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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’s 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
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

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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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              5.0

              GORGEOUS

              By Liam Tigh the (part-time) Guitar Guy

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Experienced

              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:

                Traded in my GC Exclusive PRS SE Custom 24 for this amazing piece of gorgeousness, as I wasn't digging the Custom 24's shorter 25' scale and I never use the tremolo.

                So first things first, this is pretty much a re-branded Damien Platinum-6 without those silly bat inlays and with a much nicer top. Schecter claims the top is quilted maple, but it may just be a veneer. The fretboard is classy and low-key. The guitar itself is loaded with EMGs.

                So yeah, if the Damien Platinum-6 has put you off thanks to its garish appearance, get yourself one of these, since you'll have the advantage of a maple top and the same specs as the Damien.

                As to how it compares with the PRS, apples and oranges, but it's claimed that both were made by World Musical Instruments, and the quality shows. They're practically kissing cousins, but you'll get a better value out of the C1 as it's priced slightly better (there is a Floyd Rose version if you need a whammy bar) and has "branded" stock pickups versus the PRS. Then again, they're both designed for different parts of the market, but if you're willing to keep an open mind, you'll find that the C1 will do everything the PRS SE does and more, for less.

                Now that's out of the way, the C1 Platinum came set out of the box in perfect tune, and it took absolutely no time at all to break in. Hell, it didn't even need any breaking in.

                Wasn't hard to dial in any tone I could want thanks to the EMGs, and the playability is second to none.

                I'm extremely happy with my trade-in/purchase, and I'd recommend that you get them while they're available.

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                4.0

                An honor to receive

                By Mel Gibson

                from Ft. Myers, FL

                Pros

                • Feels Like A Real Guitar
                • Fingers Flow With Ease
                • Great design
                • Strings Are Easy To Bend
                • will last you a while

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Rock Metal Etc Genre

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

                  I couldn't believe it when i unwrapped this guitar. It's my first REAL electric guitar i have gotten after i have practice 4hr/day for a year. A total chick magnet design (my opinion XP), and it just feels legit. Best time to buy this Guitar Center EXCLUSIVE is when it's on sale.

                  It's worth it for anyone you love and hope to see them grow in music.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Not what I expected!

                  By Michael

                  from Bloomfield, NJ

                  Site Member

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

                  This guitar is literally amazing. I come from playing Fender's, Gibson's, ESP LTD's, Ibanez's, and Jackson's. From my 10+ years of playing I haven't played a guitar this as great as this at its price point. I actually sold one of my Ibanez S770pb to get this guitar. Couldn't of made a better choice. The EMG's it comes with are on par with most of my other guitars I own (including Seymour Duncan's, EMG's, Bare Knuckle, and DiMarzio). This guitar is spectacular for the styles of music I play (Progressive, Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, and Pop Punk/Easycore). Dont bash me for the styles I like btw :). The reason for buying this guitar was when I went to Guitar Center to look for a guitar without a locking them system cause I own to many and wanted a change for once. I picked up this beast and played it for about a good 30 mins. Instantly I feel in love with this guitar.

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