I was very curious before testing this new instrument for two reasons: first, because the C-8 is an eight-string guitar(!), which is a quite new concept; and second, because it's a Schecter. This brand left us with some very good impressions during previous reviews. We were curious to discover its interpretation of the eight-string guitar concept invented by another famous Asian manufacturer in 2007. Let's warm up the fingers and get on with it...
Mini-Review: A Snap Shot
So first some visuals…
Then some sounds…
- 01 accordage00:11
- 02 Clean (accords et arpeges)00:39
- 03 disto chunka chunka en Fa diese01:00
- 04 solo metal00:15
Finally, what is behind this BlackJack ATX C-8?
The manufacturing quality of the guitar is impeccable. The finish is irreproachable and the hardware has been carefully selected to conceive a nice looking guitar that stays in tune and produces a warm mahogany tone with a long sustain.
Regarding electronics, the Seymour Duncan pickups are an original and valuable alternative to the EMGs the other models in the range provide, which results in a slightly more “vintage” tone.
However, the long scale and the neck width are not ideal for every guitar player: you must have long fingers to make the best out of this BlackJack ATX C-8.
Finally, I find it’s a pleasant and attractive guitar with a good value for money ratio. This serious instrument can take you to a new sonic universe which is still widely unexplored.