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Schecter Guitar Research Cygnus JLX-1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar See-Thru Cherry

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Quilted maple top with signature pickups and sound.

The Schecter Guitar Research Cygnus JLX-1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar offers players a guitar that's stage-ready at an affordable price. It comes with plenty of features that Mr. Loomis uses to get his sound, including a gorgeous quilted maple top, swamp ash body and an Ultra-Access set neck.

The maple fretboard has a comfortable radius and ultrathin C profile for ease of play all up the neck. The Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis pickups are designed to capture the full range of his playing style and produce output to spare. Black hardware and a Floyd Rose bridge complete the list of deluxe appointments. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Other
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Quilted Maple
  • Body wood: Swamp Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Ultrathin C
  • Neck wood: Maple 3-piece
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Jumbo Stainless
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Metal crosses
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Jeff Loomis
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Jeff Loomis
  • Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose 1500 series
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

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Schecter Guitar ResearchCygnus JLX-1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

Luv♥it except for................

By Kenna♀♪♫

from Palm Beach Shores Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful Finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Overall Feel of a Well Built High End Instrument
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Awkward un-natural balance (headstock end dives)
  • Heavy (but I'm a 110lb girl so...)

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Cygnus JLX-1 with Floyd Rose Electric Guitar:

I simply could not be happier☺ with my rad, Hot looking new guitar with an ugly name except for 1 issue. One issue that was almost a return-it issue for me...... but I hung in there, got accustomed & I'm now 110% in Luv♥♥♥
Although I'm only 19 I've been playing for 12 years and am usually considered serious & accomplished for my age. This is about my 15th guitar, but it's my 1st lightning bolt or I guess you could say (per my dad) kinda Gibson Explorer body shape. All of my others have been ESP's or Schecters with typical Strat, Les Paul or Vee shapes. Every other guitar I've ever owned, or played for that matter, have balanced about the same when strapped-on & at rest... With the headstock naturally higher than the guitar body at about a 45 degree angle. Because of the strap mounting point positions, the headstock of this Schecter Cygnus (that name:() gives in to gravity and aggressively dives towards the ground..... Unless you constantly support the neck with your fret hand (weird & unnatural) or hold the body end down with your pick hand forearm. This totally blew my mind for awhile. I literally played like a beginner for a couple weeks & came very close to giving it up and sending it back. The fact that It's a kinda big & heavy guitar and I'm 5' 3" 110lb girl only exasperated the problem for me..... but as I said: I stuck with it. worked through it, got used to it and now I Luv♥it.
My dad, a very accomplished guitarist, hates it because of the balance deal. We both agree that if possible, play it before buying it.
Hope this confusion made some sense to you guys':(
McKenna♀♪♫

Service and delivery comments:

MF shipped it quickly and it arrived in perfect physical condition.
Guitar was not set up well (neck was reverse bowed, intonation poor on a few strings etc but you should be able to setup your own guitar anyway☺)

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