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The Schecter C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar takes everything guitar players love about the popular C-1 and adds platinum fingerboard inlays, fretboard and body binding, and satin chrome hardware. This C... Read More

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The Schecter C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar takes everything guitar players love about the popular C-1 and adds platinum fingerboard inlays, fretboard and body binding, and satin chrome hardware. This C-1 also boasts a double cutaway mahogany body, 25.5" scale set maple neck, and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. A Schecter Ultra Access neck joint lets you reach the entire fretboard with ease and comfort. It's loaded with a pair of EMG Active 81/85 pickups for an incredible range of tones.

Grover tuners

The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.

Rosewood fingerboard
The most common fretboard, rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

EMG Active 81/85 pickups
One of the most popular EMG' the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions, the sound can only be described as blistering. Recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup.

3-piece maple neck
The C-1 Platinum is made with three pieces of maple for extra stability. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the three-piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.

Features
  • Set neck with Ultra Access construction
  • Mahogany body
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24X Jumbo frets
  • Platinum inlays
  • Platinum multi-ply binding
  • Grover tuners
  • EMG Active 81/85 pickups
  • Floyd Rose Special tremolo bridge
  • 25.5" scale
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Schecter Guitar ResearchC-1 Platinum Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Solid electronics (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (10)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (5)

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5.0

Very Impressed

By Matt

from Minnesota

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

    I picked up this finely crafted instrument over Memorial Day weekend and after spending a month with it it's my new go to for pretty much everything. I went to GC specifically to try out this guitar. I didn't see it anywhere on the floor so they went and grabbed it from the stock room. Right out of the box it was perfectly setup, in tune and intonated. That in itself was pretty impressive. Then I plugged it in and jammed away. I did compare it to a few others in the same price range but kept coming right back to this one. It feels great in your hands and sounds amazing. The EMG 81/85 combo has always been my favorite. You will be hard pressed to find another guitar for this price matching this quality. Superb work Schecter, you never cease to impress me!

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    5.0

    A masterpiece

    By Melodic metalhead

    from Lancaster PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful woodwork and craftsmanship
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

      Got this beauty by trading in an Iba*** S670, and let me tell you, this guitar is in a league of its own. EMG 81 85s in a stock guitar?!? Wat?? Amazing, thank you Schecter. The Sound, it's MASSIVE. It screams in the highs, and chuggs like a T Rex riding a giant hot rod in the lows. Put this puppy in drop c sharp and it sounds like a v8 hotrod. The emgs have great articulation, you can turn the gain and overdrive on your amp up to 10, and play 6 string chords and you can hear every fretted note. Wonderful. Feel. Amazing feel. Do you like sweep picking, tapping, wailing heavy metal shred solos? Yes? This guitar is made for you. Scalloped neck makes playing the full second octave easy as cake. Craftsmanship and looks. Do not be fooled by the picture, this guitar needs to be seen in person and physically held. Smoothly sanded, no rough edges or defects anywhere. It's light and fast. The grover tuners are solid and I like them for sure. Are these handmade? The quality is insane. If I didn't see the list price I would assume this was a 4 figure guitar. In conclusion, Schecter has earned a lifetime customer in me. I really don't want to play anything else at this point. Buy it.

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      5.0

      Simple, Elegant, and Grrrrrrr8t!!!

      By Magilla66

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

        Break it down for you:

        EMG 81/85 pups - by themselves, about $200 - 225, leaving about $250 for the rest of the guitar. For that, you get: a three-piece mahogany set neck (no bolts here); double cutaway mahogany body with insane neck access; translucent black satin finish on the body with matching headstock; 5-ply platinum binding; platinum gothic cross marker at the 12th fret and platinum dots in the usual places; black chrome satin hardware; and that's just the aesthetics...You would be hard-pressed to find the same features in a comparably priced guitar; most in this range have bolt-on necks and passive humbuckers. Those two features alone make this Schecter C-1 Platinum a rare beast, the Indominus Rex of its metal Jurassic Park, if you will. This is my first Schecter; I originally was eyeing the Hellraiser C-1 line (red, of course), but found this simpler model to be more appealing to the eye, as well as to the ear. That's the danger of going to Guitar Center and trying something: once you've put your hands on a guitar that just sings when you play it, it's hard to leave it behind in the store. Someone else might taker her home...and that just ain't right.

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        5.0

        Metal massacre machine

        By Old Metal Guy

        from Santa Clarita

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • excellent playability
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

          I'm a huge schecter fanboy. I've owned and played lots of other brands. All the top ones. Yes, they are nice guitars and nothing wrong with them, but for me nothing compares to the schecter line. $ for $, they blow everyone else away.

          A little over a year before I bought this guitar, I was in GC and played this guitar for close to an hour. I fell in love with it and was set to buy it. Then I look up and hanging on the top of the wall is the hellraiser hybrid. Well, I ended up with the hellraiser hybrid. Didn't plan to spend that much, but I had a 15% coupon, plus some trade in credit. I love my hellraiser. But I needed another guitar. I use the hellraiser for C# drop B tunings. I play 10-52's on it. It's a beast and makes those deep chugging and riffing thick and clear, plus leads scream. But, my son and I also do alot of covers, 80's thrash and classic metal stuff, 'tallica, maiden, priest, etc. So I needed a 9-42 standard tuning axe. And I didn't even bother to look around. I knew exactly what I wanted. Plus, the 81/85's deliver the right attack. I love the 57/66's on the hellraiser but they have such thickness and depth that sometimes you need the sharp crisp bite of the metal standard 81/85's to get that pure metal sound.

          I love the C1 shape, the balance, weight, and just the appearance. This is a metal machine. The neck is perfect for shredding yet has enough body to grab on to for heavy riffing and chord work. The thing just exudes solidness and quality. I honestly don't know how schecter can sell these things for such amazing prices. Seriously, I played the other brands in the same price range, and they straight out suck. The same $$$ gets you a bolt on, passive, tinny, no sustain, weak sounding, es* or iban** or dea* or whatever. You gotta step up another $2-300 to get something somewhat equal, and then schecter blows them away again at that range.

          This isn't a guitar you take to a blues jam session. It's pure metal.

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          5.0

          Wow.

          By Big Willy

          from Illinois

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar purely because I enjoyed the way it played in the store, but when I got it home and plugged into my own amp and effects, I was blown away. This guitar is an animal... an absolute beast. Well balanced, easy to play, and everything you'd ever want in a hard rock to metal band. Worth every penny.

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            5.0

            Fantastic!

            By Hunter Bockman

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

              This was my first electric guitar. And I have to say, it's amazing. The pickups are great and the sound of it is awesome as well. I cannot walk passed it without picking it up for at least a few minutes.

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              5.0

              Awesome Guitar

              By Parkway

              from Lake Mary fl

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

                I've had this guitar for almost two months now, no complaints.

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                5.0

                Sweet sale deal.

                By Matoose

                from San jose, CA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

                  Works for me. I was going to pay regular price when I recieved in the mail a flyer showing the guitar at $100m off. I bought it the first day of the sale.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome feel the guitar has.

                  By Rambo

                  from Ozark, Alabama

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • I love the sustain
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • no complains

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Major Gigs.
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

                  I love EMG pickups.

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                  5.0

                  Early Christmas gift from my wife

                  By Pete

                  from Johnsburg, Il

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great for the Price
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar:

                    The feel of these guitar is amazing, it was set-up right out of the box, it is balanced, and doesn't weigh a ton.

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