2011 BlackJack ATX C-1 FR Electric Guitar  

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An arched mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany set neck with Schecter's Ultra Access heel contour makes the C1 BlackJack ATX FR so comfortable to play, it almost becomes an extension of your body.
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An arched mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany set neck with Schecter's Ultra Access heel contour makes the C1 BlackJack ATX FR so comfortable to play, it almost becomes an extension of your body.

The ATX electric guitar features USA Seymour Duncan active Blackout Humbuckers. These are 9-volt pickups designed for aggressive playing styles; especially good for old school metal, garage, punk, thrash, drop tunings, and other heavy rock styles. The Blackouts' balanced inputs capture the tone that players want in an active design, providing more lows, more highs, more tone — period.

The ebony fingerboard features an Active Bolt inlay at the 12th fret, like a warning label for just how much power your axe is packing. Grover tuners and the Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo bridge allows you to make it talk without knocking it out of tune. Aged mulitply binding is an excellent frame for the high-class aged finish.

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  • Arched Mahogany string-thru body
  • Set-In 25.5" 3-piece mahogany neck with Ultra Access
  • Ebony fingerboard with 'Active Bolt' Inlay at 12th
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • USA Seymour Duncan active Blackouts humbuckers
  • Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo
  • Grover Tuners
  • Black chrome hardware
  • Aged multi-ply binding
  • Case sold separately
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Best deal for the price, Hands down!!!

By Jacob Murphy

from Iowa

Just got it and could not be happier, beautiful finish, fast action, seymour duncan blackouts blow away the emgs hands down, i will never get a instument from anywhere else super easy! I've owned peavey, kramer and played countless others and nothing comes close, Perfection!
Any features you could possibly want in a guitar without paying a ridiculous price. Grover tuners, Seymour Duncan blackouts, Original Floydrose or string through, set neck, ebony fretboard. Holds tune no matter what you hit it with, works great for any playing style you need!
South Korean made, alot of weight just like a les paul. no expenses sparred on this instrument, every part is of best quality.
I searched this site for days and couldn't find a better deal after looking at gibson, jackson, prs, ibanez and none compared!



By coreyrc

from MS

Easily one of my new favorite instruments, the Blackjack ATX C-1 FR has just further cemented my status as a Schecter guy. I can't see myself buying another brand of guitar anytime soon.
First off, I'm a huge fan of Schecter guitars - I already owned 4 when I bought the BlackJack - so I knew what to expect from overall instrument "experience". The things I was new to on this guitar were the Seymour Duncan Blackouts pickups and the Floyd Rose.

The Blackouts pickups are really nice. I have several guitars with EMGs, and I must say that I think I like the Blackouts a bit better. A little less hum and just as much bite. (Surprisingly) excellent clean sound. I love these things - it amazes me now that Blackouts aren't as popular/common as EMGs.

The Floyd Rose - holy cow. I've had other guitars with non-FR floating tremolo systems and while nice, they just don't stay in tune as well as the Floyd. I beat the hell out of the Floyd on my Blackjack and it's still perfectly tuned. I put the same test on both Ibanez when they were brand new, and while not completely messed up, they did go a bit out of tune.
Instrument quality is why I keep coming back to Schecter. Built in Korea then set up in the US, I've never gotten a Schecter that wasn't perfectly intonated and setup right out of the box - a quick tuning and they're always ready to go.

I've had more expensive guitars from ESP, Fernandes, and Ibanez, and every Schecter I've owned just blows them away. And it's not just "out of the box" quality - I've had my first Schecter for 6 years now, and it's still just as awesome as the first day I had it.
Like I said in the previous section, Schecter guitars constantly one-up their more expensive competitors in quality and playability, and this guitar is no exception. If it were stolen, I'd buy another just like it in a heartbeat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nearly Perfect

By Michael Godfrey

from Jacksonville, FL

I set out looking for the following: moderate-to light mahogany body ebony fingerboard w/ 25.5" scale Floyd Rose Trem Let me tell you that for under $1000, if you really want ebony, Schecter is about your ONLY option. I bought the guitar in Walnut and while its not beautiful, it is kind of rich, with the satin finish, stark ebony fingerboard and "black-chrome" hardware. It definitely is not a "hey look at me" guitar and I like that, I want the sound to get the attention. About the only thing I don't like about it is the "active" symbol on he 12th fret..it just sort of out of place. That's cosmetic though and I can live with that considering the rest of the package. I've made the mistake in that past on choosing looks over feel. Not this time, this guitar feels great.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Schecter Blackjack ATX C-1 FR

By Richard Winger

from Pennsylvania, USA

I honestly cannot imagine finding a better guitar, especially not for the price.
I absolutely love it. All of my friends love it. The only thing that I'm not happy about with this guitar is that the black finish looks extremely dull and the yellow trim is rather pale, as opposed to the photo.
I wish I would've bought mine in white, but none-the-less, I love this guitar. It is divine, by it's own right.
This guitar comes with a variety of features. All of them amazing.The Floyd Rose can take any punishment you throw at it.
The Grover tuning pegs won't ever slip, even after yanking on the Floyd Rose.
When you change from the bridge pick-up to the neck pick-up, there is no difference in volume, there is no nasty feedback.This is the perfect guitar.
This guitar is exquisitely made. No expenses were spared.The ebony fret-board is very smooth, the neck plays better than any other that I've ever played.
Even the pick-ups, being designed for metal, can play anything you throw at them. I've played blues, alternative, metal, classic rock, etc on the Blackouts. They have amazing tone and sustain.
The only thing that I'm not crazy about on this guitar is that the black finish appears dull and the yellow trim is pale.
I'm aware that this guitar is fairly pricey, but it's completely worth it.
I've never played a better guitar, and that's counting several Gibsons, Fenders, LTDs, even plenty of other Schecters.
The guitar is very well built, rarely needs tunes, has INCREDIBLE sustain and perfect tone.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Black Jack ATX

By Johnathan Keller

from Salem Or

I'm giving it an eight because I'm not necessarily a fan of active pick-ups. But these Black Outs could make a convert out of me. The Black Outs eat them alive for breakfast-lunch and dinner. I'm a sucker for a Floyd, so thats a plus, the neck is nice and I love ebony, and the binding. This thing sounds like it wants to rip through the cab and tear you limb from limb.
I don't own it so I'm not sure how it would gig out over time. So it gets a nine, however Schecter is no slouch when it comes to QC.
Given the economy, it gets a nine, but personally if you had any brains at all you would take this over a hellraiser without a second though. You get the same tone-woods essentially, but instead of overused and over-ratted rosewood you get ebony. And pick-ups that beat out EMG's so for the price you can get a something thats going to bring some serious BEEF to the mix.

My only complaint is that the BlackOuts use a little more juice than EMG's which leads to more frequently changing out the batteries for the pre-amp but still killer bang for the buck.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Has it All

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you look for a string-through Mahogany Body, 24-Fret Ebony Fretboard, Original Floyd Rose, Active Pickups with separate volume controls under 900$ then you can hardly find anything better than this. When I had put down a BC Rich V with EMGs, that had almost no mid and irksomely loud highs, and connected the Schecter Blackjack ATX C-1 FR on the Marshall Head...I realized that EMGs are definitely not in par with the Seymour Duncan Blackouts, which have an aggressive bite in the bridge position and a clean & singing tone in the neck and a sustain that can last for light-years...They had the highs, mids & lows flawlessly blended to give you the warmest feel. Although My one came with an .11 Gauge String I changed it to .9 Super Slinky. And didn't that Floyd keep its "Original" rep...I could do the dives that I used to dream of and keep it hanging on and on and on. The aged finish is classy, and with the black ebony fretboard and the black-chrome finish...nothing but the word "gorgeous" does it justice. The black-chrome hardware hardware however deteriorates if it catches sweat and/or if the nuts are screwed frequently. Keeping this aside I have hardly any complaints about this guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


awesome guitar

By kelly

from greeley colorado

I just recently bought a schecter blackjack atx c-1 fr and its a great guitar I bought it in the walnut satin color and its awesome. I have another guitar with a emg 81/85 setup and I like the blackout pickups alot better. Ive been playing guitar for over twenty years I play everything from death metal to classick rock and acoustic. This guitar has a great tone for just about anything. I really like this guitar for metal the active blackouts provide nice heavy crunch and makes your rythm sound brutal. The harmonics on this guitar are awesome and the original floyd rose stays in tune. I really like the fact that the pickups are usa made pickups. Anyone who owns this guitar is going to love it especially if your a metal player but this guitar really sounds good for just about anything.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Possibly the best guitar I've owned...

By JC Legion

from Bluefield, WV

This guitar is definitely one of the best that I've ever owned. I own several guitars right now and have owned even more in the past, and this guitar is definitely is one of the best quality guitars I've ever played... The ebony fretboard is extremely fast and the active blackouts actually (to my surprise) easily compete with EMG's. I own the black & the other guitarist in my band owns the white, and both colors are simply beautiful. I would recommend this guitar to ANYONE!! I even like it better than most of the Schecter Hellraisers that I've owned/played.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Guitar Excalibur

By A slave to the Schecter Family

from Breaux Bridge, La

This guitar, out of the box, blew me away. It plays itself. Literally! I'll never rely on all the popular brand names of the past such as fender and so on. This is a guitar for the modern century. The white finish is gorgeous and the Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups make me wonder: EMG who? A must have for the experienced player.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


The greatest guitar you could ever buy

By Job

from S���o Paulo, Brazil

If you're looking for an awesome guitar with the greatest active pickups you could ever find out there, you've found it. I bought mine without testing, hoping it'd be as good as the Schecters I had tried on the store and I definitely was not disappointed. The neck feels great, with fast and smooth action, the Floyd Rose works great and the aged finish looks awesome, but the Blackouts are the icing on this cake. They can give you the crunchiest overdriven tones, or the softest clean sound. You can play whatever you want with this guitar and it will sound great. If you want an awesome guitar with the greatest tones you could ever imagine for a reasonable price, go for it and you won't be disappointed.

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