Schecter C-1 Classic
Schecter C-1 Classic

C-1 Classic, STC-Shaped Guitar from Schecter in the C series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 19 reviews )
 16 reviews84 %
 3 reviews16 %
Value For Money : Excellent
heads on fire12/29/2011

heads on fire's review"What a stunner!"

Schecter C-1 Classic
Made in Korea
Construction: Neck-Thru Body with Ultra Access Carved Neck Joint
Body: Mahogany/Quilted Maple
Neck: Multi-Ply Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Frets: 24 Jumbo
Scale: 25 1/2 inches
Inlays: Abalone Vine of Life
Bridge: Tone Pros Tuneomatic with Thru-body
Binding: Creme: Neck/Head
Tuners: Schecter Locking tuners
Hardware: Chrome
Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz combo
Electronics: Volume / Tone / 5-way Mega Switch


What can I say? This is without doubt an incredible axe! Anytime I've played this out, all I usually hear about afterwards from players and non-players alike is how pretty this guitar is. The inlay is ornate, over the top but still classy, and stunningly beautiful! The neck joint is fantastic - I can reach any fret without hindrance. Balance is also great on this guitar - it's about 7 pounds, and it rests on the strap very well, with no neck diving or drooping.


The pickups, again, are one of my favorite sets. I've reviewed quite a few guitars out there with this pickup combination, and I'm always extremely pleased with the results. The bridge is bold and bright, yet not too aggressive, and the neck is ultra smoooooooooooth. The 5 way Mega switch yields some nice variety, adding the "in between" Strat-style tones that are great for funk, country, or fusion. And of course, the timbre is great for rock and metal when plugged into a screaming stack. This C1 Classic is a guitar that feels at home playing any style of music.


This guitar is amazing! In all aspects - performance, sound, cosmetics, build quality - this guitar excels. My hands absolutely love the crisp playability of this neck. Its distinctive appearance will definitely get noticed at gigs, and the tone will be spot on. The C1 Classic comes highly recommended from me, especially for the price!

glassjaw7's review"A beautiful, classy instrument that plays as good as it looks!"

Schecter C-1 Classic
The now discontinued C-1 Classic from Schecter is a Korean made guitar. Here are some official specs:

Construction: Neck Thru with Ultra Access
Body: Mahogany with Quilted Maple Top
Neck: Multi-Ply Maple & Walnut
Scale: 25.5"
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 24 Jumbo
Inlays: Abalone "Vine of Life"
Binding: Creme (Neck/Headstock); Natural (Body)
Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB (SH-4) & Jazz (SH-2n)
Electronics: Volume / Tone / 5-way mega-switch
Bridge: TonePros TOM with Thru-Body
Tuners: Schecter Locking Tuners
Hardware: Chrome
3-Tone Sunburst (3TSB)
Trans-Blue (TBLU)
Deap Sea Green (DSG)


This guitar was purchased new and unplayed! When I opened the case I was happily surprised to see that mine had a much more colorful and nice looking inlay in the neck than the floor model I had tested out at the guitar shop, which was a stale looking off-white color. Mine has multiple colors and a lot of depth.

The setup of this guitar was impressive to say the least. The action was perfect as well as the intonation, and only the pickup height had to be tweaked to my liking. Great job and along the lines of Carvin and ESP in setup quality!


I tested this guitar with my Dual Rectifier (which was in stock form when I bought the guitar, but has since been modified by Dave Friedman and retubed) and my Carvin MTS head. I also played this guitar through a Marshall JCM 800, a JCM 900 and a Mesa Boogie Mark IV.

Through every amp, the guitar delivered very nice, solid guitar tones. The Bridge position in this guitar feels nice and has a bit of an "airy" quality which I love, especially with the Mesa amps. I'm a fan of the Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge position, but I'm not sold on the Duncan Jazz model in the neck position. It sounds too glassy and hollow. It's difficult to describe what I'm looking for in a neck pup, but the Jazz is definitely not right for me. That's not to say that the Duncans are bad, I mean they are extremely popular and are preferred by many touring pros for a reason! Just not my thing.

Pickups aside, the construction and feel of this guitar are great. With some different pups, I think it would be perfect! Throw in the ability to coil-tap the pickups and you've got an instrument that's as versatile as it is gorgeous.

The guitar stays in tune very well also, which is a huge thing for me, being a lead player. I bend the strings a lot so I need a lot of stability!


As stated earlier, aside from the neck pickup not being completely to my liking, this is a near perfect instrument!

The beautiful figured maple top, great feeling neck, quality components and versatile pickup selecting configuration make this a great value for guitarists of any level and budget!
MGR/Shane Goss08/18/2004

MGR/Shane Goss's review"Schecter Diamond Series C-1 Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
Well I've been looking and test playing this guitar for three months and then I got a student loan (uh-oh) and went out and did something stupid like buying it at guitar center for 750 after case and acsessories.

Oh man, where to start? The beautiful design catches anybodys eye and brings lots of compliments. It has a good design for easy and quick playing, carries out notes with great sustain, and screams on solos and crunches on rythym.

Nothing at all.

Every detail on this guitar has been payed close attention to from the designers at Schecter, it has a good solid body and is worth alot more then what i payed for it. They did an excellent job with this guitar.

This guitar is definately worth the buck, but be ready because you wont ever want to play anything else after this work of art.

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MGR/Jeff's review"Schecter C-1 Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
Local music store for $700.00

I have been playing for around 16 years and this is the smoothest neck my fingers have ever wrapped around. The action is nice and low with no fret buzz. The sustain brings a tear to my eye! Every note is heard and will ring as long as you want it to without feedback.
The looks are absolutely stunning. Not one flaw with the paint or neck. No sharp ridges at the frets. The vine of life inlay is beautiful and accents the guitar extremely nice. Everything about this guitar is great. Absolutely top notch craftsmanship. Just as good as any American made guitar on the market.

Nothing...Well I wishI could have conned the store out of a free case!

Absoulutely top notch. This is a high quality instrument at an entry level price.
More compliments on this guitars looks than with my Gibson LP or Charvel San Dimas.

An absolute must buy! I am extremely happy with this instrument. It is now my first ax of choice! Buy this guitar!

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MGR/Bolinger's review"Schecter C1-Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
This was purchased as a gift (cool huh?) at Drum City Guitarland out of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. They beat anyones prices on Schecter and are great guys to deal with. I had been scoping them out when they hit the market originally and talked my fiance into buing it as a bithday present. She paid around $650.

I absolutely love evrything about it. The playability, sustain, tonal qualities and visual aspects. I have a '91 Gibson Firebird V, a '91 Mockingbird, an old strat well you get the idea...but I use the Schecter almost exclusively.

The only issue I had was with the pots. For some reason Schecter installs linear pots (or at least they did 2 years ago). I had the 3 pots (and resistors) replaced with 500k audio's for around $40.
Thats it!

Its definitely solid, mahogany body/maple top, neck-thru with grovers. You really have to play it. The Duncans' are extremely responsive to the touch, and can overdrive depending on how hard you pick.

Ive played for 30 years. This is the nicest axe Ive come across, and Ill put it up against any of them out there.

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MGR/David's review"Schecter C-1 Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
From A local Guitar store for 700.00 dollers

It looks cool, sonds good, plays fast

It is rather heavy

It is a single piece neck, very durable

It is a very cool good sounding guitar. A little expensive but there is no other guitar under 1200 dollers i would rather have

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MGR/Mason's review"Schecter C-1 Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
My wife picked this guitar up for me at Guitar Center after I had been looking at it for about three months. Got a great deal on it for 650.00

This guitar surpasses all guitars on the market right now. I used to work for GC and know the quality that some guitar makers are known for. The neck through body, cream binding, arch-top, grover tuners, and the inlay on the neck makes this guitar absolutely stunning to look at. The pick-ups are an added surprise as I usually swap stock pick ups out for something more custom. These pick ups are great. Just put on a set of heavy strings and tune low and your in for a crunch fest that you wont forget. The guitar feels great to play and no matter what you run it through it will sound great. Schecter is definatley on the rise and people owe it to themselves to check out the quality on this guitar. The price that these guitars go for almost make one feel guilty. Awsome guitar.

Without a doubt, there is nothing that I would change about this guitar.

1st class superb quality. Solid feel and design with all of the class of any guitar that one would pay a couple of grand for.

Absolute best guitar that money can buy. After playing mine I would pay twice what I payed for another Schecter.

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MGR/Chris's review"Schecter C-1 Diamond Classic"

Schecter C-1 Classic
Due to playing Classical for years, I decided to spring for a Christmas gift for myself. Guitar Center matched price on this $900(Retail) for $630.

Solid "neck through body" It's heavier than Fenders, so that I know I am playing something. I like the Pickups. 5-Way switch. The body style and color. I love the adjustable bridge, although it hasn't needed any customizing yet.

Not a darn thing I can think of.

Great finish. Solid construction. Nothing buzzes. It's very easy to play with great feel.

Highly suggest everyone to ask about a Schecter. I can guarantee it will make you think about quality and price.

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Le Jack09/09/2010

Le Jack's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good guitar."

Schecter C-1 Classic
Guitar made in Korea, which has an easel type tune-o-matic (different from Gibson: less comfortable), the neck is maple, rosewood fingerboard and through: it's the highlight of the guitar.
It has 22 jumbo frets and two humbuckers S. Duncan: sh1 59 'in bridge and sh2 jazz in the heats, they are good pickups, full of potatoes.
and split by the microphones are microphones selector 5 positions. 1 tone, 1 volume.
Another weak point is the frets or the key: my hands are blackened after quarter of an hour of play .. weird.


stick rather nice (different from those of Ibanez what I played before, but I adapted very quickly)
in weight: Schecter could make a little effort when the balance: a round mahogany would have been more enjoyable on this point.
access to treble is very successful because of the neck through.
Well equipped, good sound is easy to obtain: it is a guitar to play DUROCK foremost and there the mahogany body makes very good job.


the sound is perfect for my style of music (ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath.)
sounds are primarily fat (body mahogany). associated with this guitar Dual EL84 Hughes and Kettner is excellent (this amp is designed for vintage sounds)
the best sounds come from sh2: it is one of the best microphones in my Duncan.


I use it for two months before I tried: the Duesenberg 49er (too expensive), Lag (1000 and Roxanne Morgan: too expensive) and various Gibson (too expensive)

I got this guitar because it is the only one I could have used (in excellent condition), all others I've seen that new so beyond my means. without it I would have taken the 49er.

This guitar stands still: it is well worth Gibson at the price / quality ratio.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Schecter C-1 Classic
Corenne t say it all down


The neck of this guitar is a real highway with an incredible Access in acute (neck through). Sitting or standing, it's only bonheur.Je have to buy a suitcase schecter as good as any guitare.les finishes are playing a little bit of everything The House.The rpeter groups and it is not my age.


Sounds are gniaux thanks to Seymour Duncan, you can go for a clean sound sweet desire, in its saturated mordant.le microphones handle is soft, the bridge over the guitar should all incisif.cette styles: jazz, blues, funk, rock and heavy metal.le sustain when it is endless. only problem in a table, the knobs are changing, especially that of the tone, it's simple it does not change rien.Je played a strato amrcaine 1991, I sold it and bought it the APRS have read the notice below, I did not even essayer.Je pas.j no regrets' have some friends who play on gibson lp standard that flip when they saw it and who does not believe puvaient price and gives ten pure because the price of a knob .... I forgot I tried it on several amps of friends: marshall, mesa, fender and vox all the same pleasure


I use it for a year and I can not get enough, this is a rel playing for 25 years, with the strato I felt limited by the split into single coil pickups and I get the sound of humbuckers play any style.c is by far the most versatile scraper I've ever heard, but with his personality it.The piiiiied quoi.ATTENTION if you try it you will quick hitch and you do lcherez this guitar is more addictive.