By Matt Hare
The Schecter C-1 Custom is a quality guitar for the price tag. The guitar starts off at 699.99$ straight from Schecter but can be found used at places like Guitar Center for ranges between $400 and $500. This guitar is perfect for an intermediate player looking to move on from a beginning guitar or attempting a new brand and unsure of what to get. The C-1 Custom represents Schecter’s ability to make a playable and durable guitar without having the same price tag that other brands such as Gibson or Fender might have.
The guitar is composed of three pieces of maple wood to give it stability and durability and as a result of this, the guitar is quite heavy in comparison to most others. Do not be fooled with the size of the guitar, it is heavier than it looks. This being said, it is not unreasonably heavy. As with all Schecter guitars, the C-1 Custom is crafted in South Korea. Some might call non-American made guitars inferior, but this stereotype is broken with the C-1 Custom.
This guitar has 24 medium frets and an ebony fretboard that is incredibly smooth allowing the player to move up and down the neck very quickly with ease. The guitar also boasts pearlescent tuners that lock the string into the tuner. These, in addition to the pearlescent fretboard inlays create a nice contrast with the colors that are offered on this guitar. The guitar is offered in a three-tone sunburst, black cherry, see through black, and see through blue. The guitar is also offered for left-handed players.
The C-1 houses two Seymour Duncan custom pickups, a three way switch, two volume knobs and a tone knob. The tone knob is also a tap knob. The pickups and all other hardware on the guitar aside from the tuning knobs are chrome. Seymour Duncan pickups have a tendency to create a really full sound and are great for players who like to play Alternative, Rock, and Heavy Rock.