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Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac Satin Crimson Red Burst

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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

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Overview

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.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Mahogany body with quilted maple top
  • Set 3-piece maple neck with ultra-access construction
  • Active EMG 81 pickup (bridge)
  • Sustaniac neck pickup
  • Floyd Rose Special tremolo
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Model Name: C-1 FR Platinum
    Construction: Set-Neck with Ultra Access
    Body Material: Mahogany
    Top Material: Quilted Maple
    Top Contour: Arched Top
    Binding: Silver/Platinum Multi-ply
    Neck Material: Maple 3-piece
    Fretboard Material: Rosewood
    Inlays: Platinum Offset Dots w/Gothic Cross at 12th Fret
    Scale: 25.5" (648mm)
    Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
    Fretboard Radius: 14" (355mm)
    Neck Shape: Thin ˜C'
    Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .787" (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866" (22mm)
    Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
    Nut: Floyd Rose Special
    Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod with 5/32" (4mm) Allen Nut
    Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
    Neck Pickup: Sustaniac
    Controls: Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
    Battery Compartment: 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
    Hardware Color: Satin Chrome
    Bridge: Floyd Rose Special
    Tuners: Grover
    Knobs: Metal Knurled with Set Screw
    Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky #2221 (.010-.046)
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Schecter Guitar ResearchC-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Schechter C-1

By Crusader

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

    Neck is Solid. Able to reach highest fret easily with deep cutaway. Whammy bar and quick feedback a plus! This guitar works For me, instead of me working the guitar. Love it!

     
    5.0

    Such a nice guitar!

    By Green Fox

    from Hillsdale, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

      This guitar is so nice! I bought it yesterday and it feels awesome! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get cool metal sound.

       
      5.0

      Fun guitar for all styles, Especially Hi-Gain Metal!

      By Pedro

      from Chesapeake, Va.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • pots and p/u select cheap

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

      This guitar plays and sounds awesome, truly a well made instrument at this price point. EMG, Sustaniac, Floyd Rose Tremelo, Grover tuners, all proven appointments. Okay, my experience with it after one year of playing. P/U select switch wore out in two months. Had the neck re-freted after six months and replaced the Volume pot. I purchased the "Pro Coverage" 3yrs plan. All wear and tear was covered, just paid shipping. Got it back in 2 wks better than stock. The new fret work was stainless steel 6100, leveling and dressing phenomenal just like my other 6k priced guitar. Did not expect that, WOW. Was able to set up low, low action- low E @ 12th fret 1mm with no buzz. Lessons: Not a Professional Instrument, will not last long in stock form. Get "Pro Coverage" plan you will not regret it. So, there you have it. A Pros perspective. Play like its your last time!

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar, if your into endless sustain, this is it.

      By The Guitar Druid

      from Tx

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • 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 FR-Sustaniac:

        The Sustaniac neck pickup is a treat, endless sustain.... no need for a ebow or foot-pedal sustainer, all accessed on the guitar, whereas you would need extra coordinated efforts to control the ebow or a pedal. The guitar is a little heavy due to its Mahogany wood, but wow it has a top quality feel to it, added Silver/Platinum Multi-ply, EMG 81, special floyd, Sustaniac pu etc... makes it a work of art! The neck-through body could melt butter, great on the hands.

        This could be the ultimate shred guitar!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sustainiac

        By Eric

        from Seattle

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

          I didn't actually buy this guitar, but I did play it at my local Guitar Center for some time, and made several observations:
          The feel is very nice, without that annoying glossy finish, and the EMG 81 sounds great, but as far as the sustainiac goes, I was a little surprised about its limited capabilities. At first, it's a blast, and is totally cool for messing around and experimenting, but any of the stuff that you can use the sustainiac for, you can do with just a regular sustain pedal and an amp. All you need to do is crank your amp and play right in front of it for the feedback.
          All in all, the guitar itself is great, but you can get this same guitar without the sustainiac for $600, and as someone who doesn't have a whole lot of money to spend on guitars, I would just get a sustain pedal for $60 and forget the sustainiac.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sustain insane

          By Ghostpuncher

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Solid Electronics
          • Sustain

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Experimenting
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

          Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes and no. Does my friend have money to spend on a gimmicky sustainiac equipped guitar that may enjoy experimenting with sustain and being a little creative? Yes. Does my friend have one opportunity to buy one decent guitar and have fun rockin out or chugging till his heart is content (as if), then no. I did not want a Schecter. I did not want EMGs. I prefer slimmer necks and lighter bodies. Schecters seem heavy to me. It's very solid and plays very well. It's also very well polished. I would have preferred the black or grey as opposed to the red. After playing this for a few days I went back to my Ibanez and decided to upgrade the pups because I really do prefer playing it over the Schecter. What I wanted was a Jackson. So why did I buy what I did not want? Why Sustainiac, of course. It was not recommended that I try to put a sustainiac in the Jackson I wanted. Something to do with spacing and room in the body for electronics.
          Like I said, it's a well crafted guitar. Some people consider them the best for metal. I would disagree. Any guitar can be good for metal based on many variables. The EMGs are just a bit too much for me. I like to shape more warmth with my distortion using a Maxon OD and the amps distortion. EMGs are a bit overkill.
          The sustainiac is however, lots of fun. This little monkey can really squeal and moan or both with a 3 way toggle. It has a really cool effect when playing clean and the sustain is active. The guitar gets good sustain even without th sustainiac, but if you want to hold it and craft some fun stuff then you really need it.
          The term is decent. I don't dive bomb or abuse it, so it keeps tune pretty well. The volume and tone knob are a bit further away than other guitars like Ibanez or Jackson. I like that I'm not accidentally adjusting volume with my fingers as I play.
          The neck is smooth and the jumbo fret are nice I guess. I could live without them. But it is wider than an Ibanez.
          Overall...it's fun to have and play as an extra but not as a main unless I switched out the EMG.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar plus Sustainiac at a bargain price

          By WARD

          from Seattle WA

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

          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.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Its a beast!!

          By DANIEL CARTER

          from Oak Ridge, TN

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac:

          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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