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Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar  

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The Corsair Bigsby is Schecter's take on the classic semi-hollowbody electric guitar and a neo-vintage six-string that rules for rock. Its three-piec...Click To Read More About This Product

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A retro-modern axe with custom touches and smooth playability.

The Corsair Bigsby is Schecter's take on the classic semi-hollowbody electric guitar and a neo-vintage six-string that rules for rock. Its three-piece mahogany neck is shaped to deliver comfortable, effortless play with an ebony fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. The semi-hollow maple body is topped with flamed maple and fixed with two Duncan Designed humbuckers (with coil-splitting) that whisper and wail with plenty of firepower. The Bigsby B-70 vibrato gives you extra expression while rock-solid Gotoh tuners keep you in tune.

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FEATURES
  • Maple body with flamed maple top
  • Set 3-piece mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Dot inlays
  • 2 Duncan Designed HB-101 guitar pickups with coil spitting
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls with coil-splitting
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Bigsby B-70 vibrato tailpiece
  • Black multi-ply binding
  • Grover tuners
  • Chrome hardware
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Schecter Guitar ResearchCorsair Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Guitar!

This is a great guitar. The neck is very comfortable. It's thin yet wide. Due to the solid block of wood in the middle this is not the lightest guitar but I like...Read complete review

This is a great guitar. The neck is very comfortable. It's thin yet wide. Due to the solid block of wood in the middle this is not the lightest guitar but I like the weight and the overall feel of it. It sounds great and looks amazing. I have the walnut finish and have received compliments on the looks. Other great features are the coil splitting pickups and bigsby tremelo. Overall this guitar is a great alternative to a more expensive Gibson 335 and is a solid guitar for the money.

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Went Through Three Of These All With Flat Ground Frets

I went through three of these and refused to take delivery of any of them. All three had the crowns of the frets ground off until the flat top of the frets were so...Read complete review

I went through three of these and refused to take delivery of any of them. All three had the crowns of the frets ground off until the flat top of the frets were so wide the intonation was off, and it induced fret buzz. I called Schecter to question what was going on with their quality control and they said there is nothing wrong with them, and that is normal. No it is not normal to have flat ground frets on a brand new guitar especially when the flat part measures over .05 inches or up to 1.25mm. If you buy this guitar, you will spend good money, or about two or more days crowning and dressing the flat ground frets. I've never heard of such a claim that wide ground flat frets are normal. I've been playing guitar and purchasing guitars since 1979 and have never seen, or bought a new guitar that has ground frets and no crown. The frets were so wide and flat these guitars sounded dead and had fret buzz even though string height and relief seemed to be in order. The other problem I see is in two or more years when you need to do a fret dressing and crown, there's not a lot of fret left. These Corsairs need a lot of fret work to make them right, and I'm not willing to spend almost a grand on something that needs to be fixed. Sorry Schecter, this is not how you finish frets. At least crown and dress them when you are done grinding them, maybe at least you'll fool some of the buyers.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar!

By jbobert1

from Lehi, Utah

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great looks
  • Nice Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    This is a great guitar. The neck is very comfortable. It's thin yet wide. Due to the solid block of wood in the middle this is not the lightest guitar but I like the weight and the overall feel of it. It sounds great and looks amazing. I have the walnut finish and have received compliments on the looks. Other great features are the coil splitting pickups and bigsby tremelo. Overall this guitar is a great alternative to a more expensive Gibson 335 and is a solid guitar for the money.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW.

    By Matthew W.-UDJCS

    from Durham, NC

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    This is just a magnificent guitar. I am thinking about selling the rest of my guitars because of it. I can get any sound that I would ever want out of this thing. I have played the ES335 before and I truly believe this guitar stands up to it. Plus, it's gorgeous (I have the walnut). If you want an absolutely stellar semi-hollow but don't want to spend a couple thousand on it, I can't emphasize how much I recommend this.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's BEAUTIFUL

    By Irish Guy

    from Texarkana TX

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    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    First off, i don't like most schecters. I think they sound funny. This on the other hand isn't a schecter at all. It's a beautiful guitar to hold and play. the neck is wide and fun to play on. It sound AWESOME through my Blackstar HT-5(custom cabinet). She gives plenty of lows and highs. good sound from the duncan pick ups. I gave the features a 4.5 because the bigsby is a total pain when restringing it. other wise, it's very versitile and beatiful. I have the Walnut finish, and these pics DONT do it justice. it is far more beautiful than shown in the other pictures.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It is a great guitar

    By Andrew Dugas

    from La.

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    The first thing I usually do when I get a guitar is set it up. This is one of the few guitars I ever got that I didn't have to tweek it to get it right, it came very well set up, I'm very pleased with it.
    Its an outstanding guitar, for the price or any price.
    Everything on this guitar is high quality and solid. I can't really find anything that I would change out, all the hardware is good stuff.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than a gibson E-335

    By neverknowing00

    from Seattle, Wa

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    An amazing guitar right out of the box! easy to play and sounds even better! shortly after getting mine I replaced the pickups with a Gibson Burstbucker pro in the bridge and a Seymore Duncan Phat cat P-90 in the neck. Down right incredible at this point, one of the best guitars I have ever played

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this guitar

    By Joe B.

    from salisbury, NC

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    I recently purchased a Schecter Corsair Bigsby. When I first took it out of the box I was blown away. What a beautiful instrument, the workmanship is flawless. I got the gloss walnut finish, love the look of this guitar. The 18/1 Grovers are great, and the Duncan pickups really give you a wide range of tones, mellow enough for Blues or Jazz and can punch out face melting solos. Playing Blues is my first love, but also play some country and rock. Over the last 30+ yrs. I've bought 3 Martins, an original Gibson Fretless Wonder and 3 Strats and recently a Schecter Dameon Series which I was impressed with. Every thing about this guitar smacks of quality, the hardware, the tone, and craftsmanship

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You won't want to put it down!

    By drmrru12

    from Alaska

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    As BB King would have put it, ?I?ve been downhearted baby, ever since. . .? well, since I sold my Les Paul thirty years ago. That is until I bought my Schecter Corsair Bixby this winter. The workmanship is flawless, from the smooth way the frets fit the neck to the way it stays in tune to the complete lack of crackle and hum. My favorite feature is the thin neck; I?ve played several Fenders and Gibsons and own a Martin, and I much prefer the way this neck invites me to play for hours without fatigue. Tinkering with the push/pull knobs and toggling between pickups gives me warm jazz and blues to sweet Southern roots rock. Don?t buy it if you?re needed for anything else because you will be addicted. Well worth lots more money.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Schecter Corsair w/ Bigsby

    By Tolwyn

    from NC

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    I recently purchased a bunch of equipment and recieved a great deal on this guitar as a 'throw-in' to the package I was buying. I cannot state enough: The guitars craftsmanship is tight and much attention is paid to detail. I purchased 4 guitars, amongst other equipment, and I have not been able to put this guitar down. I am astounded at the clear sounds I can get out of the guitar - whether in clean mode or overdriven. I can play anything from Stanley jordan and Chet atkins right up to Seether and most any heavy metal drop tuned rythyms out there.mids are not muddy at all..they shine right thru the mix, be it on DAW or Live. this axe is awesome. Im blown away.Deep rich, full and robust , kudos to Schecter.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great 335 alternative

    By Red99

    from Brighton, UK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

      Great experience so far, fantastic tone, and feels solidly built. Played through a Marshall Valvestate sounds superb.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The All Sound Guitar

      By London

      from Patterson, NY

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

      A beauty if you ask me. It's simple design makes it a conservative piece of workmanship. Attention to details a plus. I purchased the black one. It's gloss finish is just amazing. Sounds are great. You can play all types of music with this dream guitar. The only beef I have is a slight fret buzz that can be annoying. I have to get that fixed, but overall, it beautiful and a great piece of equipment.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unbelievable

      By Pilgrim

      from San Diego

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      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

      I was playing my Gibson ES-137 every day until I realized what they are selling for now. It was a gift from my wife and I would be heart-broken if something happened to it. I decided to get this Schecter as an every day guitar and one I could leave out and not worry about it when the neighbor kids are over. I am so glad I bought this guitar. I have played it so much I don?t remember what my Gibson plays like. The quality of this guitar is outstanding; I have never seen a better built guitar. The pickups are every bit as good sounding as regular Duncans?. The fit and finish are actually better than the Gibson (that is hard for me to say but it is true). If you are looking for a hollow body, this is a great guitar. I think the price is toward the upper end of the Asian guitars but it is by far the best of the bunch. Keep up the good work Schecter.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great guitar

      By lanny

      from alabama

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        neck is so narrow that larger fingers will contact 2 strings often also very thin and fun to play for me

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Talk about versatility

        By Just me-1AvTF

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        I recently played fender's new VG Strat with all the whistles and chimes and I have to say this guitar can run with that thing. I will admit I'm biased because I've always been partial to hollow-bodies but man, this is sweet! The push/pull feature is SOOO nice. The combinations you can come up with b/t two coils and two humbuckers and anywhere in between is cool (not to metion the vibrato). On this one there are electronics and no batteries to change (unlike the VG). The versatility that this guitar offers is really astounding. I recommends this guitar for anyone looking for a hollowbody, you can't beat this baby unless you're looking to pay well over $1000. The other thing I REALLY liked about this one is the neck. It was wide vertically but really skinny from the front fret board to the back where the hand rests. It's really well built, and there's always something to be said about craftsmanship.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Went Through Three Of These All With Flat Ground Frets

        By John E Quest

        from South Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Looking Guitar, Shame About Frets

        Cons

        • Flat Sharp Edges On Frets
        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Frets Have No Crown
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • Schecter Grinds The Frets Flat

        Best Uses

        • None, Could Not Even Really Play It

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        I went through three of these and refused to take delivery of any of them. All three had the crowns of the frets ground off until the flat top of the frets were so wide the intonation was off, and it induced fret buzz. I called Schecter to question what was going on with their quality control and they said there is nothing wrong with them, and that is normal. No it is not normal to have flat ground frets on a brand new guitar especially when the flat part measures over .05 inches or up to 1.25mm. If you buy this guitar, you will spend good money, or about two or more days crowning and dressing the flat ground frets. I've never heard of such a claim that wide ground flat frets are normal. I've been playing guitar and purchasing guitars since 1979 and have never seen, or bought a new guitar that has ground frets and no crown. The frets were so wide and flat these guitars sounded dead and had fret buzz even though string height and relief seemed to be in order. The other problem I see is in two or more years when you need to do a fret dressing and crown, there's not a lot of fret left. These Corsairs need a lot of fret work to make them right, and I'm not willing to spend almost a grand on something that needs to be fixed. Sorry Schecter, this is not how you finish frets. At least crown and dress them when you are done grinding them, maybe at least you'll fool some of the buyers.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best 335 Copy

        By Groovedude

        from Lancaster, CA

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        After wanting a 335 for many years I looked around at every affordable clone. I was just about to buy something different, but then had a chance to play the Corsair. After inspecting the build quality and noting the features I was amazed. The only bad thing is the 1 5/8 nut this is not 1 11/16 as is advertised--at least mine isn't. It was also hard to find a case for it, I found a foam acoustic case and filled it with extra padding. I bought it with different pickups installed and will eventually rewire it. I have several guitars and this was the best buy!

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By June

        from Houston

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

          I have gibsons,prs custom 22, etc many other guitars. For some reason I can't put this thing down. I love the sound, feel, and the beautiful walnut finish. Built very well. I sincerely cannot justify buying an es 335 anymore. The only imperfection I have found on it was on the back of the neck the gloss finish had a small bump about 1/16 of an inch. Other that this thing is amazing.

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