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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.

FEATURES
  • 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
  • Black nickel hardware
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4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

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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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5.0

SIMPLY AMAZING

By Schecter Rocks

from FL

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Well there is not much to say about this guitar it is just simply amazing. The pickups have so much attack yet absolutely no white noise. There is no better guitar in this price range I searched meticulously for weeks and this is the best choice. The only complaint that I have is that it could have been set up better but I dont really care I'm going to change the strings anyway. So what are you waiting for buy it.

 
5.0

Nice!

By riverstrat

from az

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Just got it today.Switch is a bit scratchy , but no big , the guit is beautifull and sounds great.The action is lower than I thought it would be, so I don't need to mess with it.The white binding is a very nice touch. Fit and finish is good. Teh bar is not supper tight but the way it screws in can be easily modded with a shim.The switch can be used as a kill switch, that's also what I find, maybe not fantasic in that function but it could work out in some instances.Balance is good, no nose dive. Access to upper frets is good.The neck is slightly thicker than my thin strat , but very playable.I find no fret buz, and the frets are finished off well.A great looking guitar, and value IMO.

 
5.0

Best Freaking Guitar Ever

By Clayton-suCe5

from That 1 town in that 1 state

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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.

 
5.0

Schecter is the way to play

By VIV

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

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1.0

Don't even think about it

By Metal4life-CDah-

from Bellevue, WA

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.

 
5.0

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!!

 
5.0

Schecter C1 FR

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is an incredible guitar. It has all the features you will ever need: floyd rose, 24 frets, double cut. The active pickups crank and this thing sounds crazy when you distort it. It also has a really good clean tone but playing metal is where this really shines. The floyd is rock solid and has great range thanks to the fact that you can also raise it. It took about two weeks of dive bombing, shaking, twisting, yanking, wrenching, and generally abusing the whammy bar to go out of tune. The finish is very nice and the binding gives it a cool look. The neck is unfinished so its really fast. The only problem is that it doesn't sustain as long as I like. Its also pretty darn cheap for such a quality instrument. Highly recomended.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By GibsonManiac'57

from Los Angeles, Ca

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I played this guitar (In White) at my local guitar store. First of all this guitar is B-E-Autiful, the contour body is fantastic, and the glossy white body with black binding is pretty sharp looking. Im not a huge fan of active pickups, but I tell ya, they go SO perfectly with this guitar, they look good and sound even better. The neck is fast and playable, and the floyd rose helps the pickups scream. For this price, you really can't go wrong.

 
5.0

Great for the Money

By ragingzeppelin

from Johnstown, PA

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I have owned this guitar for a little over 5 months and I can honestly say it is a great value. I use it at every show I play, and it never fails. The licensed Floyd Rose is a great feature of this guitar, but I also enjoy the active Duncan-Designed pickups because I play various genres, and they always come through just fine. Overall this guitar is a great buy.

 
5.0

HELLS YEA

By Shattering Silence

from Satellite Beach, FL

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Ive been playing for about 5 years now and this guitar is the first one ive felt comfortable with. Ive been playin alot of different guitars but it seems only schecter can make it perfect. I love this guitar from the duncan design actives right down to the floyd rose locking tremelo. I truly recomend this amazing guitar.

 
5.0

Schecters beast

By Schecer is the BOSS

from Titusville, Pa

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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

 
5.0

Crazy awesome guitar for cheap

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I'm not going to say anything, I beleive the numbers speak for themselves. I will, however, comment the unless you plan to use the Floyd Rose excessively or just enjoy hours of frustration that you should skip the C1-FR and just get the C1.

 
5.0

This Guitar Owns.

By Before Today

from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

This guitar has a killer sound when playing in a clean setting and won't let you down when you add a pedal. Very nice fretboard and the pickups are great too. Buy this guitar a great value for the sound you get. No matter what you play you wont be let down.

 
5.0

really good guitar...but not for me

By JakePoole

from Coeur d'Alene, ID

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i bought the guitar about a year ago...but i'm selling it for a Dean Razorback DB. i still love the guitar, and the sound quality is amazing (the clean tone could use alot of work). but the relentless time it takes to take it from one tuning to another is just not for me...i would suggest if you were to buy this, buy another guitar with no Floyd Rose for changing tunings.overall its a pretty good guitar though, and Schecter is still my #1 brand.

 
5.0

Really great guitar

By Pat-4PTX1

from Connecticut, USA

Very sweet guitar, just got it today, the actives sound great and it looks really good as well. Definately looks better in real life than in the pictures. Plays really well, although I did need to put the action a tad higher than I would have liked due to a little fret buzz on the 1st fret of the E string...but thats not a big deal, still plays very fast. The value on this guitar is tremendous, I am a huge fan of schecter for making really quality yet still affordable guitars.I definately recommend this guitar in particular, but I think you'll be happy with anything from Schecter to be honest.

 
5.0

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.

 
5.0

me

By gman46290

from idaho

i bought this guitar mainley because of the floyde rose and price.I personaly like this guitar because the playabilitey meaning it plays realy good stays in tune the only problem was when it arived i had to set the floyde rose but im glad i bought this guitar great for the price.if your looking to buy this guitar your going to need diferent pickups i bought seymoure duncans but the persone that put them in screwed up:( great guitar buy it dont regreat it

 
5.0

Schecter C-1 FR - Is God

By Robert-9v82.

from Rhode Island

This guitar was my 4th guitar. I love it. I wanted a hardcore sound. Similar to Avenged Sevenfold. Well this guitar has it all. The price was good and everything about it was amazing. The one problem I had was getting used to the string and spring tension. But the more you GENTLY mess around with it, it gets alot better. Awesome gutiar. Schecter's own.

 
5.0

This guitar!!!!

By Strat_Schecter_Dude_15417

from PA

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This guitar is the best guitar i have ever played!!!! I love it! It is so good for Punk, Grunge, And of course, metal.. it is amazing for guitarist who really can play and not just play hard core two chord stuff!! And the guy that gave this guitar a half of a star Is out of his mind!! He must of not played it because it is freakin great!!! BUY IT!

 
4.0

not as good as i anticipated

By fender777

from lee county VA

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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.

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