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Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar

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SGR by Schecter offers their most affordable 7-string yet.

The SGR by Schecter collection combines Schecter's most popular body styles in an extremely affordable package. Playability, style, quality and inspiration combine to give you a guitar built for a professional, with a beginner's guitar price tag. Featuring basswood bodies, rosewood fretboards, SGR by Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers and a simple, sleek design, Schecter's SGR C-7 is setting a new standard. Again.

FEATURES
Basswood body
26.5" scale bolt-on maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with 24 medium frets
SGR by Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers
Schecter tune-o-matic with thru-body bridge
Schecter high quality tuners
Black chrome hardware
Gig bag included

Pure style and unmatched affordabilty. Order the new SGR by Schecter today.

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Schecter Guitar ResearchSGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)
  • Poor pick up (6)
  • Flat sound (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • School bands (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Only one Complaint

I was shopping for a seven string guitar for quite a while. I wanted something cheap that I could mod out and make into a killer guitar for next to nothing. So I decided...Read complete review

I was shopping for a seven string guitar for quite a while. I wanted something cheap that I could mod out and make into a killer guitar for next to nothing. So I decided to get the Schecter SGR C-7. The SGR line is Schecters lower-end model guitars. That being said, I was a little concerned about what I was going to get for the price. I was pleasantly surprised. The SGR C-7 plays excellent and the pickups sound killer as well. I was planning on putting new pickups in, but I may just keep the Schecter Diamond Plus, they kinda rock. I've been playing some heavy riffage and solos scream as well. The neck feels great in my hand and it is very comfortable to play.

The SGR C-7 came setup pretty nice, low action, and great intonation. My only complaint would be some minor fret buzz here and there. I always take my guitars in and have them setup properly anyway, so I'm not too concerned about the fret buzz right now. The price is reasonable, and the quality is decent for the price. If you are just starting out playing a 7 string guitar, the SGR C-7 is a great choice. If you've already mastered the 7 string, then you may want something on the higher end. But for the price, the SGR C-7 is a great bargain. Not a bad axe at all.

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inexpensive practice guitar

My brother just got this a month ago. I've played it several times after restringing and resetting the intonation. For the price, this instrument performs quite well.

The action isn't...Read complete review

My brother just got this a month ago. I've played it several times after restringing and resetting the intonation. For the price, this instrument performs quite well.

The action isn't going to allow you to do effective speed metal arpeggios, and the pickups are a bit dark and dull. It's also quite a bit heavier than other guitars with a similar body shape. Comfortable for an hour or less at a time.

Recommended for those just want a seven-string practice guitar that plays well for just a little money.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Only one Complaint

By Todd

from Minneapolis

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

I was shopping for a seven string guitar for quite a while. I wanted something cheap that I could mod out and make into a killer guitar for next to nothing. So I decided to get the Schecter SGR C-7. The SGR line is Schecters lower-end model guitars. That being said, I was a little concerned about what I was going to get for the price. I was pleasantly surprised. The SGR C-7 plays excellent and the pickups sound killer as well. I was planning on putting new pickups in, but I may just keep the Schecter Diamond Plus, they kinda rock. I've been playing some heavy riffage and solos scream as well. The neck feels great in my hand and it is very comfortable to play.

The SGR C-7 came setup pretty nice, low action, and great intonation. My only complaint would be some minor fret buzz here and there. I always take my guitars in and have them setup properly anyway, so I'm not too concerned about the fret buzz right now. The price is reasonable, and the quality is decent for the price. If you are just starting out playing a 7 string guitar, the SGR C-7 is a great choice. If you've already mastered the 7 string, then you may want something on the higher end. But for the price, the SGR C-7 is a great bargain. Not a bad axe at all.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Guitar \m/

By phantom of the guitar

from Grayson,Ky

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

It plays well and does what it is supposed to do so i approve it.
For the price this thing is totally worth it. the guitar has a pretty good neck not thin but not thick just right in my opinion the stock pups scream like no other passives i've used on a 7 string. overall i would recommend it to anyone wanting a 7 string experienced in 7 strings or not this is a awesome choice. 5/5 stars
i give it a 9 because for anyone with smaller hands i would not recommend this too i have a short pinky and can barley reach the 7th string with it.
Damn well worth the cash cant beat it for the price.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang for your buck

By Desert Thunder

from Massachusettes

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

    This is my first 7 string. I love it. It has good tone for its price. Its made to shred and I'm finding the neck very easy to get around. the pickups are ok. I never like the stock pickups so my opinion in that is neutral. but I highly recommend this for a guitar.

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    And after many notes, Ocean was borned.

    By Hunter

    from SoCal

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

      Ive heard how great the sgr c-7 is setup up from the factory...this is not hearsay, "The Dark" was perfect out of the box. Looks and feels like a top of the line device. This guitar is beautiful, hella metal. Plus, customer service @ Schecter got back to me within hours to register for the warranty, which you have 10days from the shipping date to do, but I was told by the tech specialist they will still gladly help you out if your not to far off from the deadline. Schecter is chillin. I will upgrade the pickups when I have a little extra cash and, other than guitar materials(wood type), I'll be on par with the $700+ guitars.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Get it now!

      By livininthewoods

      from TX

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      Pros

      • Bargain
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

      I was not expecting much from this guitar but it has surprised me. I usually roll my eyes when I read a review for a budget guitar that compares it to insturments that cost 2 or 3 times the price but, I am having to change my opinion.
      I had never played a 7string and did not want to drop a load of money just to find out my hands were too small or something. The most comfortable neck I have ever played! Seriously, in over 20 years playing guitar and having owned a more expensive Korean Schecter for the last 7 years this is one of the most comfortable guitars I have ever owned. The Chinese have come a LONG way, fast.
      The stock pick up is typical for the price range though. Pretty muddy on the B string. I will replace it shortly.
      Unbelievable value overall!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good deal

      By Theo

      from Chicago

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Ferrules Fall Out
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Learning To Play 7 String
      • Practicing

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

      According to SGR, they use Ernie ball 10's on this, yeah the pickups sound a little muddy with those, get some cobalts on there and that clears right up.
      Check the screws all over, and maybe get some wood glue for the ferrules on the back (they fell right out as I was changing strings).
      Very solid otherwise, good sustain, came with a free gig bag.
      The neck is INCREDIBLY thin. I have small hands, but I can thumb-fret the low B.
      Yes, it's good for various forms of metal...
      But hey! Country guys, you get a normal guitar AND a baritone in the same package, play in the normal guitar range, then hit that low B string for some deep twang.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great if you want to try a 7-string

      By harmono

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Weight

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

      I'm not a shredder. I am interested in baritone, and lower range guitars. Sometimes when I'm playing I feel like there is a string missing. I'm arranging 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' and I do this descending bass line, but - oops! I run out of strings. So I've always wanted to experiment with a 7-string guitar. I've seen ESP 7 string guitars for sale used but they were usually more expensive, a bit much for an amateur who already owns other versatile guitars.But I saw this guitar, and had to get it. Other than some of the strings buzz a little, it sounds great, and plays great. The neck feels great. It feels so solid. It is a little heavy though. I might make some recordings of me playing solo with this with little or no distortion. I don't want loud pickups, so the pickups are plenty loud. It can play bright tones clean. Very nice for the price. I also sometimes get the urge to play some metal, so it will be lot of fun.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Amazing!

      By CareyJ

      from La Palma, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

        Schecter is on the mark and stands with companies like Ibanez and Gibson. My next purchase will definitely be another Schecter.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great deal

        By cuchulain

        from NA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. Its looks cool, plays well, the price was right, and its well made. My only advice would be to change the pickups. I have single coil pickups that sound better than these.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprising good quality and value.

        By Ted

        from Club Ted

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

          Unpacking I was surprised to find the guitar packed inside a nice (free) Schecter gig bag. No, it is not a 20mm padded bag but I think it is very nicely done for free. The Schecter logo on the bag is a nice touch. The padding is thin but if you squeeze the padding with your finger you find it has strength. For free it is a really nice bonus.

          Also unpacking you find the guitar is in a stapled shut Schecter box too, which I like. (Since I know that it is factory fresh. I don't want to get a returned item and then find out the problem after the return period is over.)

          So with the strong box and the gig bag it arrived in spotless/perfect condition. Packing materials and quality are way above the typical.

          Removing the guitar from the gig bag I noticed that the fret ends/edges are nicely rounded and polished. I have never seen this before in this price range.

          Fit and finish is perfect. I can't find anything wrong. It is all nicely done. Having seen so many sharp frets and rounded off screws in the past it is very nice to see this level of quality and attention to detail at this price point.

          So the neck is two pieces of maple with what I think is called a scarf joint starting near the 1st fret and ended at the 3rd fret. There is a volute (I think that is the term) which I understand is for strength. It is very comfortable and looks solid/strong. The headstock has a nice tilt back so great string angle and string tension. The finish on the neck is a nice feeling satin. The tuners operate very nicely and to seem to me to be well above the quality I have seen before at this price range. Stays in tune fine, tuners are nice and smooth. Not Wilkinson or Grover but really very good for this price.

          No buzzing at all. The nut is cut right, good string angle and height. Not too high or low. Plays nicely all along the neck. It really was setup and was setup well too. (Which I have found is too rare.)

          I took off the electronics cover and the cover has aluminum shielding and the cavity is shielding (conductive paint). The switch is a nice open/metal "USA" style switch design. The wiring is clean and the soldering is well done. The pots are metric size and operate smoothly and quietly.

          Also, at the body you notice the neck has a tilt back which I have not seen before on a bolt on. (I first saw that on Les Pauls.) I think that makes it more comfortable for me. The pickup rings have the right heights and angles for the tilt back. (It looks like a very well thought out design.) All the hardware looks like good quality.

          The body is actually carved (arch top) with a medium arch depth. (I did not realize that when I ordered it.) That is nice and it is comfortable and good looking. I was not sure about the silver burst when I ordered it but I like it in person.

          When mixed in with the band the pickups work well. With just the guitar alone it is a bit bright but to me it is the mixed sound that matters. So I like these pickups and the combined basswood body, maple neck, design and pickup influences on the tone work for me. I achieved both neck and bridge tones that I really like. I prefer the basswood and pickup characteristics since my previous 7 string is all mahogany (neck through) and I could not fix the dull/woody sound even with new pickups. With this guitar I can get quite nice tone and strong tone control interaction. I would much rather have a "functioning" tone control that I turn down and get a nice tone than an all mahogany dull/woody tone that I can't do anything with. Besides with my musical interests this combo works fine for me. But this is highly personal.

          My last 7 string was 27" scale length and I find this 26.5" scale very easy after playing the 27" for awhile.

          Overall I am very surprised how good this one is. I was not expecting the quality, feel and tone at this price. I was expecting to have to do setup, fret fine tuning and pickup replacement. Instead the neck and frets are really nice, the setup was done and done right and the pickups are quite usable. Plus it is spotless and shipped in a nice free gig bag I was not expecting.

          String are 9 gauge with a 52 on the low B. That seems like a good starting point for 26.5" scale length. I have not replaced them yet but they sound quite a bit better quality than most stock strings.

          Dear Schecter: PLEASE make an 8 string version of this, otherwise change nothing. SGR C-8 please!!!

          Great bargain. I ordered it the first day of the Independence Day sale and it is a great door buster special. It arrived the day before the 4th so if you read this before the sale is over I think it is a great deal.

          The quality, craftsmanship and value are amazing.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get this!

          By blackdahliadrummer132

          from Québec, Canada

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is brilliant and very versatile. It is the perfect piece for a player who doesn't want to give up too much savings but still wants something that will sound efficient and sharp. The SGR C-7 is phenomenal in audio recording and great for jamming (live or in-house). It will work nicely with any amp combo or half-stacks and will sound groovy. Also, it offers great comfort to the player due to it's flat neck and smooth rosewood neck. The notes played on it are precise and are easy to hit. Also, it's scale offers a very large amount of down-tuning possibilities. At long last, for dorm-jamming, live performances or studio recording, it is a must have. I highly recommend this guitar.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          inexpensive practice guitar

          By JK

          from Minnesota USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

          My brother just got this a month ago. I've played it several times after restringing and resetting the intonation. For the price, this instrument performs quite well.

          The action isn't going to allow you to do effective speed metal arpeggios, and the pickups are a bit dark and dull. It's also quite a bit heavier than other guitars with a similar body shape. Comfortable for an hour or less at a time.

          Recommended for those just want a seven-string practice guitar that plays well for just a little money.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great seven shooter for the buck

          By Cool hand

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Awesome Right Out The Box
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

              Great action built for speed …

               
              4.0

              Awesome guitar

              By Cameron

              from Joplin

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • Flat Sound

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

              This product is my first 7 string guitar. i have had it for a little over a year now and it has been a very well preforming guitar.

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Junk

              By fhjkalfhu

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Fret Buzz
                • Poor Pick Up
                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

                  I looked into spending a little more for a seven string, this guitar did not match the quality expected from Schecter.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Surprisingly Nice!

                  By Virgil Avery

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good quality
                  • Good Tone
                  • Nice action
                  • Solid feel

                  Cons

                  • Could Use A Hotter Pickup

                  Best Uses

                  • Good For Any Genre
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

                  I got this very cheap and wasn't expecting much, I just wanted to try a 7 string, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and feel of this guitar. I think it's comparable to much more expensive guitars. It's very solid and kind of heavy, but feels very good to play. The sound is very good, but I expected hotter pickups. I find myself playing "pretty" stuff on this when just screwing around on it because it has a nice warm clean tone, you have to really play with amps and pedals to get a good full metal tone.

                   
                  5.0

                  sgr c7

                  By Rick

                  from oklahoma

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

                      This beauty is amazing didn't expect much for the price but man was I shocked. I purchased one then another after receiving my first. The stock pickups were horrible but who really keeps stock pickups with a guitar at this pricepoint. I upgrade the stock pickups to dimarzio and that's when this beauty became a beast pure metal

                       
                      4.0

                      Good First Seven String

                      By coletrane38

                      from Norwood, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

                      I have been playing guitar for 7 years now and I decided that it was time for a seven string. I found this on sale so I decided to buy it, and overall it was a really good deal. The guitar comes with its own gig bag, guitar cable, and more alan wrenches than I know what to do with. The packaging was also great, you could drop it from a three story building and the guitar would still be fine. As for the guitar itself, its pretty good, not great but pretty good. The main issue is fret buzz, but its no deal breaker. Also the pickups are what you would expect from a lower end guitar, though I have gotten some decent tones out of the bridge and neck pickups, but I do plan on replacing those in the future. Another small issue is that there is poor access to the upper fretts. But the guitar is very well built for being a low end guitar, the neck feels fine, and it has decent hardware. In my opinion, any flaw this guitar has is minor. It may not be a good guitar for more experienced seven string players, but if you're a first time seven string player like me, look no further.

                      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Alright

                      By FollowTheSignsXx1

                      from Otisfield, ME

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Poor Pick Up
                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research SGR C-7 7 String Electric Guitar:

                      Awesome guitar except the some of the frets are dead and buzzy. Very thin neck. The nut at the top that holds all the strings in place is jagged and popping out but I doubt it will come out. Pick ups arent the best. Other than that awsome. I hope to get a Music Man JP7 BFR in the future.

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