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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...Read More

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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
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Schecter Guitar ResearchCorsair Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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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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.

(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

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great guitar

    By lanny

    from alabama

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    Verified Buyer

    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

      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar!

      By jbobert1

      from Lehi, Utah

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      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.

        (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.

        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW.

        By Matthew W.-UDJCS

        from Durham, NC

        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.

        (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

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's BEAUTIFUL

        By Irish Guy

        from Texarkana TX

        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.

        (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

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