versital guitar!

By CRS-scYk5

from Pittsburgh

You can't go wrong with this guitar. I've played Schecters for years and I own a custom shop CS-1 as well that set me back 4 figures and worth every penny. I own three 2007 C-1 Elites two have the original SD Designed pups one Elite I replaced with SD P Rails just for more versatilty. I own two C1 FR's one white one custon painted, both have active SD Designed pups and I intend to keep them that way. Niether guitar as ever failed me. I also own two Hellraisers that never cease to scream. I use the Diamond series to play out locally and on the road. I use the custom in the studio for obvious reasons and the Diamonds as well depending on the sound I need. In my 30+ years of professional playing, I've owned pretty much one of every guitar ever made, high end ones as well, and Schecter continues to amaze me with the C1 and C1FR and Hellraiser Diamond Series.


not as good as i anticipated

By fender777

from lee county VA

i got this shecter about a month or two ago and its been a pretty good guitar.when i first got it i loved it,but the more i layed it the less i liked it.first of all i dont like the bridge system on it.its a pain to change and tune strings.dont get me wrong its a great guitar its just not really MY kind.its got a slightly clunky neck making it hard to play faster songs too,i would much rather play my fender strat.


Great guitar!!!

By JohnnyLion

from Eau Claire

I've had this guitar for a little over a year now. Overall, it's a really good guitar for it's price. The next has a nice unfinished feeling and has isn't to thick but too thin. It's really easy to reach all the frets on this guitar and the humbuckers really bring out the notes clearly. Also, the licensed Floyd Rose Tremelo is great at keeping the guitar in tune and makes it more of a joy to play.


Schecter is the way to play


from North East, Maryland

Ive always bought schecter guitars ever since i got my Schecter Exotic Star in Snow Leopard ...which they currently quit producing..this schecter was my 4th schecter i bought.Features 4.5 -the reason not a 5...well as any guitarist would tell you.. Floyd rose is a pain in the ass to deal with....but thankfully this stay in tune very well after like 2 hours of gigging.Quality 5 - its a schecter always a good choice :D..i mean schecter guitars arent US made but Korea made ones are (in my opinion) are just as good...but this particular C-1 is china made which really surprized me on sounding great.Value 5 - best $ i ever spent..this guitar could of easily been a little more..but i also jewed them down to drop the price $50 bucks at my local store since ppl ALWAYS played on it.Overall 5- if u want a awesome guitar with a good price and a floyd get this guitar....actually if u go with any schecter guitar..u really cant go wrong


Schecters beast

By Schecer is the BOSS

from Titusville, Pa

this guitar is the best. ive played every other guitar out there and schecters just rock them all. the only reason i put a 4.5 on the features is bc at first i thought a floyd rose would be awesome but the novelty wore off bc if u rest ur hand on the bridge it does the whammy effect on accident and you can only use the whammy on whammy songs (lol). i want to trade it for a plain c1 or a stopbar schecter. you wont have any regrets with this guitar. its worth the money at least. its way better than any esp, ibanez, b.c. rich, ..... the only thing that can give it a run for skill, looks, workmanship, and bang for the buck is a gibson (which are good for metal surprisingly), a prs (very metal believe it or not but are also amazing for rock/ clean), or another schecter (VERY METAL! and also rock at other stuff including cleans.) buy it!!!! now. or forever be disappointed with ur bad guitar. peace!E-mail me for any questions at all. ill get back to you


Pure awesomeness for the money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this guitar for myself last December and I have yet to be disappointed. However, the pickups are TRASH. They have weak sustain and just sound awful. On the plus side, they are active so all the active hardware is already built in so its a quick and easy swap for somebody who knows what he/she is doing. I myself threw in a set of EMG 85s because I like the sound of the 85 in the bridge better for what I play. Overall, solid construction and stays in tune pretty well. I only have to adjust the fine tuners about once a week on weeks that I play heavily (4 to 5 hours a day). I prefer ESP but there are no local music stores that carry the brand and I will never buy a guitar without playing it first again.


Best Freaking Guitar Ever

By Clayton-suCe5

from That 1 town in that 1 state

I saw this guitar a few months ago on while I was looking around for something new. I looked through Ibanez, Fender, ESP LTD, and Paul Reed Smith, hoping to find the perfect guitar that would quinch my thirst for a good metal guitar. Well, I had a few guitars in mind but then I started to think about it and I realized I had not looked through Schecter yet. Either I never noticed this guitar before, or they lowered the price on it. I didnt even attempt to find it in a music store to try it before I bought it, I knew it would be a great so I bought it right there, and I am SO glad I did. I used to play on a modified Epiphone G-310 SG with Seymour Duncan Blackouts, and it sounded great but the way it played was really holding me back at band practices, I couldnt do any solos, and it really messed with my creative juices. The day I got this thing I took it to practice and in a matter of 2 hours I had 7 new riffs with solos on 4 of them (the other members in my band thought I had bought satans guitar). This is an insane guitar.


Schecter C1 FR Rocks

By Schecter Lover-8A6G3

from Pennsylvania

First off, anyone who is having trouble with their Floyd Rose please go to YouTube and watch a video on how to adjust it properly. You will save yourself a lot of headaches and frustration. I play everything from Skynyrd to Metallica with my C1 FR through a Peavey Vypyr 30 and the C1 FR rocks! She's a beauty as well! I've been playing for about 2 years now and have been using Fender type guitars the whole time and having problems with some songs. I picked up the C1 at a local store and could play much better on it. Don't wast your time on cheap guitars like Squires and Epiphones, get a Schecter C1 FR and your experience in learning will be much better.



By JakePoole

from Coeur d'Alene, ID

I used to own this guitar (before stupidly selling it) and have to say that it's by far the best guitar i've ever owned. And for a price that you really can't beat. I had mine while they still put in EMG's instead of the Duncan-Designed pickups. But shredding on this beast is outstanding and you get a real nice crunch for rythm. The only problem I had was that the FR tremolo didn't pull back as far as I like (for those clasic Dime squeels). but it's, in my opinion, one of the best guitars you can buy without spending a fortune. Perfect for any kind of music.


Great guitar

By Kelby Reinke

from Olathe, KS

I bought this guitar about a month ago and really like it. I played it until my fingres bled!! I bought it intending to get a sound similar to Avenged Sevenfold because I understood that their lead guiter player Synyster Gates used a C1-FR one before he got his custom. Playing solos on it is very easy compared to all the other guitars I've played. Bending is very easy, the Floyd Rose tremelo is very sensitive,but not too sensitive, and it does NOT come out of tune no matter how much you use the whammy bar and/or bend. I plan to replace the duncan designed pickups with some real REAL seymour duncan invaders. If you are intending to buy this guitar for really low drop tunings(except for D or D flat) you should get something else. Although rhythm does sound pretty good, it works best for lead. I would recommend the Schecter C1-FR to any one who likes metal and who wants A great guitar for a great price. Believe me its worth $200 dollars more than what it's priced!!

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