The Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac is an electric guitar that delivers tones and feel to satisfy any metal player. Its resonant mahogany body has an ultra-access cutaway that lets you get all the ... Read More
The Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac is an electric guitar that delivers tones and feel to satisfy any metal player. Its resonant mahogany body has an ultra-access cutaway that lets you get all the way up the 3-piece maple neck. The rosewood fretboard has 24 extra-jumbo frets and a gothic cross inlay at the 12th fret. Active EMG 81 (bridge), Sustaniac (neck) humbuckers deliver crushing electric guitar tone.
The Floyd Rose Special tremolo bridge offers stable tuning no matter how hard you dive. Binding specifically chosen to complement the finish, Grover tuners, and satin chrome hardware round out the Schecter C-1's killer look.
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I got this guitar primarily because of the Sustainiac pickup - a feature that's kind of understated in the product description. You can get a detailed rundown of this pickup on the Sustainiac website; but in short: when the sustain function is switched off, it's a normal pickup; when on, it uses the signal from the bridge-position pickup to create an electromagnetic field that vibrates the strings, effectively duplicating what amp feedback does, except at any volume. If you're familiar with the E-Bow, it works on the same principle, except that you don't have to hold something in your hand, and it works on all the strings simultaneously. It's an amazing device: at the least, it allows you to get literally infinite sustain out of a note; with the harmonic selector switch, it allows you to get incredible overtones that exceed even what you can get out of a cranked amp - without damaging your hearing or your relationship with your neighbors. About the guitar itself: first of all, it was an unbeatable deal, with a rebate offer for a free hardshell case and a Guitar Center promotion that knocked off another $150 (yow!) But at any price it would still be an impressive instrument: a beautiful dark burst border fading into a wine-red flame maple top, nicely contoured and completed with a matte-silver binding; and hardware (trem bridge, knobs, tuners) with the same matte-silver chrome finish. The instrument seems very accurately built; the Floyd Rose Special trem/bridge works smoothly, and intonation and string height were good right out of the box. (Really. I'm skeptical when people say that in reviews, but it's true.) This is my first guitar with an active pickup - the EMG 81 in the bridge - and I like it a lot: the preamp built into the pickup effectively acts as sort of a compressor, creating a consistently higher output with more sustain than a passive humbucker. Add the natural sustaining properties of a set neck, and even without boosted gain it has terrific natural sustain. Add the Sustainiac, and... well, you can imagine. No regrets in adding this guitar to my stable.
I did not think it was possible to have a Sustainiac / Sustainer system with active pickups. i was wrong!!! Schecter has made one of the best playing guitars I've ever played with the best Sustainer system in the world and topped that with an EMG 81 in the bridge. This guitar is much more than a guitar and you will just have to play it to know what I mean. The workmanship is incredible and it was in tune and setup perfectly right out of the box. If you can't get the endless amount of sustain, gain and playability that we are all looking for out of this guitar, somethings wring. This is the meanest sounding guitar Ive ever played and it plays so good.
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