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Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar  

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The Corsair Bigsby is Schecter's take on the classic semi-hollowbody electric guitar and a neo-vintage six-string that rules for rock. Its three-piece mahogany neck is shaped to deliver comfortable, e... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Corsair Bigsby is Schecter's take on the classic semi-hollowbody electric guitar and a neo-vintage six-string that rules for rock. Its three-piece mahogany neck is shaped to deliver comfortable, effortless play with an ebony fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. The semi-hollow maple body is topped with flamed maple and fixed with two Duncan Designed humbuckers (with coil splitting) that whisper and wail with plenty of firepower. The Bigsby B-70 vibrato gives you extra expression while rock-solid Gotoh tuners keep you in tune.

Features
  • Maple body with flamed maple top
  • Set 3-piece mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Dot inlays
  • 2 Duncan Designed HB-101 guitar pickups with coil spitting
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls with coil tap
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • TOM bridge
  • Bigsby B-70 vibrato tailpiece
  • Black Multi-ply binding
  • Grover tuners
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Schecter Guitar ResearchCorsair Bigsby Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow! Great guitar.

My first love is the Blues, so when I set out to buy a semi-hollow body guitar, I really did my homework. I looked at Gibsons, Gretch, all the major brands, but...Read complete review

My first love is the Blues, so when I set out to buy a semi-hollow body guitar, I really did my homework. I looked at Gibsons, Gretch, all the major brands, but I kept coming back to the Schecter Corsair w/Bigsby mainly because of all the great reviews I kept reading, never found even one bad review. I bought a Schecter Dameon Series for my son and was impressed with the quality. So I bought the Corsair. What a beautiful piece of workmanship, love the warm tones I can get out of this thing. The photographs don't do it justice, the craftsmanship is flawless, top shelf hardware, and the Bigsby tailpiece just sets it off. When I'm not playing it I'm staring at it. I'm someone who appreciates quality. My first guitar was a Gibson Fretless Wonder I bought back in the early 70's, since then I've bought several Fender Strats and 3 Martin acoustics but I've always put sound and playability above good looks. The Corsair has it all. I was prepared to spend $3,000 to $4,000 for the right guitar, glad I didn't, buy one, you'll love it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

If You Like Flat Ground Frets Buy It

I wanted this guitar really bad. So bad I went through three of them but at what point do you give up? Three strikes you're out Schecter. I called their Customer Service Dept....Read complete review

I wanted this guitar really bad. So bad I went through three of them but at what point do you give up? Three strikes you're out Schecter. I called their Customer Service Dept. in California only to argue with some curmudgeon claiming to be a luthier that flat frets in excess of .025-.05 inches are acceptable. This has a disastrous effect on intonation, fret-buzz, and bend feel. These guitars felt like you were bending a string on sandpaper, and the buzz was totally unacceptable. And this is normal for Schecter? I measured the frets at the flattest, widest point on all three guitars and my calipers showed in excess of .05 inch which is approximately 3/64" or 1.28mm. This is totally unacceptable considering guitars half the price of this model had nicely crowned and even polished frets depending on the manufacturer. You could hear the frets buzzing just about every note/chord plucked or strummed. I thought maybe with the first one or two we got a bad guitar, but Mr. know-it-all at Schecter's guitar shop advised me otherwise, this is the norm. I never even left Guitar Center with any of these that's how bad they were. They need two days worth of crowning/polishing done, then you're left with no fret height for a future crown and polish. They ground the tops of the frets completely off with a machine! They were also left so sharp on the edges of the grinding that you can shave your fingernail on the edge. Schecter never even answered my e-mails. Obviously they just don't care about the quality of their guitars, or a customer's concerns. Uncool. I refer to 'Premier Guitar' article dated 9/18/07 by George Ellison 'About Fret Crowning' it states: 'Anything over .025" (index finger nail thickness) would be noticeable'. Especially as the width is increased to say up to .050" and beyond. There is no argument, this is purely fact. A mathematical calculation to be exact. Spend your money elsewhere, this guitar is a DUD! Guitar Center's tech saw this as an issue as well.

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1.0

Went Through Three Of These All With Flat Ground Frets

By John E Quest

from South Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Looking Guitar, Shame About Frets

Cons

  • Flat Sharp Edges On Frets
  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Frets Have No Crown
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Schecter Grinds The Frets Flat

Best Uses

  • None, Could Not Even Really Play It

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

I went through three of these and refused to take delivery of any of them. All three had the crowns of the frets ground off until the flat top of the frets were so wide the intonation was off, and it induced fret buzz. I called Schecter to question what was going on with their quality control and they said there is nothing wrong with them, and that is normal. No it is not normal to have flat ground frets on a brand new guitar especially when the flat part measures over .05 inches or up to 1.25mm. If you buy this guitar, you will spend good money, or about two or more days crowning and dressing the flat ground frets. I've never heard of such a claim that wide ground flat frets are normal. I've been playing guitar and purchasing guitars since 1979 and have never seen, or bought a new guitar that has ground frets and no crown. The frets were so wide and flat these guitars sounded dead and had fret buzz even though string height and relief seemed to be in order. The other problem I see is in two or more years when you need to do a fret dressing and crown, there's not a lot of fret left. These Corsairs need a lot of fret work to make them right, and I'm not willing to spend almost a grand on something that needs to be fixed. Sorry Schecter, this is not how you finish frets. At least crown and dress them when you are done grinding them, maybe at least you'll fool some of the buyers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

If You Like Flat Ground Frets Buy It

By John E Quest

from Port St. Lucie, Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Abysmal Customer Service
    • Abysmal Technical Support. NONE!
    • Fret Buzz
    • Frets Ground Rediculously Flat
    • No Fret Crowns Period
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • As A Non-functional Display
    • Comparing To Better Quality Built Guitars
    • Learning How To Crown And Dress Frets

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    I wanted this guitar really bad. So bad I went through three of them but at what point do you give up? Three strikes you're out Schecter. I called their Customer Service Dept. in California only to argue with some curmudgeon claiming to be a luthier that flat frets in excess of .025-.05 inches are acceptable. This has a disastrous effect on intonation, fret-buzz, and bend feel. These guitars felt like you were bending a string on sandpaper, and the buzz was totally unacceptable. And this is normal for Schecter? I measured the frets at the flattest, widest point on all three guitars and my calipers showed in excess of .05 inch which is approximately 3/64" or 1.28mm. This is totally unacceptable considering guitars half the price of this model had nicely crowned and even polished frets depending on the manufacturer. You could hear the frets buzzing just about every note/chord plucked or strummed. I thought maybe with the first one or two we got a bad guitar, but Mr. know-it-all at Schecter's guitar shop advised me otherwise, this is the norm. I never even left Guitar Center with any of these that's how bad they were. They need two days worth of crowning/polishing done, then you're left with no fret height for a future crown and polish. They ground the tops of the frets completely off with a machine! They were also left so sharp on the edges of the grinding that you can shave your fingernail on the edge. Schecter never even answered my e-mails. Obviously they just don't care about the quality of their guitars, or a customer's concerns. Uncool. I refer to 'Premier Guitar' article dated 9/18/07 by George Ellison 'About Fret Crowning' it states: 'Anything over .025" (index finger nail thickness) would be noticeable'. Especially as the width is increased to say up to .050" and beyond. There is no argument, this is purely fact. A mathematical calculation to be exact. Spend your money elsewhere, this guitar is a DUD! Guitar Center's tech saw this as an issue as well.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Love the guitar but it needed work...

    By Hello Newman

    from Portland, ME

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Looks Awesome

    Cons

    • Needed Work
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

    Really cool guitar. Feels and sounds great. Looks incredible. But I had a couple big issues right out of the box... The pickups were not potted so i was getting constant microphonic high pitched squealing feedback. I don't use a ton of gain and it was still happening to the point where I had to stop playing it live in my 90s cover band until i had the pickups potted. The toggle switch also had an intermittent issue where sometimes I would change pickups and there would be no sound... There was a bad connection in the switch and I needed to replace it. Now that those issues have been taken care of, it's great!

    Wide fretboard and thin neck. Dark sounding neck pickup. Very different from my Les Paul in those areas. Which is fine, but I just thought you should know!

     
    5.0

    A lot of guitar , that looks and plays wonderfully.

    By Joe the Plumber

    from Staten Island New York

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

      Looking for a semi hollow for my collection preferably with a Bigsby. This guitar was more than I expected ,and at a great price.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great 335 alternative

      By Red99

      from Brighton, UK

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        Great experience so far, fantastic tone, and feels solidly built. Played through a Marshall Valvestate sounds superb.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The All Sound Guitar

        By London

        from Patterson, NY

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

        A beauty if you ask me. It's simple design makes it a conservative piece of workmanship. Attention to details a plus. I purchased the black one. It's gloss finish is just amazing. Sounds are great. You can play all types of music with this dream guitar. The only beef I have is a slight fret buzz that can be annoying. I have to get that fixed, but overall, it beautiful and a great piece of equipment.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great guitar

        By lanny

        from alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

          neck is so narrow that larger fingers will contact 2 strings often also very thin and fun to play for me

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful Guitar!

          By jbobert1

          from Draper, UT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Great looks
          • Nice Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar. The neck is very comfortable. It's thin yet wide. Due to the solid block of wood in the middle this is not the lightest guitar but I like the weight and the overall feel of it. It sounds great and looks amazing. I have the walnut finish and have received compliments on the looks. Other great features are the coil splitting pickups and bigsby tremelo. Overall this guitar is a great alternative to a more expensive Gibson 335 and is a solid guitar for the money.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It is a great guitar

            By Andrew Dugas

            from La.

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            The first thing I usually do when I get a guitar is set it up. This is one of the few guitars I ever got that I didn't have to tweek it to get it right, it came very well set up, I'm very pleased with it.
            Its an outstanding guitar, for the price or any price.
            Everything on this guitar is high quality and solid. I can't really find anything that I would change out, all the hardware is good stuff.

            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW.

            By Matthew W.-UDJCS

            from Durham, NC

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Corsair Bigsby Electric Guitar:

            This is just a magnificent guitar. I am thinking about selling the rest of my guitars because of it. I can get any sound that I would ever want out of this thing. I have played the ES335 before and I truly believe this guitar stands up to it. Plus, it's gorgeous (I have the walnut). If you want an absolutely stellar semi-hollow but don't want to spend a couple thousand on it, I can't emphasize how much I recommend this.

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