This surprisingly wonderful instrument is on loan to me, and actually belongs to the singer in my band. He picked it up at Guitar center for under 500$. I just recently joined his band and play mostly rock music. I came from a blues band and was using a Thinline Telecaster. Unfortunately my trusted Tele just didn't have the tone required so he tossed this guitar my way and I begrudgingly started to play around with it. Now, two months later I keep asking myself, Why didn't I discover these guitars earlier.
The first thing that I noticed was it's weight and balance. It is incredibly light, which makes it very comfortable on long nights. Additionaly, it is extremely well balanced, adding to its comfort.
The "Duncan Designed" pickups are awesome. Full, bright, and powerful. On my clean channel I can hit the strings softly for a nice clean tone or if I really bang them hard it gives a gritty natural overdrive. On my lead channel I can get really warm, creamy tones, just the way I like.
You get a superb finish complete with binding and an inlaid rosewood neck that has 24 (yes, count them) frets. An exceptional instrument for the price of a "plain jane" Fender or Gibson.
My only complaint was that the action was set too low, which gave a horrible fret buzz. But with the help of a handy, dandy screwdriver this problem was soon remedied.
This instrument is extremly well built, stays in tune all the way up the neck and is very pleasing to the eye.
For the price, this guitar is comparable to instruments that cost twice as much. For any musician on a budget (like there is any other kind) this is worth considering. Definetly an A+ .
I recentely acquired my Schecter at the local IPA. I was looking for a new guitar and I stumbled across this one. I believed I paid around 450-500 dollars for it.
I like the tone that comes out of the stock Duncan Designed pickups. I like the sleek body styling and color. Mine cam in sparkly silver. It has a good neck with great reach in the upp frets (goes to 24). Most of all I like the ability to stay in tune that it has. I will play it for a couple of hours and only have to do slight fine tuning. O and i forgot I like the tune o matic bridge and string thru body design.
There isn't much I don't like. Basically the worst thing about it is that the cover to get into the back of the guia is hard to get off after it is unscrewed.
The quality of this guitar is better than most of the guitars I own. I cam set up with little fret buzz out of the factory. I haven't had any paint chips o scratches and the neck is very good quality for a bolt on.
the bottom line is this is the best guitar for the price. If you have the money and you are looking for a quality guitar purchase a Schecter C-1 Diamond Series. (Schecterguitars.com)
I was trying to decide between 2 guitars at a local music store (matts guitar shed) and I was taken by the awesome sweetness of the sleek sound and incredible feel on the guitar. Totaling up to about 450 bucks (well spent) i took the guitar home with me, and i've been in love with it ever since.
I like the shape, the sound, the color, the incredible feel! I'll never find a love more pure and true... red or green or blue, i'm in love with you, my new schecter diamond series
well the way its set right now the strings are slightly too low, and causes a slight raddle when picking, but its no big problem that cant be fixed with ease.
If theres one word i could use to describe this guitar it would be: sleek
Its smooth, flashy color and shape attracted my eye almost immediately after i first saw it.
The different frets and strings are incredibly easy to reach, and i can increase my finger range to 7 frets less than 1/2 way down the neck.
Over all i think this is a great purchase worth all of the money i payed for it. It could use some more cool looking nobs, and switches, though.